Floristry - Scandi-inspired Christmas Flowers: This practical course will introduce you to the art of arranging flowers for Christmas, using Scandinavian styles as inspiration. ItÆs a great starting point if youÆre a beginner û or are looking to gain some flower arranging confidence, and develop your skills. , , YouÆll need to bring your own scissors or secateurs, flowers, greenery and mechanics (thatÆs flower foam, containers and so on - some of these will be available to buy from the tutor, by prior arrangement). , , By the end of this course youÆll be able to:, , - create a variety of flower arrangements in different styles using fresh flowers and foliage, - confidently apply floristry techniques to an appropriate level, - understand the care and conditioning needs of a variety of plant materials, - show a knowledge and understanding of seasonal plant materials, - demonstrate an awareness of flower arranging basic design , , There is no homework requirement for the course, but you will need to provide your own flowers for class each week., , Students should budget ú10-15 per session for flowers. Buying flowers from the supermarket and supplementing these with greenery from your garden is a cost effective way of providing the necessary course materials., , Mechanics will be available to purchase week by week from the tutor û floral foam, dishes, and so on., , This course will be taught by Julie Davies flower workshops û Julie is an awarding winning florist û BFA Florist Tutor of the year 2016 , , , If your course is held at Ashford Gateway in the evening, please note the following:- The main door to the building closes at 6pm Mon-Wed and 8pm on Thurs. The building can only be accessed via the side door which is situated to the left of the main entrance at the corner of the building. There is an entry system via a buzzer. Complete beginners with no experience in Floristry. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course. If you need to bring a carer with you,or be accompanied by another person please ask to speak to the Programme Manager before you enrol.