The Intermediate Guide to Floristry: The Nine Week Evening Course: Wednesday 9th January - Wednesday 20th March : 7.00pm-9.30pm


The Intermediate Guide to Floristry: The Nine Week Evening Course: Wednesday 9th January - Wednesday 20th March : 7.00pm-9.30pm


Our intermediate career course has been designed to lead on from our beginners course or for those who have had previous experience in the floristry industry.

Our course introduces innovative designs and there is a strong focus on style development. We draw on fashion, trends, nature, artists to inspire our work and push boundaries to create show stopping installations and floral arrangements. 

There is a strong focus on colour calibrations and textures. You will work with the very best of flowers, locally grown and from Holland.

As well as individual practical work, we will work as a group to create large installations. There will be lots of photograph opportunities! 

As with the beginners course, there is a strong focus on theory work, as well as practical. During the intermediate course we look at running your business. We look at building your own website, social media, managing staff, looking for premises, budgeting and marketing. 

Everyone is supplied with a Flourish Sussex Flower School notebook and pen on arrival.

Session one:

We have an introduction talk about the course and then students will create a artistic inspired bridal bouquet. Students will be shown an effective way of photographing your bouquet.

Session Two:

In session two we will create a chair back arrangement.

Session three:

Hanging installations are always a show stopping part of any event and during session three we will create ,as a group, a foam chandelier.

Session Four:

In session four we will leave the practical work and there will be a business talk. This will include discussing advertising, marketing, social media, staff, premises. All students will take away an information pack.

Session Five:

In session five we will create a mantle piece display.

Session six:

Before session six students will have some homework! They will need to create a mood board inspired by the Dutch Golden Age,  in the late 18th century  at the wonderful paintings by  Jan Brueghel the ElderAmbrosius Bosschaert, and Roelandt Savery. A talk will be given about this era and how we can draw on paintings for inspiration in our floristry work. Students will create a mood board to inspire their work.

Session six,  students will work with a floral frog pin to create an art inspired free flowing display. All work will be photographed and the images will be available  for the students portfolio.

Session seven, we will create as a group a spring table display, including a hanging installation.

Session Eight, we will look at creating fashion statement headdresses. These statement pieces will be works of art by the time we have finished! 

Session Nine, we will finish the course by as a group creating a group archway. There will be lots of opportunities to take photographs. All students will receive a certificate on completion of the course with a glass of bubbly.

Theory work includes:

-A talk will be giving about running your own business. We will look at budget, costs of running a shop. Social media, marketing and advertising, as well as building your own website. This is an introduction and we advice all students to sign up to our one day business class.

All flowers, foliage and materials are included in the price. 

What else is included:

-Demonstrations by head floral designer Alicia Barker.

-A Flourish Sussex Flower School notebook and pen.

-Tips on how to work with seasonal flowers and foliage.

-All flowers and foliage to take home.

-You can ask Alicia lots of questions about floral designing and working in the industry.

-Refreshments, including cake, tea, coffee will be provided.

-Take as many photos as you like of your work and Alicia's work to take home with you.

-Ribbons from Kate Cullen will be provided.

-The opportunity to become part of Flourish's community and join our private Facebook page where Alicia shares advice, design tips and posts videos of her designs (Available from June 2018).

-An information pack from the days arrangements so you can recreate at home.

For more information please contact us.

The intermediate floristry class is ideal for anyone seeking a career in floristry in Sussex. We pack in a lot in the nine weeks, so get ready to work hard and learn lots!

Please note there are no classes on 13th and 20th February.

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