Classes

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Forthcoming classes are listed below.

SUMMER BONANZA 2017 SPECIAL OFFER

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August 2017

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Courses

Time

Cost

Deposit

17th Floral Crown Workshop [Details]
Learn how to create a unique and stunning flower crown in our special summer workshops in Kew! Dip into the enchanted world of Zita Elze and design your own floral head piece, inspired by our selection of seasonal summer flowers. Materials, refreshments and nibbles included.
2pm to 3pm £50 £25
21st - 23rd Concept and Design – Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
Learn about Zita Elze’s ground-breaking methods, including channelling emotions to gain inspiration, and find out more about her distinctive creative approach to design. The course covers concept development and sketching, sourcing materials at Covent Garden Flower Market and/or an antiques fair, as well as the execution of your own original designs. This is an intensive course which consistently produces remarkable results.
10am to 4pm £2100 £1050
21st Floral Crown Workshop [Details]
Learn how to create a unique and stunning flower crown in our special summer workshops in Kew! Dip into the enchanted world of Zita Elze and design your own floral head piece, inspired by our selection of seasonal summer flowers. Materials, refreshments and nibbles included.
2pm to 3pm £50 £25
22nd Floral Crown Workshop [Details]
Learn how to create a unique and stunning flower crown in our special summer workshops in Kew! Dip into the enchanted world of Zita Elze and design your own floral head piece, inspired by our selection of seasonal summer flowers. Materials, refreshments and nibbles included.
2pm to 3pm £50 £25
24th Floral Crown Workshop [Details]
Learn how to create a unique and stunning flower crown in our special summer workshops in Kew! Dip into the enchanted world of Zita Elze and design your own floral head piece, inspired by our selection of seasonal summer flowers. Materials, refreshments and nibbles included.
2pm to 3pm £50 £25
28th Aug - 1st Sep Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
The focus of this course lies in transforming creative thought into design for a specific wedding theme. Using Zita Elze’s original approach, students create a mood board to express their theme, then develop and execute the designs. While topics covered included all aspects of wedding design, students may opt for a more individual approach to their learning, depending on their level of previous experience and the complexity of their designs. To enhance portfolios, photos of work can be arranged on request. Some students have chosen to add on location based photographic shoots. Details can be discussed and finalised during your course. Students should bear in mind that extending the course will naturally extend the budget required to cover both extra time and any costs incurred.
10am to 4pm £3500 £1750
September 2017

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4th Buttonhole Workshop [Details]
Join us in the Kew studio for a workshop dedicated to the design of elegant, painterly and naturalistic buttonholes using hand-picked flowers from the legendary Zita Elze shop. Light refreshments included.
2pm to 3pm £50 £25
5th - 29th Late Summer 4 Week Course [Details]
An innovative and inspiring course covering all aspects of floristry for beginners, distilled from Zita Elze’s extensive experience as a floral artist, designer and event organiser and delivered by her team of skilled tutors. Week by week, students develop their sense of creativity, personal style and technical ability. A résumé of the history of design launches the course together with an introduction to Zita’s distinctive vision. Students are then trained in basic floristry skills, subsequently learning more complex designs and techniques. They progress to work on pieces using Zita’s signature floral embroidery. Once these techniques have been mastered, students commence a full week which comprehensively covers all aspects of wedding design. This course is ideal for students wishing to open their own shop, or start or extend a career in floral design. Previous experience is not necessarily required. More advanced florists may prefer to book one or more of Zita Elze’s master classes.

