focused on learning practical skills
Tel: 01707 873 944
Courses and Workshops for Floristry, Flower Arranging, Professional and Traditional Crafts
Gill is NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arranger Society) National teacher and travels to clubs to provide workshops at their local facility; community/ village hall.
As a NAFAS Floral Art Demonstrator Gill is a member of London and Overseas and Home Counties and travels to clubs in these areas and further afield including East of England, Berks., Oxfordshire and Bucks.; and further still for open meetings.
Gill has taken her life long investment and put it into running her own private floristry and flower arranging college to teach aspiring business owners, career changers, budding and advanced flower arrangers.
Gill's NAFAS demonstration audiences benefit hugely from Gill's combined talents where she creates designs that enthral, entertain, educate and inspire in a delivery that is refreshing and humorous.
Gill also provides free flower arranging video lessons - see picture
Why not organise a 'Double Date'? - and reduce the costs
Day 1 - Flower Club Demonstration
Day 2 - Flower Club Workshop
If your club is looking for something refreshingly different then give Gill a call on 01707 873944 to check her diary for your clubs next meeting.
Gill also provides emergency cover for other demonstrators at short notice and manages her NAFAS commitments typically two years ahead.
Pictures from 2013
Gill has been a member of NAFAS (Bush Hill Flower Club) since she was just 11 years of age and performed her first role as a floral art demonstrator at just 16. Gill feels that she was so fortunate to have discovered NAFAS that she encourages everyone who has an interest in flower arranging to seek out their nearest NAFAS flower club; 'Enter competitions and express yourself, enjoy making and creating, it is not the winning but the participating as art is subjective and if others like what you do, so much the better'.
Gill has travelled the world demonstrating her artistic talents to audiences in countries that include; Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, and to many parts of the UK and able to vary her delivery from audiences ranging from 20 to thousands.
NAFAS Demostrator since 1992
NAFAS Pre-Nationals 2015
Next available flower arranging course >>>
Workshop #1 With the Lonely Bouquet campaign approaching in May (Friday 5th May) - why not come along to this workshop at NAFAS HQ on Thursday 6th April 2017 and learn how to make 3 different contemporary, cost effective hand tieds/ structures so that you can either make yourself or perhaps teach your Flower Club colleagues. These handtied designs are also ideal gifts for friends and family; using a total of 20 roses during this workshop.
Flower Arranging Calendar for 2017 Flower Arranging Courses
Her passion evolved from creating floral designs to win competitions into a career path where she sought to run her own floral art business. At 19 Gill had secured her first qualification as a florist and her first employed position in a London West End florist; securing her first management role in her third week.
Gill continued to pursue her love of flower arranging by studying flower arranging at college in the evening; whilst continuing as a floristry retail manager by day. Such was her prowess that her college encouraged her to become a flower arranging teacher; becoming a flower arranging teacher in the evening in her early 20's whilst continuing in floristry retail by day. Gill also continued her studies in Floristry achieving the highest certification before becoming a qualified floristry teacher. Gill's success straddled these two worlds to become a further education manager and teaching both floristry and flower arranging at their highest level.
Picture inset - Gill Demonstrating at the Cuffley Hall - Macmillan Cancer Support - World's Biggest Coffee Morning - Raising £1293
What NAFAS clubs say;
Courses run in idyllic local settings which include character hotels and approved facilities in the Hertfordshire - London ⁄ Middlesex, Cheshunt, Goffs Oak and Waltham Abbey; dependent on anticipated course delegate numbers. Refreshments are provided.