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Sydney Flower School

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We are a bunch of passionate flower folk who have come together to spread our love of floral design and to share our skills and industry knowledge by offering a range of one-off lifestyle classes + 6 week floral styling short courses + industry related courses for floral & event professionals.

It is our ultimate aspiration that our flower school become Sydney’s premier informative, inclusive, inspiring, supportive, collaborative, creative go-to space for all floral loving folk.

The school is currently based on-site at Sydney Markets, Flemington – a hop, step and jump away from our happy place... Sydney Flower Markets!

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      • Floral Event Management

        Sydney Flower School is excited to announce the second offering of our Floral Event Management Course, as an opportunity for students to be involved an annual, ‘real-lfe’ industry event.

        Starting on Sunday 15th July 2018 the Floral Event Mangement course will run over 3 months, with classes being held on a fortnightly basis, & culminating in the installing of floral displays for Rivendell Flower Show.

        The course gives each participant the opportunity to work as part of a real-life project team. These classes will cover everything required to design, plan & manage – not only the Rivendell Flower Show – but any large floral event of similar calibre.

        RIVENDELL FLOWER SHOW (www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/Concord/RivendellFlowerShow)
        Due it’s outstanding inaugural success in 2017 the Rivendell Flower Show will be held again, for the 2nd year, on Saturday 6th + Sunday 7th October 2018.

        This is a public, community event showcasing floral + landscape designs, hosted in the unique heritage Thomas Walker Estate (in Concord) over one glorious weekend. The Estate has been the previous location for Lex Luthor’s mansion in Superman Returns and was included in Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby.

        The Rivendell Flower Show is a combination of floral displays, floral gardens, pop up workshops & demonstrations with special guest appearances by some of Australia’s best gardening & floral personalities.

        Sydney Flower School will again be designing, planning, constructing and dismantling all the floral displays on the Front Entrance of the building as well as in both the Entrance Hall & glorious formal Ballroom of Rivendell.

        Session 1: Sunday 15 July (3 hours)
        Attend Rivendell on-site visit and receive and interpret the client brief

        Session 2: Sunday 29 July (4 hours)
        Planning the design

        Session 3: Saturday 11 August (8 hours)
        (am) Attending a tour of the flower market and visit to sundries supplier / Costing & budgeting
        (pm) Attending a skills class & discussing construction details + requirements

        Session 4: Sunday 26 August (8 hours)
        Logistics and on-the-day event management

        Session 5: Sunday 9 September (6 hours)
        Revisit site + review & confirm logistics

        Session 6: Sunday 23 September (4 hours)
        Event briefing

        Sessions 7 + 8: Wednesday 3 + Thursday 4 October (9 hours both days)
        Hands-on preparation days

        Sessions 9 + 10 + 11: Friday 5 – Sunday 7 October
        Bump in on Friday &/or Bump out on Sunday (after 3pm)
        Onsite management of displays on Saturday &/or Sunday (1/2 day mandatory)

        All students who attend this exciting Event Management class will also have access to a closed Facebook ‘Events’ group hosted by Sydney Flower School, which will give students the opportunity to work together as a team, discuss ideas and communicate their plans outside of class time.

        And if all of this isn’t exciting enough, all participanting students receive:
        - Course content notes
        - Sydney Flower School apron
        - Sydney Flower School tote bag
        - Equipment kit
        - Professional photos of the event work and event for your portfolio
        - Certificate of completion
        - Volunteer entry pass into the event for one day
        - Contact list of all vendors used

        - This class is open to anyone interested in floral design / event styling. You will ideally have some experience with floral design &/or have attended a previous class/course with us.
        - Students are not required to bring or supply any florals, materials or equipment.
        - For Work Health & Safety purpose we request all students wear fully enclosed comfortable footwear for the duration of all sessions.

        $2500 incl GST
        The course cost not only includes all course materials, flowers and sundries but the shared knowledge + know-how of respected industry professionals, the invaluable experience of working on a real-life floral event and learnt skills required to plan and execute future events that you, as a trained Floral Events Manager, will be able to offer your future clients.

        Special Payment Plan Options
        We would hate for you to miss out on attending + participating in this one-of-a-kind Event Management course, so please don’t hesitate to call & speak to either Judith or Kylie regarding a personlised payment/installment plan :)

      • Floral Table Runner / Garland for Events

        In this 2.5hr class you’ll gain all the construction skills and handy tips on how to create one of these stunning fresh floral & foliage runners for placing down the centre of a long table for any celebration. This design can also be used as a hanging garland or for placing over a fireplace or along a side table or dresser as part of the room styling.

        As this is a major piece we’ll show you ways the design can be prepared in advance. It’s a great group activity where you can involve friends and family to join in the preparations for the event – more hands make light work! So why not organise to bring a friend/s then leave it to them on the day.

        This is a design that could cost $1000 or more from a professional & you could make it yourself for around a third of that. What a spectacular addition to your event... & you get bragging rites!

        - This class is open to anyone interested in learning this specific floral design. You do not have to have any design experience to enrol in this class. In fact, most people who take our classes have no experience.
        - Students are not required to bring any florals, materials or equipment.
        - For Work Health & Safety purpose we request all students wear fully enclosed comfortable footwear.
        - All floral content & materials are all included in the cost of the class & are to be taken by the student upon completion of the class.
        - Classes are limited to 12 students & require a minimum of 4 participants to proceed. You will be contacted should enrolments not meet the minimum required number & a transfer to a future date or credit note will be offered.

      • Wedding Bouquet in Easy Bouquet Holder (Bridie)

        This fabulous under-utilised florists sundry item has had bad press in the past due to time labouring construction techniques. We’re on a mission to show the next generation how to use it correctly, using simple & fail proof techniques.

        In this workshop we’ll demonstrate and you’ll create your own beautiful trailing bouquet using the latest simple and secure techniques for designing ANY style wedding bouquet in this easy to use bouquet holder... you will never have to fully wire another bouquet!

        It’s perfect for those with no previous experience and especially those who want to re-skill with this product. We promise to show you fast fail proof techniques for creating a bouquet that will stay fresh for days due to its wet foam water source. Anything from small posies to large multi trailing bouquets – and all designs in between can be created in this fabulous easy to use holder.

        Cost $195 incl all flowers and materials. Note: all Sydney Flower School courses & classes require a minimum of 4 participants to proceed.

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