| ||What we offer |
California Flower Art Academy is pleased to offer a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS from which students can make a best choice of their most favorite course by well considering their own private schedule, purpose, goal and budget for learning flower arrangements. If you have no idea about which program/course can satisfy your needs, please visit COURSE SELECTION GUIDE or just contact our administrative office at email@example.com
| ||European Floral Arrangement |
California Flower Art Academy has been teaching European floral arrangements and Japanese traditional floral art called Ikebana. Since many students want to make the best use of floral arranging skills for doing floral business soon after completing a course or in the future when situation allows, we offer classes of European arrangement in addition to Japanese Ikebana.
While the skill of making Ikebana arrangement is seldom used for doing floral business in the United States, the skills of European flower designs are widely adopted in various floral businesses such as running a floral shop, working for a florist/working as an independent floral designer, offering wedding and funeral floral decorations or having his/her own flower arrangement classes.
| ||European Floral Arrangement-II |
European floral arrangement is designed with elegant, graceful and detail oriented concept. Compared with American style, the size of most European designs is compact. Due to these reasons, European flower arrangements are widely accepted in Japanese floral design industry. This does not mean European flower decorations are not popular. Because of their graceful beauty, they are widely used in America as well.
Also European floral arrangements can be used not only for doing floral business but also for making domestic home decorations. If you are interested in learning European floral arrangements, California Flower Art Academy
can help by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions.
The entire range of programs and courses offered by California Flower Art Academy can be found by CLICKING HERE
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| ||Japanese Ikebana Arrangement |
Ikebana is a Japanese traditional floral art that has a long history. Due to Japanese unique culture, Ikebana has unique and creative arrangements that are totally different from European or American style of floral designs. As seen from the following pictures showing some examples of Ikebana arrangement, the atmosphere, the way of arranging and also the shape of design look different from European floral art.
California Flower Art Academy offers very AFFORDABLE programs focusing on Ikebana arrangements as introduced below:
Ikebana Short Seminar Program
Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course
Ikebana Arrangement Intermediate Course
Ikebana Arrangement Advanced Course
Classes for above programs are offered every week at San Jose main classroom and also Burlingame extension class located in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley not only on weekdays but also on the weekend. For more information, please contact email@example.com
| ||Japanese Ikebana Arrangement-II |
If you love flowers and have interest in Japanese traditional cultures, it is recommended to learn Ikebana arrangement that has a long history. Recently many people outside of Japan are interested in learning Ikebana.
For those who are already enjoying American or European floral designs, learning Ikebana MAY help develop a more creative style of floral arrangements. Recently we can find many floral artists introduce quite unique floral designs by mixing and blending European and Japanese floral art.
If you are interested in trying and learning Ikebana arrangements, why not join California Flower Art Academy who offers under mentioned AFFORDABLE programs focusing on Ikebana arrangement:
Ikebana Short Seminar Program
Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course
Ikebana Arrangement Intermediate Course
Ikebana Arrangement Advanced Course
We offer above programs every week at our San Jose classroom. Lessons are available not only on weekdays but also on the weekend. For those who cannot spare time daytime, evening class is also offered at San Jose classroom.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||Wedding Pomander aka Kissing Ball |
Pomander is also another important decoration item which enhances the beauty of brides at weddings. Pomander is also called kissing ball. The typical use of pomander is for a bride to hold at a wedding. However it is often displayed on the table as a centerpiece decoration.
| ||Variety of Bridal Bouquets |
Bouquet is one of mandatory items for enhancing the beauty of brides at weddings. There are so many kinds of bouquets in terms of shape, color and the way of making. We are going to introduce as many bouquets as possible in this gallery.
It usually takes about two hours to make a once piece of regular bouquet. Therefore students usually learn only one bouquet a day. Bouquets are often used at a wedding. However this can be used as a personal gift. If you would like to earn practical skills of making bouquets, we can recommend you to join Wedding Bouquet Making Course offered at very affordable price by California Flower Art Academy. By joining this course, you can learn three bouquets. For more information, feel free to contact email@example.com
| ||Wedding Bouquets-II |
Among various kinds of wedding flower arrangements, bridal bouquet is one of the most important designs. We are totally unable to imagine a bride who has no bouquet. By holding a bouquet, a bride looks more beautiful and attractive. The pictures in this section show additional wedding bouquets.
The standard curriculum of wedding flower arrangement course covers a lesson of making a bouquet. However some people want to learn more about bouquets. For such students, California Flower Art Academy offers a special course focusing on making bouquets. The title of this program is Wedding Bouquet Making Course.
