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Which Workshop or Course?

The Hans Flowers – FLOWER SCHOOL offers a varied range of workshops/courses with flexible options.

The following information will help you choose which course/workshops best suit your needs and experience.

* indicates that no previous experience is required
** indicates that some basic flower design experience is useful but not a necessity
*** indicates that some basic flower design experience is required

Due to Corona virus regulations, the Flower School is only able to offer the 
'Flower Workshops' and 'Seasonal (Christmas) Workshops'.

Taster Course / Workshops *

You can choose a course of 3 or individual workshops.

These workshops are suitable for you if you want an introduction to designing with flowers. They will cover one traditional design, one contemporary design and one free-style design. Flower care is covered and Hans will provide lots of practical hints and tips.

SATURDAY MORNINGS - 10.00 – 12.30

Flower Workshops */**

You can choose individual workshops. They cover a wide variety of mostly contemporary floral designs. You will also learn different techniques. Unusual flowers and interesting leaves/foliages are a highlight of the Flower Workshops.

These workshops are suitable for any level of experience – from novices to experienced designers (and attract a varied ‘bunch’ – very sociable and welcoming). These workshops appeal to those who want to learn and especially enjoy both the flowers and the social aspect of floral design!

Click & Collect for online tuition - Wednesdays/Thursdays
Wednesdays 19.00 - 21.30 in the school
Thursdays 10.00 - 12.30 in the school
Fridays 10.00 - 12.30 in the school

Designer Workshops ***

You can choose a course of 3 or individual workshops.

These workshops are suitable for you if you have some experience and want to develop both your design and technical ability. These workshops concentrate mainly on contemporary and free-style floral designs. They will also help you ‘think outside the box’ and to develop your own style! Beautiful and unusual flowers, leaves/foliages and accessories are a highlight of the Designer Workshops.

THURSDAYS 10.00 - 14.30

Seasonal Workshops */**

You can choose individual workshops.

Topics are seasonal with a trendy twist. They always include interesting, trend-led accessories that are exclusive to Hans Flowers – FLOWER SCHOOL. Materials are always plentiful. These workshops are suitable for any level of experience – from novices to experienced designers.

Click & Collect for online tuition - Wednesdays/Thursdays
Wednesdays 19.00 - 21.30  in the school
Thursdays 10.00 - 12.30 in the school
Fridays 10.00 - 12.30 in the school

Church Flowers **/***

You can choose a course of 3 or individual workshops.

Volunteering to do flowers in church is a great way to get some practical experience. You can experiment and try out new things, as well as developing your knowledge and technical abilities. These workshops are suitable for you if do (or want to do) Church Flowers and wish to develop your design and technical skills. They are practical hands-on workshops where Hans will provide inspiration and guidance on creativity and design.

He will concentrate on practicality (e.g. watering), costs (what provides best value/impact for money) and design (how to be creative especially when flowering the same locations).

THURSDAYS 10.00 – 14.30

Wedding Flowers **/***

You can choose a course of 3 or individual workshops.

These workshops are suitable for you if you create/wish to create Wedding Flowers and want to develop your design and technical skills to achieve stunning results. Design is very important, especially in the use of colour and texture. But technical skills are essential with wedding flowers as designs are constructed specifically to suit their use or placement. These aspects will form the backbone to Hans’s teaching. He will also provide many practical hints and tips to help you gain the most from these workshops.

SATURDAYS 10.00 – 14.30

Hans Flowers – FLOWER SCHOOL is all about ‘LEARN – CREATE – ENJOY’

Learn

You will learn how to apply the principles of design in a hands-on way to achieve beautiful results. Hans’s teaching is clear and easy to follow. He encourages interaction and is always on-hand to clarify and assist.

Create

You will create your own designs – all flowers, greenery, containers and equipment are provided and set out on your work table. You will have a flower and material list for each workshop. This will help you learn the names and varieties of flowers.

Enjoy

Ultimately flowers are there to be enjoyed.  This is the overall aim of the workshops: to enjoy working with beautiful flowers to create stunning floral designs!

Students have varying reasons for choosing to do flower design workshops:

relaxation or having ‘time-out’ from busy lives
learning how to design creatively with flowers
developing existing floral design skills
learning how to create contemporary flower arrangements
a creative experience
social interaction