The photo shows one of table arrangements made by our student under the instruction of our flower arranging teacher at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy
. During a lesson, our instructor helps and advises our student how to do and what to do. By way of this hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions our students can easily and quickly earn practical skills of floral arrangements. We usually have only 2 to 3 students per class. It will never exceed 4 students per class in order to implement semi private lesson, which is very important for training floral artist. If the class has so many students like 10 or 15 students per class (that can be seen at the classroom of local community college), students usually get a one sided lecture from instructor to students without having sufficient skill training of manipulating and handling flowers.
Now we would like to talk about a little bit about "RISK" for engaging in floral arrangements. As far as you enjoy floral designs as a hobby, you will have almost no risk because you do not need to make a big amount of investment or you don't have to start your own floral business such as running a floral shop, offering wedding floral decorating services etc. etc. Namely as far as you do floral designs strictly as a hobby, you are almost risk free.
And you don't have to worry about the worst case where you lose your money or you cannot recover big amount of investment for starting your floral business.
As a matter of fact, we have been teaching wedding floral decoration to many students who want to earn skill of wedding floral arrangements. And we find our graduates are actively engaged in running their own floral shop, offering wedding floral decorating services, engaging in doing event or flower arrangements OR offering their own floral design classes. Even if they engage in floral business, as far as they do not make a big amount of investment from the first beginning stage, they do not have to suffer from continuous loss and deficit. However some people do not feel excited if they do not take aggressive action for starting floral business. They started floral shop by borrowing a big amount of money from an investor. In this kind of case, it takes long time to pay off the debt. If the shop management is not well done, they cannot reach the break even point.
Again getting back to people who do floral arrangement only for enjoying it strictly as a hobby, they are free from a big risk of suffering from a loss or deficit.
In this sense they can rest assured and they feel easy and happy with what they are doing. As mentioned in the above, some people do not feel excited if they do not take action to challenge doing their own business. It is fully up to you which way you go. Not only in the field of floral business but also in case of regular business, some companies are successful by making a big investment from the first beginning stage. In this case, the business plan and corporate management must have been done in a very professional and successful manner. You cannot get a big success unless you take action for running a risk. Again it is fully up to you whether or not you learn floral designs for business and you actually take action of starting your own floral business in your risk.
The reason behind above comment is we are sometimes asked by prospective students whether or not they will be successful in floral business if they take lessons
at California Flower Art Academy. We specialize in teaching fresh flower arrangements from European design to Japanese Ikebana, beginner to professional levels and wedding to funeral decorations whatsoever. However as of today we do not offer any programs for students to learn floral shop management or how to do flower arranging business.
Therefore if they need to learn shop management or some other things necessary to run a floral shop, they need to take following actions:
A. To get a job at a floral shop to learn how to operate a floral shop after earning flower arranging skills. (You can work as a volunteer, intern or as an employee).
B. To join a school to learn floral business. As far as we know, GWC (Golden West College)
offers programs of floral designs and also floral shop managment).
California Flower Art Academy
offers a Wide Range of Programs
from which you can make a choice of your most favorite course depending on your budget, taste and goal of learning flower arrangements. If you have no experience in floral designs, we recommend you to join following programs:
For business people who cannot join weekday or daytime lessons, we offer Weekend Class
and Evening Lesson
as well. For more information, please feel free to contact email@example.com
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California Flower Art AcademyRSS
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.