Flower Arranging

Ref: C2523591

An opportunity for you to get creative and learn a new skill. Learn about conditioning flowers and foliage, cost effective arrangements and make beautiful floral designs. A great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. A fun friendly class suitable for all.

Course aim

This course is for anyone who would like learn how to arrange flowers, either for your own home or making floral gifts.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre
  • This is a non accredited course.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the principal elements for a balanced design
  • Condition flowers and foliage
  • Make themed designs, and floral gifts.
  • Demonstrate basic wiring techniques
  • Identify spring flowers and how to arrange them.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Written and glossary handouts provided.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • Photographs of your individual projects will be taken for you to keep in your file.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • All students are to bring their own flowers and foliage, a basic tool kit in which can be built up throughout the course. Floral foam provided from the tutor at a small cost. A folder and note pad are helpful for taking notes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • At the end of this course you could enrol in floristry college, or gain employment in local florists, or voluntary and community organisations.

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Flower Arranging


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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