Welcome to Martin & the Magpie's Academy!

We will be updating this page with all our lovely and fun courses.

Wonderful Day & Evening courses with glorious fresh and scrummy florals, to decorate your Wedding & Home.

We also offer gift vouchers. They would make the perfect present for that creative friend!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

2013 Courses

At the moment all we have no courses arranged for 2013.

This is because we have other exciting projects this year so we will keep you posted about all the new things happening at Martin & The Magpie soon.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Christmas course update

Our course on the morning of the 25th November got so much interest and got filled up so quickly that we are running the same course in the afternoon as well!

From 2PM until 4.30PM we'll show you how to make (and you will be!) wreaths, garlands and table decorations!
The costs are £48 including materials and drinks & nibbles.

Book soon because there are limited spaces available!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Christmas course is a go!

After sadly having to postpone all courses earlier in the year due to the many bookings we had for weddings, we are happy to announce that our Christmas course is a go!

We've still got some spaces on the 25th of November from 9.30 AM - 12 noon.

So be quick if you want to learn to make a gorgeous Christmas wreath of a fabulous garland to adorn your home!

Price is £48 per person including materials and light refresments.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Also on a bit of a disappointing note we are suspending the Magpie Academy Courses for the moment.....if there were more hours in the day or days in the week we might be-able to fit it all in.

Our diary has filled up with functions and weddings over the last few weeks and we had to take this decision to avoid disappointing people.

Hopefully at some time in the near future we will start them again.
Thank you for your understanding..x

Saturday, 4 February 2012

New Courses for 2012!!

Vintage Spring Planting Party

March 4th 2012. ~ 2pm- 4.30pm

Fun afternoon of planting up late spring bulbs and plants.
How to use vintage containers to bring spring into your home.
Ideas for gifts for Mothers day.
There will be containers to purchase or bring your own to fill.
Vintage inspired cream tea included in price.
Price £30
(nb. Our autumn version of this course was fully booked so we may run a morning course on this day too if numbers allow).

Wreaths: They are not just for Christmas!!

May 6th 2012 ~10 am-12.30  &  2pm- 4.30pm

An alternative look at decorative door wreaths.
As many of you know we at Martin & The Magpie always have a wreath on our door to go with the seasons.
This will teach you the basics of wired or oasis wreaths and let us inspire you  to use a variety of decorative items to make a unique wreath for your door.

All material, flowers, morning coffee or afternoon tea and cake included.
Price £50

The Magpies Wedding Tutorial.

June 10th 2012 10.30am -3.30pm

For the DIY bride, learn how to make your own bouquet from choosing the flowers to the finishing touches.
Also learn the basics of wiring for buttonholes and corsages plus lots of invaluable ideas from our knowledge of wedding floristry.
All materials and lunch provided.

Price £145.

Beautiful Hand tied Bouquets ~
July 4th 2012  ~ 7pm-9pm
Also on:
September 12th 2012  ~  7pm -9pm

Learn how to make the perfect bouquet from picking the flowers to the finishing presentation.

Wine nibbles and all materials provided.
Price £38.

Autumn Country Floral

September 30th 2012   2pm – 4.30pm

A re-run of our hugely popular course from last year
How to use all of nature’s bounty in autumn to create beautiful displays for your home.
Lots of different ideas from flowers to feathers and so much more.

Refreshments and all materials provided.
Price £38

A Floral Christmas

November 25th 2012
9.30am – 12 noon
2pm – 4.30pm

Start your preparations early!!
Choose a morning or afternoon class to learn how to make a door wreath or garland or plan your Christmas table with a fabulous decoration as a centrepiece.
Come and get into the Christmas spirit with lots of festive ideas.
All refreshments and materials supplied.
Price £48.

 If you would like to book or discuss a course, please dont hesitate to contact us on;
01488 681062

or email us on;

Monday, 14 November 2011

Fully booked!!

Two courses left this year and they are both fully booked!!!

At the moment we in the progress of designing and planning our 2012 courses, which we will be putting online as soon as possible!

So watch this space!!!!

Friday, 7 October 2011


Fed up going to the supermarkets for your Hallowe'en decorations?
Want something different?
Feeling creative?

On Monday October 24th from 10.30AM untill 3PM we'll be giving our Hallowe'en course.

How many ideas can you find for a pumpkin? We have lots!!
Fabulous Hallowe'en decorations, arrangments and wreaths with that spooky touch...
All materials and lunch are provided (and maybe even a Bloody Mary!)

The price for the course is £65 and there are still a few spaces left, so be quick!!!