In the United States, there are lots of people who are working as a volunteer for making floral decorations at a church. The floral design school I am heading in the San Francisco Bay Area (California Flower Art Academy) is approached by this kind of volunteers looking for a flower arranging programs which will help them enhance flower decorating skills.
In this kind of case, we usually recommend them to enroll in Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course. The curriculum of this course consists of 14 kinds of designs. By joining this program, students can learn various kinds of floral designs recommended for entry level of students who have never learned floral designs at school. One of the biggest reasons behind recommending this course is that we would like them to learn fundamental skills of floral arranging from our well experienced instructor. Not only regarding floral arrangement but also any kind of arts, acquiring good basic skills is so important. Without earning basic skills, they are unable to further develop their abilities and techniques. Once they successfully acquired secret of fundamental flower arranging skills, they will be given good opportunities of enhancing their skills to an even higher level.
Some people would like to jump to a higher level of arrangements without learning fundamental way of decorations. This kind of approach is just like learning English without learning a grammar. Most of above mentioned students have never taken any official lessons of floral arrangements before joining our school. Therefore they are usually recommended to start from scratch by joining Elementary Course.
Meanwhile our school is often approached by people who are already engaged in floral designs by running a floral shop. Again in this kind of case as well, most of them have never taken any official lessons of floral arranging before joining our school. Therefore it is obvious that they feel very fresh with most of designs they learn at the classroom. As mentioned in the above, the way it should be is earning basic skills first of all. And thereafter they should learn higher level of decorations or applied designing. Without acquiring basic skills, it is next to impossible to move forward to applied designing. This is a very important point not only for floral design but also learning any kind of things such as learning foreign language, mathematics, swimming and dancing whatsoever. Once you have formed a wrong way of floral arranging, it is difficult to rectify it later on. In this sense, the initial step should be a smart start.
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