We are often asked by prospective students about whether or not we are teaching operation of floral shop. We guess what this question means if our students can learn following things at California Flower Art Academy:
1. How to take care of customers
2. How to deliver flowers
3. How to do business through FDA
4. How to take care of fresh flowers
5. How to make advertisement
6. How to do inventory control
7. How to do cash flower management
Our answer to above question is No except for item 4 above. Our school focuses on floral arrangement. And we specialize in training floral artist. Students who graduate from our school will have a decent floral design skill with which they can work as a floral artist. Through day to day lessons, students can learn how to handle fresh flowers and how to prolong the life of fresh flowers. But all the things mentioned above 1 through 7 (except 4) do not fall in the category which floral design school usually teaches to students. One of possibilities for learning these things MAY be working at a floral shop and through OJT (on the job training) at a floral shop, they COULD earn knowledge required for running a floral shop.
If you are planning to open your own floral shop after earning flower arranging skills, we recommend you to join the class where they teach how to do floral business or work as an intern for a florist. Of course if you get a full time job at a floral shop, it is the most ideal way for becoming familiar with business operation of florist.
California Flower Art Academy
offers a Wide Range of Programs
in order to satisfy a variety of requirements from a lot of students. Students can make a choice of the most favorite course depending on their taste, budget, purpose and goal for learning floral arrangements. If you are a pure beginner, you can start from under mentioned programs:
Classes are offers every week in San Jose (Santa Clara County: Silicon Valley) and Burlingame (San Mateo County close to San Francisco Airport). Those who are busy during weekdays or daytime can join Weekend Class
or Evening Class
. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley, you can commute to and from our school. For more information, please contact email@example.com