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Flower Arrangement: How Macquarie Community College’s leisure courses spark creativity and save participants money

Wish it could be Spring year-round? Wanting to spruce up your home without dipping into your savings account?

Macquarie Community College’s flower arrangement courses could be just what you’re looking for. You will learn all about modern hand-held bouquets with seasonal flowers, floral gift wrapping, glass vase arrangements and more.

With a broad variety of courses to choose from, including fundamentals and seasonal offerings, the options are designed to broaden your experiences with flowers, colours and techniques. Our expert teachers will make sure that students from all levels – from beginner to intermediate to experienced – are able to bring their own special touch to their floral arrangements.

Peta Iken has certainly brought her own flare to the blossoms in her life since taking a flower arrangement course 10 years ago.

“I wanted to do something different and really let my creativity flourish. In all honestly, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did!

“Once I discovered how much money I could save by putting these skills to use for my daughter’s wedding, I was sold. I used what I learnt from the course and sourced flowers from local markets to turn them into arrangements that were exactly what my daughter was after on her special day.”

Peta and her daughter were able to save thousands of dollars by eliminating the need for external floral costs at the wedding. The results were nothing short of spectacular.

“The compliments and praise I received from guests was off the charts. Everyone was in awe of what I was able to create – some people were in disbelief they weren’t professionally arranged!”

Peta’s skills and newfound passion where ones celebrated in the office too as a member of the Macquarie Community College team – a team she had joined just prior to participating in the course.

“I love doing this. Especially as a participant so early on in my time working at Macquarie Community College. A couple of years back the program coordinator went on leave, and I was able to step in for short time as the program coordinator, I really enjoyed seeing all the different outcomes of the participants. No two arrangements ever look the same – that’s part of the beauty of it.

“I wanted to do something different and really let my creativity flourish. In all honestly, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did – and fast forward 10 years, I’m still working with Macquarie Community College and now I help coordinate the program, and I don’t plan it on ending any time soon,” Peta says.

If flower arrangement doesn’t interest you, Macquarie Community College offers many leisure skills across a range of venues in Sydney, with campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol in one of Macquarie Community College’s courses today, and discover the difference for yourself.