The photo shows a floral design made by our student under the direction of our floral design instructor. It was made during a real lesson of California Flower Art Academy
We are asked by prospective students if our school teaches floral shop management. Answer is unfortunately "No". Our school focuses on teaching fresh flower arrangement and not engage in teaching shop management. If they would like to learn flower shop management, there MAY be three ways as mentioned below:
1. Learn at a college offering lessons of floral design and shop management.
2. After learning floral arrangements, work at a floral shop as an intern to learn
shop management and also to verify what they learned from instructor about floral designs.
3. After learning floral designs, get a job as a floral designer at a floral shop to learn shop management and also to brush up on their floral design skills they learned from instructor. This is OJT (on the job training).
The most ideal way is to learn at a college and after graduation, working for a floral shop and verify what they learned at a school through actual field work at a shop. The disadvantage of this way is tuition at a college is sometimes expensive and it takes a lot of time to complete all the requirements for graduation.
Regarding other two ways, they take some lessons about floral arranging and after earning a certain level of floral designs, they work for a floral shop where they can learn shop management. In either way (above 1, 2 or 3), it is ideal to take lessons of flower arrangements. Quite frankly speaking, we know many of floral shop owners say it is not always necessary to got to school for learning floral designs and shop management. Yes, as a matter of fact, we can find many people who are actually engaged in running flower shop without getting any official lesson not only for floral arrangements but also for shop management. As far as you engage in selling cut flowers and simple floral decorations, you do not have to make a big deal of spending lots of time for learning fresh flower arrangements. As for shop management, there are many people who can run floral shop among resourceful people who are business savvy people.
However if you are planning to offer wedding, funeral, corporate or big event flower decorating services, it is much better to take official lessons of flower decorations.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is YouTube video introducing Flower Business Management DVD Lesson Preview. The source of this video is CEV Multimedia
. Demonstrator is Kelly Marble,