London Flower School

Two Days Inspired by Constance Spry

Constance Spry, the famous British educator, author, and florist, has been a persistent influence on floral design for generations. On this two-day intensive floristry course, we'll explore her life, her floral design techniques and her work. In studying this iconic creator, this course will provide you with a good understanding of the foundations of contemporary floral design.

Students will learn about Constance Spry's life, which often defied social and artistic convention, as well as address her inspiration, and the floral design techniques she used to create her innovative style. We'll demonstrate how she used colour, shape and texture to create her floral arrangements, and you'll use the skills you learn to create beautiful natural designs. 

Spry’s enduring designs resonate through contemporary floristry, and it is a testament to the boldness of her vision that many of them retain their sense of newness today. She was responsible for breathing a new and egalitarian life into flower arranging, embracing underused plant material, eccentric vessels, and themes from the wider visual arts. Students will be encouraged to engage with this impressive body of work and connect with the authenticity and originality that informed it.

Constance Spry drew inspiration from Dutch 17th and 18th Century artists. We'll urge you to explore the life and work of this floral visionary, and like her, be adventurous and imaginative in your floral design.   

Over the two days, you'll create four natural style arrangements. This course is ideal for students with some previous experience in floristry, but it is not a requirement.

COURSE DETAILS

  • 10am – 4pm, with a break for lunch.
  • All materials included.
  • Tea and coffee provided throughout the day.
  • All London Flower School courses are taught in English.
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