Flower Arranging Morning
10 week course - Thursday 11 January
Join Master Florist Katherine Kear in this ever popular course and learn the art of flower arranging.
You will be exploring the different aspects of flower arranging from floral design, materials needed and condition of flowers, history of floral design and what the difference is between flower arranging and floristry.
Each week, you will create beautiful arrangements which you can take home or gift to a loved one.
This relaxed and enjoyable course is suitable for those individuals who have a passion for flowers and wish to acquire skills in arranging them creatively, maximising the potential of a limited selection, and discovering innovative ways to present floral arrangements. Participants will be guided in selecting and utilising their own materials, containers, foliage, and flowers, thereby encouraging personal expression and choice.
All flowers and other materials for the fist session are included in the ticket price. In each consecutive session, students will be informed of the following week's project and will be required to bring their own flowers.
Choices will be offered but an estimated cost of flowers for each session will be between £5 and £10.
Some projects (approximately 5 sessions) will require hard to access materials, such as biodegradable florist foam, special varieties of grass etc. in which case the tutor will purchase the materials for the whole class and will charge the students in the session/in the following session. The cost of these will range between £2 and £8 per session where relevant.
11th January - 28th March 2024
10 week course (excluding 1st & 15th February)
Katherine Kear is a national demonstrator, speaker and teacher for NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Socities), author, designer, folklorist and a British master florist. Katherine has been working with flowers for over 30 years and designs flowers for every occasion. She works regularly with several celebrity gardeners and published Flower Wisdom back 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 five floristry syllabuses for ICS. Katherine is described as 'Gloucestershire's answer to Joyce Grenfell' and her audiences and students are promised artistic and refreshing presentations filled with humour and repartee. As well as teaching floristry and flower arranging, Katherine has been a regular contributor and researcher for BBC Radio Gloucestershire where her knowledge and expertise has been used on several television programmes.