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Unique Centerpiece Decorations with No Container

Pomander and Decoration on Home Made Plate Made of Stems





 
                  Pomander (left) and  Decoration on the container made of stems (right)

These floral decorations were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy by our students under the instruction of our teacher. The left side decoration is called pomander, flower ball or kissing ball. This ball shaped arrangement is usually held by a bride at a wedding party. Sometimes it is displayed on the table as a centerpiece decoration. The right one is a design made on the hand-made "container" made of flower stems.
Actually this "container" is just like a plate on which flowers are decorated. Both of these arrangements are done without using any container or vase and displayed on the table. California Flower Art Academy  offers a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS that cover not only ordinary floral arrangements but also very unique and creative decorations. If you are tired of making ordinary type of floral designs, why not challenge making this kind of decoration by joining California Flower Art Academy where you can enjoy lessons with Hands On Training of ONE ON ONE instructions.


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You Need to Learn Theory and Practice.

Our School Is Practice and Skill Training Oriented.





 
These arrangements were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy.
Left side: European Floral Arrangement  Right side: Japanese Ikebana Arrangement

From time to time we accept students who learned floral designs at a community college before they joined our school. According to such students, most of the time at a college classroom was spent for learning theory and an instructor could not spare sufficient time for teaching students how to make floral decorations. Lessons at community colleges are done with lecture system and not practice oriented. Namely classes at a community college are apt to lack practical hands on training for how to make floral arrangements. Instructors who teach at community colleges are well talented and educated and they have very decent skills of floral arranging. In this sense this is not a fault of such instructors. And our students and our school know about such fact and we clearly understand such situation. The lack of practical technical training at community colleges MAY happen seemingly because of too many students at a classroom (in most cases, there are 20 or more students per class and one instructor teaches such many students) which makes it impossible to do hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions. Since our school is pretty much PRACTICE and HANDS ON TRAINING oriented, we can offer "After Care Service" to students who already took lectures at community colleges.

At California Flower Art Academy, there are students who already attended lectures at a community college but need practical hands on training for making skill-up on their floral design techniques. It is very ideal for you to join California Flower Art Academy to brush up on your skill or earn practical floral design skills at a small group class. Our well experienced instructor will teach each student with SEMI PRIVATE LESSON whereby our students can acquire decent skills of various kinds of flower arrangements through "interactive communication" between an instructor and students. If there are so many students at a class, instruction is apt to be one way from a teacher to students. This happens at floral design class of  community colleges.

No matter what kind of purpose you want to learn floral decorations, for hobby or for business, we are more than happy to help you be a floral artist or flower designer. You can make a best choice of your favorite course among our WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS from European floral design to Japanese Ikebana arts.



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Florists and Floral Designers Welcome to Our Class

We Help You Brush Up On Your Floral Design Skills





 

Above floral arrangements were designed and made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy by our students under the direction of our instructor. These are called table arrangement or centerpiece decoration.

From time to time our school is approached by business owners who are already engaged in running floral shop or wedding planning etc etc. Many of them have never taken any official lessons of flower arrangements and they would like to learn floral designs from a real professional. In order to enhance business possibilities as a florist, floral designer or wedding planner, it is highly recommended to earn practical skills of flower arranging no matter whether he/she does floral decoration by himself/herself or outsource to other companies. Even in case of outsourcing to other floral decorator(s), it is very important to know what should be done and what area they should pay special attention in terms of making good flower decorations. Also in order to offer wedding or funeral floral decorations, it is necessary to have decent flower arranging skills. Once they are successful in penetrating wedding or funeral floral decorating industry, it will highly contribute to stabilizing their floral business and bring higher amount of profit. No matter whether you already have experience of working in floral industry or not, we are more than happy to help you earn decent skills of various types of floral designs from wedding to funeral arrangements. We offer classes not only on weekdays but also on the weekend at our San Jose classroom and also Burlingame extension class. If you would like to enhance your portfolio of flower arrangements or brush up on your flower arranging skills, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com


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Symmetric Entry Decoration

Often Used for Decorating Entry Hall and Foyer





 

