Zainab Muhana - crafting a floral moment that will last a lifetime

Zainab describes her floral style as harmonious colour palettes, that evoke a sense of harmony and balance, and when you meet Zainab that is what she is. Harmony.  It was a pleasure, much like all of our students to have Zainab complete our Career Course. She brought with her such a calming energy and vibrant smile. She is hard working and committed to learn which is why she will do wonderful things in the floristry world with her Certificate III training now complete. 

We recently sat down with Zainab to talk about her time with Pearsons and what she has been up to since she graduated. 

How has life changed for you since completing the course?   

The knowledge and skills that I learned from the course enhanced my capabilities to create things from my imagination and opened more opportunities for me. The course boosted my confidence in myself and my abilities, I have noticed difference in how I approach challenges and new tasks, completing the course has impacted my career prospects and led to new job opportunities.

Also, this course contributes my personal growth and development, like mindset, goals and outlook in life, even my relationships with others, such as colleagues, friends or family members, I’ve shared a lot of my learnings and work with them as I consider the flowers make everyone happy.

What was it about Pearsons School that made you want to study with us? 

First thing that attract me to study with Pearsons, is their flower arrangement techniques, their reputation and proficiency.

Second thing was their classes timetable flexibility, as I’m a mother of two young kids it’s too hard for me to attend classes twice a week.

What did you love about studying the ‘SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry’ with Pearsons School? 

Studying the SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry at Pearsons School was an enriching experience for many reasons. One aspect that stood out was the quality of instruction provided by the teachers. Their expertise in floristry not only helped me develop practical skills but also deepened my understanding of the art form.

Additionally, the supportive learning environment fostered strong connections with both peers and instructors. Collaborating with fellow students allowed for the exchange of ideas and techniques, enriching the learning process. The friendships formed during the course created a sense of community and camaraderie that enhanced the overall experience.

Moreover, Pearsons School's modern training facility provided access to state-of-the-art resources and equipment, facilitating hands-on learning and experimentation. The combination of traditional floristry techniques with contemporary training methods ensured a comprehensive education that prepared me for the professional world of floristry.

Overall, the combination of excellent teaching, supportive relationships, and modern facilities made studying at Pearsons School a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience.

What projects/floristry work are you most excited about or would love to work on now that you’ve finished your course? 

Well, I have two project I would like to work on:

First, Floral Artistry: Experimenting with unconventional materials and techniques to push the boundaries of traditional floristry and create avant-garde floral art pieces would be a creative challenge that I would eagerly embrace.

Second, Botanical Installations: Designing and constructing botanical installations for public spaces, art exhibitions, or even commercial settings like hotels or restaurants would be a fascinating Endeavor. These installations could range from living walls to elaborate sculptural pieces made entirely of plants and flowers.

How have you found searching for and securing work in the industry? 

I am currently working as freelancers to start my own floral design businesses on social media. Building a client base and establishing a reputation, I know sometimes it may take time and efforts, but it can offer greater flexibility and creative freedom in the long run for me.

Did you make any meaningful connections while with us?

Yes, I made meaningful connections with my trainers (Lynne, Lauren) and colleagues, I keep in touch with them asking them questions and sharing my work with them.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to get into floristry? 

First advice that I would like to give to someone wanting to get into floristry is to enrol with Pearsons school of floristry!

Second, dealing with flowers it’s a wonderful thing, you will be inspired by nature, art, fashion, and other creative disciplines.

Build your portfolio showcasing your skills and style, stay committed to learning and improving your crafts.

Do you have anything else you’d like to tell us about you or your floristry journey?

Just “craft a floral moment that will last a lifetime “.

You can follow Zainab on Instagram: @petalcraftsyd

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