Comparison of floral design classes between Japan and USA
All floral arrangements introduced in this page were made by our students under the instructions of our floral design teachers during real lessons in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. If you are learning or teaching flower arrangement, following information MIGHT sound interesting to you:
In Japan there are so many different schools and styles of Ikebana in
Japan. And many of them follow traditional Japanese floral art. In decent
families, learning Ikebana used to be considered one of mandatory requirements
of which skill should be earned by women preferably before getting married.
Being such situation, there were uncountable number of Ikebana instructors and
so many young ladies used to learn Ikebana. Back
in 1980's European style of floral arrangement was introduced to Japan. And
since then, many young women started to learn it rather than learning Ikebana
arts. Nowadays, "floral arrangement" automatically means
European floral designs in Japan.
only floral art but also so many cultures, food and fashions were heavily
influenced by European and American cultures in Japan. At the moment, most of
young women want to learn European floral designs rather than learning Ikebana
arts. Being such situation, many of Ikebana artists and instructors started to
modify their skills into European floral art by adopting original European
floral arranging skills. And new floral organizations and associations were
established to make this foreign floral art popular in Japanese market.
those floral organizations and associations started authorizing and supporting
European floral designers and schools back in late 1980's. This means there are
currently uncountable number of floral art classes and schools where people can
learn a variety of floral designs. Some classes specialize in Ikebana and some
in European floral arrangements. Some people are still fond of Japanese
traditional floral arts (Ikebana). And some prefer to learn European floral
arrangements. In Japan lots of people learn floral designs. And once they start
learning floral art they usually learn to the final extent until they get a
certificate of instructor or advanced course. After completing the highest
level of course, some of them start teaching floral arrangement by establishing
their own classes. The flower design teaching industry in Japan has been
growing like a snow ball especially after European floral arrangement was
introduced to Japan.
the other hand, if we take a look at the situation of the United States, we do
not find so many floral schools. Needless to say, there are not so many people
who would like to officially learn floral designs by joining a school. Majority
of American people just attend one day seminar and they do not feel motivated to
continue learning until they master floral arranging. This is the biggest
different point compared with the situation in Japan. Most of Japanese people
usually continue learning until they master floral designs once they start
In this sense, I dare say that the market of flower arranging schools in the United States is not so big especially compared with Japanese situation. Take the situation of our school (California Flower Art Academy) for instance, many Japanese students got a certificate of Advanced or Instructor Course. However there are only limited number of American students who get a certificate of Advanced Course and Instructor Course. The reason behind this is that most of American people prefer to attend only short seminar which is enough for them.
As seen from the situation stated in the above, there are so many floral design schools in Japan. Some of them are pretty big. Some of them are very tiny. Some of them teach Ikebana. Some of them teach European floral designs. Some teach both Ikebana and European arrangements. At California Flower Art Academy we offer a Wide Range of Programs and Courses from European floral designs to Japanese Ikebana, from Wedding to Funeral floral decorations. If you are interested in learning floral designs, we highly recommend you to join California Flower Art Academy where you can take a lesson of ONE ON ONE instructions based on a small group class system. You can start from Introductory Trial Budget Program at a very affordable price. Come and join us. We help you make a difference in floral art.
Here is YouTube video introducing FRESH TEN FILMS: Arranging Alstroemeria as a Topiary. Source of this video is Cactus Flower Florists. Presenter is Hilary Torfin, demonstrator of Central Phoenix Cactus Flower Store.
California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in teaching a wide range of floral designs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose) since 1990 as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo Japan). We offer hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lessons) which greatly help entry level students easily and quickly earn a decent level of skills. If you are looking for a reliable floral arrangement instructors or floral design school offering quality classes with cheap, inexpensive and affordable tuition in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo County) or Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County), why not join California Flower Art Academy ? We help you make a difference in floral art.