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Happy Sparkling Christmas

Happy Sparkling Christmas

As we approach Christmas day and the New Year celebrations we reflect upon the extraordinary year that the Academy has had and the many successes individuals have achieved and we take this opportunity to thank you for joining us on our floral journey this year. We...

Autumn Term newsletter

Autumn Term newsletter

New floral journeys... Welcome to the new academic year and we kick off this Autumn term newsletter with a warm hello to all our new students.  Each term we send out a newsletter listing the events in the floral calendar both at the Academy and sometimes even world...

How Sustainable is Floristry?

We hear the word 'sustainability' all the time, but how many of us really get to grips with what this actually means in the flora culture industry and vitally what should Florists be doing to help our planet? In brief, ‘sustainability’ is about living within the means...

Summer Term 2016 Newsletter

Summer Term 2016 Newsletter

Summer Term 2016 Lots of news to share with you.... Firstly a massive welcome to all new students to the Academy of Floral Art this term, with the first newsletter of the year, a little later than usual, but what a year we have in store for you.  You will see below...

Academy British Masters course is launched

Academy British Masters course is launched

The Academy of Floral Art have announced a new floristry course to add to the school's portfolio, called the Academy British Masters Course.   The course was launched last week at the international trade fair for plants at IPM ESSEN, Germany, which is the world’s...

Academy students invited decorate No 10 Downing Street

We were privileged in October 2015 to be chosen by the British Floristry Association (BFA) to decorate 10 Downing Street for the state visit of the Chinese state leader who met with our Prime minster. The level 4 students created seasonal designs using UK flowers....

Academy on YouTube

Academy on YouTube

The Academy on film We, like many other business are finding that embracing film is a valuable asset, and when you come to think of it, a florists raison d'être is to create an atmospheric visual feast and the perfect medium to capture the ambiance of good floral...

California Dreaming…

California Dreaming…

The Academy of Floral Art is California dreaming because we are delighted to have been selected as one of the presenting designers at the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Symposium 2016 in Anaheim, Orange County, California. AIFD is the floristry body of...

Art and Flower Trends

Amongst the different floral genres in Britain today, there is a trend that one could say takes its inspiration from the still life paintings by the 17c and 18c Dutch Masters, enhanced with British home grown flowers. A source of inspiration that is essentially...

First Shop opening for Student

First Shop opening for Student

We our proud of our level 3 student who has just opened her first shop at the age of 18. Testimonal: “My name is Caitlin, I’m 18 years old and a former student for Julie and Tina at the academy of floral art. I completed my level 3 diploma in floristry with them and...

Student Focus

Kate Bainbridge studied at the Academy, City & Guilds Level 5 in 2012 and is now a British Master. Kate owns and runs a beautiful flower shop called: Simply Flowers in Bovey Tracey here in Devon where she offers the full range of floral designs for life's events. Kate...

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

This extraordinary event is soon to be upon us and we are thrilled again to announce that five students past and present will be taking part again this year and we cannot wait to see how they will interpret the brief: To create a 'Fantasy floral tree to celebrate the...

Academy on TV

Set your TV's to record; Julie is to make her debut on TV next week on Craft Daily TV! Julie will be showing the host an arrangement design from our book "Chic and Unique". The episode will be airing on Monday 4th May at 10.30am and Thursday 7th May at 7pm on the...

World Skills UK

We are so pleased to have three students competing in the World Skills UK official regional heats. The competitors representing the Academy were: Victoria Lawrence Turner, Caitlin Anning and Julie Champion they were asked to create: a wreath design for a party table,...

Here comes the sun….

The Academy of Floral Art has an exciting Summer ahead with lots to share with you, but first, a huge welcome to the Academy's new students, and what will be your first newsletter where we list events, the amazing achievements of all our students, and courses to help...

Autumn Term Newsletter

Autumn Term Newsletter

Pumpkins, falling leaves and fairy lights.... Welcome to the Academy and the Autumn Term, and especially to those who have joined us this September, the purpose of this newsletter is to share with you all the exciting floral adventures on offer this term with the...

Floral Crowns

Floral Crowns

Amanda Randell tutor at the Academy of Floral Art talks Floral Crown It's official, wearing flowers in your hair is trendy.  But like every Bride who dreams of wearing flowers in their hair, they are each of them unique and individual and have different ideas of what...

The right floristry course for you…

Can you find the right floristry course for you? Here at the Academy of Floral Art our courses are designed with a great deal of care around the individual at each stage of their floral knowledge, from complete beginners to British masters. So if you love...

Competitions: Where to start?

There is no doubt that taking part at RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the ultimate goal for a florist, however preparing for competitions wherever they are is a thrilling, exciting and important part of a florists CPD (Continued Professional Development). Check lists can...

Why do Florists draw?

You don't have to be Rembrandt to achieve a drawing to work by. Don't be put off if you are not artistic with a pen and pad as there are many techniques that you can use to help you put your idea/sketch down on paper, after all L.S. Lowry became famous for his stick...

Academy goes to No 10!

For the Chinese state visit to the UK, the Academy of Floral Art went through the famous doors of No 10 Downing Street to dress some tables in readiness. The British Floristry Association (BFA), were recently approached by No 10 offering the opportunity for Floristry...

Raising Money For Charity

Raising Money For Charity

n 2013 we asked ourselves what we would do if we won the lottery and we came to the same conclusion that we would want to donate money to water aid to give people easy access to water worldwide. We didn’t buy the winning ticket but we decided to do something about it...

Student Case Study

Student Case Study

Student Case StudyKate Bainbridge studied at the Academy, City & Guilds Level 5 in 2012 and is now a British Master. Kate owns and runs a beautiful flower shop called: Simply Flowers in Bovey Tracey here in Devon where she offers the full range of floral designs for...

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