Start your floristry journey in this popular 'beginners level' 6-Week Floristry Course where you will learn the fundamentals of European Floral Design.
Starting Date: TBA
During Floristry Foundations you will explore Symmetry with a range of designs constructed in a base medium (floral foam) and also includes wiring skills and bouquet making.
You'll also leave with a good grasp on the skills you can then implement in future flower designing for weddings and every day work.
Fresh flowers are included in your first session. Take home your completed designs and wow your friends and loved ones.
Starting date: TBA
Duration: 6 Weeks (one session per week)
Book in the full Floristry Foundations course for one payment of $579 (Save $21) or $100 per class.
One Time Payment of $579.00
What To Bring
- Bring an appetite to learn, an appreciation of nature's beauty... and a big smile
- Materials and fresh flowers will be provided for the first session.
What To Wear
- Please come wearing enclosed, non-slip footwear, long hair tied back, and comfortable warm clothing
- You will be working with natural materials, sharp utensils and water so don't wear anything too precious
- Bring Your Phone and camera. Taking photos and social media is encouraged!
Where To Go
Sessions 1 & 2
Session 1: Introduction into Flower arranging, What is Symmetry, how to soak Base mediums, how to use our floristry tools correctly, how to wire a Gerbera?, what is point relation?
Outcome: Symmetrical Posy Bowl arrangement -compact
Session 2: What is Active/Passive Form? What is staggering technique,Re-cap on point relation, use of tools especially knife
Outcome: Symmetrical Pot arrangement -loose and airy
Sessions 3 & 4
Session 3: How to anchor a candle into a base medium, how to prep materials for a table deco, re-enforcing learning outcomes from session 1+2
Outcome: Decorative Table Decoration, long and low with one or more candles
Session 4: why and how to use wires and tapes correctly, what gauge wire for what material? How to assemble a wired product.
Outcome: Basic buttonhole and dress-corsage
Sessions 5 & 6
Session 5: how to make a short stemmed bouquet? What is spiralling technique? How to tie-off the bouquet and how to professionally finish with a wrap.
Outcome: Posy style bouquet- compact
Session 6: Re-enforce spiralling technique, tying and wrapping of a long-stemmed bouquet.
Outcome: Strauss design- looser outline
Praise & Testimonials
I had such an excellent experience with Floristry Foundations. Iris is a wonderful teacher, so friendly and encouraging and approachable. The wealth of knowledge and examples of techniques shown throughout the course made it a truly educational journey as well as a whole lot of fun!"
I really enjoyed the Floristry Foundations Course. It helped me develop practical skills and was taught at a level that I understood having nil floristry experience. Iris was a very positive and knowledgeable teacher."
Highly recommend Floristry Foundations for anyone interested in learning basic floristry technique in an environment that is encouraging of personal creativity. Loved every session and want to do more!"
"The Fun With Flowers workshop was fantastic and I would highly recommend it to any (and all!) of my family and friends! Iris is a wonderful teacher whose passion for floristry turns learning into a very enjoyable experience, and I will definately be returning to complete one of the 6 week courses!"
- Bridey Arvidson
"FDS is where my floristry passion blossomed, so happy to see it going strong" - Kira Jade
At Flower Design School, you're not just another client you're part of the FDS family.
Whatever your ambition, whatever your level of skill, our passion is helping you bloom at your level.
My Floristry Foundations course helps you do that.
It's the perfect beginners course for anyone wanting to dip their toes into the wonderful and beautiful world of Floristry!
I look forward to seeing you in the class!
Blessings & Blossoms,