Both arrangements were made during a lesson at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy
. The upper side arrangement is what is called L shaped design which is typical asymmetrical arrangement. This is quite popular. The lower side arrangement is a kind of contemporary arrangement blending European design and Japanese Ikebana art. Every beginner student usually starts with traditional arrangement which is made in a conventional way. The more design they learn and the more experienced they are, some people would like to challenge unconventional way of arranging. Namely they look for something new. In this kind of case some of them reach contemporary arrangement. The important point is they should proceed to contemporary arrangement only after they fully understand the conventional way of design which contains lots of important and basic concept.
Many of American students like something which is different from others. Namely they prefer a design like no other. This idea is pretty good and helps them develop new idea one after another. However as mentioned above, they should proceed to creative and unique designs only after mastering orthodox way of arranging.
This can be said not only on floral arranging but also on any other subjects and skills. In short, in order to enjoy contemporary arrangements, it is necessary to master orthodox way of arranging. It may not be a short cut but very important for people who have a challenging spirit. If you already have a skill of Western Style Designs, one of the ways making it possible for you to make a breakthrough towards a new type of arrangement is to adopt the way of arranging adopted by Ikebana artists.
Learning Ikebana helps you develop not only current skill but also find a new idea of floral arrangements.
California Flower Art Academy
offers programs of Ikebana arrangement as well as European designs. Depending on your taste and budget you can make a choice of your favorite program from our Wide Range of Programs
. For those who have no previous experience, we offer under mentioned seminars:
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