Summer Designs without Oasis
There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty. For further details and to apply please email us. To find out more and to view the terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page.
Summer designs without oasis is a way of exploring and using different mediums to arrange your flowers, which are more environmentally friendly and can be obtained easily. You will be encouraged to use seasonal materials which could be sourced from your garden alongside flowers purchased from a commercial source.
During this five-week evening course you will explore and create beautiful summer designs without the assistance of oasis.
PLEASE NOTE: The fees do not include flowers, you are required to provide your own flowers and will be sent a scheme of works advising which flower/sundries to bring each week.
Designs will include:
- A gift-wrapped hand tie design
- Arrangement using a vase and bear grass
- Floral design in a container using copper mesh/chicken wire
- Floral arrangements using jam jars
- Elegant designs using a framework
The course is designed for those interested in floristry or who are already in the industry and looking to update their skills.
Merrist Wood tutors have an excellent track record for floral design. You will be taught by expert teaching staff who provide an excellent standard of training, who have trained multi award-winning students including RHS gold and silver gilt medal winners and UK World Skills
Practical sessions and demonstrations with Q&A opportunities.
You don’t need any formal qualifications to attend this five week evening course.
You will be sent your joining instructions along with a scheme of works. This identifies the flowers and sundries that you need to bring to each class.
- An apron
- Florist scissors or secateurs if you have them
- A sturdy box to stabilize your completed arrangement on the way home
You could progress to one of our many Learning 4 Leisure courses. Alternatively you may choose to apply for one of our part-time or full-time Floristry courses, which are available from entry level to degree level.