Course Summary

Learn flower-arranging using traditional techniques. This course will introduce you to flower identification, preparation and maintenance. Students will use a mixture of flowers and foliages which are widely available and used by floral designers.

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

Ola Cohn: Artistic trailblazer and true Melbourne patron of the arts – CAE

Course Sessions

Saturday, 8th October - 1 class


Session ID HVR50207O
8 Oct - 8 Oct 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location OLO
Session Fees
$305 / $290 (conc)
Teacher
Sarah Scalzo

Saturday, 29th October - 1 class


Session ID HVR50208O
29 Oct - 29 Oct 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location OLO
Session Fees
$305 / $290 (conc)
Teacher
Sarah Scalzo

Saturday, 3rd December - 1 class


Session ID HVR50209O
3 Dec - 3 Dec 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location OLO
Session Fees
$305 / $290 (conc)
Teacher
Sarah Scalzo
  • Learn flower arranging in a variety of styles using both traditional and contemporary techniques.
  • You will be introduced to flower identification and preparation techniques
  • Learn how maintenance techniques and how to extend the life and quality of your arrangement
  • Use a mixture of flowers and foliage’s which are widely available and used by floral designers
  • Learn about focal flowers, secondary flowers filler flowers, and foliage in seasonal varieties
  • Ideas for other arrangements will be workshopped and demonstrated
  • Hands on work where you explore different techniques and find your own personal style

Participants will be able to use these skills to make arrangements at home. Course format is demonstration followed by practical exercises. Students will create up to three arrangements such as a table centre piece, a modern design and a bouquet/posy. 

The course will assist people wishing to gain skills to be able to arrange flowers more effectively for hobby and the home environment, as well as assisting them in ways to improve their practice autonomously. The course will assist people considering a career in floristry by providing an insight into the industry, though it is not designed for entry into the floristry industry.

For accredited training in Floristry, students may wish to consider courses provided by Box Hill Institute: https://www.boxhill.edu.au/study-areas/floristry/

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

Ola Cohn: Artistic trailblazer and true Melbourne patron of the arts – CAE

Car parking is limited (2 hour max).

Public transport: 5 min walk from No. 75 tram or else a 2 min walk from West Richmond station. 

  • Please bring a towel, pen, notepad and flower snips. All other vessels and flower materials are provided.
  • During the course you will have 3 arrangements to transport home. Please consider this when organising transport.

Please be advised: 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. Parking is limited (2 hour max): 5 min walk from No. 75 tram, 2 min walk from West Richmond station. 

Last updated: September 29, 2022 04:33pm