EAST OF ENGLAND AREA OF NAFAS

CERTIFICATED COURSE IN FLOWER ARRANGING

  East of England Certificate " The Complete Course in Flower Arrangement". 

 A Certificate is awarded for each year successfully completed

COURSE CONTENTS

YEAR ONE.   ( COMMENCES FEBRUARY 2020)

BASIC- mechanics, tools/equipment, bases, foams, containers.

Health & Safety, Types & Forms of Plant Material,  Conditioning.  

Preservation of Plant Material - air drying, pressing, glycerine.

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

Portfolio

 

YEAR TWO

Further Elements and Principles of Design

Preservation of plant material and uses - Skeletonising, Dessicants, Microwave, Waxing and Include making skeleton phormium leaf

Named crafts - Swags, Garlands, Plaque, Pressed Pictures, Collage, Palisade, Montage, Pave/Tapestry, Screens.

Miscellaneous Designs, Landscape, Seascape, Still Life, Mobile/Stamobile, Miniature/Petite, Modern Cascade,  

Further mechanics 

Contemporary constructions

YEAR THREE

Show Work and Festivals, Understanding & Planning, Terminology.

Competitors Manual, What is Plant Material?

Interpretive Designs, including all foliage, plants & flowers, Incorporating fruit & Vegetables

Making container/s using one/more process/es,

DESIGNING

Design Boards and Inspiration from many sources

Sources: Architecture, Environment, People, Arts, etc.

Design and progression from the design board​

Environmental Studies, Land Art, Driftwood (Cleaning and colouring driftwood and uses)

Art in the Environment

YEARS ONE, TWO AND THREE COMPLETE THE AREA CERTIFICATE "INTRODUCTION TO FLOWER ARRANGING" (LEVELS 1 & 2)

 

YEAR FOUR

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 

YEAR FIVE

Designing for today  ( foam free mechanics)

Large Scale Designs & Installations, Large Pedestals

Traditional English Pedestal, Modern Pedestal,

Working in Groups, 

Contemporary Designs and Techniques - (FLEXIBLE)

Ikebana and Minimalism, Abstract

Paint Techniques, Working with variety of Materials

Sculpture, Structures,  Containers etc. as appropriate for today

Further Designs and Techniques - (FLEXIBLE)

YEARS FOUR AND FIVE COMPLETE THE AREA CERTIFICATE " FURTHER STUDY OF FLOWER ARRANGING" (LEVEL 3)

YEAR SIX?????

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.

YEAR SIX ONWARDS IS AREA CERTIFICATE "ADVANCED FLOWER ARRANGING" (LEVEL 4)

 

IF YOU REQUIRE MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL THE EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE.      education.nafaseast@gmail.com

To download an application form please click on the 'W' icon

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