Advanced Floral Course
This course is planned for 2022. Please fill in the form below to be added to the waitlist.
We are bringing something new to the table. These courses will challenge the way we currently look at floral education.
You will be nurtured in small groups through each of the course blocks – making unique blooms each week, learning about and connecting with the creative within and encouraged to think about the how and why behind what you are making.
We stand out from the crowd – we offer a thoughtfully considered and curated product. Our courses are generous – you will have the flexibility to choose from diverse product every time you learn and you will create with your own sense of style.
You will actually make beautiful things!
You will get to choose from beautiful extra product each week to personalise your design, we believe these personal touches matter. You will be encouraged to not just ‘copy’ what we do, unless of course you want to! We want you to love learning flowers and offer a relaxed setting where you will feel comfortable to express yourself.
Our classes are small so you receive hands on attention.
We also foster a true sense of community amongst students and celebrate your success with group events such as long table dinners and exhibitions.
Week 1: Trends
Focus – be inspired, grow + stay in your lane.
Talk – a conversation on current trends across the globe with a study on international florists.
BYO – bring your favourite books + photos from your floral idols to inspire the group.
Demonstration – a modern interpretation of a grouped style ‘corporate’ arrangement.
Make – merge classic and contemporary to create an arrangement in a divine vase with premium elegant blooms.
Week 2: Everlasting
Focus – when everyone is doing it….how can you find your own voice?
Talk – where is the trend for preserved florals heading? How to embrace it without overdoing it.
Demonstration – a forever design to take your breath away, using the very best preserved + dried blooms and made with intention and generosity.
Make – work with everlasting flowers to make a natural, forever design that is different to those currently saturating the market. You will receive a very special hand made vessel for your design.
Week 3: Whimsy
Focus – let go with grace + listen to the flowers.
Talk – why whimsical designs are so hard and how to overcome design hurdles.
Demonstration – free form arrangement focusing on placement and learning to loosen your grip on the design process to let the flowers take control.
Make – explore the concept of movement and expression in this challenging but rewarding design. Master floral arranging, working in an intricate vessel with inbuilt flower frog to create your own magical piece.
Week 4: Bridal
Focus – do the work you love, the rest falls into place.
Talk – the queen of all things floral is the bridal bouquet, how can we make them memorable.
Demonstration – hand tied organic style bridal bouquet inspired by current trends in shape but created with artistic freedom and flowing style.
Make – the bridal bouquet you have always wanted to make, relish in the artistic freedom.
Week 5: 1:1 Private Lesson
Focus – contemplation + awareness….find your true calling.
Chat – an open discussion on your floral direction. What kind of florist/creative do you want to be? What does success look like to you? What are your strengths? How can I help?
Growth – we will work on an arrangement style together, something that you have been finding challenging and start refining your natural style.
Week 6: Creatives
Focus – self expression.
Discussion – the floristry industry….ask me anything – I have over 25 years of experience to draw on and encourage your questions. We are always learning no matter what stage we are at.
Make – the arrangement of your dreams, enjoy complete artistic licence with your flower choice in a shop full of blooms, embracing the confidence built after your mentoring session last week. Honour the creative you are becoming by taking the time to let go and just be in the moment.
Week 6: Community
This week we focus on large scale designs and group projects, working together for our celebratory event….your exhibition!
Work as a group, harnessing all the confidence and creativity you have gained to build a hanging floral installation, large scale event arrangements for the bar AND a grazing table.
Preparing for this exhibition will be the perfect finish to your incredible journey.
Let’s celebrate with an evening to cherish – gathered together admiring inspired florals, enjoying drinks and a grazing table.
Invite a friend to mingle with us in the magical floral space that you have helped to create.
We will also be inviting design industry peers and clients to the exhibition. We are so very proud to showcase your work and to share it with a wider audience to show what a difference creative education can make.
You will make something wonderful that you will be proud to take home……..every week.
The price includes generous blooms and foliage – we believe it is important for you to have choices to be able to express your individual style.All vases, vessels, fixings and ribbons are yours to keep.
We are so excited to offer this unique opportunity for creative education.
Our classes are small….you receive hands on attention.