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Introduction to Gift and Wedding Floristry

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    Our new ‘Leisure Floristry’ course will cover a mix of gift designs, table creations, gift bouquets and simple wedding work.  The course is aimed at beginners and those with some experience.

    There will be an emphasis on commercial viability, a professional finish and innovative ideas. Some of the work will be more intricate and require dexterous fingers, assistance is always given.

    Our tutor, Katherine Kear is a national demonstrator, stylist, designer, tutor, folklorist and florist extraordinaire. She has been working with flowers for over 30 years. As well as teaching floristry and flower arranging Katherine has been a regular contributor and researcher for BBC Radio Gloucestershire, where her love and passion for folk and life lore is shared with the listeners, her knowledge and expertise has been used on several television programmes, as well as appearing on them herself. She works regularly with several celebrity gardeners in an exciting flower arranging 'hands on'. Her major literary success was the publication of 'Flower Wisdom' in 2000. She was a consultant for The Usborne Little Book of Flowers and has edited Elements and Principles, and Flowers for Grand Occasions for NAFAS and 5 floristry syllabuses for ICS.

    The materials for the first class will be provided by the tutor, at cost. Students will pay on the evening for the materials used (approximately £5) and Katherine will give an overview of the course and confirm what resources are required for subsequent sessions. Students will source all their flowers and most equipment but specialist materials will be available for purchase directly from Katherine. 

    We encourage early enrolments to allow Katherine the opportunity to gather an accurate amount of resources for the first session.

    Dates for our Spring Term 2021 will be:

    Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 7 weeks

    • 19th, 26th January
    • 2nd, 16th February
    • 2nd, 23rd, 30th March

    Summer 2021 

    Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 8 weeks

    • 11th, 18th, 25th May
    • 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June


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Introduction to Gift and Wedding Floristry



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19 January 2021 at 6:30 pm finishes 8:30 pm

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