Entry Decorations shown above were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. This kind of floral arrangement is often used for decorating an entry and a foyer. Of course this can be displayed at various places and occasions such as office room, hall of a hotel and party receptions etc.   The arrangement of this particular decoration called "Entry Decoration" is done often in a symmetric way. California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in teaching a variety of floral arrangements since 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose) as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association Japan. If you are looking for a reliable floral design school offering a quality floral arranging classes or lessons, WHY NOT JOIN OUR SCHOOL. You can find a most favorite course among a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS we offer. For further information about our school, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com



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Contemporary Arrangement with Ikebana Concept

These designs are called "S" Shape Arrangement







These arrangements were made by students of California Flower Art Academy at our classroom. Both arrangements are called "S" Shape Arrangement. This is a kind of mixture of Ikebana and contemporary arrangement. Namely arrangement itself is a contemporary arrangement but the concept of creating beauty of linear curve using thin material is based on Ikebana art. California Flower Art Academy teaches a variety of floral designs from European floral arrangements to Ikebana arts. You can make the best use of our "SMART START" program as stated below:



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Bridal Bouquets Made by Our Student

Beautiful Arrangements Made at The Classroom





Bridal bouquets shown in this section were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. These bouquets were designed and made jointly by students and our instructor. If you want to learn how to make this kind of bouquet, we recommend you to take lessons of  Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course and also Floral Design Bouquet Making Course after completing Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course. We are very proud of our students' outstanding jobs as shown below. These are bridal bouquets which are mandatory items to enhance beauty of brides.



California Flower Art Academy offers lessons at San Jose main classroom (located nearby the intersection of freeway 85 and De Anza Blvd) and also Burlingame extension class close to San Francisco Airport (San Mateo County). Lessons are offered not only on weekdays but also on the weekend to support busy people like you. Our step by step hands on training of ONE ON ONE instruction will help entry level of students easily and quickly learn floral arrangements. If you are interested in learning floral designs or have any questions regarding our class, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com  We help you make a difference in floral art.




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Custom Made Gift Box with Floral Decoration

To Make Your Friend Happy with This Special Floral Gift





 

These floral decorations were made during a lesson at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. Both designs are flower decorated gift boxes and boxes and floral designs are custom made. Designs were done by our students under the instructions of the instructor of our school. It may be difficult to find a box (white color) in the left side picture because the color of table cloth is also white. If you put any valuable gift inside this kind of custom designed box and give it to your friend, he/she must be very impressed and happy with your special gift. You can definitely make a difference and your gift must be outstanding among any other gifts your friend got from other friends. California Flower Art Academy teaches a variety of floral designs. Among a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS, you can find a most suitable course which definitely fits your requirement and taste. If you are looking for a reliable flower arrangement school or floral design studio who can offer high quality lessons, WHY NOT JOIN California Flower Art Academy where you can learn floral decorations with hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions. For further information, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com


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Round Arrangement for Centerpiece Decoration

One of The Most Popular Arrangements





 

Floral designs introduced in this page were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. These decorations were made by our students under the instruction of our instructor. Among various kinds of table arrangements (centerpiece decorations) Round Arrangement is one of the most popular designs. The feature of round arrangement is that it looks same from any angle and symmetric in its shape. You can use this decoration at almost any kind of events and occasions such as a birthday party, reception desk and home interior decoration.


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Wedding Head Table Floral Decoration

Gorgeous Floral Arrangements For Main Table at Weddings





 
Above floral decorations were made at the classroom of California Flower Art
Academy during a lesson for learning how to make wedding head table floral arrangements.


Decorations below were done at the actual wedding party. These floral
arrangements  were done by a graduate of California Flower Art Academy.
 

California Flower Art Academy teaches a variety of floral designs for wedding party and ceremony. Students can learn how to make these kinds of floral decorations from a well experienced instructor by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions. Lessons are done with Small Group Class limiting number of students to six per class or instructor. If you would like to learn wedding floral arrangement, we are more than happy to teach you so you can be a professional wedding floral decorator. Most students who join our school have no experience in floral arrangements. We teach you starting from scratch.



