Testimonials

I have attended several course at Yolanda’s school, and found them thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend them to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and skills in floral art. Yolanda’s enthusiasm about plant material, her knowledge in floral designs and encouragement to everyone who attended made the class such a delight. I have seen myself arrive with a headache and leave refreshed, headache gone and bursting with new ideas. (Heather/Florist) Randalstown

Dear Yolanda,

Titanic Ball, 4th May 2012

I wanted to just drop you a letter of sincere and heartfelt thanks for all your donation of a raffle prize to NI Cancer Fund for Children’s Titanic Ball. We have been inundated with lovely letters and emails of thanks and appreciation for the night filled with entertainment and joy.

We have now finished our final tallying and I am absolutely delighted to let you know Titanic Ball raised just over £104,000 for NICFC! This is, by far, our single most successful event ever and one I am not looking forward to trying to top! But again if it weren’t for businesses like yours being so generous, we wouldn’t have been able to stage such an event.

I hope you take pride in contributing to our final total and also from the fact that this will go a long way to providing our vital services to families right across NI who are nursing a child with cancer.

Thank you again once more.

Warmest wishes,

Joanne McCallister
Corporate & Events Fundraising Manager

"I had the good fortune to have Yolanda Campbell as my tutor when I studied for my NAFAS Diploma. With her expert tuition and expertise I mastered all aspects of the course and my confidence has grown immensely. I have also taken a course at her beautiful home when she began her own Floral Art School which I enjoyed so much. There's always something new to learn and Yolanda imparts her knowledge unreservedly." Rosemary (Southern Ireland)

"Yolanda is an excellent Tutor. Always well prepared, and in her class we explore new trends and techniques in addition to traditional designs. She is very talented, has original ideas and designs and uses plant material in a unique way, not by copying but by personal discovery. I have had the privilege and pleasure of attending her classes which are most informative and enjoyable. The assessment of our work at the end is an additional lesson. Looking forward to future classes. With every good wishes." Marie Advanced level

"I have been attending Yolanda Campbell's Advanced Floral Design classes since September 2010. I have learned lots of new techniques and have been shown several beautiful, unique designs by our very skilled tutor, which I enjoy trying out myself.
I also attended a one day workshop on Design and Planting Garden Borders which I found very interesting and informative."
Yvonne (Fermanagh)

"I attended a one to one Wedding workshop with Yolanda and it was just so brilliant. Everything was prepared, so organised and professional throughout the whole day. Yolanda did not let me leave until I had covered all I needed to learn in order for me to achieve my goal. Her manner of teaching is excellent and so attentive and informative with handouts at the end and had plenty of homemade cooking & baking to keep me fuelled for the teaching session- must get a few receipts Yolanda! The day was intensive but so enjoyable and felt so much more confident in my ability by the end of the day and cannot wait to go back again to experience more of her excellent teaching”.
Anne-Marie (Southern Ireland)

I never thought I would enjoy a flower class so much. The students were welcoming, the teaching was second to none. What I liked most about the class was you had one to one teaching and that’s what makes this class so special. Looking forward to returning to the new session of classes.
Ann (Antrim) Advanced level

"Having been guided, helped and inspired through the three year course to pass the NAFAS course at the Dungannon College, I was delighted to hear that Yolanda was to carry on her wonderful teaching qualities in starting her own Floral Design School and even more delighted when I joined her Tuesday Advanced Class to extend my knowledge of floral material, design and manipulation of materials . From the moment we entered her wonderful, welcoming home with it's beautifully equipped studio it was a pleasure to be part of a great group of fellow travellers. Yolanda has an enviable way of making everyone feel at home and part of a family not to mention her inspirational method of teaching. Her preparation for each class is exceptional, her guidance and help throughout the class is always encouraging and the assessment at the end of the session always positive and constructive. She is able to find a nugget of artistic ability even in myself where I thought there was none. It has been a great pleasure to attend her classes throughout the last year and am looking forward to the coming sessions".
Anna (physiotherapist, Co. Down) Advanced level

"I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful courses that you provided over a very long hard winter. It certainly made it more bearable ! I learned a lot from you and enjoyed your warm hospitality. Your floral courses have enhanced my confidence and created many opportunities in my work and social life. You are a very special teacher with fantastic communication skills that makes the most difficult tasks FUN !!!!”
Rosemary (Horticulturist) Beginner’s level

"I have completed a number of courses at Yolanda Campbells’ Floral Design School and have found them all excellent. Yolanda was so encouraging to new learners that I as a novice, built up the confidence to do the floral arrangements for my daughters’ wedding venue. Yolanda prepared well for all her classes so that participants could learn and progress and, most importantly, enjoy the tasks undertaken. I look forward to further classes.”
Geraldine (Omagh) Beginners / Intermediate level

"Yolanda is a natural and inspirational teacher. Her classes are designed to tax the imagination and extend our knowledge of flower arranging. She is always fully prepared for each class and her assessment of her student's work at the end is very constructive and encouraging. It has been both a privilege and pleasure to have attended the courses over this past year and sincerely hope to attend more in the future. I wish her every success in setting up her school”.
Diane (flower arranger, Antrim) Advanced level

"I have attended several courses at Yolanda's School of Floral Design because Yolanda has inspired me so much with her skills and knowledge of Floral Art. I was amazed at how many new techniques I learned from each lesson. I really look forward to furthering my knowledge and skills at Yolanda's School of Floral Design in October 2011. Thank you Yolanda”.
Marion (florist, Armagh)

"Having been to several of Yolanda’s classes you are stimulated and motivated to put into practice the latest techniques she has demonstrated and imparted. Her love of flowers and greenery is very apparent and Yolanda puts much thought into her lessons and challenges you to experiment using flowers and foliages in very different ways. You come away after a day having learnt so much and inspired to incorporate the ideas into your own designs at home. Yolanda is excellent with beginners and the more experienced alike, leading demonstrating and explaining step by step and giving individual help when needed. She inspires you to try no matter how intricate the design and in the final critique of the day shows many more interesting ideas that you could develop. Yolanda gives everyone a very warm welcome to her lovely studio and you immediately feel at home. On cold wintery mornings a big log fire was burning in the entrance hall and tea or coffee ready to refresh you on arrival. A light lunch was also provided giving time to chat, but this never lasts long as everyone was anxious to continue their designs”.
Heather (teacher/flower arranger)

"Yolanda is a most gifted person and an exceptional teacher and demonstrator. Every week I left her class with a beautiful design; which through her guidance, I had created. The ultimate professional”.
Deirdre, (Cookstown Flower Club / flower arranger) Advanced level

"I completed a one-to–one workshop with Yolanda at her flower school covering large pedestal designs, it was very tailored to my requirements, clear instruction and advice on construction, balance and flow. I was amazed at the result. Yolanda is very welcoming and encouraging which inspires you with confidence. The hospitality was excellent, delicious home cooking throughout the day which kept the energy levels going. A really enjoyable and creative day. Looking forward to the next one”. Deirdre (adminstration manager/florist)

"In the past year I have participated in several Advanced Floral Art classes led by Yolanda Campbell. Yolanda is an excellent teacher, extremely talented and very aware of the current trends of Floral Art. Her joy of teaching is truly apparent as she achieves great rapport with her students through her teaching ability and artistic flair, encouraging all students to be innovative and imaginative. I have found these sessions, which are "master classes” "to be enjoyable, inspirational and challenging, covering many interesting skills and designs using a diverse variety of materials from glue sculptures to hogweed. I would recommend these classes to all those wishing to take their Flowering Arranging or floristry skills to a higher level”. Marjorie (teacher/flower arranger, Antrim)

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