Botanical Illustration for Florists

  • Have you ever wished that you could create a better drawing or illustration to show to your clients? 
  • Do you find it hard to visualise your own design ideas? 
  • Do you have a large team and need to leave them detailed instructions, and know that a visual would help?
  • Would you like to immerse yourself in something flower related that will help you to relax, focus and clear your mind?

The first of it's kind in the UK, and completely unique in it's aim, I have designed this in depth creative course with professional Florists & Floral Designers in mind. Focussing on modern Botanical Illustration techniques that can be incorporated in to your daily business practise, we will completely tailor the course to you and your business needs, ultimately leaving you feeling completely prepared and able to demonstrate your thoughts, ideas and designs to your clients more clearly.

Not only will you feel like your ideas feel more fully realised, the illustrations you will create, and leave able to create, will help land you the jobs you really want! These skills will, in short, set you apart.

PETAL's four day intensive one-to-one course begins with the pillars and fundamentals of drawing - line, tone, form, then truly learning to see and capture the essence of the Botanical Forms. We will study historical examples of Botanical Illustration - especially ones that are inspiring for modern day work - and we will delve in to some of the processes used by the Dutch Masters to create their arrangements and compositions. There will be a strong focus on photographing flowers for use in your illustration work, before moving on to designing and composing arrangements for client pitches with the techniques I have designed for use in the Floristry industry - be those large sale Urn arrangements, Bouquets, Installations or Hanging forms. The technique I have designed will be uniquely invaluable for Floral designers at all levels, but especially useful for designers working at the top of their field...

The course takes place in our Belfast City Centre studio, in Conway Mill. An historical Linen Mill, recently converted in to a vibrant arts space, you will be surrounded by history, flowers, pattern and colour and will spend four days completely lost in a world of flowers, watercolours, paint, process, blooms and fun!

As part of the course, you will receive a PETAL studio goodie box - completely tailored to your class, it will be full of beautiful art supplies for you to use while you are here, and take away with you, so that you are fully equipped to apply these new skills as soon as you return to your business.

Whilst the class is aimed at one-to-one tuition with a Floral design companies lead designer, we can accommodate small groups of up to four, if you would like to bring some members of your team on to the course...

I have been a designer for over 11 years now, and botanical illustration has been at the heart of my practice. With clients including Jo Malone London, Annie Sloan and Liberty, I would love to share with you some of the secrets in my tool bag - skills that you can apply to your business, to give you and your designs that special edge...

We would love to welcome you to PETAL studio, and work with you to hone your illustration skills...

Our four day intensive class costs £1995. Your full art kit, all lunches, snacks and refreshments are included. 

If you would like to invest in yourself, and your business, please reach out to us using the button below and we will email you with more details.


Abigail xo