Course Two Details
What can the Romans teach us about sustainable floristry today?
Four Week Course
One, 1.5 to 2.0 hour session per week
Live online teaching with Zoom conferencing
Week One: Introduction
Basic introduction. We will discuss the business of floristry today.
Week Two: Roman gardens
We explore the archaeology and history of Roman gardens and consider what was grown in them and how they were designed.
Week Three: Flower crowns and garlands
We consider how the Greeks and Romans made their flower crowns and garlands. I demonstrate how we can recreate them. We also question how their methods might help make modern floristry more sustainable.
Week Four: Creating modern floral designs from Greco-Roman images
We look at images of flowers from Greco-Roman mosaics, frescoes, and sculptures and explore how these works of art can influence modern designs. We also consider the meaning of flowers in the past.
Week Five: Bonus week
This session is extra for anyone who has questions or ideas about any of the topics covered in the previous weeks or wants to show off a sustainable flower arrangement they made based on week four’s discussion.