A learning journey

What to say? Some fabulous feedback and some new Facebook friends. The mechanics of teaching has much in common with the mechanics of a flower arrangement. You need to get the basics in place in order to progress.

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I received the call about Saturday’s class last Wednesday morning. From there the well-oiled machine rolls into place. Confirmation of the course outline and then a lesson plan, and, based on previous experience, the thumbs up that the on-site cafe would be open. It’s a long day without the prospect of a cuppa mid-way through.

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On to the flowers, budget and spreadsheet. Soft reds and pink were the order of the day, with bursts of lime green as an accent. Then the foliage run. Cutting and conditioning.

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Bringing the workshop together is a bit of a military operation. Flowers and greens, counted and bundled. Multiples of buckets, aprons, scissors, floral foam, pot tape and more. The next step is boxing for minimal delivery and set-up fuss.

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Alarm set. Breakfast. Car loaded and off.

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It was my second visit to Saturday’s venue so the pre-show anticipation wasn’t exacerbated by anxiety about directions, travel time or parking.

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As well as the joy of working with flowers, the benefit of my job is meeting such interesting people with a shared goal in their learning journey.

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My Saturday ladies went from flower arranging newbies to confident creators.

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If you’d like to find out more about my classes you can sign up to the mailing list on my home page, or book right now for my four-week Party Flowers workshops starting on Wednesday 3 June.
Can’t see anything that grabs – how about a bespoke one to one workshop, tailored to your specific needs? Email me at julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk to find out more, or leave a comment below.

Happy flowers!

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