Prospective students often raise questions like "Do you offer internet classes ?" or "Does your school offer online flower arranging lessons ?". Our answer is No. As of August 22nd, 2015, we are not offering online classes for any kind of program/courses.
Reasons behind our policy is as mentioned below:
(1). In order to earn floral arranging skills, students need somebody who is well experienced in flower designs and also in teaching flower arrangements. Let's call this kind of person as a professional. Such professional should provide TIMELY instructions, suggestions, advice and also corrections if a student make a mistake or arrangement in a wrong way. Otherwise a student MAY earn wrong skill and technique of floral arranging. Online education has lots of difficulties for offering such services to students.
(2).Earning a floral design skill is something like earning swimming skill. Such skill is difficult to earn from online class because students should learn how to make floral designs from the instructor who can demonstrate how to do and what to do by showing the movement of instructor's hands over a verbal explanation. This COULD be done through internet education to some extent. However, instructor is unable to touch a student's hand to show/lead actual process of manipulating the flower materials and hand of students as far as the training is done on the internet.
(3) In the internet class, students have difficulties of asking the teacher TIMELY questions and at the same time instructors also have hard time for making TIMELY advice and corrections to a student.
(4) Students can learn various things through internet education as stated below:
a. Name of flowers
b. Concept behind floral designs
c. Name of the type of floral designs
d. History of flower arrangements.
Suppose an instructor needs to teach how to handle fresh flowers in order to prolong the life of fresh flowers, instructors can easily teach in the actual classroom by using, touching and showing handling of actual water and fresh flowers. Instructor can verbally explain how to do and what to do while using floral materials and fresh water in front of students. This kind of instruction MAY be difficult to be done on the internet education. To our best knowledge, teaching floral design online MAY be easy for schools to make money, but hard for students to earn actual flower arranging skills.
Dud to above mentioned reasons, California Flower Art Academy is not offering online floral design classes. Again when it comes to actual skill and techniques for manipulating flowers, training in the actual classroom is ideal and much more effective not only for students but also for instructors than teaching on the internrt.
California Flower Art Academy
offers a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS
, all of which are offered in the actual classroom located in San Jose (Santa Clara County: Silicon Valley) and also Burlingame (San Mateo County close to San Francisco Airport). In order to implement hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lesson), we limit number of students to no more than 4 per class (typically 2 to 3 students per class). If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can easily commute to and from our school. For more information, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org