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McQueens Flower School

Reopening

 
We are delighted to announce the McQueens International Flower School will reopen in London on 3rd August with a revised timetable and socially-distanced learning. The London school closed its doors in March but now reopens, following UK Government advice, with a robust plan in place to enable smaller groups of students to return in a safe and comfortable manner.

Measures taken include hand-sanitising stations, a one-way system throughout the building, a reduced number of students per class, and teaching and student welfare spaces have been reconfigured to maintain adequate distance between students and tutors. Full details of the measures taken can be found here.

Students can once again join our internationally-respected four-week Vocational Course or any of its individual one-week modules: Introduction to Flowers, Events & Corporate Design, Wedding Flowers, or Advanced Installations. We can’t wait to warmly welcome students back to the school where our expert tutors are ready to guide you in developing your floristry skills and career..
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McQueens Flower School is delighted to be reopening its doors in August. Photo - Rowan Spray
Vocational Course

Our most popular offering is the renowned four-week vocational course designed to turbocharge your floristry expertise from start to finish. During this month-long immersive floral experience, students are guided through the wonderful world of flowers with demonstrations, discussions and hands-on practical projects that have a clear progression throughout the weeks. This course has welcomed students at every stage in their flower journey, from complete beginners through to professional florists. Each of the four weeks that make up the course are modular, meaning that students able to attend these individually as well as a block of four weeks - read on for more further details about each week.

Course Dates

3rd - 28th August
7th September - 2nd October
12th October - 6th November

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Fulfil your floristry ambitions on the world-famous Four Week Vocational Course
Introduction to Flower Design (One Week Course or first week of Vocational Course)

Learn the basic building blocks of contemporary flower design with this course that focuses on the fundamentals. Students explore conditioning, buying and the operational side of the business and work on a range of designs that are perfect for gift and entertaining. The tied technique is an important aspect and students can expect a week-long exploration of the magnificent world of flowers.

Course Dates

3rd - 7th August
7th - 11th September
12th - 16th October

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Corporate and Events - (One week course or week two of Vocational Course)

McQueens Flowers has a long history creating glorious floral displays across the world, from starry-eyed events to 5* hotels. What better way then to learn all about corporate and event floristry than from those who’ve had first-hand experience. The skill level is intensified on our corporate and events course and students get an opportunity to work on a bigger scale with flowers for events and weekly contract flowers. We share all our knowledge in this fascinating sector we love to witness the progression of our students throughout this course. You can expect to learn a plethora of techniques from tall vase displays to classic candelabras.

Course Dates

10th - 14th August
14th - 18th September
19th - 23th October

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You will start at the beginning and develop a host of key skills on the Introduction to Flowers One Week course
Wedding Flowers - (One week course or week three of Vocational Course)

We have a week-long course dedicated to the huge theme of weddings flowers. The emphasis of creating flowers for weddings is in the workmanship and attention to details. We focus on the craft and exquisites detail of wedding flowers with buttonholes, corsages, flower crowns and of course a variety of brides and bridesmaids bouquet styles. Students will be guided on seasonality, colour selection and the most beautiful flower varieties to suit the occasion.

Course Dates

17th - 21st August
21st - 25th September
26th - 30th October

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Hone your skills and learn from the masters during the Event and Corporate Design Course
As well as practical floristry skills McQueens Flower School shares valuable styling techniques
Installation week - (One week course or week four of Vocational Course)

This week was previously exclusive to students on our four-week course who have attended all other three week modules. However, due to popular demand it’s recently become available as a one week course. It’s the jewel on the crown of our vocational course and the favourite week of our school tutors - creativity and innovation is really at the heart. Students get an opportunity to work as a team, apply their newly acquired technical skills and create large scale flowers for parties and events. Our tutors get the opportunity to expand the possibilities with design and indulge their one creativity. Bring sensible shoes and prime your Instagram for likes on this week-long course - the perfect end to a month of floristry education..

Course Dates

24th - 28th August
28th September - 2nd October
2nd - 6th November

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Create large-scale art pieces during the Floral Installation One Week Course
One Day Workshops

In addition to the in-depth courses, McQueens International Flower School are delighted to reintroduce a varied programme of half and one-day workshops – the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill in a relaxed and informal environment. Themes include a classic masterclass experience, Ikebana and Terrarium building - as well as an exclusive opportunity to join a small group of students learning how to create a signature McQueens Flower suspended installation.

To speak to our school team with any queries or questions about any of the courses please call: 0203 897 8259 or email flowerschool@mcqueensflowers.com

Reopening

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