EAST OF ENGLAND AREA OF NAFAS

CERTIFICATED COURSE IN FLOWER ARRANGING

COURSE CONTENTS

CERTIFICATE ONE "Foundation in Floral Artistry" is achieved in 100 hours

Portfolio

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

Simple wiring 

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,  

Further mechanics 

Show Work and Festivals, Understanding & Planning, Terminology.

Competitors Manual, What is Plant Material?

Interpretive Designs, including all foliage, Incorporating fruit & Vegetables.

DESIGNING

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.