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Enjoy Original Arrangements of Your Own Designs

We Help You Make A Difference in Floral Art







Floral Decorations introduced in this section were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. Students sometimes bring their own containers and ask their instructor to make floral designs which fit such containers. The photo in the right is one of such kind of decorations. By way of training with ONE ON ONE instructions, students can eventually become able to make their own original flower decorations.


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Colorful and Quiet Arrangement

Arrangment with Contrast





 

Flower Arrangements shown in this section were designed and made by a student and instructor of California Flower Art Academy. Our school teaches students with hands on training so that they can eventually earn skills of making their original floral designs. As one of authorized floral schools certified by Flower Decorators Association Japan, we are proud that many of our students have successfully earned practical skills of various kinds of floral arrangements. If you are looking for a reliable floral design school or flower arranging studio offering quality lessons, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com


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Ikebana Arrangement with "Kenzan" and "Suiban"

Another World of Floral Arrangement






The Ikebana arrangements introduced in this section were made by a student and instructor of California Flower Art Academy. We picked up above arrangements only because both of the designs use "Kenzan" and "Suiban" actually used for Ikebana Arrangement. (For details about these terminologies, continue reading). Ikebana arrangement uses different type of tools as shown below. The left one below is called FLORAL FOAM (famous brand is "OASIS") which is used for European or American style of floral arrangements. The center one (below) is what is called "Kenzan" used for Japanese Ikebana Arrangement. This is also called Needle Point Holder. If the word of "Kenzan" is written in Chinese character, it means "Sword Mountain" (Each Chinese character has its own meaning). There are so many needles mounted on the iron pad which is so heavy and good for holding flowers/flower stems. In the case of Floral Foam, it is made of chemical stuff and easy to use. Stems of flowers can be easily inserted into Floral Foam. The right one below is called "Suiban" which is a flat type container used for Ikebana Arrangement.



If you are interested in learning Ikebana Arrangement, why not join our school ? We offer Ikebana Short Seminar Program for only $98 and also Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course. For further information, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com


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Busy on Weekdays ? Why Not Join our Sunday Classes ?

We Help Busy People Like You.





The photos in this section show floral decorations made by a student and instructor of California Flower Art Academy.  If you are unable to spare time to attend weekday classes, why don't you join our Sunday lessons held at our San Jose main classroom in Silicon Valley. We offer this weekend class every Sunday. You can take lessons of any kind of program/course offered by our school by coming to our San Jose class on Sunday. For your information Saturday classes are also available at our Burlingame extension class close to San Francisco Airport. Our unique way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instruction will greatly help beginner students easily and quickly learn floral designs. If you are looking for a reliable flower arrangement school or floral design studio which offers quality lessons, why not join California Flower Art Academy that has been engaged in educating local people since 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. You can find a most suitable course among our WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS which definitely fits your needs. Our school has been engaged in teaching flower arrangements since 1990 in Northern California as one of authorized floral schools certified by Flower Decorators Association Japan. For further information, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com 



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Floral Shop Owners & Event Planners Are Welcome

We Help You Enhance Your Floral Business Possibilities





Floral Decorations introduced in this page were made by a student, graduate and instructor of California Flower Art Academy. The candle arrangement shown left are made by Ms. Moon Soon Lee who completed Fresh Flower Arrangement Instructor Course. From time to time, California Flower Art Academy is approached by professional designers, floral shop owners and event planners who are already engaged in floral business or flower decoration related business. According to them they are already doing floral business or event business. However they have never take any official lessons of floral arrangements. Therefore they would like to earn skills of floral designs by taking lessons at our school. Since types of floral decoration is different from event to event and depending on type of event, it is understandable that they would like to earn skills by taking floral design lessons. People who are engaged in event business, they often take care of organizing a wedding party. They have been outsourcing the area of floral decorations so far. However they would like to do flower decorating services by themselves. For such kind of people, it is very worthwhile to learn how to make floral decorations at our school. Some people are already running floral shop by themselves. However they have never taken any official lessons of floral arranging. Some people employ floral designers at their floral shop. However they would like to earn sufficient knowledge about floral designing and flower arrangements. Even if they do not do flower decoration jobs by themselves (because they can depend on floral designer employed by them), it is very important to know what to do and how to do for floral designs. Once they have sufficient knowledge about floral arrangements by themselves, they can do shop management more efficiently not only in a sense of business management but also overseeing employed floral designers. From person to person, the purpose they learn floral designs is different. However one thing which is clear is that better knowledge about floral decoration as a business owner definitely helps enhance business possibilities in flower designing. California Flower Art Academy is more than happy to help business owners earn practical flower arranging skills by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions based on small group class system limiting number of students to six per class. If you are looking for a floral design school or flower design studio that can offer quality lessons, why not join California Flower Art Academy that has ample experiences in teaching a variety of floral decorations.You can find a most favorite course among our WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS. For further information, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com   