Although only people who already have experiences in floral arrangements qualify to enroll in all other wedding floral design courses, there is no restrictions for signing up for Wedding Bouquet Making Course. Anybody can join this course no matter whether he/she has previous experience in flower arranging.
By joining this course, you can learn three kinds of bridal bouquets. For more information, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||Table Arrangement-1 |
When most of people learn floral arrangement, it is quite common to start from table arrangement that is also known as a centerpiece decoration. Since there are various types of table arrangements from simple and easy ones to high end and sophisticated ones, we are going to introduce as many types as possible in this gallery.
If you like centerpiece decorations, you can find more pictures by clicking the following LINKS:
If you would like to learn table arrangements or centerpiece decorations, here is a very AFFORDABLE program called Table Arrangement Centerpiece Program
offered every week at San Jose and Burlingame. For more information feel free to contact email@example.com
| ||Basket Floral Arrangement |
You can find flower basket or basket floral arrangement at various occasions and places. Basket arrangements can be used at a variety of events such as wedding party, birthday party as well as a gift item.
If you want to offer a gift to your loved one on his birthday etc., why not make basket flower arrangement ? The recipient of this home made gift must be quite impressed with your custom designed gift. You can place a small additional gift (your loved one likes) in the basket. Or suppose you are invited to the birthday of your friend, you can visit your friend's home together with a basket floral arrangement. There are so many ways you can use this arrangement designed and made with your own idea and concept.
California Flower Art Academy offers a very WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS from beginners to professionals, European designs to Japanese Ikebana arrangements and wedding to funeral decorations. If you are looking for a reliable floral design school offering qualify lessons of small class system, why not join California Flower Art Academy where you can find a variety of courses offered at very AFFORDABLE prices.
For more information, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||Series of Vertical Arrangement |
Many of table arrangements are designed with a vertical shape and many people start learning floral designs from vertical arrangements. Since vertical arrangements do not require large space, it can be displayed at various locations UNLESS the arrangement is extremely high.
| ||Series of Horizontal Arrangement |
Horizontal arrangements usually need spacious place for displaying it. We can often find a horizontal flower arrangement placed on the desk when newscaster talks on TV program. Or another popular use is a decoration of wedding head table where bride and groom take seats together with their parents. Also at funerals, casket is usually decorated with horizontal floral arrangement that is called casket spray.
| ||All round arrangement |
One of the important features of all round arrangement is that this design looks round no matter from which angle we view it. This is totally different from vertical arrangement and horizontal arrangement. Most flower elements used for this arrangement is mass flowers (not line flowers).
California Flower Art Academy offers a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS from which students can make a choice of their most favorite course well considering their private schedule, taste, purpose and also the budget for learning floral arrangements. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com
This design does not need spacious place to display. Due to this reason it can be displayed at various locations such as on the dining table and mantel over a fireplace etc. etc. Even beginner students can learn this particular arrangement which is good for them to learn mass flower decorations.
| ||Funeral Floral Arrangement |
Lots of people pay special attention to wedding floral decorations. When it comes to funeral floral designs, they do not pay any special attention or they do not show keen interest seemingly because wedding is a very happy event but funeral is a sad and miserable event. People are apt to stay away from sad events, which is quite understandable.
From a view point of pure business, funeral flower decorating service has a lot of demand throughout the year. While the business of wedding flower arrangement slows down during winter season, funeral floral business is quite busy in the winter.
Namely by earning funeral floral arranging skills, you can compensate the loss of wedding flower business during winter season and it can stabilize your floral business. If you are interested in learning funeral flower arrangements, why not join Funeral Floral Design and Decoration Course offered by California Flower Art Academy ? You can enjoy earning valuable skills for very affordable price.
| ||Easel mounted wreath |
Wreaths are found in various locations. Sometimes it is mounted on the front door or walls inside a home. In case of event decoration they are often mounted on easel and displayed at or near the reception desk. When a new restaurant or new office is opened, easel mounted wreath is displayed in front of a building. Also found are wreaths at weddings and funerals as well.
| ||Parallel Arrangement |
Vertical flower elements are placed in parallel each other. This way of design is called parallel arrangement. Due to its shape and volume of flowers, this way of decoration always looks gorgeous. Therefore parallel arrangement floral decorations are often displayed at the reception of a party and event.
| ||Heart Shape Arrangement |
For expressing and showing love to beloved ones, it is a great idea to design, make, send or display heart shaped floral arrangements. You can send heart shape arrangement to your friend as a gift on his/her birthday or Valentine's Day to express your love.
| ||Green Leaf Arrangement |
The main player in floral arrangement is of course flowers and flower petals. However we sometimes find designs that feature other things than flowers. Namely rather than featuring flowers, green leaves and branches/twigs are focused. In this section we would like to introduce some of arrangements featuring green leaves.
