Put your creative hat on and arrange a hand-tied bouquet out of flowers fresh from Flemington Flower Market. Flowers speak the language of LOVE – be it expressing admirations or sympathy. Dr. Bibiana Chan will share her passion of flower arranging and the health benefits of getting close to Nature! Once you got the hang of it, you will be able to make your loved ones the happy recipients of a beautiful bouquet. Table Centre Piece for special occasions will be demonstrated too.
Each participant will learn about the Eight Elements of Design and create 2 bouquets of very different style (spiral and grouping). The Community Flower Studio (CFS) is a not-for-profit social enterprise to Help Youth Learn Life Skills and Found Meaningful Employment.
CFS is a COVID-19 Safe Business registered with NSW Health.
Date: Sat 17/4/2021 Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
Venue: Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert St, Chatswood (Corner of Victor St and Albert Ave., opposite the Mandarin Centre)
CFS Members: $25 (includes all raw materials: flowers, greenery, wrapping paper, ribbons, glass jars)
Non-members: $35 (includes $10 administration fees and all raw materials: flowers, greenery, wrapping paper, ribbons, glass jars)
Special concession available for youth aged 11 yr – 25 yr experiencing mental health challenges. Please contact Dr Bibiana Chan on firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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What will be covered?
- How to create a spiral hand-tied bouquet with seasonal focal flowers, complementary flowers and matching greenery?
- How to prepare (condition) the stems to extend the vase life of the bouquet?
- How to create a vase arrangement using the modern grouping style?
- How to wrap up the floral arrangements to present as gifts?
Who will be teaching?
Dr Bibiana Chan is a Sydney based florist, mixed-media artist and public mental health researcher. She graduated from her PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW in 2007. She combines her passion for flowers, arts with her mental health advocacy. Creative activities are associated with mental wellbeing. Bibiana is keen to promote a community spirit where people in the neighbourhood come together to create arts, be it a bouquet, a necklace or a piece of artwork! She founded the Community Flower Studio (CFS) with some fellow researchers and good friends in Sept 2019. Like us on Facebook: Community Flower Studio Inc or check out this Instagram: communityflowerstudio