Community Learning – Floristry at Reading College

Course overview

Learn from your multitalented tutor, Chantal Stear, a florist, stylist, vintage seller, occasional writer and photographer. View her work, inspired by cottage gardens, folk and fairy tales, magic and mystery here!

You will have the chance to play with flowers and explore your creativity in this relaxing course.

Each week you will build on your skills and learn something new through making simple floral designs. You are able to take your flowers home, to share with family and friends. Join us to experience how plants can calm the mind, lift our spirits and inspire our imaginations.

This is one of our Community Learning courses.

Our Community Learning programme offers a series of free, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults.

Participation can help those managing mental health conditions that have a mild-moderate impact on their day-to-day lives. You need to be aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) AND:

•employed and earning an annual salary of less than £20,319 or
•unemployed, in receipt of state benefit and looking for work
•have a social or emotional difficulty, or challenges with mental health or emotional wellbeing

For further details and terms and conditions please view our Community Learning page.

You are welcome to join all or any of the following Mondays from 10am-12pm:

Dates 2023: Sept 25, Oct 2,9,16,30 Nov 6,13,20,27, Dec 4,11

2024: Jan 8,15,22,29 Feb 5,19,26 March 4,11,18,25 April 15,22,29 May 13,20, June 3,10,17,24, July 1,8


You will be guided on your flora journey, covering:

  • basic floristry techniques and design principles
  • budget friendly flower arranging ideas
  • creative ideas for how flowers can play a part in self care

Your classes will consist of groups of 4-8 and will take place indoors, seated or standing, depending on what’s most comfortable. Being encouraged to work independently or as a group, you will explore your creativity. If the sun is shining you may venture outside within the college grounds or local area for inspiration and seasonal plant materials.

You are welcome to join all of any of the classes scheduled on:

  • 21st, 28th of February
  • 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of March
  • 18th, 25th of April
  • 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd of May
  • 6, 13th, 20th, 27th of June

Our Community Learning programme offers a series of free, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing for adults aged 19 and over (at the start of the course).

These courses are separate from our main adult learning courses. Please see the terms and conditions to see if you are eligible for a FREE place.

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  • Flexible start - 8 July 2024
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Monday
  • 20 Weeks
    • Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.