Online Learning 

During the COVID crisis online events using Zoom became popular, and some may continue. For help using Zoom, or organising Zoom events see these Zoom Guides:
BBandO Zoom Guide for Participants – 12 October 2020
BBandO Zoom Guide for Organisers – 12 October 2020
NAFAS Zoom Guidelines ver1.2 201117 – NAFAS guidelines on the use of Zoom.

Online Mini Teacher Training

One of the key aims of NAFAS is to deliver education.  In BB&O we have many qualified teachers who deliver first class workshops and courses locally and nationally, but we also have many members who just teach the occasional club workshop and this is an equally valuable way of passing on our skills.  To help members deliver such small-scale teaching in a consistent and effective way, NAFAS recently developed the Basic Teaching Course.  This low key course does not lead to a teaching qualification but aims to provide the practical knowledge and skills needed to deliver club level workshops.

The BB&O Area is considering one of these courses to be delivered via Zoom.  There will be two parts: a theory section and a practical session to include a micro teach.

Students will need to purchase the Basic Teaching Manual (£5) downloadable from the NAFAS website, and there may be a nominal charge for our members wishing to attend.  If you are interested, please email  (including your name and telephone number) or phone Jane Haas on 01884 860 714

NAFAS /OCN On-line Teacher Training Course

During the pandemic National Teacher,  Irene Manson delivered several online teacher training courses.   If you would like information on future teacher training courses please contact Irene.  Note that a qualification from this will only allow you to teach NAFAS courses.


Click on the links below to access NAFAS’s YouTube Videos:
How to make a Quick and Easy Flower Arrangement for Mothering Sunday
How to make a Valentine’s Day Flower Arrangement
How to make a Christmas Wreath
How to make a Hand Tied Posy
How to make a Parallel Flower Arrangement
How to make a Flower Arrangement for Easter

Other YouTube Videos

Womens Institute – How to make a hand tied bouquet

Create Submerged Flower Arrangements

How To Make A Contemporary Flower Arrangement

How To Arrange Orchids In A Glass Bowl

How To Make A Christmas Candle Arrangement

On-Line Tutorials

Christine de Beer