9 November 2015
Advanced Floristry Week
This week at the floristry school, we were joined by two lovely students ready and raring to complete the advanced floristry course. The course consisted of one week creating beautiful elaborate displays, including a large scale table display, an archway floral display and a beautiful floral wall. Using a wonderful array of flowers, the students busied themselves all day with creating intricate designs, whilst Jamie and Sharnie were on hand to assist them throughout. We were blown away by the amazing floral designs the students created and as the weeks went on the school became more and more awash with flowers!
On one of the days, the students created beautiful cascading candelabra arrangements is lovely deep red and yellow tones. They created them by forming an oasis base rolled in fine chicken wire that was carried all the way up the stem of the candelabra. They then layered the base with all their lovely flowers, spread carefully throughout the arrangement.
The next day, the students began the lengthy task of creating a wonderful floral archway based around a rustic wooden base. With oasis arranged on each length of the arch, the students went about filling the whole archway with deep red and white roses, ivy and hydrangea. The final effect of all these flowers combined looked brilliant and something that would be a really striking focal point at an event.
Later on in the week, the students created a large striking table centrepiece using a multitude of autumnal coloured flowers and even little hanging bunches of chilli. They did this by creating arrangements on oasis bases and lifted them onto the perspex columns that ran long the length of the table, to create the appearance of a long and continuous table arrangements. The display was then surrounded by candles and smaller floral arrangements and looked even more beautiful when lit by candlelight.
On the final day, the students spent most of the day creating an amazing flower wall. After deciding on the design they wished to create, they then set about covering the whole wall in moss and then over-layed an outline of a flower made entirely out of flowers and ivy. They experimented with doing both a floral outline and a scattering of flowers all over the wall to see what different looks they could work with.
If you’d like to join our advanced floristry courses and have a go at all this, head over to our website to book your space – http://www.jamieaston.com/school/advanced-floristry/.