Start with imitating designs made by your instructor
These floral arrangements were made by our students under instructions of our flower design teachers during real lessons in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy.
When learning flower arrangements, everything starts with imitating the arrangements made by instructor. Namely students should follow examples of arrangements created by their teachers, which is the initial step for earning floral design skills. After taking a look at what instructor does, students do the same thing. If they do anything wrong, their instructor points out what is wrong.
In order to implement this way of training, it is necessary to make interactive communication. If there are many students, it is difficult to do this way. Judging from our past experience, once number of students exceed 4 per instructor, training of ONE ON ONE instruction is difficult. So we always limit number of students to no more than 4 per class (typically 2 to 3 students).
In case of lecture system lesson in a mass production class where there are many students, it is so difficult to do hands on training and each student cannot be well taken care of by one instructor. Students need to learn not only the theory but also on the practical skill.
The theory and concept behind design COULD be learned from a book or internet. However earning actual arranging skill needs hands on training with interactive communication with instructor. If you want to earn practical skills, why not join us ? Students with no experience are recommend to join following programs:
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.