Mondays - Fridays except Bank Holidays
10am to 4pm £5400 £2700
6th Hand Tied Bouquet – Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
Zita Elze’s technique for creating a spiral and/or vertical hand-tied bouquet is entirely personal and unlike any other. Rather than follow set rules, which tend to be formulaic and stifling, Zita’s unique methodology is inspired by emotions, encouraging a natural flow which is also informed by changing seasons and the availability of fresh materials. In this hugely popular and transformative class she reveals some of her secrets, immersing students in the fashioning of individual bouquets which are at once perfectly executed, breathtakingly beautiful and wonderfully expressive.
10am to 2pm £350 £175
7th Floral Crown Workshop [Details]
Learn how to create a unique and stunning flower crown in our special summer workshops in Kew! Dip into the enchanted world of Zita Elze and design your own floral head piece, inspired by our selection of seasonal summer flowers. Materials, refreshments and nibbles included.
2pm to 3pm £50 £25
11th - 12th Floral Embroidery [Details]
An opportunity to learn Zita Elze’s ground-breaking floral embroidery technique. Master the technique then create a design using a glass vase, fresh flowers, foliage, seeds, fruits, shells and other exciting materials.
10am to 4pm £1400 £700
13th Hydrangea Based Bouquet Workshop [Details]
Blend luxuriant hydrangeas with other seasonal flowers from the shop in Kew to create a sensational bouquet to take home. Just £50 including materials and refreshments. Expert guidance for all levels!
2pm to 3pm £50 £25
14th Buttonhole Workshop [Details]
Join us in the Kew studio for a workshop dedicated to the design of elegant, painterly and naturalistic buttonholes using hand-picked flowers from the legendary Zita Elze shop. Light refreshments included.
2pm to 3pm £50 £25
18th - 20th Concept and Design – Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
Learn about Zita Elze’s ground-breaking methods, including channelling emotions to gain inspiration, and find out more about her distinctive creative approach to design. The course covers concept development and sketching, sourcing materials at Covent Garden Flower Market and/or an antiques fair, as well as the execution of your own original designs. This is an intensive course which consistently produces remarkable results.
10am to 4pm £2100 £1050
18th Floral Crown Workshop [Details]
Learn how to create a unique and stunning flower crown in our special summer workshops in Kew! Dip into the enchanted world of Zita Elze and design your own floral head piece, inspired by our selection of seasonal summer flowers. Materials, refreshments and nibbles included.
2pm to 3pm £50 £25
21st Hydrangea Based Bouquet Workshop [Details]
Blend luxuriant hydrangeas with other seasonal flowers from the shop in Kew to create a sensational bouquet to take home. Just £50 including materials and refreshments. Expert guidance for all levels!
2pm to 3pm £50 £25
25th - 26th Floral Embroidery [Details]
An opportunity to learn Zita Elze’s ground-breaking floral embroidery technique. Master the technique then create a design using a glass vase, fresh flowers, foliage, seeds, fruits, shells and other exciting materials.
10am to 4pm £1400 £700
25th - 29th Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
The focus of this course lies in transforming creative thought into design for a specific wedding theme. Using Zita Elze’s original approach, students create a mood board to express their theme, then develop and execute the designs. While topics covered included all aspects of wedding design, students may opt for a more individual approach to their learning, depending on their level of previous experience and the complexity of their designs. To enhance portfolios, photos of work can be arranged on request. Some students have chosen to add on location based photographic shoots. Details can be discussed and finalised during your course. Students should bear in mind that extending the course will naturally extend the budget required to cover both extra time and any costs incurred.
10am to 4pm £3500 £1750
October 2017

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3rd - 27th Autumn 4 Week Course [Details]
An innovative and inspiring course covering all aspects of floristry for beginners, distilled from Zita Elze’s extensive experience as a floral artist, designer and event organiser and delivered by her team of skilled tutors. Week by week, students develop their sense of creativity, personal style and technical ability. A résumé of the history of design launches the course together with an introduction to Zita’s distinctive vision. Students are then trained in basic floristry skills, subsequently learning more complex designs and techniques. They progress to work on pieces using Zita’s signature floral embroidery. Once these techniques have been mastered, students commence a full week which comprehensively covers all aspects of wedding design. This course is ideal for students wishing to open their own shop, or start or extend a career in floral design. Previous experience is not necessarily required. More advanced florists may prefer to book one or more of Zita Elze’s master classes.

Mondays - Fridays except Bank Holidays
10am to 4pm £5400 £2700
4th Hand Tied Bouquet – Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
Zita Elze’s technique for creating a spiral and/or vertical hand-tied bouquet is entirely personal and unlike any other. Rather than follow set rules, which tend to be formulaic and stifling, Zita’s unique methodology is inspired by emotions, encouraging a natural flow which is also informed by changing seasons and the availability of fresh materials. In this hugely popular and transformative class she reveals some of her secrets, immersing students in the fashioning of individual bouquets which are at once perfectly executed, breathtakingly beautiful and wonderfully expressive.
10am to 2pm £350 £175
5th - 6th Floral Embroidery [Details]
An opportunity to learn Zita Elze’s ground-breaking floral embroidery technique. Master the technique then create a design using a glass vase, fresh flowers, foliage, seeds, fruits, shells and other exciting materials.
10am to 4pm £1400 £700
9th - 13th Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
The focus of this course lies in transforming creative thought into design for a specific wedding theme. Using Zita Elze’s original approach, students create a mood board to express their theme, then develop and execute the designs. While topics covered included all aspects of wedding design, students may opt for a more individual approach to their learning, depending on their level of previous experience and the complexity of their designs. To enhance portfolios, photos of work can be arranged on request. Some students have chosen to add on location based photographic shoots. Details can be discussed and finalised during your course. Students should bear in mind that extending the course will naturally extend the budget required to cover both extra time and any costs incurred.
10am to 4pm £3500 £1750
16th - 18th Concept and Design – Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
Learn about Zita Elze’s ground-breaking methods, including channelling emotions to gain inspiration, and find out more about her distinctive creative approach to design. The course covers concept development and sketching, sourcing materials at Covent Garden Flower Market and/or an antiques fair, as well as the execution of your own original designs. This is an intensive course which consistently produces remarkable results.
10am to 4pm £2100 £1050
November 2017