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Basket Flower Arrangement For a Wedding

Often Held by Flower Girls At a Wedding





 

Flower Decorations introduced in this page were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy.These designs are called Basket Arrangement or Wedding Basket Arrangement. At a wedding a flower girl often holds this kind of flower decorated basket. Students can learn how to make this type of arrangement by joining Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course which includes basket floral arrangement in its curriculum. Suppose you are invited to a party at your friend's house, you can attend a party with this basket as a gift for your friend. Your home made unique gift must be highly appreciated by your friend. Or you just display this kind of decoration at the living room or foyer of your house OR even at the counter desk of your company. We teach a variety of flower designs with hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions based on SMALL GROUP CLASS SYSTEM limiting number of students to six per class/instructor whereby we can implement semi-private instructions. No matter what kind of purpose you want to learn flower arrangements, business or hobby, regardless of your goal OR type of floral designs, European flower arranging or Japanese Ikebana, each student can find a most suitable course which meets his/her needs among A WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS we offer. For further information, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com




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Table Decoration For Wedding Party

Simple and Easy Arrangement





 

These table decorations were made by instructors of California Flower Art Academy at the time of a wedding party. Table arrangements are used at various places and occasions from home decorations, dinner table decorations, party decorations, display at office and hotel reception etc etc. If you are interested in learning table arrangement or centerpiece decoration at an very affordable price, why not join Table Arrangement Centerpiece Program ? This is a seminar held every week. All you need to pay is only $150 which includes not only tuition but also flowers, floral foam and also a container. For further information feel free to contact info@california-academy.com


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We Help You Develop Your Potential Abilities & Talent

If you Like Flowers, It is a Good Sign for You to Become a Floral Deisnger.





 

Floral Designs introduced in this page were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. If you like flowers and want to learn floral designs, it is a good sign showing that you have potential abilities and talent to become a floral designer. We are happy to help you develop your abilities and talent by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions. Most students who join our school have no experiences at all in flower arranging before starting to learn floral arrangements at our school. Nevertheless they earn decent skills of flower arranging through the step by step lessons done by well experienced instructors. No matter what kind of floral designs, European floral arrangement or Japanese Ikebana, regardless of the purpose you learn floral art for, hobby or business, we can help.  


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Round Arrangement: One of Basic Designs

Recommendable for Beginner Students







Flower Arrangements introduce in this page were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. These arrangements are called Round Arrangement which look same no matter from which angle they are viewed. This style of arrangement is often taught at the beginner's lesson. If you have never learned floral designs or have only a little bit flower arranging experience, you can start from Introductory Trial Budget Program for only $89 which covers not only tuition but also flowers, floral foam and also a container. There is no hidden cost behind this price. By joining this session, you can learn two kinds of European floral arrangement spending about 2.5 hours. After completing this short seminar, if you like the way we teach and want to continue to learn floral designs, you can roll over/transfer to Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course. The credits already earned from Introductory Trial Budget Program will be counted for you to complete Elementary Course. We offer lessons not only on weekdays but also on the weekend. No matter for what kind of purpose (hobby or business) you want to learn floral art, or regardless of type of floral arrangement, European floral designs or Japanese Ikebana, you can find the most suitable course which definitely fits your needs among A WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS we offer. By joining our school, you will be a beneficiary of various MERITS AND ADVANTAGES of our school (Click here for Why California Flower Art Academy ?). California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association Japan. For further information about our school or lesson, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com



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Floral Design Lesson: Starting from Table Arrangement

