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Gill McGregor - Floristry and Flower Arranging

Courses and Workshops for Floristry, Flower Arranging, Professional and Traditional Crafts

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Gill McGregor Teaching Specialist Hand Tied Flower Arrangements for Vases

Course description: Flower Arranging Courses - One Day Specialist Handtied designs for Vases Course - Hand tieds for beginners.

Hand tieds can be made as gifts and gift wrapped to enhance their beauty, or hand tieds can be constructed to allow both the flowers and foliage above the vase and the stems below in the water to look attractive when placed in a glass vase.

The art of making a beautiful hand tied ready to be placed in a vase relies on the correct application of a variety of techniques. Once these techniques are learnt the construction of either traditional or contemporary hand tieds, with spiraling or parallel stems can be perfected to provide hand tieds of distinction for many occasions.

This course is for flower arrangers or would be florists who wish to learn the art of making hand tieds for vases.

Gill McGregor Teaching Specialist Hand Tied Designs for Vases

This fun, hands on course will cover: the techniques required to prepare, construct and finish a hand tied with spiraling stems, a hand tied with parallel stems, a contemporary hand tied, gift wrapping, conditioning, and storing methods, design considerations, costing and delivery considerations.

Flower Arranging Courses in this series include:

Leaf Manipulation / Palm Plaiting and make the Design on the cover of Gill’s book “50 techniques used in contemporary floral designs”. (Click to visit page)

Leaf Manipulation incorporating Equisetum (snake grass) structures. (Click to visit page)

Contemporary floral design using structures. (Click to visit page)

Contemporary flower arranging course - making a sisal / willow container. (Click to visit page)

Contemporary floral design incorporating weaving. (Click to visit page)

Pedestal design construction appreciating the application of the Elements and Principles. (Click to visit page)


Next available flower arranging course for 2020 Calendar >>>

"Striking Summer Workshop #1 " This fun flower arranging workshop enables you to create both an April Artistry Contemporary table design plus an eye catching free standing arrangement and each incorporates the use of leaf manipulation to enhance their visual impact.

Until we are able to once again get together safely, Gill is creating a new series of "How To .." flower arranging videos to entertain, to inspire, to educate and remind ourselves of the beauty of this art. These designs were created using available garden materials and everything we flower arrangers love to hoard, or using everyday objects in different, flower arranging, ways.

Help with school work; let´s Explore and make Craft projects at home. Whilst schools are closed Gill wanted to help our family members with their new huge task of teaching and entertaining their children at home. Then friends were interested and as the list grew, we thought to make these ideas available for everyone to use.

The following information was written before the outbreak of Covid-19.

The way we were - and will be again > > > >

Refreshing changes to the way you can learn.

A typical week for Gill includes floral art demonstrations (often booked 2 to 3 years in advance) and flower arranging workshops around the country. Gill also provides existing students with 'One-to-One' lessons where they study either flower arranging or floristry.

For new students and workshops Gill maintains a flexibility in her busy schedule so that she can take on new teaching and demonstrating commitments. As a new student all you have to do is contact Gill to discuss what you wish to learn and with some dates that are suitable to you and in discussion arrive mutually agreeable dates. Gill can also walk you through the option on cost of tuition and materials that would be required.

One-to-One

Gill offers the flexibility of 'One-to-One' lessons so that students can learn what they need to learn to achieve their individual goals without making the time commitment expected of them if they were otherwise to attend traditional college courses. Gill lessons are all about concentrated practical learning  Student goals can, for example, be to achieve a higher practical grade in their floristry exams or to improve their creative skills when they design their next floral design.

Workshops

Workshops provided by Gill can be held at your local venue or run for your group of friends and often by businesses who wish to help their staff develop new skills; banqueting and hotel staff come to mind. There are just so many people that do not have the time to attend the traditional longer term college courses yet really love making floral designs and want to do something new, refreshingly different and one day workshops are a very good solution.

Timetable

You choose when; from available dates. The college's website depicts many different courses, that have been run previously, as a source of the variety of subjects that you can learn. Armed with an understanding that you can organise your next lesson as either a One-to-One, or as a Workshop, your next best step is to call Gill to discuss what you have done so far, what you would like to do next, where and when it could be taught. Gill in return can clarify any questions that you have,  offer available suitable dates and advise the likely cost of materials and cost of tuition.

To contact Gill: Telephone 01707 873944 or email courses@gillmcgregor.com

ALTERNATIVE HAND TIED COURSES

 

For bespoke hand tied courses to suit your learning needs and requirements OR

One-to-One tuition of any of the above listed hand tied courses OR

For a change of teaching dates to suit your timetable

 

Please contact me via phone ( 01707873944 ) or email ( courses@gillmcgregor.com ) to discuss your course requirements/costs.

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Courses run in idyllic local settings which include character hotels and approved facilities in the Hertfordshire - London ⁄ Middlesex, Cheshunt, Goffs Oak and Waltham Abbey; dependent on anticipated course delegate numbers. Refreshments are provided.

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