INTRODUCTION TO FLORISTRY   Learn the flower basics

Duration: 25 hours, 10 lessons

Cost:  $1,350.00 inclusive of all flowers and materials used

This course is the perfect introduction into floristry for those with no prior experience or those wanting to refresh their skills.

The art of floristry is enduring and in this class we will explore both traditional and contemporary styles, with an emphasis on natural looking arrangements. Each lesson begins with a demonstration by the tutor, followed by a workshop-style tutorial during which students create their own arrangements under guidance. This hands-on approach allows mastery of important techniques, under the guidance of a tutor, in a relaxed and informal environment. Classes are kept small to allow quality training.

This is a private course structured for those looking to gain practical floral experience without completing a Certificate II, III and IV in Floristry.  An Acknowledgement of Achievement certificate will be issued to students completing the course.

Lesson 1
Introduction to flowers.  The treatment and conditioning of both flowers and foliage. Florist tools and their uses. Create your own tied posy.

Lesson 2
Exploring different ways to arrange cut flowers for your home. (Bring a large  vase and some you have difficultly with to discuss options)

Lesson 3
In this class you will learn how to make a table arrangement. Lots of ideas to be had here!

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Lesson 4

This class is a follow on from lesson 3. Hands on experience creating a design using interesting forms in flowers and fruit. How these can set the mood for a party or celebration.

Lesson 5
How to assemble a bouquet of flowers, techniques on wrapping. Re-cap on posies and the importance of colour in Floral Arranging. Colour theory.

Lesson 6

Styling with cermamic’s

Lesson 7
Introduction to wiring, creating your very own men’s and ladies boutonnieres/buttonholes.archway 001archway 005

Lesson 8

Learning to master the technique of wiring, creating a ladies corsage.

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Lesson 9

Wiring flowers for hair decorations

Lesson 10
Review, reflection with group discussion. Create a ceramic or hand tied posy – your choice.                     A Certificate will be issued on completing the Basic Aspects of Floristry.


There are three options for participating in classes

One Week Block – Monday to Friday 9.00am -2.30pm

Evening Classes – One evening per week, usually Tuesday (over 10 weeks) 6.15pm -8.45pm

Day Classes – One day per week,  (2 lessons completed per day over 5 weeks) please check timetable for dates 9.00am -2.30pm 


Would you like to attend our Introduction to Floristry course?