Course Summary

Contemporary floristry influences come from many forms of art and are governed by current styles, trends and fashion with a modern-day twist. Contemporary floristry allows for freedom of movement and creativity with individual expression, breaking away from past traditional styles of Floristry that follows strict principals of floristry design.

This course will explore contemporary techniques in floristry under the expert eye of tutor Jemima Richards. Students will discover flower and foliage types, design processes and will be able to distinguish between traditional and contemporary arrangements. 

Please note that this class is delivered at Ola Cohn Centre 41-43 Gipps St East Melbourne.

Course Sessions

Saturday, 7th December - 1 class

Session ID HVAS9403O
7 Dec - 7 Dec 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location OLO
Session Fees
$299 / $284 (conc)
Jemina Richards

Students will work on a series of floral arrangements allowing them to discover basic contemporary techniques including:

  • Understanding the difference between traditional and contemporary floral techniques
  • Basic flower care and correct flower maintenance
  • Types of flowers and foliage used in contemporary floral design and seasonal impacts
  • Working with scale and proportion and choosing the right container for your arrangements
  • How to gift-wrap your bouquet and make a simple bow
  • Design process for creating the contemporary bouquets for events or vase display for the home
  • Where to purchase flowers, foliage and sundries

This is a hands-on class where techniques and processes are demonstrated by the tutor and then undertaken by students.

Students can expect to make three arrangements during the class. Please consider this when organising transport. 

Jemina Richards' experience in corporate and wedding floristry has earned her the community vote of Best Wedding Flowers in the Mornington Peninsula, and since then she has worked on major events in Melbourne, such as Melbourne Flower and Garden Show, The Grand Prix and Spring Racing Carnival. Her wedding flowers has been featured in Channel 9’s Who’s the Bride and Melbourne Bride Magazine.

Jemina taught floristry at the Whitelaw School of Flowers and currently teaches at Box Hill Institute and the CAE.

Please bring along a towel, pen, notepad and flower snips.  All other vessels and flower materials are provided.

During the course you will have floral arrangements to transport home, please consider this when organising transport.

This class is delivered at Ola Cohn Centre 41-43 Gipps St East Melbourne. You may wish to bring your own lunch and drinks as there are not many shops nearby.

This course is ideal for the budding creative wishing to learn the basics of floristry. 

Last updated: September 20, 2019 04:37pm