Online floristry courses offer a convenient way to learn the art of flower arranging and develop a new skill that will stay with you for years to come. By completing a course such as floristry online, you can learn at your own leisure from the comfort of your home. Here are three important things to look for when it comes to choosing your ideal online flower arranging course:

 

1.What Does the Course Offer?

 

Find out specifically what you will learn on the online floristry course and whether this suits what you’re looking for. It’s also important to look at the class style, for instance large hour-long classes where you’ll need lots of note taking may not be ideal for those with busy lifestyles and will make learning this new skill less enjoyable.

 

2. Who is Running the Course?

 

Most floristry teachers will be accredited and have years of experience – however it is well worth a quick research to discover whether you like their style of floristry and also the style of their approach. An online flower arranging course offers the opportunity to learn a skill that it is good for the soul, so a relaxed and calm style is often more fitting rather than courses where there is a lot going on and too much crammed in to each class.

 

3. How Skilled Will You Be Once Completed? 

 

Are you looking to learn more about flower arranging to bring nature into your home throughout each season? Perhaps you’d like to offer a helping hand by providing the floristry for your friend’s wedding or are you wanting setup a floristry business? Find a course that suits what you’re looking to gain and try not to forget any skills you have already – if you’re not a floristry beginner you’ll want to ensure you’re not wasting time going over skills you already know.

Willow Crossley is a professional floral stylist, creating arrangements full of colour, pattern and movement for top British brands such as OKA. She is the author of four books and is regularly featured in House & Garden. Willow’s Guide to Floristry has been developed for a range of skill levels from beginners to professionals looking to gain new inspiration.