Back to Flower School, I’m a huge believer that you can never stop learning and that you shouldn’t! By attending courses I am able to keep my floristry skills current, develop new ones and be able to offer my clients something just a little bit different from what you get on the High Street.
I first met Sabine from Sabine Darrall Flower School just under 5 years ago when I spent a day with her to develop my business into what it is today. I was so inspired when I left that day that I have become regular at her flower school ever since, attending at least one course a year or more when I squeeze them in around weddings.
I am, what I class as a traditionally trained florist, meaning that I worked in a florist whilst attending college one day a week for 3 years. The experience I gained whilst doing this was invaluable, however there are some aspects, especially of wedding and event floristry which the colleges just do not cover and this is where Sabine comes into her own. Her passion and knowledge for floristry is outstanding, her courses are always up to date with the latest trends, if not ahead them.
All Sabine’s courses have a very relaxed feel to the them and always start with a much needed coffee and chinwag. Sabine then demonstrates the design to the group, describing how she chooses her material and the rationale behind it. After intensely watching Sabine in action it’s then our turn to create our own arrangement. One of the most beneficial aspects of these courses is learning how to take good pictures of work, not only is Sabine an outstanding teacher / florist she’s also pretty awesome with a camera.
Here are a few shots of the floral composition class I attended last week at The Forge in Bristol. A beautiful space ideal for creative individuals.
I’d love to know what you all think – have a good week 🙂
Sabine putting the finishing touches to her composition
My creation using a mixture of different backgrounds, to practice my own photography skills