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6th - 10th SEOUL CHRISTMAS STORIES MASTERCLASS WITH ZITA ELZE [Details]
Join Zita Elze for a 5 day masterclass in Seoul covering every aspect of Christmas floral decorations. Focused on the seasonal celebrations, you will learn skills that you can apply to festivities at any time of the year. Zita’s unique teaching methods will give you insights into the best techniques while drawing out your individual creativity in new and original ways. Day 1 focuses on Zita’s special ‘Hand-Tied with Emotion’ bouquet class followed by ‘Hydrangea Embroidered Bouquet’. On Day 2 you will learn to make a ‘Classic Christmas Wreath’ and a perfect ‘Tall Vase Arrangement’. Day 3 is dedicated to making a magical ‘Embroidered Wreath’. On Day 4 you will learn to make enchanting ‘Christmas Tree Ornaments’ and dress an elegant ‘Candle Container Arrangement’. Day 5 focuses on romantic ‘Decorative Chair Garlands’ and, for the grand finale, creating a spectacular and fully dressed ‘Christmas Banqueting Table'.
10am to 4pm £3100 £1550
13th - 14th Floral Embroidery [Details]
An opportunity to learn Zita Elze’s ground-breaking floral embroidery technique. Master the technique then create a design using a glass vase, fresh flowers, foliage, seeds, fruits, shells and other exciting materials.
10am to 4pm £1400 £700
20th - 24th Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
The focus of this course lies in transforming creative thought into design for a specific wedding theme. Using Zita Elze’s original approach, students create a mood board to express their theme, then develop and execute the designs. While topics covered included all aspects of wedding design, students may opt for a more individual approach to their learning, depending on their level of previous experience and the complexity of their designs. To enhance portfolios, photos of work can be arranged on request. Some students have chosen to add on location based photographic shoots. Details can be discussed and finalised during your course. Students should bear in mind that extending the course will naturally extend the budget required to cover both extra time and any costs incurred.
10am to 4pm £3500 £1750
29th Hand Tied Bouquet – Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
Zita Elze’s technique for creating a spiral and/or vertical hand-tied bouquet is entirely personal and unlike any other. Rather than follow set rules, which tend to be formulaic and stifling, Zita’s unique methodology is inspired by emotions, encouraging a natural flow which is also informed by changing seasons and the availability of fresh materials. In this hugely popular and transformative class she reveals some of her secrets, immersing students in the fashioning of individual bouquets which are at once perfectly executed, breathtakingly beautiful and wonderfully expressive.
10am to 2pm £350 £175
December 2017

Date

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Time

Cost

Deposit

28th Nov - 22nd Dec Winter 4 Week Course [Details]
An innovative and inspiring course covering all aspects of floristry for beginners, distilled from Zita Elze’s extensive experience as a floral artist, designer and event organiser and delivered by her team of skilled tutors. Week by week, students develop their sense of creativity, personal style and technical ability. A résumé of the history of design launches the course together with an introduction to Zita’s distinctive vision. Students are then trained in basic floristry skills, subsequently learning more complex designs and techniques. They progress to work on pieces using Zita’s signature floral embroidery. Once these techniques have been mastered, students commence a full week which comprehensively covers all aspects of wedding design. This course is ideal for students wishing to open their own shop, or start or extend a career in floral design. Previous experience is not necessarily required. More advanced florists may prefer to book one or more of Zita Elze’s master classes.

