Are you too busy to commit to a regular flower arranging class? Perhaps you’re thinking about signing up to my 4-week online flower arranging class – or thinking gifting a place to a friend? FlowerStart is an amazing course. But don’t take my word for it, you must read reviews these from MyTunbridgeWells, PinksCharming FlowerPowerLife and Go-Mum-Go.
I hope you’ll find the answers to these frequently answered questions helpful.
How does this 4-week online flower arranging class work?
Once you paid for your place you’ll be sent an email three times a week – on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It’s up to you whether you follow the lessons as they land in your inbox or you save them up and space them out at a pace to suit you. There is no real time commitment required.
From your point of view I think you’ll enjoy the benefits of signing up to the FlowerStart Facebook group – this is a closed forum, and provides a classroom-like experience by encouraging and fostering communication between you and the other leaners on the course, and with me as your tutor.
Lessons consist of written materials, videos and easy to follow photo-tutorials. You can print the lessons for future reference – or flag them in your inbox so you can batch the classes together for when you’re ready to take them, or have them conveniently to hand to refer back to in the future.
You can access the class materials from your computer or mobile device.
What level is this course taught at – do I need to be a beginner or more advanced?
If you have an interest in arranging flowers, then this class is aimed at you. You might lead a busy life and not have the time to commit to attending a regular in-person class. You might be a flower arranging newbie or have a bit more experience. If you consider yourself a confident flower arranger, this class probably isn’t for you.
What will I need to complete the course?
- 1 - Access to email
- 2 - Facebook account – for to access our class forum. This isn’t vital, although you’ll benefit from participating our group discussions
- 3 - Camera – to record your work (and share your before and after photos for feedback). The camera on your phone will be sufficient
- 4 - Scissors
- 5 - A supply of flowers, greenery and some basic floristry supplies – these can be purchased online, or substituted with household items.
You might find it helpful to read my blog post on my recommended 4 essentials for your flower arranging kit.
Do I need to be online at specific times?
You don’t need to be online at specific times to access the course material. However, you may want to check your email on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and flag them for safekeeping. Homework (a practical flower arranging project) is set on a Friday. Although, it’s up to you whether you follow the lessons as they land in your inbox or you save them up and space them out at a pace to suit you.
How much time will I need to set aside each week?
Excluding sourcing/purchasing materials, you’ll probably need to set aside 1-2 hours per week to focus on creating your weekly flower arrangement, interacting with your classmates and thinking about the mini mid-week tasks. Of course, you might decide to set aside more time – that’s up to you!
Class materials are emailed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with a daily prompt posted in the FlowerStart Facebook forum. As this class is open to sign ups year round you’ll be mixing in the forum with other learners who may be at a different stage in the course to you. To avoid confusion, I recommend you follow your class emails in order. However, you’re more than welcome to comment on the posts made by others in the group and respond to the daily prompts.
Learners that join in and support their fellow classmates often stay on in the Facebook group after they’ve finished the 4-week programme because they enjoy the community and the flowery talk. It’s up to you to decide when you leave the group. If you’re enjoying the daily flowery prompts you’re welcome to stay as long as you like.
Will I be able to meet other people on this course?
You will get to ‘virtually’ meet other people in class. There is a small online community starting to build up around FlowerStart, including some learners who are coming back for a second cycle to revisit the hints and tips they picked up first time round.
After class ends you can continue networking with classmates and former students in a follow on, standalone members-only Facebook group.
Will I get feedback on my flower arranging?
You’ll get feedback on your flower arranging via a dedicated closed Facebook group. Here you can interact with me and your fellow learners to ask questions about the course materials and get feedback on your flower arranging. The more questions and photographs you post, the more feedback you’ll get.
What can I expect to achieve by the end of this online flower arranging course?
What you get out of class will have a lot to do with what you put into it. If you connect with your fellow learners, ask questions and do your homework assignments, you’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn.
Specifically, we’ll be exploring what colour flowers you’re drawn to, why texture is important in flower arranging, the visual value to be placed on your flowers and whether flower food works. In terms of the actual flower arranging you’ll get to have a go at a sleek, streamlined arrangement in a glass vase, an arrangement in a vintage tea cup and saucer, an informal arrangement in a jug and a tied posy to keep for yourself – or gift to a friend.
How do I book my place?
Payments of £99 are accepted by bank transfer (or PayPal). If you email me today at firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll send you an invoice. Once payment is received you’ll get a welcome email the following Friday, with classes the Monday afterwards.
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Until next time, happy flowers!