Floristry - Introduction

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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, plus a behind the scenes peak into the working of a fascinating and fulfilling vocation. Pick up some valuable creative skills for home, family and work along the way.

Over the six weeks students will acquire basic skills in the following:
* Knowledge of the flowers, foliages and other horticultural materials suitable for floral design
* How to care for, feed and groom cut flowers
* Understanding the elements and principles of design
* Styling and construction
* The study of colour
* The language and symbolism of flowers
* Introduction to the specific tools used in the industry
* An introduction to online suppliers
* Decorative wrapping and packaging including bow tying
* Basic information on the retailing of flowers.

Please note: You will need to supply your own flowers for this course.

Course ID BRU1530
Price $265.00 (GST exempt)
Start date Monday, 05 February 2018
Finish date Monday, 19 March 2018
Sessions 6 sessions of 2 hours
Time 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Tutor Tracey Andriolo
Location CIT Bruce
Status Module is finished.


Students may access assorted flowers and foliages from their own garden. If purchasing flowers from a retail outlet allow up to $30 per week depenidng on where you source them. You will also need a pair of secateurs.

NB: There will be no class on 12th March

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"It was interesting and gave you a great idea of what it would be like to be a florist" Anjali
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I will come again." Margaret
"Teacher was engaging and friendly. Explains techniques in a detailed & interesting way, teaches a variety of techniques. Great course!!" Celine
"Skilled and friendly teacher" Tamara

About your tutors:
Tracey Andriolo has been teaching at CIT since 2016 and has a long and varied career in commercial floristry.

Location: CIT Bruce

Address: 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce

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  • Jamison ACT 2614
  • Canberra, Australia

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  • J Block, Room J013
  • Vowels Crescent
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Bruce Campus
  • Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617
  • Canberra, Australia

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