Apply Now For Our Floristry Summer Workshops!

It's the summer of floristry at East Durham College's Houghall campus! 

If you've always wanted to get into floristry, but never took the plunge, we're running a huge range of floristry workshops at our Houghall campus in Durham over the summer break.

Ranging from single-day to multi-day workshops, there's something for everyone. No matter whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced florist wanting to learn something new, come along and see us.

All courses are detailed below - we expect places to fill up quickly, so apply for the one you're interested in as soon as you can at the bottom of this page.

 

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Beautiful Bouquets Workshop

Why not enjoy a morning or afternoon creating a beautiful, hand-tied bouquet?

With all the materials provided for you, and tea and coffee available on arrival, you'll find our class a relaxed, enjoyable and educational experience.

On the course you'll learn how to prepare your materials correctly, how to make your hand-tied bouquet and how to gift wrap your design for maximum impact!

You'll get to take your design home afterwards too.

Important Details About the Beautiful Bouquets Workshop

Duration: Half a day. Course is available on both a morning and an afternoon.

Date/time options: 15th July 2021 from 9:30AM to 12PM for the morning session.
From 1PM to 3:30PM for the afternoon session.

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is completely suitable for floristry beginners.

Course Cost: £95.

Max Spaces available on Course: 12

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

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Botanicals & Brunch Workshop

Flowers and tasty food unite as one for an unforgettable floral experience!

On this course you'll enjoy a relaxed day with other floristry newbies, creating a stunning floral arrangement in a vase.

All materials are provided, you'll get tea and coffee on arrival and a light brunch will also be provided as part of the course.

You'll learn how to arrange your flowers correctly, how to care for your design and how to keep it looking fresh for longer too.

Important Details About the Botanicals & Brunch Workshop

Duration: Single day. 10AM until 3PM.

Date: 16th July 2021.

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is completely suitable for floristry beginners.

Course Cost: £140.

Max Spaces available on Course: 12

Materials Included: All materials, sundries, light brunch and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools

Apply for This Course

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Dried Flowers Hoop Workshop

Hoops are brilliant for floral designs, and you can make your own using dried flowers on this beginners' course!

Our experienced and lovely tutors will show you how to make your hoop by preparing your materials correctly, how to get the most out of your dried flowers, and how to apply them to the hoop for your design.

All materials are provided and free tea and coffee is available on arrival too.

Please note that lunch is not provided for this course, so we recommend bringing something with you.

Important Details About the Dried Flowers Hoop Workshop

Duration: Single day. 10AM until 3PM.

Date: 19th July 2021.

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is completely suitable for floristry beginners.

Course Cost: £120.

Max Spaces available on Course: 12

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

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Floral Crowns Workshop

Just can't wait to be the king or queen of floristry? Then our floral crowns course is for you!

Bonus points if you realised that was a Lion King reference.

Our floral crowns course is exactly like it sounds - you'll learn from our awesome floristry tutors how to create a large, bright and beautiful floral crown!

You'll learn basic wiring techniques to be able to attach your flowers to your crown before you take it home for everyone to admire as you proudly survey your kingdom from your favourite armchair.

The course will use plenty of stunning bright and beautiful seasonal flowers to really make your crown pop.

Why not bring your family and friends and learn a new skill/fight for royal supremacy together?

Important Details About the Floral Crowns Workshop

Duration: Single day. 10AM until 3PM.

Date: 20th July 2021.

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is completely suitable for floristry beginners.

Course Cost: £120.

Max Spaces available on Course: 12

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services on 0191 375 4700 or email the floristy team directly at floristry@eastdurham.ac.uk

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Getting the Best Out Of Your Supermarket Flowers Workshop

Love flowers and regularly buy them from the supermaket? Would you love to know how to arrange them and show them off properly? This is the course for you!

You'll spend a day with our highly experienced floristry lecturers where they'll show you how to take care of your supermarket flowers to get the maximum life out of them, going through basic conditioning techniques.

We will also look at what colour combinations and textures to look for when you're doing your shopping to create gorgeous arrangements.

After a demonstration, you'll get the chance to try it all yourself using a range of supermarket flowers which will be provided for you.

When you're done, you'll have spent a lovely day with great people and the knowledge you've learned will give you a lifetime of beautifully-arranged blooms!

Important Details About the Supermarket Flowers Workshop

Duration: Single day. 10AM until 3PM.

Date: 21st July 2021.

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is completely suitable for floristry beginners.

Course Cost: £120.

Max Spaces available on Course: 12

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services on 0191 375 4700 or email the floristy team directly at floristry@eastdurham.ac.uk

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Floral Table Arrangements Workshop

Creating a stunning centerpiece for any table with our specialist workshop!

Alongside our highly experienced floristry lecturers you'll learn to create your very own table decoration.

We will discusss and demonstrate different types of table arrangements, then you'll be able to make your own to suit your table at home!

You'll learn loads of new skills, including basic conditioning techniques, how to use floral foam and how to put different types of flowers together to create stunning designs.

Important Details About the Floral Table Arrangements Workshop

Duration: Single day. 10AM until 3PM.

Date: 22nd July 2021.

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is completely suitable for floristry beginners.

Course Cost: £120

Max Spaces available on Course: 12

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services on 0191 375 4700 or email the floristry team directly at floristry@eastdurham.ac.uk

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Could floristry be for you? It's time to find out with our special taster day, aimed at those brand new to the industry!

