Workshops

Every first Saturday of the month from 10.00am, PACC in Cessnock, NSW is the place to be for a 3 hour practical class called “Design In A Box”.

International award winning designer and local Cessnock resident, Kim Baillie, will guide you through making your very own floral creations to take home after the class. In addition, there will be design challenges in which you can participate as well as preparation for local competitions if you are so inclined!

Every month Kim will provide a floral design demonstration using the technique that will then be taught to attendees. Each month is a different project with techniques to be learned in a practical “hands on” workshop.

All materials and tools will be supplied in your “design box”. Everything is yours to take with you at the end of the workshop. The investment for enjoying 3 hours of floral design is just $20, payable at the time you book your place here on the website.

The next session (Saturday 1 June 2024) is titled “Scent-sational”. We are going to explore a fabulous array of scents and flowers to combine in a floral arrangement. Bookings open here on Thursday 16 May.

Here is the programme for the remainder of 2024 –

1 June 2024Scent-sational
Exploring scent and flowers for a fabulous design.
13 July 2024Edible Florals
Make a table centrepiece that you can eat!
3 August 2024Textural Extravaganza
Focusing on unusual textures and thinking beyond flowers
7 September 2024Foraged and Found
Emphasize sourcing from nature or repurposed items
5 October 2024Floral Wearables
From flower crowns to flower rings and everything in between
2 November 2024Modern Minimalist
Focus on clean lines, sculptural elements and a limited colour palette.
7 December 2024Upcycled Wonders
Recycling/upcycling; designs for Christmas/New Year

You’ll be getting individual tuition from an international award winning floral designer (Kim has also been awarded the Ann Williams Clark Medallion of the Garden Clubs of Australia as well as the President’s Medal from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW/Sydney Royal Easter Show).

There is a limit of 15 per session so you can all get individual help with your project/s on the day.

Want to see what gets done? Here’s some of the demonstration sections of the session so far. After the demonstration, everyone gets to learn the techniques with step by step instructions from Kim.


The sessions below were completed in 2023 over 20 consecutive weeks. Those who attended were keen to continue – which has resulted in the monthly sessions planned for 2024.

9 August 2023Floral Gift Topper: Create three special additions for the gifts you give
16 August 2023Floral wreath: Create two beautiful wreaths using fresh or dried flowers.
23 August 2023Flower crown: Make two charming flower crowns using various blooms and greenery.
30 August 2023Bookmarks: Make two bookmarks, one for everday use and one as a presentation on a book for a special gift.
6 September 2023Living cards: Design greeting cards that contain fresh flowers.
13 September 2023Flower bouquet: Create a stunning bouquet and a posy of flowers using different types and colors.
20 September 2023Flower bracelet: Make a bracelet and a wrist corsage using small flowers
27 September 2023Flower napkin rings: Craft decorative napkin rings using small flowers and ribbons.
4 October 2023Floral centerpiece: Design a captivating floral centerpiece for a table or event.
11 October 2023Flower hairpins: Create elegant hairpins with flowers.
18 October 2023Floral garland: String together fresh or dried flowers to create a delightful garland.
25 October 2023Flower coasters: Make coasters by combining flowers and cork
or other bases.
1 November 2023Flower fascinator: Make a fascinator to wear to your next party.
8 November 2023Floral candle holder: Repurpose a candle holder for a floral arrangement
15 November 2023Flower mobile: Assemble a hanging mobile with flowers and lightweight materials.
22 November 2023Floral frame: Decorate a plain frame with flowers and other embellishments.
29 November 2023Flower headband: Craft a floral headband ready for the party season
6 December 2023Floral embroidery hoop art: Using an embroidery hoop to make a freestanding floral arrangement.
13 December 2023Floral wreath door hanger: Craft a floral wreath to hang on your front door.
20 December 2023Flower-inspired jewelry: Design earrings and necklaces using small flowers.

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