The Summer Intensive Professional Course 2019
Monday 15th - Friday 26th July 2019.
Our Summer Intensive Professional Course will focus on developing the technical skills and creative confidence to produce a strong portfolio of work and the necessary certificate to find work as a florist within the flower industry.
This practical hands-on course will run over 2 full weeks, Monday - Friday. All materials, flowers and a professional florist's tool kit will be supplied.
Each day will run from 9am - 4pm. Refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the day and a 45 minute break for lunch.
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 (this is out-with the two weeks,) careers advice, as well as direct access to our resourceful team and ongoing support from our dedicated tutors during the course and beyond. The course will finish with a Personal Project which will be photographed by a professional photographer for the student's own portfolios.
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.
Weddings and Events - 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.
Masterclass - with guest tutor TBC
Trips - Floristry supplier, flower shop visit and a day in a local flower farm.
Photographing Flowers - A short class with Edinburgh photographer Tom Nolan in order to produce a great portfolio of your work.