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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Workshop: Floral craftsmanship for Flower Arrangers

With each workshop we build on design skills and learn more about floral craftsmanship. At the end of the workshop the designers will also have a portfolio of work to showcase their new design skills.

Here are examples of the work done by flower student Cherry, who attended the six workshops.

In our 1st class we discussed conditioning, buying and harvesting flowers and recapped on the art of design work

In our 2nd class we looked at mechanics and the elements and principles of design. We also discussed contemporary substitutes for outdated methods and focused on environmentally friendly solutions (similar to the Floral Design skills Workshop)

In our 3rd class we discussed cost effective ways we can dress up our flowers and elegant hand-tied arrangements.

In our 4th class we looked at function work. Wreaths, swags, garlands and how to add personal detail to your work

Class 5 was all about wiring and taping. First, we made a boutonniere, then added a few flowers to turn it into a corsage and turned that into a wired bouquet.

Our last lesson was about contemporary gift hampers and floriography. We also touched on emotional design and the meaning of flowers

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