So, last week I was delighted to attend a Styling & Presentation course at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers.
The course was run by Gillian Wheeler, the Principal, and her husband Alan who used to work at Liberty.
Having gathered together a few items, Alan who’s pictured below showed us how to group them, starting with the largest item first.
He explained how important it was to style the objects with a range of stepped-down levels, like a New York skyline.
It was then our turn and you can see my first attempt in the image on the right.
Then in pairs, we were given a colour theme and had to collect items from around the academy to arrange.
Here’s our finished display below…with and without a complementary background.
Created by two of the other attendees is this lovely composition with a yellow colour theme.
And Alan’s beautiful ‘white’ arrangement.
We were then asked to create an image which would be suitable for a magazine cover, using a department store bag and a bunch of tulips.
And here’s my arrangement below…
It really was a fun day. I learnt a lot and feel it’s helped my confidence in choosing and styling objects for my photos for Flowerona.
The course would be very useful for florists who have a shop window which they need to style or if they’re exhibiting at a show.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)