Introuction to Floristry 

Have you ever thought “i would love to work with flowers” or?

“I have always wanted to learn how to be a florist?”

 If you are passionate about flowers, would like to find your inner creativity or looking for a new design led career. 

 Join me Catherine Hampson Master Florist and learn the first steps in floristry.

 You will learn the following:

 1.    Buying materials suitable for a range of design styles

2.    Care and conditioning flowers and foliage’s

 3.    Understand the elements and principles of design

4.    Creating a selection of different styled designs – decorative, contemporary and natural styles.

5.    Creating decorative techniques and how to incorporate accessories into your designs.

6.    Produce a portfolio of your work – this is entirely up to you. I would recommend taking photos and making notes for future reference,

Also, learn how and why we use the elements and principles of design; to ensure that all the work you create, has been made to a commercially viable standard. With this knowledge and continuous practice, you will eventually be able to design floristry work to fit your customer’s occasions – birthday, valentine’s day, mother’s day and other gift occasions.

 You will be expected to buy your tools and sundries to use during the course. These will be available to buy from me.

You will also need to take notes and photos of your designs – camera or smartphone, notebook and pen.


What you will need:

General – Floristry kit - floristry scissors & knife, pot tape, .70 gauge wires. Cloth Notebook, pen, camera.

WK 1

Decorative round design; the materials are placed into foam in a loose pattern.

Conditioning and arrangement preparation.

Foam, round container

WK 2

Simple contemporary linear design

The Elements of design – what are they and how to use them

Foam, cube

WK 3

Decorative, traditional symmetrical arrangement

The principles of design - what are they and how to use them.

Foam, cube

WK 4

Natural styled design; the materials are placed into a container how they would naturally grow.

Using the elements to achieve the principles of design.

 Flat rectangle container, foam 

Foraging and finding natural materials – twigs, tree bark, mosses seed pods etc.


or cut and paste....