California Flower Art Academy offers a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS from beginner to professional levels, European arrangement to Japanese Ikebana AND wedding to funeral decorations. Students can make a choice of their most favorite course well considering their taste, budget, purpose and goal of learning floral designs.
If you live in San Jose (Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley) or Burlingame (San Mateo County in Peninsula close to San Francisco Airport), you can easily commute to and from our school. For more information, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||Mug cup & tea cup arrangement |
It is not always necessary to use a regular vase or container when making flower arrangements. If you don't find any good container around you, you can use whatever kind of kitchen item you like such as dinner plate, mug cup, coffee cup and cup and saucer etc etc. In this page I will introduce some of simple arrangements made using a mug cup and cup n saucer.
Since these arrangements are quite small in their size, you don't need a spacious place to display it. You don't have to make a big deal for displaying it. Just place it on your desk or cocktail table in a casual manner.
| ||Candle flower arrangement |
Floral arrangements with candle decoration are quite popular not only in our daily home decoration but also in a special event such as Christmas party etc. If you make your own floral decorations in your daily life, you must be quite interested in candle flower arrangements. The photos in this page show some examples of candle floral arrangements.
| ||Gift box flower arrangement |
If you would like to send a gift to your friend or family member, flower decorated gift box is quite useful. You can decorate a gift box with beautiful flowers and put a gift in the box. This is a unique hand made gift with which a recipient of your gift will be very impressed.
There is only one gift that is designed by you and hand made by yourself. That is why it is quite valuable and priceless.
| ||Centerpiece floral decoration-1 |
Centerpiece is also known as table arrangement that has a broad range of designs from easy ones to highly value-added difficult ones. When teaching to students, floral design instructors often choose an entry level of centerpiece decorations for beginner students. In the slide show of this section, you can find a variety of centerpieces.
For more information, feel free to contact email@example.com
| ||Corner Arrangement |
In order to make the best use of limited space of cocktail table, you can make a flower arrangement matching the corner shape of a table. Once you earn a decent level of flower arranging, you can apply your skill for making various types decoration reflecting your own idea and designs.
California Flower Art Academy has been teaching uncountable number of students since 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula including Burlingame, San Mateo County) and Silicon Valley (San Mateo, Santa Clara County) as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo, Japan).
If you would like to earn practical skills of flower design, European arrangement or Japanese Ikebana, California Flower Art Academy can help by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi-private lesson) based on small group class system. For more information, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||Crescent Arrangement |
As its name shows, crescent arrangement is made in a crescent shape. This way of arrangement is quite popular in the field of Japanese Ikebana art. Recently we often find this type of design in Western designs as well such as European and American floral arrangements.
| ||Pumpkin Arrangement |
The typical pumpkin arrangement can be found at the time of Halloween in America. There are so many kinds of pumpkin arrangements and many of them have nothing to do with Halloween. If you are planning to enjoy Halloween by making pumpkin decoration, the photos in this section MAY be useful.
California Flower Art Academy teaches how to make pumpkin decoration when getting closer to Halloween. From season to season we have various holidays and events such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas etc. Once you have earned flower arranging skills or plant decorating techniques, you can enjoy making a variety of home decoration at any time you like.
From a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS offered by California Flower Art Academy, students can make a choice of their most favorite course (or seminar/workshop) according to their taste, needs and purpose of learning flower designs.
If you want to earn practical skills specifically for a certain event or holiday, please feel free to contact email@example.com
| ||Hall Flower Arrangement |
For decorating a foyer, elevator hall or hotel entrance hall, we often find beautiful flower arrangements. Depending on the availability of space, we should adjust the size of floral decorations from medium to large size. The pictures in this section show this type of floral arrangements, some of which are called Corporate Arrangement because they are displayed in the office building.
If you are looking for a reliable floral design class OR flower arrangement school in the San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula) or Silicon Valley (San Jose), we recommend you to join California Flower Art Academy who offers students friendly lesson schedule and a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS. For more information, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||Linear Curve Arrangement |
There is a beautiful floral design that could be called linear curve arrangement. This type of arrangement features graceful beauty of linear curve created from curly element such as curly willows and branches. Ikebana arrangement uses these materials because Ikebana often focuses on linear curve beauty in floral designs.
Some European or American flower arrangements are affected by above mentioned Japanese way of arranging. Some floral artists in Europe and America adopt Japanese traditional way of designs that reflect in Ikebana arrangements.