Mondays - Fridays except Bank Holidays
10am to 4pm £5400 £2700
4th - 5th Floral Embroidery [Details]
An opportunity to learn Zita Elze’s ground-breaking floral embroidery technique. Master the technique then create a design using a glass vase, fresh flowers, foliage, seeds, fruits, shells and other exciting materials.
10am to 4pm £1400 £700
6th Christmas Wreath [Details]
Enjoy learning how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to complement your front door, using festive seasonal foliage and accessories.
10am to 2pm £180 £90
7th Garland [Details]
Discover how to create a spectacular two-metre garland mounted on ribbon. *Please select foliage colour, green or silver, when you book. The garland may be adapted for weddings or other special occasions.
6pm to 10pm £210 £105
11th - 15th Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
The focus of this course lies in transforming creative thought into design for a specific wedding theme. Using Zita Elze’s original approach, students create a mood board to express their theme, then develop and execute the designs. While topics covered included all aspects of wedding design, students may opt for a more individual approach to their learning, depending on their level of previous experience and the complexity of their designs. To enhance portfolios, photos of work can be arranged on request. Some students have chosen to add on location based photographic shoots. Details can be discussed and finalised during your course. Students should bear in mind that extending the course will naturally extend the budget required to cover both extra time and any costs incurred.
10am to 4pm £3500 £1750
19th Christmas Table Decoration [Details]
Learn how to make a stunning original table decoration with candles, or bring your own container to work with and create an inspirational design.
10am to 2pm £180 £90
January 2018

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Deposit

9th Jan - 2nd Feb Winter 4 Week Course [Details]
An innovative and inspiring course covering all aspects of floristry for beginners, distilled from Zita Elze’s extensive experience as a floral artist, designer and event organiser and delivered by her team of skilled tutors. Week by week, students develop their sense of creativity, personal style and technical ability. A résumé of the history of design launches the course together with an introduction to Zita’s distinctive vision. Students are then trained in basic floristry skills, subsequently learning more complex designs and techniques. They progress to work on pieces using Zita’s signature floral embroidery. Once these techniques have been mastered, students commence a full week which comprehensively covers all aspects of wedding design. This course is ideal for students wishing to open their own shop, or start or extend a career in floral design. Previous experience is not necessarily required. More advanced florists may prefer to book one or more of Zita Elze’s master classes.

Mondays - Fridays except Bank Holidays
10am to 4pm £5400 £2700
29th Jan - 2nd Feb Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
The focus of this course lies in transforming creative thought into design for a specific wedding theme. Using Zita Elze’s original approach, students create a mood board to express their theme, then develop and execute the designs. While topics covered included all aspects of wedding design, students may opt for a more individual approach to their learning, depending on their level of previous experience and the complexity of their designs. To enhance portfolios, photos of work can be arranged on request. Some students have chosen to add on location based photographic shoots. Details can be discussed and finalised during your course. Students should bear in mind that extending the course will naturally extend the budget required to cover both extra time and any costs incurred.
10am to 4pm £3500 £1750
February 2018

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Cost

Deposit

6th Feb - 2nd Mar Winter 4 Week Course [Details]
An innovative and inspiring course covering all aspects of floristry for beginners, distilled from Zita Elze’s extensive experience as a floral artist, designer and event organiser and delivered by her team of skilled tutors. Week by week, students develop their sense of creativity, personal style and technical ability. A résumé of the history of design launches the course together with an introduction to Zita’s distinctive vision. Students are then trained in basic floristry skills, subsequently learning more complex designs and techniques. They progress to work on pieces using Zita’s signature floral embroidery. Once these techniques have been mastered, students commence a full week which comprehensively covers all aspects of wedding design. This course is ideal for students wishing to open their own shop, or start or extend a career in floral design. Previous experience is not necessarily required. More advanced florists may prefer to book one or more of Zita Elze’s master classes.

Mondays - Fridays except Bank Holidays
10am to 4pm £5400 £2700
26th Feb - 2nd Mar Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
The focus of this course lies in transforming creative thought into design for a specific wedding theme. Using Zita Elze’s original approach, students create a mood board to express their theme, then develop and execute the designs. While topics covered included all aspects of wedding design, students may opt for a more individual approach to their learning, depending on their level of previous experience and the complexity of their designs. To enhance portfolios, photos of work can be arranged on request. Some students have chosen to add on location based photographic shoots. Details can be discussed and finalised during your course. Students should bear in mind that extending the course will naturally extend the budget required to cover both extra time and any costs incurred.
10am to 4pm £3500 £1750
March 2018

