Contemporary Flower Arranging with Paula Pryke

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£ 195 - (229 )
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  • Short course
  • Beginner
  • Online
  • Duración:
    4 Weeks
  • Cuándo:
    A elegir
Descripción

Master different techniques and enhance your creativity with this practical guide to floral design from one of the world's leading authors on floristry and flower arranging.

On this 4 week course, Paula Pryke, OBE offers her personal guidance and tuition. Learn her approach to different kinds of arrangements, how to work with props, and the secrets of creating stunning floral displays.


Flowers

For this course you will need some flowers and foliage. This could be from a florist, markets, or your own garden environment. You will also need ribbons, cellophane (optional), containers and vases, sharp scissors, bindwire, a small knife, floral foam, chicken wire, and floral tape (optional).

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

These courses are designed to fit around your life. They’re all online so you don’t have to travel to a class. They are taught by best-selling authors so are a unique opportunity to get direct access to the very best in their field. These expert tutors will personally mark your work and answer any questions you have. You can learn whenever and wherever you want, there is no specific time that you have to be online. And you learn collaboratively with other students all studying the same course as you.

Instalaciones y fechas

Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

Inicio Ubicación
A elegir
Online

¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Design
Flower Arranging
Floral Design
Fruits
Hand Tied Bouquets
Holistic Design
Ballerina Bouquet
Vegetables
Adapting Containers
Foliage
Contemporary Flower
Decorative Tape

Temario

Each lesson starts with a video from your expert tutor, which you can watch whenever you like. When you’re ready, you can practice what you’ve learned with an assignment which unlocks the next lesson.

1.   1  Hand Tied Bouquets  ~30 mins 2 hours

The spiralling of stems into a hand tied bouquet is one of the most important floral skills to master. Even if you don't want to make professional bouquets, this is a perfect skill for making posies and vase arrangements in your home. You will learn different looks for hand tied bouquets all using the same skill but creating very different effects. The Loose Mixed Bouquet. This is the most common bouquet and can be adapted to lots of different seasonal flowers. This combination is a classic Paula Pryke colourful design where Paula talks about how to choose a collection of flowers to go together well. The Rose Dome is often used for Bridal bouquets or other hand held bouquets but it also works well as a table centre. Grouping flowers creates a very textural and colourful look and makes your hand tied bouquet look more contemporary. This dark and bright colour combination shows you how to use colours in a more daring way. A spray of flowers is also hand tied but this has a flat back. It can be used in many different ways but is most often used as a chair back for weddings or as a sympathy gift for a funeral or a Christmas swag decoration for a door.

2.   2  Arrangements  ~30 mins 2 hours

Arrangements are made in a container and use a number of different mechanics to keep the flowers in place. In this lesson we explore all the different types of mechanics you may use for small table centres and low arrangements and how to use them. We will cover floral foam, clear or decorative tape, chicken wire and coloured aluminium wire.

3.   3  Adapting Containers  ~30 mins 2 hours

One of the trademarks of Paula's designs is to adapt the container so that it is part of the design and makes the overall effect more sculptural. Paula generally uses natural products such as foliage, fruits, vegetables and aggregates for this.

4.   4  Holistic Design  ~30 mins 2 hours

Studying nature is the best way to become a talented and sensitive designer. Nature is the best teacher of all. In this lesson we will explore a number of examples: A ring table centre using flowers as they are seen in the wild to create a very natural effect. An over arm bouquet using flowers with a trailing habit to make a Presentation Over Arm or Ballerina Bouquet. Using twigs as support - how to use contorted willow in the water to help you to create a good shape with the flowers.

 

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Take your time, or do it all at once, it’s up to you

Want to do this when the kids have gone to sleep? That’s fine. Or prefer to do it all in one weekend, that’s fine too. As soon as you’ve started your course you will have access to your first lesson. Each lesson has one video and an optional assignment. As soon as you’ve submitted your first assignment that unlocks the next video. But don’t worry if life gets in the way, and you don’t get a chance to finish your assignment, we’ll always release your next video after a week so you can still get access to the expert advice. Each video of around 30 minutes long and assignments tend to take about 1-2 hours