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
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
Photographing the Designs
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,
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,
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)
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 & 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)
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.