I love to learn new skills – especially creative ones! So a couple of months ago I attended the ‘Flower Arranging’ course held at the North Sydney Community Centre. The course cost $120 plus an additional $50 for the beautifully arranged, fresh flowers that we took home on the day.
We learned how to arrange chrysanthemums onto an oasis (a green, sponge-like object that is apparently very bad for the environment). It was so meditative to quietly cut and arrange the flowers – I really felt like I was using a different part of my brain (instead of the boring logical/mathematical part that I use for work!).
Sadly I had to leave after lunch so I missed the last session on table arrangement. All in all, though, it was a great morning of fun and I had beautiful flowers for a whole 2 weeks afterwards!
North Sydney Community Centre also have a great range of Adult Courses and the center is easily located near the Stanton Library.
220 Miller Street, North Sydney