Floral Training

Floral Training

The Ollie & Ivy Flower School is a creative sanctuary for those who love flowers.  Our philosophy is simple - floral design is what you want it to be. We provide the techniques and inspiration and give you with the creative freedom and space to interpret the brief and develop your own floral practice. Whether you are considering a career change or simply want to learn more about floristry, our courses are designed with the modern florist in mind. 

 

Become a Florist

Our zest for flowers is coupled with a passion for floral education. Trained in Paris by the renowned international florist - Catherine Muller – we consider floristry to be an art form. Visually impactful, we believe the creation of floral displays evokes an emotional response, in the same way other artists and designers do so through their chosen media.

When it comes to our own floral style - nature is our guide and we take creative inspiration from the garden and the organic structures and materials around us. As such, our floristry classes and programmes are designed with the natural world at its core.

Contemporary yet romantic, we promote sustainable floristry and support local grower and we like to break a few floral rules along the way.

 

Become a Florist

Our zest for flowers is coupled with a passion for floral education. Trained in Paris by the renowned international florist - Catherine Muller – we consider floristry to be an art form. Visually impactful, we believe the creation of floral displays evokes an emotional response, in the same way other artists and designers do so through their chosen media.

When it comes to our own floral style - nature is our guide and we take creative inspiration from the garden and the organic structures and materials around us. As such, our floristry classes and programmes are designed with the natural world at its core.

Contemporary yet romantic, we promote sustainable floristry and support local grower and we like to break a few floral rules along the way.

Taught by Experts

Our enthusiasm for teaching derives from a background in higher education.

Principal florist - Marie Bailey – spent fifteen years as a university lecturer in some the UK’s leading and most prestigious business schools and academic institutions and uses her experience of teaching in the design and delivery of our floral training.

Taking a student-centred approach, Marie has developed a strong teaching practice, showing students how to ‘think’ as well as ‘do’.

 

Taught by Experts

Our enthusiasm for teaching derives from a background in higher education.

Principal florist - Marie Bailey – spent fifteen years as a university lecturer in some the UK’s leading and most prestigious business schools and academic institutions and uses her experience of teaching in the design and delivery of our floral training.

Taking a student-centred approach, Marie has developed a strong teaching practice, showing students how to ‘think’ as well as ‘do’.

 

Our courses run throughout the year.  We teach students in small groups and can offer one-to-one tutoring, if requested.  Our programmes are constantly evolving, below is an outline of our current courses.

The Weekend Florist

This three-day programme runs from Friday to Sunday and is designed to give students a basic understanding of contemporary floristry styles and techniques. Working with both fresh and dried materials, you will learn the floral design process from beginning to end.

Exploring form, colour, composition, rhythm and texture, you will obtain an informed view of the basic design concepts and learn how to apply these in your floral arrangements. Creating your own displays and bouquets, you will also examine the foundations of floral techniques and gain a deeper insight into the practice of sustainable floristry.

This course is suitable for everyone and does not require any prerequisite training. It may be of particular interest to those wishing to increase their knowledge of floristry or who are considering a career change and become a florist.


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The Weekend Florist

This three-day programme runs from Friday to Sunday and is designed to give students a basic understanding of contemporary floristry styles and techniques. Working with both fresh and dried materials, you will learn the floral design process from beginning to end.

Exploring form, colour, composition, rhythm and texture, you will obtain an informed view of the basic design concepts and learn how to apply these in your floral arrangements. Creating your own displays and bouquets, you will also examine the foundations of floral techniques and gain a deeper insight into the practice of sustainable floristry.

This course is suitable for everyone and does not require any prerequisite training. It may be of particular interest to those wishing to increase their knowledge of floristry or who are considering a career change and become a florist.


BOOK HERE
 

The Weekend Florist is taught in our atelier in Edinburgh between 10am and 4pm. All materials, tools and tuition from our principal florist are included. A light lunch and refreshments are also provided each day. Students will take home their final floral arrangements.

PRICE FOR 2022: £550 per student.

NEXT AVAILABLE DATE: Friday 28th October – Sunday 30th October 2022.

For alternative dates, please get in touch


 

Coming Soon...

The Ollie & Ivy Career Change Programme:  Become a floristThe floral influences of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

The Arts & Crafts Movement:  Responding to nature and the role of flowers in art For more details and forthcoming dates please contact us.


CONTACT US
 

Coming Soon...

The Ollie & Ivy Career Change Programme:  Become a floristThe floral influences of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

The Arts & Crafts Movement:  Responding to nature and the role of flowers in art For more details and forthcoming dates please contact us.


CONTACT US

In addition to our current courses, we are happy to design tailormade teaching sessions, should you have a specific technique or style in mind.  For further information, please get in touch.


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