California Flower Art Academy California Flower Art Academy
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Floral Design Class in San Jose
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How to become a florist
  What we offer
  European design-I
  European design-II
  Japanese Ikebana-I
  Japanese Ikebana-II
  Wedding Arrangement
  Wedding Corsage
  Wedding Pomander
  Bridal Bouquets-I
  Bridal Bouquets-II
  Table Arrangement
  Table Arrangement-II
  Table arrangement-III
  Basket Arrangement
  Vertical Arrangement
  Horizontal Design
  Pomander design
  All round arrangement
  Funeral Arrangement
  Easel mounted wreath
  Christmas wreaths
  Garland type wreath
  Parallel Arrangement
  Heart Shape Design
  Green Leaf Design
  Tea cup arrangement
  Candle arrangement
  Gift box arrangement
  Corner Arrangement
  Crescent Arrangement
  Pumpkin Arrangement
  Hall Arrangement
  Curve Arrangement
  Chair Arrangement
  Fall leaf arrangement
  Garden arrangement
  Long cube vase design
  L shaped arrangement
  S shape arrangement
  Fall arrangement
  X'mas arrangement
  Vertical glass container arrangement
  Cubic glass vase arrangement
  Tropical flower arrangement
  Curved line arrangement
  Underwater arrangement
  Geometric arrangement
  Unique & Creative Floral Arrangement
Affordable Floral Design Class in San Jose
Convenient Floral Design Studio in Bay Area
Small Group Class System for Semi Private Lessons
Majority of students have no previous experience
You can be a floral artist
How To Become a Florist
DIY wedding floral decoration project
Seminar of Corsage & Wrist Band for Prom & Wedding
From European designs to Japanese Ikebana
Flower Arrangements for Church Decoration
Are you on a tight budget ? No problem.
Hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions
Basket Floral Arrangement
Wedding Head Table Floral Arrangement
Cascade Type Wedding Bouquet
Wedding Cake Flower Decoration
Vertical Glass Container Flower Arrangement
Creative centerpiece with no container
Graceful linear curve in Ikebana arrangement
Easel Mounted Flower Wreaths
Gellery of Bridal Bouquets
Welcome guests with floral decorations
Variety of programs for busy people
European design or Ikebana arrangement ?
Weekend Floral Design Class
Weekend Ikebana Class
Evening class and weekend lessons are available
Evening Ikebana Class
Learn floral designs from wedding to funeral
You can start from Introductory Program for $98.
Affordable Weekend Ikebana Class
Flower design skill as a lifetime property
We help you help others with floral arrangements
Ikebana: Japanese Traditional Profound Floral Art
Do You Know Kenzan and Suiban for Ikebana ?
Blend European design and Japanese Ikebana
Kenzan: Lifetime Ikebana Tool
Have You Heard of Garden Arrangement ?
Floral Arrangement Using a Substitute Vase
Florists and Floral Designers are Welcome to Our School
Floral Designs Help Enrich Your Life
Funeral flower service stabilizes business
Fresh cut and fresh water help flowers live longer
Custom designed floral arrangements
Support to graduates
Need a friendly & talented floral design instructor ?
Floral Design Studio in San Francisco Bay Area
3 kinds of hand-tied wedding bouquets
Compact size centerpiece for table arrangement
Centerpieces for weddings in the coming spring
Compact centerpiece on the table and window side
Arrangement for the end of fall season
Unlimited opportunities with flower arranging skills
Winter is over shortly and wedding season coming soon
Enthusiasm helps you become a good floral designer
No flowers available. You can still enjoy Ikebana
Set up your floral arrangement objective for this year.
Learned floral designs ? Then how about Ikebana ?
DIY Wedding Flowers: Save and Make money
Looking for an artistic hobby helpful to live a happy life ?
Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course
Ikebana Arrangement Intermediate Course
Ikebana Arrangement Advanced Course
Table Arrangement Centerpiece Program
Course Completion Certificate

Ikebana: Japanese Traditional Profound Floral Art

As you may know, Ikebana is a Japanese traditional floral arrangement that is very artistic and profound. In Japan, we can find two large categories in floral art. One is what is called Ikebana and the other one is ordinary flower arrangement which originated in Europe. Back in 1980's, European floral arrangement was introduced to Japan. Before that, Ikebana dominated the floral art industry iin Japan.
Picture left (below) shows arrangement by Moon Soon Lee (graduate from California Flower Art Academy). Picture right (below) shows arrangement made during a lesson of our school.

After the world war II (which ended in 1945), Japan was heavily influenced by American and European cultures. While clothes, fashions and even languages were heavily affected by European and American cultures, floral art had been keeping its traditional style. During 1980's, European floral arrangement was introduced to Japan and many people started learning it. Especially young generation jumped to this "brand new" floral art which looked quite fresh and different from Japanese Ikebana.

By the middle of 1980's, even the way of wedding ceremony and party was very heavily influenced by European style. Needless to say the floral decorations used in weddings also became European (or American) style. Many of young generation did not hesitate to have a wedding ceremony at Christian churches in spite most of the were a Buddhist.

This means when it comes to doing floral business, European floral arrangement can be more widely accepted in various occasions such as a birthday party, wedding, office and domestic interior decorations. Most of Japanese people became cerebrate Christmas despite they were again a Buddhist. Except for the way of funeral ceremony and its floral decorations, European (and American) floral arrangements became quite popular in Japanese market.

Being such situation, it now makes sense to learn European floral arrangements not only in the United States but also in Japan. If you are interested in learning floral decoration for business purpose, it may be a wise decision to choose European floral arrangement rather than Ikebana UNLESS your goal for learning floral art is to become familiar with Japanese traditional art/culture or become an instructor of Ikebana arts.

If you are looking for a reliable floral school in the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo County or San Jose, Santa Clara County), why not join California Flower Art Academy where you can take lessons of hands on training (semi private lesson by ONE ON ONE instructions) at affordable prices.
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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.

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