Photographs in this section show some of arrangements featuring linear curve beauty. California Flower Art Academy has been teaching a variety of floral designs from European arrangement to Japanese Ikebana. Students can make a choice of their most favorite course from our WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS. If you are looking for a floral design class in San Jose (Silicon Valley) or Burlingame (San Mateo County, San Francisco Bay Area and Peninsula) and would like to learn flower arrangements, feel free to contact email@example.com We help you make a difference in floral art.
| ||Chair Back Floral Arrangement |
We are quite sure that you have heard of table arrangements if you are familiar with floral designs. Then how about chair arrangement ? Have you ever heard of "chair arrangement" ? The answer from most of people is "No". Only because the use of chair arrangement is quite limited, it is not popular at all.
However there does exist flower arrangement made with a chair. Usually the back of chair is decorated with flowers. This can be found at the time of weddings. Each chair used for wedding ceremony is sometimes decorated with fresh flowers. Also in a dining room, the back of chair is decorated with flowers. This is quite a rare case but it does exist.
You can find some of examples of chair back floral decoration in the gallery of this page. California Flower Art Academy offers a variety of floral designs from popular ones to unique and creative ones. Some students who are not satisfied with regular type of arrangements request for special lesson focusing on custom designed floral arrangements. School sometimes offer special lessons for students who qualify.
California Flower Art Academy's WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS helps students earn a variety of floral design skills. Students can make a choice of their most favorite course by well considering their taste, needs and goal for learning flower arrangements. For more information, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||Fall leaf arrangement |
All the arrangements and centerpieces introduced are fall decoration using autumn leaves and pumpkins. The photo source for all designs is Better Homes and Gardens.
| ||S shape arrangement |
As its name shows, S shape arrangement is the arrangement in the shape of alphabetical letter S. This arrangement always features the beauty of curved line. Japanese traditional Ikebana often offers this way of arrangement. Recently some of western style arrangements (European or American arrangement) adopts similar kind of arrangement as a modern or contemporary design. Since this arrangement is asymmetrical design and needs a subtle adjustment for curved elements, it is a little bit difficult for entry level designer to make.
| ||Vertical glass container arrangement |
You may have found a tall and long glass container in which flower arrangement is made. Such floral decoration is often displayed at the time of open house of new restaurants, office building and wedding reception. It is also found at a reception desk of event and business office.
Due to its shape and style of arrangements, line flowers are used for this design. You can find typical vertical glass container arrangement in the slide show.
| ||Cubic glass vase arrangement |
One of the simple and easy floral arrangements is a design using a small size of cubic glass container. The size of this flower decoration is quite tiny and it does not need any spacious place for display. You can save your valuable time and money for making this kind of arrangement. Even beginners in floral design can make it at an affordable price. Tiny cubic glass can be obtained from the market at a price ranging from $2 to $5 per piece.
If you have recently started learning floral designs or have only little experience of floral decorations, you can easily try this affordable design. We are introducing several examples of this floral arrangement in this section.
| ||Tropical flower arrangement |
Here in California where our floral design school is located, tropical flowers are so expensive seemingly because many of them come from Hawaii. Due to expensive transportation cost between Hawaii and California, the price of tropical flowers become so expensive. From time to time we teach how to make floral arrangement using tropical flowers. In many cases we use anthurium plants as shown in this page.
| ||Unique & Creative Floral Arrangement |
California Flower Art Academy teaches a variety of floral arrangements from easy one to difficult ones, regular design to unique ones, ordinary arrangements to creative ones AND beginner to professional levels. Students who have earned a decent level of flower arranging skills sometimes fee bored with common and popular designs and they sometimes request for special lessons featuring custom designed arrangements.
If such students are quite diligent and qualify to take special lessons, we provide extra lessons specializing in unique decorations. Quite frankly speaking lesson fees for such kind of class are apt to be more expensive and the decision for making such lessons is made at the full discretion of the school.
We picked up some designs that are considered to be unique and creative. You can view such flower arrangements in the slide show of this section. If you are interested earning a high level of floral design skills, feel free to contact email@example.com
If you are looking for reliable floral design instructors or flower arranging classes that offer quality lessons with cheap, inexpensive and affordable tuition, why not join California Flower Art Academy
who is certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo, Japan). We help you earn practical floral design skills by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lessons). We have classrooms in Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County) and also in the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo County). If you live in this area you can easily commute to and from our school. We help you earn practical skills from European floral designs to Japanese Ikebana, wedding to funeral decorations and short seminar to official courses.