AESME FLOWERS LONDON

CLASSES

 
 

floral design

 

Our private flower-arranging classes are tailored to your requirements, whether you are hoping to start with the basics, focus on something specific, such as hand-tied bouquets or large-scale arrangements, refresh existing skills or simply spend an inspiring day with exquisite flowers and friendly, supportive instruction. 

We will teach you how to approach arranging flowers in an unstructured way, respecting and layering the natural shapes of each element. We will discuss colour, form, scale and setting, and demonstrate flower arranging using traditional techniques including chicken wire and flower frogs.

We teach our classes as a pair, so our students benefit from two sets of expertise and advice.

 
Student work: centrepiece in a terracotta urn with autumnal foliage, elderberries and garden roses

Student work: centrepiece in a terracotta urn with autumnal foliage, elderberries and garden roses

 

book a class

 

Day classes start from £450 plus VAT and include all materials, coffee and nibbles in the morning, a delicious light lunch, high quality digital photos of your finished piece and of course beautiful flowers to take home and enjoy.

We encourage you to bring your camera too; classes provide a great opportunity to practise photographing flowers for portfolios and social media, and to document your arrangement taking shape.

We run a limited number of bespoke classes for each season, in addition to larger group workshops throughout the year.

To book a class, please email us with a selection of your preferred dates and details of what you would like to cover.

Click here to see a selection of some of our previous students' work.

We are now taking bookings for 2018 classes.

 
Demo urn arrangement from a 1:1 class at the studio in October

Demo urn arrangement from a 1:1 class at the studio in October

 

materials

 

Our garden-inspired style celebrates using the most enchanting flowers of each season, and we place great emphasis on the selection of materials available for each student's class.

From April to October we primarily use flowers and foliage from our own cutting garden - scented narcissus, anemones, ranunculus, tulips and fritillaria in the spring; garden roses, foxgloves, iris and sweet peas in the summer; dahlias, cosmos, Japanese anemones and rosehips in the autumn. Students can also expect foraged materials including sculptural blossom and fruiting branches, shivery wild grasses, vines and berries, adding unique elements to each design.

Choose from our selection of antique props and vessels to arrange in, and colourful ribbons in silk and velvet to decorate bouquets and buttonholes.

 
Collaborative work: re-imagined Dutch Masters-style arrangement using wild grasses, foraged rosehips and styled with fruit, shells and natural props

Collaborative work: re-imagined Dutch Masters-style arrangement using wild grasses, foraged rosehips and styled with fruit, shells and natural props

 
 

020 8741 3543

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