2 Days
9 - 10 February 2015
10:30am – 4:00pm
£370 - Flowers and materials all included
Course description: 
Two Day Flowers Vases and Containers course

Flowers and vases go together like a hand fits in a glove. Finding the right container for a bunch of flowers or a large bouquet can be a predicament, one should complement the other. Both flowers and vases come in many different shapes and sizes, so getting the right balance can be complex. 

An example could be a bunch of country garden flowers lost in a giant urn. On the other hand they could look stunning in an antique flower pot on a window sill.

During the two days you will gain an understanding of the difference between flowers for the home and the type of arrangements that are in demand for contract work in hotels, restaurants and the commercial sector. You will begin by learning about selection, the basics of flower care and conditioning before you start your designs.

Day One will focus on creating arrangements for the home. We will focus on colour, form, style, suitability as your choice of flowers, foliage and containers. You will discover where and when we use oasis, or just water. As a result you will use your new taught skills to create a dynamic and interesting finished piece.

Day two starts early, with a trip to the flower market at Nine Elms to see all the flowers, foliage and sundries that are available to you. Here you can explore the masses of containers and vases on offer along with the many props and aids. Filled with inspiration you will return to the Academy for a day of creative fun. Our teaching staff will demonstrate and talk you through a wide variety of vases and give you some ideas for creating your own. Finally we will look at the commercial importance of contract vase work and how to make your flowers last.

Recent Testimonials  
‘Two days of heaven’  
‘So interesting. I’ve been doing all the wrong things. Now I’m doing it right and know a whole lot more now, too’  
‘Day Two began with going to the market, my very favourite thing’  
‘Taught how props and vases really help flowers come to life’  
‘I’d never used oasis but now I know its value and worth in flower-arranging’  
‘Makes you think about how you would design something lavish and outstanding for a hotel reception desk or similar. It’s a thoroughly creative course and you can learn from all your other fellow students’