GUIDE LINE ABOUT HOW TO SELECT THE MOST SUITABLE PROGRAM FOR YOU
Depending upon the purpose & goal of learning floral designs or according to your taste and wishes of your favorite kind of flower arrangement, you should choose the program and course offered by our school. The undermentioned information is a guide line based on which you can make a deccision about your choice of programs:
A. Business Purpose: If your goal is doing floral business in USA such as running your own floral shops, working for a florist, becoming a floral designer and want to make floral decorating services for wedding party, wedding ceremony or funerals, the following procedures are recommended:
Step 1. Join Introductory Trial Budget Program ($98): This is a short seminar of about 2.5 hours. By attending this program, you can learn two basic designs of European flower arrangements. You can attend this program as a short seminar OR just for evaluating our way of instructions and the quality of our lesson before making up your mind to enroll in Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course.
Step 2. Join Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course ($390) By attending this course, you can learn floral designs in order to earn basic skills of typical fresh flower arrangement which are popular in Europe and USA. Once you have completed this course, you quality to join under mentioned floral business oriented programs:
Step 3. Join Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course ($298) Step 4. Join Wedding Ceremony Arrangement Course ($169) Step 5. Join Wedding Floral Decoration Advanced Course ($298).........Optional Step 6. Join Funeral Floral Design & Decoration Course ($298) * Remarks: Lessons per above 4 and 6 can be taken in parallel with 3 or independently without taking any lesson per 3. Lesson per 5 should be taken after completing the lesson per 3.
B. Hobby Purpose: If you would like to learn floral designs purely for enjoying flower arrangements as a hobby, you will have under-mentioned two options:
Case 1. You want to learn Flower Arrangement that is popular in Europe and USA: You can follow exactly the same procedures as per the way stated in the above A (Business Purpose Program). By following this way, you can utilize your skills not only for business but also for your hobby.
Case 2. You want to learn Japanese Traditional Floral Art called "Ikebana": You can follow the under-mentioned procedures:
Step 1. Join Ikebana Short Seminar Program ($98) By attending this short program, you will learn two basic designs of Ikebana Arrangement spending about 2.5 hours. You can join this program as a short seminar just for experiencing part of Japanese traditional floral art. Or you can try this program for the purpose of evaluating our way of instructions and the quality of our lesson before deciding to enroll in the official Ikebana Course introduced below.
* Remarks about Ikebana: (1) Use of skill: The skills of Ikebana Arrangement is seldom used for typical floral decoration done in Europe and USA (such as sending flowers via FTD, running your own floral shops, working for a florist, wedding or funeral floral decorations or making flower arrangement at hotels, churches etc etc). Therefore you should not expect that you can make the best use of your Ikebana arranging skill for doing floral business in the United States.
(2) Instructor Course: California Flower Art Academy does not offer Ikebana Arrangement Instructor Course. Further, none of Ikebana related programs and courses offered by California Flower Art Academy is designed for training our students to become Ikebana Arrangement Instructor.
C. Floral Design Mastering Purpose: If you really want to learn the entire range of floral arrangements so that you can completely master floral designs prevailing in Europe and USA whereby you can expand your floral art skills not only for your hobby and floral decoration business but also for running your own floral design class (for teaching western style design) as a European flower arrangement instructor, we recommend you to follow the undermentioned procedures:
*Remarks: The lessons per above 6 through 9 can be taken in parallel with learning lessons per above 3 through 5.
GENERAL REMARKS: The information and lesson fees described in this page and also other linked pages shall be subject to change without notice. If you need more specific or concrete information or have any questions, please send email to our school at email@example.com
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.