EAST OF ENGLAND AREA OF NAFAS
CERTIFICATED COURSE IN FLOWER ARRANGING
CERTIFICATE ONE "Foundation in Floral Artistry" is achieved in 100 hours
Health & Safety,
BASIC- mechanics, tools/equipment, bases, foams, containers.
Preservation of Plant Material
Elements and Principles of Design,
Characteristics of Traditional Floral Designs and Contemporary Floral Designs
Practical Designs: Round, Vertical, Linear, Triangle, Assym Triangle, Parallel, Crescents, Hogarth
(NOTE: contemporary techniques and designs will be taught throughout the complete course)
Designs for special occasions
Photographing the Designs
Preservation of plant material and uses - Skeletonising, Dessicants, Microwave, Waxing.
Named crafts - Swags, Garlands, Plaque, Pressed Pictures, Collage, Palisade, Montage, Pave/Tapestry.
Miscellaneous Designs, Landscape, Seascape, Still Life, Mobile/Stamobile, Miniature/Petite, Modern Cascade,
Show Work and Festivals, Understanding & Planning, Terminology.
Competitors Manual, What is Plant Material?
Interpretive Designs, including all foliage, Incorporating fruit & Vegetables.
Design Boards and Inspiration from many sources
Design and progression from the design board
CERTIFICATE TWO " Further Study of Floral Artistry" is achieved in 100 hours
Historical Periods & Inspiration for Today (Covers all Periods)
3 Period Designs
3 Designs inspired by period
International Influences - Dutch, Italian, French, German, Scandinavian, Belgium and others
6 Practical Arrangements,
Looking at Floristry for inspiration
Designing for today ( foam free mechanics)
Large Scale Designs & Installation
Contemporary Designs and Techniques - (FLEXIBLE)
Paint Techniques, Working with variety of Materials
Sculpture, Structures, Containers etc. as appropriate for today
Further Designs and Techniques - (FLEXIBLE)
CERTIFICATE THREE "Higher Level of Floral Artistry"
Flower Arranging is forever evolving. It may be that you enjoy the learning process and wish to continue with other ideas.
The course is flexible and it is for you to decide how much or how little to do.
NOTE: The 100 hours (10 days) are in a classroom but another 5 - 15 hours each month are needed for homework.