Flower Arranging

Ref: C2525159

This course is for anyone who would like to learn the art of flower arranging. You will learn how to care and condition plant materials enabling you to make beautiful arrangements. You will also learn basic wiring techniques, hand tie designs and how to present them as gifts using floral wrapping. You will learn to make both traditional and modern designs using the principle elements of form colour and balance. The course will enable you to turn your creative idea's into successful finished designs. Everyone can learn to arrange flowers on this course , all you need is a passion and a love of flowers.

Additional information about this course

This course is funded by Tees Valley Combined Authority. This course is at Trinity Family Friendly Centre, Trinity Methodist Church, Stainsby Road, Middlesbrough TS5 4JS. It is a safe and welcome environment.

Course aim

An introduction to flower arranging and floral designs.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Identify plant materials and stem structures.
  • Care and condition plant materials.
  • Assemble hand tie designs and present them
  • Demonstrate basic wiring techniques and ribbon folding.
  • Design an autumnal arrangement with seasonal flowers and foliages.

How will I be taught?

  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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

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.)

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

Download full course information sheet

Flower Arranging

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Tees Valley in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Tees Valley, you can check your postcode here:

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 2019
  • 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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