Above photos show examples of Ikebana arrangements that were made by our students during real lessons in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. The lessons were done under the direction of our flower arrangement instructor.
We have been teaching a variety of floral arrangements to a lot of students in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley since 1990. During this period of time, we found various types of students. Some of them joined only one day seminar. Some of them mastered the entire range of floral designs from a basic to the highest level. Some of them learned both European and Japanese arrangements.
From person to person, the purpose and goal for learning floral designs is different. Some limited number of people are looking for creative and unique floral arrangements that are different from ordinary type of designs. It is sometimes called a contemporary arrangement. One of the ways to create a contemporary type of floral design is using skills from both Western style arrangements (European or American designs) and Japanese traditional floral art called Ikebana.
Ikebana arrangement often uses curly element to express the graceful beauty of linear curve. In this case curved plant such as curly willow or grapevines are sometimes used whereby totally different atmosphere can be created. If you are already familiar with Western Style Floral Arrangement but feel a little bit bored with conventional type of designs, why not learn Ikebana arrangement ?
Once you have become familiar with Ikebana arrangement, you will most probably find a different floral design world. And the common sense about flower arrangement you have been keeping so far MAY be somewhat changed. To make a difference in your floral art, why not join Ikebana class we offer ? California Flower Art Academy offers Various Ikebana Programs from which you can select your most favorite one.
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Here is YouTube video by the title of Ikebana arrangements by my students in Japan, Ohara School of Ikebana. Video source is Stephen Coler.
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.