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!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Our Magpie Academy....blooming beautiful!

Martin and the Magpie
New course dates 2011
Welcome to our summer and autumn classes.
We have tried to make these a bit different and what we can promise is plenty of flowers......fun.....and lots of friendly encouragement.
With all the sessions you will receive all the equipment you need, as well as some scrummy refreshments and you get to take your creations home with you.

July 18th 2011;  Floral Country Living ...10.30am - 3pm
Let your garden inspire you.
Learn how to condition and arrange your flowers and what to plant  next year for the cutting garden
All materials supplied plus lunch.
Price £65

July 21st 2011  7pm - 9.30pm
Hand tied bouquets
The mystery revealed about making the perfect bouquet.
Wine and nibbles and all materials provided.
Price £35

August 22nd 2011 10.30am - 4.30pm
Beautiful Wedding Flowers

For the DIY Bride, learn how to make your gorgeous wedding bouquet, from choosing the flowers to the finishing touches.
Also the basics of wiring for corsages and buttonholes
plus lots of other invaluable ideas from our vast knowledge of wedding floristry.
 Great to do with a bridesmaid or your Mum (or Dad!!)
All materials and lunch provided
price £125

August 25th 2011 7pm -9.30
Seasonal hand tied bouquets
Learn the joy of using seasonal flowers and creating your own gorgeous bouquet.
All materials provided along with wine and nibbles
Price £35


September 26th 10.30am-3pm

Dutch Masters

Taking our inspiration from 18th century dutch flower painting we will  look at the history of  these paintings and their symbolism and then recreate them.
For a totally different floral experience.
Watch this space as there may be another element to this course which is just being finalised.
All materials will be provided plus lunch.
Price to be confirmed.

September 29th 2011 7pm - 9.30pm
Autumn Country Floral

How to use the abundance of autumnal flowers, foliage  and feathers to create a beautiful display.
Lots of different ideas gleaned from nature
 for you to play with and find inspiration.
Wine, nibbles and all materials provided.
Price  £35 

24th  October 2011 10.30am-3pm
Decorate your table for Halloween
How many ideas can you find for the pumpkin? We have lots!!
Fabulous Halloween decorations,arrangements and wreaths with that spooky touch
With  all materials and  lunch provided and maybe a bloody mary!
Price £65


27th October 2011

All day open class
Pop into the shop and have a go with flowers in a pumpkin, a spooky door wreath and kids goody bags
Look out for more information and come and join in the fun.

November 21st  2pm - 5pm.

Vintage Planting Party.

Learn how to put all those containers to use with the start of the bulb growing season.
How to use vintage finds and make fabulous indoor displays to brighten up the dull winter days.
We will have lots of containers for you to purchase (plants and bulbs provided) or if you have your own vintage lovely to fill bring it along.
A vintage inspired afternoon tea will be provided
Price £28


11th December 2011 10.30-4,30
A Floral Christmas
Come and join in a festive day full of ideas for Christmas, have a go at making a door wreath,
garland or table decoration.
All materials and lunch provided
Price £85

We do hope that some of these classes will inspire you to have a go and have some fun too.
Space is limited so a small deposit will secure you a place.
01488 681062
All the photos are from our last wedding flower class.

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