You want to be a floral designer OR floral shop owner ?
These flower arrangements were made by our students under instructions of our floral design teachers during real lessons in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy.
From person to person, the goal of learning flower arrangements is different. Depending on the goal of each student, the way of approach to learning flower arrangements MAY be different. If your goal is to become a floral design instructor by offering your own classes, it is mandatory to completely master a very broad range of floral designs not only regarding the concept and knowledge on floral designs but also skill and techniques for handling/manipulating the elements of flowers and other plants etc. Also a very high level of skill is required to become an instructor.
If your goal is running a floral shop mainly for selling cut flowers and simple floral designs, the most important factor is you are business savvy rather than having a very high level of flower arranging skills.
There are many people who are running a floral shop without getting official floral design lessons although they CAN be in a better position to win the competition by having a better arranging skills.
If your goal is offering a wedding flower decorating services, another way of approach can be considered. Namely you should concentrate on flower arrangements specifically designed for wedding parties and ceremonies after earning basic flower arranging skills.
There are so many types of wedding flower arrangements from wearable ones such as bouquets and pomanders etc to guest table arrangements as well as ceremony aisle decorations etc etc. Since wedding flowers dominate high percentage of total flower market, if you successfully penetrate this market, you MAY be able to enjoy lucrative business.
As mentioned above, some people are running floral shop without taking official flower arrangement lessons.
Although the symmetrical arrangement (the upper side pink design on the right) COULD be made by a resourceful person even without training by an instructor, asymmetrical arrangements (the second and third one) cannot be made so easily without taking lessons.
If they are resourceful and skillful, they can "DIY" to some extent. However once they would like to make a highly sophisticated arrangements that are used for corporate decoration or wedding parties, it is better to learn from an experienced instructor. In order to satisfy various needs from our students California Flower Art Academy offers a Wide Range of Programs from simple and easy interior home decoration to high end corporate arrangements, wedding to funeral decorations AND beginner to professional levels.
Below is YouTube video introducing How to Make a Wedding Flower Arrangement : How to Add Flowers to Floral Foam presented by Greg Harem, owner of Palm Springs Flower Mart. Video source is expertvillage.
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.