What kind of people qualify for joining Fresh Flower Arrangement Advanced Course (designed for European arrangement) ? The easiest answer is that students who already complete Fresh Flower Arrangement Intermediate Course offered by California Flower Art Academy. Then other people will be never qualified for joining Advanced Course ?
Sometimes prospective students ask us if or not they can start from Fresh Flower Arrangement Advanced Course due to the reason that they already learned floral designs and have enough experience to skip Fresh Flower Arrangement Intermediate Course (according to them). In this kind of case, our school needs to evaluate whether such applicants are really qualified to join Advanced Course or not.
Suppose somebody did not have sufficient experience of floral arranging and try to challenge making designs of Advanced Course, both student and instructor will have a hard time each other during lessons. Namely student MAY have difficulties of making arrangement required for Advanced Course and instructor also has difficulties of teaching such students.
Therefore we will do our best for evaluating applicant's flower arranging ability. We MAY ask for several photos showing designs they already made. After that a student MAY be requested to make actual designs in front of the instructor. It depends case by case how we will evaluate applicant's ability and experience in floral designs.
Once we had an applicant who came from Malaysia. She had lots of experiences in floral designs and actually engaged in flower design business over there. She took Fresh Flower Arrangement Advanced Course by skipping Elementary and Intermediate Course. Generally speaking people who have sufficient experience in floral design and flower arranging business don't have difficulties for being qualified to join Advanced Course.
California Flower Art Academy offers Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced and Instructor Course. Besides these general courses, there are business oriented courses such as Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course, Wedding Ceremony Arrangement Course, Wedding Decoration Advanced Course. Further for people who would like to focus only on limited area of arrangements, we offer short programs focusing on a certain arrangement such as corsage, wreath, bouquet etc. etc.
Depending on the needs and goal of learning floral designs, we can make a tailor made proposal. If you would like to earn practical skills of floral arrangement and want to take lessons, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org