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6th - 30th Winter 4 Week Course [Details]
An innovative and inspiring course covering all aspects of floristry for beginners, distilled from Zita Elze’s extensive experience as a floral artist, designer and event organiser and delivered by her team of skilled tutors. Week by week, students develop their sense of creativity, personal style and technical ability. A résumé of the history of design launches the course together with an introduction to Zita’s distinctive vision. Students are then trained in basic floristry skills, subsequently learning more complex designs and techniques. They progress to work on pieces using Zita’s signature floral embroidery. Once these techniques have been mastered, students commence a full week which comprehensively covers all aspects of wedding design. This course is ideal for students wishing to open their own shop, or start or extend a career in floral design. Previous experience is not necessarily required. More advanced florists may prefer to book one or more of Zita Elze’s master classes.

Mondays - Fridays except Bank Holidays
10am to 4pm £5400 £2700
26th - 30th Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
The focus of this course lies in transforming creative thought into design for a specific wedding theme. Using Zita Elze’s original approach, students create a mood board to express their theme, then develop and execute the designs. While topics covered included all aspects of wedding design, students may opt for a more individual approach to their learning, depending on their level of previous experience and the complexity of their designs. To enhance portfolios, photos of work can be arranged on request. Some students have chosen to add on location based photographic shoots. Details can be discussed and finalised during your course. Students should bear in mind that extending the course will naturally extend the budget required to cover both extra time and any costs incurred.
10am to 4pm £3500 £1750
May 2018

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Time

Cost

Deposit

8th May - 1st Jun Spring 4 Week Course [Details]
An innovative and inspiring course covering all aspects of floristry for beginners, distilled from Zita Elze’s extensive experience as a floral artist, designer and event organiser and delivered by her team of skilled tutors. Week by week, students develop their sense of creativity, personal style and technical ability. A résumé of the history of design launches the course together with an introduction to Zita’s distinctive vision. Students are then trained in basic floristry skills, subsequently learning more complex designs and techniques. They progress to work on pieces using Zita’s signature floral embroidery. Once these techniques have been mastered, students commence a full week which comprehensively covers all aspects of wedding design. This course is ideal for students wishing to open their own shop, or start or extend a career in floral design. Previous experience is not necessarily required. More advanced florists may prefer to book one or more of Zita Elze’s master classes.

Mondays - Fridays except Bank Holidays
10am to 4pm £5400 £2700
28th May - 1st Jun Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
The focus of this course lies in transforming creative thought into design for a specific wedding theme. Using Zita Elze’s original approach, students create a mood board to express their theme, then develop and execute the designs. While topics covered included all aspects of wedding design, students may opt for a more individual approach to their learning, depending on their level of previous experience and the complexity of their designs. To enhance portfolios, photos of work can be arranged on request. Some students have chosen to add on location based photographic shoots. Details can be discussed and finalised during your course. Students should bear in mind that extending the course will naturally extend the budget required to cover both extra time and any costs incurred.
10am to 4pm £3500 £1750
June 2018

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5th - 29th Spring 4 Week Course [Details]
An innovative and inspiring course covering all aspects of floristry for beginners, distilled from Zita Elze’s extensive experience as a floral artist, designer and event organiser and delivered by her team of skilled tutors. Week by week, students develop their sense of creativity, personal style and technical ability. A résumé of the history of design launches the course together with an introduction to Zita’s distinctive vision. Students are then trained in basic floristry skills, subsequently learning more complex designs and techniques. They progress to work on pieces using Zita’s signature floral embroidery. Once these techniques have been mastered, students commence a full week which comprehensively covers all aspects of wedding design. This course is ideal for students wishing to open their own shop, or start or extend a career in floral design. Previous experience is not necessarily required. More advanced florists may prefer to book one or more of Zita Elze’s master classes.

Mondays - Fridays except Bank Holidays
10am to 4pm £5400 £2700
25th - 29th Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze [Details]
The focus of this course lies in transforming creative thought into design for a specific wedding theme. Using Zita Elze’s original approach, students create a mood board to express their theme, then develop and execute the designs. While topics covered included all aspects of wedding design, students may opt for a more individual approach to their learning, depending on their level of previous experience and the complexity of their designs. To enhance portfolios, photos of work can be arranged on request. Some students have chosen to add on location based photographic shoots. Details can be discussed and finalised during your course. Students should bear in mind that extending the course will naturally extend the budget required to cover both extra time and any costs incurred.
10am to 4pm £3500 £1750

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