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Floristry Course Summer/Autumn 2024, five session course. £325

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We are so pleased to introduce our new floristry course for 2024 which encapsulates all the key components of floristry and teaches it within a relaxed and friendly environment. Starting with the basics in week 1 and leading up to the creation of a large scale one off design in week 5, we will cover a wide range of floristry skills throughout the programme which will allow your creativity to develop and inner florist to emerge. 

The course will run for 5 sessions, starting at the beginning of September and ending in mid October, allowing us to make use of the different flowers and foliage as the seasons change from late Summer to early Autumn. We will make use of locally grown flowers grown by local growers as much as possible. 

This course is open to any ability and anyone with an interest in flowers and/or floristry who is looking to expand their knowledge and skills set. We will be concentrating on sustainable floristry techniques - so no floral foam will be used in any of the designs you make, and we will consciously consider planet friendly options throughout the entire course.

This course will be led by Pip (owner of The Flower Folk), but will also have some input from other members of the team throughout. It's aim is to be 5 enjoyable three hour sessions, where participants have a chance to learn something new and enjoy working with and amongst cut flowers (it's good for the soul!) The course will go someway to helping those considering a career in floristry, or purely be an enjoyable way to learn something new just for the joy of it!

Each week we will cover a different aspect of floristry, with detailed hand outs and information sheets to take home. You will also take home with you any floral arrangements you make in each session (bar the final large installation session). 

Dates and Content:

Week 1.  Sunday 1st September  10.30-1.30pm - Getting to grips with the basics - an introduction to floristry. How to care for cut flowers, conditioning flowers, working with the seasons, sustainable floristry - what is it? There will be some hands on time with flowers for part of this session but there will be a main focus on learning theory and the basics of cut flower care. You will take home information sheets plus flowers you worked with during the practical session.

Week 2. Sunday 8th September -  10.30am - 1.30pm. Creating hand tied arrangements and various floristry techniques to create small and large vase/vessel arrangements. A hands on session, with demos, guided practical learning and a chance to experiment and work independently with your flowers. You will take home information sheets plus flower arrangements you made during the session.

Week 3. Sunday 22nd September 10.30am - 1.30pm  -    Using colour and texture in design. Thinking about choices of flowers, textures of foliage and flower shapes, looking at the colour wheel, looking at shapes and patterns in design work.  This session will be a mix of theory, practice and both guided and independent working. You will have the opportunity to create an asymmetrical design and take it home with you. 

Week 4. Sunday 29th September 10.30am - 1.30pm  Dried flowers week. An introduction to working with dried flowers, how to dry, what to dry, as well as different ways of working with dried flowers to create floral designs. You will take home your arrangements of dried flowers plus information sheets on drying and pressing flowers. 

Week 5. Sunday 13th October 10.30am - 1.30pm - Eco - friendly large scale installation week. The group will work together to create a really special large 'wow' floral design drawing on all the floristry skills gained over the course. 

All materials will be provided, plus hot drinks and snacks throughout. This course in non-refundable.  If you are unable to make any of the sessions we will not be able to refund any part of the payment. If you'd like to pay for the class in 2 instalments this is possible, please get in touch with Pip on pip@theflowerfolk.com to arrange. 

 

Refund Policy

We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return. 

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. 

To start a return, you can contact us at orders@theflowerfolk.com. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. 

You can always contact us for any return question at orders@theflowerfolk.com.

Damages and issues 
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

Exceptions / non-returnable items 
Certain types of items cannot be returned, like perishable goods (such as food, flowers, or plants), custom products (such as special orders or personalized items), and personal care goods (such as beauty products). We also do not accept returns for hazardous materials, flammable liquids, or gases. Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item. 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on sale items or gift cards.

Exchanges 
The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.

Refunds 
We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

Workshops

Our floristry workshop cancellation policy is as follows:

+ 7 daysbefore the workshop date. Full refund or transfer onto a new workshop date2 - 6 days before the workshop date. 50% refund or 50% value of workshop transferred onto new workshop date.- 2days before the workshop date. No refund or transfer available.

If you have booked a private workshop the full balance is due 7 days before the workshop takes place. If any guests cancel after this point no refund for cancelled places is available.

 

Any Questions?

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