National Teachers ** indicates available at short notice
Sheila Hadlow-Mount ** - Cornwall
I became a NAFAS National Teacher in August 2013
Having my Florist Shop for 32 years, I have had the opportunity to teach Floristry and Floral Art to quite a few students for many years. Also for 15 years I taught Floral Art in the Adult Learning Section of our local college. At our National Shows with the Education Committee doing mini teach-ins and meeting members from other areas..
Being the tutor for students in our Area and 5 students achieving the level 2 NAFAS Course was such a joy.
Julia Harrison ** - Devon
I have always been interested in flowers. When at school I was always asked to decorate the table for any invited guests to the school. I did my City and Guilds with Margaret Hallows in Torquay. At the same time doing my teacher training in Exeter. I started teaching one class to begin with and going on to ten a week. These were initially with Devon County Council and then after 25 years with them, I broke away and worked independently. I love teaching and creating new designs and passing on my knowledge. I also like to do workshop days for clubs when we can develop ideas further.
Currently Titles are Back to Basics, New Ideas, Traditional Designs and other subjects on request
Tracy Johnson - Devon
A florist with over 20 years experience and became an Area Demonstrator in 2015. She teaches Flower Arranging and Arts & Crafts as a Tutor with South Devon College and runs private classes in mosaics, felt making and various other crafts. She likes to make her own floral containers/props and incorporates her hand-made crafts into her demonstrations too. Tracy and her family are either ex-military or currently serving, so she always has some stories to tell about the comings and goings of her varied career and past life. She is also an active member of the WI and Totnes Flower Club.
Pat Penno ** - Cornwall
Being a member of Nafas for 50 years, my life still evolves around flowers. In my early days I was very keen to go further, so studied the City and Guilds Course Part 1 with Ken Willcocks, then did Part 2 with Pamela Pillar in Plymouth. I was invited to teach Adult Evening classes at Launceston College, so this took me to train for my City & Guilds Teachers Certificate. I studied for two years and achieved Part 1& 2. I have taught many Students in our Area, at Plymouth F.E.
College, then the newly formed Duchy College at Stoke Climsland. Unfortunately the City & Guilds courses ended, so Head Quarters produced the Nafas Diploma Course parts 1-3.
This I taught Part 1 in Launceston and parts 1-3 in Barstaple for three and half years. Then a higher level 4 was available which I taught in Launceston, this being the first area in the country to complete and achieve it. I love competitive work, so I encouraged all my students to enter shows, great news if they won over me they were delighted!
Edna Trudgeon ** - Cornwall
I have had an interest in gardening from an early age, and in later years enjoyed entering the village produce shows.
Encouraged by my mother-in-law I joined a Flower Club, attended floral art classes and found the courage to enter shows.
The W. I set up training classes, in their then H.Q. in Truro, this led to more advanced teacher training at Denman College where I passed the assessments.
This was followed with Adult Education Classes, two sessions per week for six weeks in the autumn term.
I then decided to take the City and Guilds course of Floral Art 730, this was over a period of three years at the Probus Demonstration Gardens
I have since taken C.&G Level four in Floral Art and Design.
Rose Joynes - Cornwall
In 2022, I achieved a certificate for the NAFAS Basic Teaching course. Having been a teacher for 34 years in the secondary sector of education, I acquired many skills which I have been able to transfer to teaching floral art. For several years, I have run workshops for beginners, taking them through the basic designs whilst also teaching them the elements and principles of designs. I enjoy passing on the knowledge and experience I have acquired in the floral art world since retiring from teaching in 2004.
Christine Harrington ** not Jan, Feb - Cornwall
My teaching aims for beginners classes also contemporary classes. There is such a wide variety to contemporary work but still incorporates the principle and elements of design which is so important.
Angela Chanter - Devon
I have loved flowers from an early age, picking them and putting them in jam jars ( deja vu. ) I joined a Flower Club in the 80's but was unable to keep it up due to work and family commitments. Now retired I am enjoying floral art again. I love walking my dogs and often return home with something picked from the hedgerows. I initially studied the OCN/NAFAS course to become more confident and professional at my own flower club when we organise practical and workshop evenings. Beginners class with and without foam. Preparing for the show bench.