Join Introductory Trial Budget Program for $69 Only





 


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Expanding Portfolio of Your Floral Designs

It Will Help Enhance Business Possibilities





Expanding the portfolio of your floral designs is not only a fun but also put your floral business in more competitive position and it may help your business grow in the market. Even if you are doing flower arrangement just for hobby, you must feel like making progress and achieving a goal one by one. There are tons of different types of floral decorations. From occasion to occasion, it is necessary to make different kinds of floral arrangements. If the place of displaying floral decoration is very spacious like a hotel hall, bigger type of decoration must be made. On the other hand, if it should be displayed in the living room of your house, you need to make a small type of design. If you need to make a gift type decoration, it must be a tiny and handy one. If the decoration is for a sad or sympathetic one, the choice of flower colors should not be so loud. Not only the shape but also the size and color will be different depending on the purpose of making flower arrangements. Also there is subtle difference in the sense and way of arranging between European floral designs and Japanese Ikebana arts. If you learn both types of floral designs, your sense of floral designs will be further brushed up and become even more sophisticated and your brushed up skill and talent will greatly help you make your own creative floral decorations. California Flower Art Academy is more than happy to help you earn a variety of flower designs. Each student can make a right choice among a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS which definitely fits your exact needs and requirement. We have been engaged in educating local students in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley since 1990 as one of authorized floral schools certified by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. Regardless of your goal and purpose of learning  floral designs, no matter what kind of floral decorations you want to learn, we can help you earn practical skills by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions. If you are looking for a reliable floral design school or flower arranging studio where you can brush up your floral design skills, why not join California Flower Art Academy. We offer classes not only on weekdays but also on the weekend at our San Jose main classroom and also  Burlingame extension class near San Francisco Airport. For further information, please contact info@california-academy.com

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Casual Floral Design: Dish Plate Arrangement

If you are tired of using regular vase, try this kind of decoration







The above photos show examples of floral decoration using dish plate. This COULD be called Dish Plate Floral Arrangement. These arrangements were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. it is not always necessary to use a regular vase or container to do floral arrangements. If you do not have any vase or container designed for floral designs, you can use a dish plate or some other container you can find in your house. Some people like to use dish plates better than flower arranging containers. It is a good idea to use casual vase or unusual container when you would like to challenge something new in floral arranging.

There is no rule in the choice of container. It is fully up to you what kind of porcelain or glass products you should use for floral decorations. California Flower Art Academy teaches a variety of floral designs which include casual arrangements as introduced in this page. Our school offers a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS among which each student can find his/her most favorite course according to his/her taste, goal and requirements. California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. For further information, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com


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Floral Arrangement Using Vertical Glass Container

Often Used As Centerpiece for Wedding Party Table Decoration





   

Pictures above show images of floral arrangements using vertical glass container. This type of floral design is often used as a centerpiece which decorates the wedding party tables.


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Horizontal Table Arrangement

We Train You So You can Make Creative Designs





 

Above flower designs are called "Horizontal Table Arrangement" which are good for party table decorations.Unlike vertical arrangement, this kind of horizontal arrangement does not block the view of people sitting on the other side of the table. If you are looking for a reliable flower arrangement school or floral design studio, why not join California Flower Art Academy serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. We offer A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS among which each student can make a right choice depending on the purpose, needs, taste and requirements. For further information about our school or lessons, please contact info@california-academy.com


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Have You Heard about Pomander or Flower Balls ?

Mandatory Floral Decorations Used at Weddings.





All pomanders and flower balls shown in this page are made by students, instructor and graduates of California Flower Art Academy. Have you ever heard of POMANDER ? How about FLOWER BALLS ? Don't you know KISSING BALLS ? Many people have never heard of it and they have no idea at all about these terminologies. They are balls made of flowers and often used at weddings. Typically this item is held by a bride or used for decorating chairs at weddings.

Historically pomander was a ball of perfume and it was believed to protect against infection especially in times of pestilence in Europe. Nowadays this ball made of flowers has become one of mandatory floral decorations at the time of weddings. This COULD be placed on the table of a wedding party as a decoration. Brides look more beautiful at weddings and they may be protected during the coming long life by holding a pomander. Many pomanders available in the market are fake and they are not made of flowers.



