Flower Arranging

Ref: C3674731

An informal flower arranging course for all levels of experience taught by a local florist. Each week you produce a seasonal arrangement/bouquet with flowers and materials provided, using the techniques demonstrated but adding your own creativity. 11.1.19 Art Deco All Foliage Arrangement 18.1.19 Traditional Triangle Arrangement 25.1.19 Burns Night Design 1.2.19 Daffodil Arrangement - Ikebana Style 8.2.19 Make Your Own Valentine Arrangement 1.3.19 Spring Hand Tied Bouquet in a Frame 8.3.19 Spring Posy Arrangement - International Womens Day 15.3.19 St Patrick's Day Design 22.3.19 Spring Parallel Arrangement 29.3.19 Mothers Day Design/Bouquets

Course aim

To achieve a knowledge and understanding of flowers and flower arranging by making a selection of seasonal, tutor demonstrated designs in a relaxed informal environment.

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 designs as demonstrated by the tutor
  • Identify seasonal flowers and foliages as they are being used in designs
  • Identify flowers and foliages which are suitable for growing in the garden for use in flower arranging
  • Use accessories to help create the designs
  • Make a hand tied bouquet with the correct spiralling technique

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

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

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/

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Flower Arranging

Enrolment Conditions

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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