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Are you ready for a change of career and looking for a creative alternative? Would you like to explore a career in floristry but not sure where to start? Join Lauren & Louisina in their bright, flower filled, professional studio and emerge yourself in the magical world of flowers with our floristry career course. 

 

This intensive course is packed full of the practical and business skills you require to launch your own creative floristry business. We will cover a number of floristry design staples and core skills as well as planning events, photography, branding, marketing, insurance, pricing, and running a sustainable business. With four decades in the floristry industry, we ensure that you leave our course equipped with the knowledge you require to build your own business and the confidence to carve out a rewarding and successful career in full time floristry. The aim of the course is to provide a foundation in floristry skills and techniques to find your own style in creating beautiful designs that you can sell.

 

Monday | Setting Up Your Business & Planning Events

Get to grips with setting up your business, sourcing flowers, purchasing sundries, flower conditioning, and costing your work. We will cover how to plan an event from enquiry through to design, delivery and clear up. We will also host a business start up and coaching session offering you the opportunity to ask questions about the industry. 

 

Tuesday | Bouquets & Accessories

In the morning, we will focus on the art of the classic handtie in our highly gestural, intricate, garden-inspired version of the traditional twist technique. The secret of a perfect bouquet is mastering the ‘spiral’ or ‘twist’, where each new stem is arranged at an angle against the previous one. In the afternoon, we will focus on making a flower crown, comb, boutonniere, corsage, and wristlet including how to make these designs in advance of an event and how to keep them hydrated and looking their best out of water. These skills are particularly useful for wedding work, gifts, and retail. 

 

Wednesday | Large Scale Installations 

Learn how to create large scale installations without foam with our innovative alternatives and practical solutions to create installations that are more natural, more beautiful and don't create any rubbish for landfill. Learn how to make two collaborative designs, a grounded floral meadow and an archway in our highly gestural, intricate, garden-inspired style. Learn how to choose foliage and flowers suitable for each design, how to hydrate flowers without foam, which hidden vessels to use, where to source armatures and materials, and how to build installations easily, sustainably and efficiently on site as well as organising logistics and transport. These skills are particularly useful for wedding and event work, shop installations, event decor, and set design. 

 

Thursday | Tabletop Designs

We will focus on the designing beautiful tablescapes with flowers, table settings, candles, fabrics, and other interesting botanical materials. Learn how to create a flower bowl centerpiece arranged with just a pin frog and beautiful mixed glass vessels to create light, airy and gently arranged floral centrepieces that appear to naturally emerge from the vessel. These skills are particularly useful for wedding and event work, shop installations, event decor, and set design.

 

Friday | Branding, Photography, Marketing & Social Media

On the last day, we will share our experience and insight in developing a strong brand story and visual identity. Learn how to build a story that will resonate with your audience and customers, refine your brand's purpose and be flexible to work in digital and physical environments.

 

Guidance will be given on the construction of each floristry design with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Lauren will take professional images of all of the creations you make throughout the week to start to your professional floristry portfolio. We understand that embarking on a new career is exciting but daunting prospect. Whether you are just starting out or leaving an established career in another field, this course will not only lead you on a new adventure but also increase your confidence to get the most out of your journey.

 

Our flower school near Glasgow delivers a programme of sustainable floristry classes and courses that celebrate seasonal flowers, combining the art of garden-style flower arranging with practical tuition on sustainable, foam-free mechanics. We provide support and inspiration in developing your own floral style and encourage you to develop confidence and flair by slowly building your taste and experience. By allowing yourself to be attuned to nature and its imperfections, your arrangements will in turn be more authentic and more beautiful. Each student will have an exciting and varied selection of our seasonal, farm-grown flowers and foliage to work with. Our workshops always use our own farm-grown flowers. We don't use floral foam in any of our work or teaching.

 

Delicious refreshments will be served to keep the creativity and energy flowing. All refreshments, materials, flowers, and the use of tools and sundries are included in the price of this workshop.

 

Details

  • Please choose a date from the drop-down menu
  • Class starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm Monday-Friday
  • Refreshments will be provided
  • 10 places per class
  • Discover our must-have tools and materials
  • Learn techniques that can be put to use in your own floral practice
  • A selection of high quality professional images of your work during the class for use in your portfolio and on social media
  • Hosted at our studio in South Lanarkshire which is 30mins drive from central Glasgow or 45-60mins via public transport with a 30-40mins walk along a country road from the nearest bus stop. We will be in touch prior to the class with more info on traffic links and directions. 

 

Who is this for?

Our workshops are for anyone who wants to explore a career in floristry and shares our love of the botanical world, an enthusiasm for natural materials and an ethic of care for the environment. We welcome both aspiring and experienced crafters, florists, artists, hobbyists, enthusiasts, experts to complete beginners. We have welcomed many different people to our flower school over the years; from gardeners to fellow florists, writers, lawyers, doctors, social workers, artists, designers, engineers, photographers, architects, retirees, families, and young people. Whatever experience you bring or whatever your motivation to join us, we welcome you and will always be your guide whilst encouraging you to explore your own ideas and creativity. Slow down with us and appreciate the beauty of the natural world, our workshops are the perfect antidote to a hectic life.


Please see our shop policy for details on refunds and cancellations.

SUSTAINABLE FLORISTRY CAREER COURSE

£1,200.00Price

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