Our Education rep is Janet Henley. Janet is a member of Herne Bay Flower Club. Janet is ably assisted by Diana Cooper from Canterbury club. If you would like more information on the area workshops or to join the mailing list please contact Janet Henley on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We are adding new workshops to our programme all the time so do check back for details of what is coming up. In addition to the Area Workshops, there are occasional short courses. Dates for your diary are below.
Fun With Hoops Workshop with Gill Smaggasgale - October 2023 Something different at a recent Kent Workshop lead by Gill Smaggasgale. Using embroidery hoops or picture frames with dried flowers and tulle or pressed flowers and paper or paper flowers with interfacing, participants produced some beautiful work and learnt some new techniques which could be scaled up for the home, flower festivals, church or competitions.
Beginner's Course 2023 It was lovely to meet some new members of Kent Flower Clubs on the first day of the Beginners Course which is being tutored by the extremely talented and experienced Avril Hill. An afternoon of fun and friendship through flowers
Robin White's workshop was held on 24th Feb 2022- the title was " Configuration" The below photographs are some examples of some of the outstanding expertise of our members. I'm glad that I was only taking photos - not trying to make such a creation! Janet Henley
In April 2021 we had a fabulous virtual Kent Workshop with the talented Jackie Brooks entitled Wearing Nature's Finest. Jackie helped us get ready for the party season. Some photos of the designs are below. To see more, go to the gallery page
Kent Workshops are a great opportunity to learn new techniques, improve old techniques and meet people from other clubs who share your passion for flower arranging. It is a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere
To arrange workshops for your club contact our teachers below.
Helen Hare - Area Teacher Having been an Area Demonstrator since 2016, I am thrilled to have passed the NAFAS/ONC Teachers training Course. I am looking forward to taking workshop for clubs to share my passion of floral art with you. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Nye - Area Teacher Following on from a successful completion of a 3 year part-time City & Guilds 7841 Flower Arranging course and subsequent floristry courses Jenny Nye progressed into teaching in Adult Education and with continuing personal development – became an Area Judge. Over the years she has taught City & Guilds Floristry courses Leisure classes at the adult Education Centre in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Maidstone and workshops for flower clubs. Contact: email@example.com
Sue Shaw - Area Teacher Sue joined a NAFAS flower club whilst studying for the NAFAS Diploma in Floral Art and Design, for which she was awarded the Margaret Newman Prize for Excellence. The NAFAS Demonstrator, Speaker and Judges tests followed as did City & Guilds Floristry and Education. Apart from back to basics workshops, she also runs an entertaining and educational workshop called ‘Both Sides of the Bench’. which includes experiences from both competing and judging. Sue is also a NAFASInstructor and Adjudicator for Speaker's tests Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org