This one-week floral design diploma course at the flower school premises is based on the teaching experience and inspiration Judith has gained from many years giving flower arrangement courses across the world. It is grounded on reason and logic and offers help and advice that is easy to follow and makes sense. Following step-by-step instructions that work effortlessly gives confidence. Once that is in place, you can create your own original style and be proud of it.
On the practical side you will understand how flowers can be supported by chicken wire, biodegradable foam or by other means – whether for the table, an archway, column or window ledge. The wise selection of flower combinations, the knowledge to choose fresh flowers and the right containers in which to display them will be explained simply and clearly so that arranging flowers becomes nothing but pure pleasure.
Dried flowers are having a resurgence in popularity. They are timeless. Twenty years ago Judith wrote a book Teach Yourself Dried Flowers and she is delighted that it is still up to date. Bleached flowers have also become popular, so both dried and bleached flowers will now be covered on this one-week flower arranging course. Preserved flowers last for years and keep their colour. Students will also be using these in one of their designs.
We have enjoyed meeting students at the flower school from virtually every country in the world on this flower arranging course, many of whom have become firm friends and call on each other, as well as Judith, for advice and help whenever they have an important event or wedding to organize.
On the one-week diploma flower arranging course you will learn:
- Table centrepieces
- Handtied bouquets
- How to arrange flowers in a vase
- Pedestal designs
- Floral crowns
- Dried and preserved flowers
- How to recognise fresh flowers and how to make them last
- Where to buy flowers
- The mechanics (or how to keep your stems in place) using chicken wire, biodegradable foam, pin holders etc.
- The latest trends and techniques
- What to grow in the garden
There will also be a visit to New Covent Garden Flower Market.
The Judith Blacklock Diploma is awarded upon successful completion of this floral design course.