You'll spend the day with our friendly and experienced floristry lecturers alongside other floristry beginners, where you'll be creating, making and having fun all day long!

You can expect to learn basic conditioning techniques to get the most out of your flowers and some colour theory to help you choose flowers for your designs.

You will learn and take home two designs - a hand-tied bouquet and an arrangement using floral foam.

This is the ideal course for anyone considering a longer floristry course to make sure it's for you before you take the plunge!

Important Details About the Floristry Taster Day Workshop

Duration: Single day. 10AM until 3PM.

Date: 22nd July 2021.

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is completely suitable for floristry beginners.

Course Cost: £120

Max Spaces available on Course: 12

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services on 0191 375 4700 or email the floristry team directly at floristry@eastdurham.ac.uk

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Foam-Free Floristry - Large-Scale Designs

Creating a stunning, large-scale floral design on this specialist workshop!

This course is designed for florists wanting to refresh or develop their skills, or floristry students who'd like to practice and build their portfolio.

  We will discuss foam free mechanics for various projects, and how to design and create large mantelpiece arrangements, flower meadows, urns and floral columns. All materials will be provided for you, and we will work together, in a small group to make some large scale designs.

All materials are provided to you and we will make a backdrop and hanging installation together as a small group.

Important Details About the Foam-Free Floristry - Large-Scale Designs Workshop

Duration: Single day. 10AM until 4PM.

Date: 26th July 2021.

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is aimed at those with existing floristry experience.

Course Cost: £150

Max Spaces available on Course: 8

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services on 0191 375 4700 or email the floristry team directly at floristry@eastdurham.ac.uk

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Foam-Free Floristry - Backdrop and Hanging Designs Workshop

Backdrops and hanging floral designs can be truly stunning, and in this workshop, you can learn how to create them for yourself!

This workshop is made for existing florists and floristry students who would like to update their skills or update their portfolio.

We'll discuss foam-free mechanics for various projects including techniques such as creating flower clouds, hanging rings, hanging balls, selfie walls and growing installations.

As part of the course we will make a stunning backdrop and hanging installation together as a small group.

Important Details About the Foam-Free Floristry - Backdrops and Hanging Designs Workshop

Duration: Single day. 10AM until 4PM.

Date: 27th July 2021.

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is aimed at those with existing floristry experience.

Course Cost: £150

Max Spaces available on Course: 8

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services on 0191 375 4700 or email the floristry team directly at floristry@eastdurham.ac.uk

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Foam-Free Floristry - Floral Arches Workshop

This workshop is made for existing florists and floristry students, and will let you create a stunning large scale floral arch!

As part of the workshop you'll work alongside our highly experienced floristry lecturers to design and create your arch, using foam-free materials. You'll also discuss foam free mechanics for various other projects too.

All materials are provided for you, and we will work together to make a large foam-free arch design.

Important Information about the Floral Arches Workshop

Duration: Single day. 10AM until 3PM.

Date: 3rd August 2021

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is aimed at those with existing floristry experience.

Course Cost: £150

Max Spaces available on Course: 8

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services on 0191 375 4700 or email the floristry team directly at floristry@eastdurham.ac.uk

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Foam-Free Floristry Masterclass

It's the ultimate foam-free class for those already with floristry experience!

Taking place over 3 days, this specialist course includes three days of varied floristry activities!

On day 1, you'll explore how to create funeral and sympathy flowers, including a large coffin display and a wild-tied design.

On day 2, you'll be creating some gorgeous eco-friendly wedding flowers, exploring tabletop designs, table centres and bohemian bridal bouquets using a floral 'egg'.

On day 3 you'll get to look at larger arrangements, focussing on pillars and columns, hanging designs and each making a large urn to take home.

Important Details About Our Foam-Free Masterclass

Duration: 3 days. 10AM until 3PM.

Date: 28th, 29th and 30th July 2021

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is aimed at those with existing floristry experience.

Course Cost: £340

Max Spaces available on Course: 12

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services on 0191 375 4700 or email the floristry team directly at floristry@eastdurham.ac.uk

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Wedding Masterclass

Aimed at existing florists, or floristry students wanting to develop their skills, this specialist wedding masterclass is the perfect way to practice your wedding work and enhance your portfolio.

On Day 1 of this two-day workshop, we will explore and create different types of buttonholes, boutonierres and flower crowns and accessories. The aftermoon will be filled with an abundance of bouquets, filled with different styles of hand-tied bouquet for the bride and bridesmaids, using a floral 'egg' and other techniques to get an Instagram-ready bouquet!

On Day 2, we will explore different types of high and low table centres, arranging flowers for a wedding cake and creating a meadow-style tabletop arrangement.

Important Details About Our Wedding Masterclass

Duration: 2 days. 10AM until 3PM.

Date: 9th and 10th August 2021- FULLY BOOKED
NEW ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP ADDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND: 11th and 12th August

What Skill Level Should I Be At For This Course? - This course is aimed at those with existing floristry experience.

Course Cost: £220

Max Spaces available on Course: 12

Materials Included: All materials, sundries and tea/coffee all included. Also includes use of college aprons and tools.

Apply for This Course

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services on 0191 375 4700 or email the floristry team directly at floristry@eastdurham.ac.uk

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