Practical Learning

Education is a key activity within NAFAS and the BB&O Area.  Practical workshops provide opportunities to share knowledge and learning experiences.



2022 Workshops for Beginner/Intermediate Level Flower Arrangers 

With a focus on fun and enjoyment, a series of ‘hands-on’ workshops, aimed at beginner to intermediate level students had been organised for spring 2022. NAFAS tutors Jackie Page and Stephanie Cornell  planned to provide the expertise, guidance, and support .Sadly the sessions planned for Saturday mornings in April and May have been cancelled due to lack of demand

If you have any queries regarding opportunities for practical learning please click on  JDSE Secretary to email Stephanie Cornell.

Would you like to improve your basic teaching skills?  

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 delivering one of these courses, although maybe 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