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Flower Thinking

One Container Five Elements - August 2023 Online Course

One Container Five Elements - August 2023 Online Course

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Thinking Five Ways

An online program led by Mark Pampling - Five practical tasks and six online meetings 

Running over four months, commencing August 2023

One Container, Five Elements is an online learning opportunity led with expert guidance by Mark Pampling. It is a stimulating course for those designers, florists and floral artists who are eager to continue advancing their skills through the application of floral design knowledge to a selection of practical tasks.

As with all of Flower Thinking's programs One Container, Five Elements focuses on 'thinking' about design principles and solutions. The course involves selecting one container and creating five compositions with it, each with a spotlight on one element of design and the various possible relationships between the chosen container and the elements. Tasks will be followed by online discussions which can be joined live or watched afterwards via a recording. Tasks and discussions are spaced over approximately a 5 month period and encourage individual expression, creativity and resourcefulness.

Each task will require working within broad specifications – parameters which still allow for ample creativity and individuality. The overall approach is designed to expand your thinking so that it is applicable to a wide variety of other design contexts and tasks. Concentrating on elements and principles and their application will improve and evolve each participant's overall creative process, analytical skills and design foundations.

Learnings from the tasks can be readily applied to the many worlds of flowers – retail floristry, floral art, event design, flower arranging and floral styling.

Participants create and photograph their designs.  The images are collated, shared and discussed through the lens of various designs principles.  These discussions are formatted to be supportive and constructive, offering feedback, insight and encouragement.  The goal is for all participants to finish with a sense of increased design confidence.


Online Introduction

6:00pm, Thursday 31 August 2023

Subsequent Online Discussions

6:00pm, Thursday 21 September 2023

6:00pm, Thursday 12 October 2023

6:00pm, Thursday 2 November 2023

6:00pm, Thursday 23 November 2023

6:00pm, Thursday 14 December 2023

Recordings of discussions are released approx. 48 hours after the live sessions.

Online meetings are conducted via Google Meet.  All supporting documents, images and notes are shared via email, or file transfer services where required (e.g. WeTransfer, Dropbox).

Participants provide their own materials and devices, technology and connections to join and/or watch the online discussions.

Tasks are arrangements or free choice compositions, allowing for ample personalisation and for access to resources.

The course is suitable for people with experience at intermediate levels and above.

Participants work at their own skill level with techniques they know and/or wish to explore.

More information about One Container, Five Elements can be found here.

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