About this course
This introductory course offers a window on the world of commercial floristry. It covers basic skills in hand tying, wiring for special occasions as well as design. Pick up some valuable creative skills for home, family and work along the way.
Materials Required: PLEASE NOTE: NO CLASS 9 MARCH (Canberra Day)
You will need to bring your own assorted flowers and foliage each week. These can be sourced from your own garden or purchased. If purchasing flowers allow at least $30 per week for materials. For week 1 you will need
- 1 type of large-medium sized flowers, such as lilies, banksias, dahlias, gerberas.
- 2 types of medium to small flowers, such as roses, spray roses, tulips, chrysanthemums/daisies, freesias.
- 2-3 types of foliage – small leaves, not large. Such as eucalypt, nandina, camellia.
Bring a range of flowers shapes – round, flat, tubular, long etc.
You’ll also need to bring a pair of well sharpened secateurs along with you.
A full program will be sent to you a week before the course starts.
Additional Information: The tutor for this course is Narelle Phillips. Narelle combines a background in Visual Arts, with a love of unusual flowers and plant materials. Narelle has been teaching with the Department of Horticulture and Floristry at CIT. She also operates her own floristry business - brave botanics - from her home-based studio.