Flower Arranging

Ref: C3674730

An informal flower arranging course for all levels of experience taught by a local florist. Each week you will produce a seasonal arrangement or bouquet using your own flowers, foliage and sundries, incorporating the techniques demonstrated by the tutor, but adding your own creativity to the design. 16.1.19 Art Deco All Foliage Design 23.1.19 Burns Night Design 30.1.19 Daffodil Ikebana Style 6.2.19 Hand Tied Bouquet in a frame (or an alternative arrangement) 20.2.19 Themed Design 27.2.19 Hogarth Curve 6.3.19 Parallel Style Arrangement 13.3.19 St Patrick's Day Arrangement 20.3.19 Traditional Triangle Arrangement 27.3.19 Spring Basket Arrangement

Course aim

To achieve a knowledge and understanding of flowers and flower arranging by creating a selection of seasonal. tutor demonstrated designs using your own materials.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Create the designs demonstrated by the tutor
  • Identify seasonal flowers and foliages used in each design
  • How to use floristry tools in the correct manner
  • How to condition different flowers and foliages for maximum vase life
  • Create a themed arrangement using your own creativity

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

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
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to bring scissors, flowers, foliages, sundries and any other tools needed for each design, book to take notes and a box to keep everything together is handy. However there will always be scissors etc to borrow from the tutor.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • 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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Flower Arranging


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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