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SHAPE & FORM £85

Shape & Form is the first of our 'Designing with Flowers' classes - a series covering the essential building blocks to creating beautiful, naturalistic designs with seasonal materials and foam-free mechanics.
Flower arranging lesson Photo Aesme Studio

Videos

Beautifully curated filmed demonstrations and documentary style footage. Please note all video content is pre-recorded, there are no live sessions. English subtitles are available.

  • An introduction to shape and form in flower arranging

  • On the farm - choosing seasonal materials and plant profiles

  • Identifying botanical shapes and their uses in flower arrangement

  • Full demonstration of a dramatic, sculptural arrangement

Class Notes

Over 50 pages of extensive resources including an exploration of shape and form, cut flower profiles, recipes, practical tips on mechanics and much more. All PDFs are downloadable and yours to keep for future reference.

  • Materials - flower shapes and forms and their uses

  • Our favourite seasonal materials by shape

  • Arrangement shapes in naturalistic floral design

  • Using sustainable mechanics

  • Step by step arrangement recipes and photo journals: tall line design, curvy bowl and asymmetric urn

  • Top tips, editing arrangements and what to do if it ‘all goes wrong’!

  • Learning by observation and finding inspiration

For flower arrangers worldwide

  • Home flower arrangers

    Who love flowers and plants, grow or buy flowers for the home, enjoy arranging flowers and are interested in gaining an understanding about the theory behind floral design

  • Florists and designers

    Those looking to learn more about the theory behind naturalistic design and how to take a seasonal and sustainable approach in their work, from amateur to experienced levels

  • Cut flower growers

    Wishing to develop arranging skills, learn more about the uses of materials in design work or looking to combine growing flowers with designing for weddings and events

Who teaches this class?

Alex Nutting and Jess Lister, the founders of AESME STUDIO! We specialise in using seasonal materials and sustainable techniques, designing with flowers grown on our flower farm in Hampshire for large-scale weddings and events in London and across the UK. We have been running sell-out classes at our Flower School in West London since 2017 to students from all over the world, as well as teaching workshops overseas in Asia and Europe.
Alex and Jess Photo Aesme Studio

What can I expect?

Professionally produced video content with documentary footage of Alex and Jess designing in the studio and demonstrating techniques. Beautifully written and informative class notes with inspirational imagery. All PDF materials are downloadable and yours to keep for future reference. Please note all video content is pre-recorded, there are no live sessions. English subtitles available.
Flower farm Photo Aesme Studio

What will I learn?

Aesme Studio's creative process and the theory behind how we design for events - from selecting seasonal flowers and foliage to creating arrangements in a naturalistic style using sustainable 'foam-free' techniques. How to utilise a basic toolkit of design principles effectively, without feeling restricted by rigid rules, helping you to create beautiful and harmonious arrangements that express your individuality as a designer.
Flower arranging class Photo Aesme Studio

How do I enroll?

Create an account with a unique Username and Password, then simply select the class or classes you wish to purchase! After enrolling you will be able to log in to your account any time, from any device, with access to all the class materials. You can work through the class entirely at your own pace and revisit it whenever you like.
Flower studio London Photo Aesme Studio

Full Class Breakdown

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Film | Introduction

    • Class Notes | Shape & Form

    • Class Notes | Finding Inspiration

  • 2

    Materials

    • Film | Materials

    • Class Notes | Materials

  • 3

    Process

    • Class Notes | Arrangements

    • Film | Design Process

    • Class Notes | Bowl Arrangement Recipe

    • Class Notes | Pyramid Arrangement Recipe

    • Class Notes | Urn Arrangement Recipe

    • Class Notes | Editing

    • Shape & Form Feedback Form

Read reviews from our students

5 star rating

Very helpful

Laura Hendriksen

This class will give you the basics you need to start making your own arrangements. It encourages you to try things out and to find your own style. You can g...

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This class will give you the basics you need to start making your own arrangements. It encourages you to try things out and to find your own style. You can go back to it whenever you want if you need to fresh up your memory. If you would like to make your own arrangements but don't really know how to start or where to begin, than this will give you the guidance you need to give it a go.

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Shape and Form

Camilla Williams

This was such an inspiring course. I loved every bit of it.

This was such an inspiring course. I loved every bit of it.

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5 star rating

Essential for beginners

Soo Jin Kim

It really captures how Aesme does what Aesme is known for - the airy, delicate and meadow-feel shapes. As my earlier influencers were more flower-heavy and ...

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It really captures how Aesme does what Aesme is known for - the airy, delicate and meadow-feel shapes. As my earlier influencers were more flower-heavy and lush, this less-is-more approach was fresh, new and complementary to what I tend to do. Overall, helpful, insightful and a great foundation for me.

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