The Narcissus Summer School 2018
Monday July 9th - Friday 20th July 2018. 9am-4pm.
Come spend your summer holiday with us this year! Learn a new skill that will open up doors into the wonderful world of flowers.
At Narcissus we focus on developing the technical skills and creative confidence to produce a strong portfolio of work. Along with our certificate you will be ready to start your career as a professional florist working within the flower industry.
This practical hands-on course will run over 2 consecutive full weeks Monday to Friday. All materials, flowers and a professional florist's tool kit will be supplied. Refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the day and a 45 minute break for lunchtime.
Students will benefit from expert demonstrations and one to one tuition, 4 days work experience in our shop and behind the scenes at our workshop, careers advice, as well as direct access to our resourceful team and ongoing support from our dedicated tutors during the course and beyond.
The curriculum will include the following topics:
The Hand-Tied Bouquet - Spiralling techniques to achieve different looks with a wide range of flowers.
Essential Basic Theory - From flower conditioning to seasonality and health and safety.
Wedding and Event Floristry - We will cover all aspects of exciting wedding and event floristry. From bridal bouquets to centrepieces to installing bespoke venue decor.
Corporate Design - Creating a brand-aware look to promote and enhance the image of the client.
Funeral and Sympathy Flowers - This is a sensitive part of the florists job, we consider this to be a privilege.
Photographing Flowers - A short class with Edinburgh photographer Tom Nolan in order to produce a great portfolio of your work.
The option to pay a non-refundable £600 deposit to confirm your place is available, full payment is required 4 weeks in advance of the course.