 


At a wedding party, real pomanders made of real flowers should be used. At California Flower Art Academy students can learn how to make this special item. If you join Wedding Floral Decoration Advanced Course, you can learn how to make this flower ball. California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in teaching various kinds of floral designs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County) since 1990 as one of authorized schools certified by Flower Decorators Association that is one of the best established and most prestigious floral associations in Japan.

Uncountable number of students learned floral arrangements at our school and many graduates are now enjoying to make their own floral arrangements or engage in floral business as a floral designer or flower arrangement instructor not only in the Unites States but also outside of America. We offer a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS among which each student can find his/her most favorite course which definitely fits his/her requirement.

You can take lessons not only on weekdays but also on the weekend. If you cannot spare time during daytime, you can join our evening class at San Jose classroom. Our unique way of hands on training based (ONE ON ONE instruction) on small group class system limiting number of students to six(max) will help you easily earn practical skills of flower arranging. If you are interested in joining our school, please do not hesitate to contact our administration office on info@california-academy.com  We help you make a difference in floral art.


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Cascade Type Wedding Bouquets

Looks Like Table Arrangements But Both Are Bouquets





 

These flower arrangements were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. They look like regular floral designs like a table arrangement. However they are actually wedding bouquets decorated in the container. They are called CASCADING BRIDAL BOUQUETS which are very popular items to enhance beauty of brides at weddings. Our school teaches designs of various kinds of bouquets. If you join our school, you will have lots of opportunities to learn how to make bridal bouquets. The curriculum of Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course,   Wedding Party Arrangement Basic CourseFloral Design Bridal Bouquet Making Course has bouquet designs. If you are looking for a reliable floral design school or flower design studio in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley (San Jose), why not join California Flower Art Academy where experienced instructors teach you flower arrangements with hands on training of ONE ON ONE INSTRUCTION. California Flower Art Academy has been educating local people since 1990 as one of authorized floral schools certified by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. For further information, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com


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Cute Centerpiece Decoration Featuring Pink Color

We Help Grow and Develop Your Talent As a Floral DesignerMore Arrangements to Follow





 

These floral arrangements were made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. If you like flowers and love floral designs, this is a good sign showing that you are potentially talented to become a floral designer. We are more than happy to grow and develop your talent and help your potential ability flower by learning at our school. If you are looking for a reliable flower arrangement school or floral design studio in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley (San Jose), we highly recommend you to join California Flower Art Academy. Our unique hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions will help you earn practical skills of various flower arrangements. You will find a lot of MERITS AND ADVANTAGES to join our school.
For detailed information about our school or lesson, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com


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Idea for Wedding Table Floral Decorations

You Can Learn a Variety of Wedding Flower Arrangement





Wedding is one of the biggest events in our life and all attendees to this unforgettable eventy must be very happy. Floral decorations for this event takes a very important role to make happy not only a bride and groom but also their parents, families, relatives and all attendees to a wedding ceremony. People getting together in the same table enjoy cerebrating a marriage and sharing happiness each other. There are so many kinds of wedding floral arrangements. The photos in this page show some of flower designs for wedding party table decorations. The arrangement in a tall glass container is a centerpiece decoration which is placed on the table. Other arrangements are placed also on the table as if they covered a table. California Flower Art Academy teaches various kinds of floral arrangements. For wedding party and ceremony, we offer a variety of programs and courses specializing in wedding flowers. People who are planning to open their own floral shop, work for a florist as a floral designer and engage in wedding floral decorations are recommended to take lessons by joining under mentioned courses.


Remarks: In order to join above courses, it is necessary for you to have basic skills of European or American floral designs OR you must have already completed Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course offered by our school.
Our well experienced instructor having over 30 year experience in teaching floral designs will teach you with hands on training of ONE ON ONE instruction. If you cannot spare time to attend classes on weekdays, you can join our weekend lessons which are offered at San Jose main classroom and also Burlingame extension class. Among our WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS, each student can find his/her most suitable course which definitely fits his/her requirement. California Flower Art Academy has been educating local residents in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley since 1990 as one of authorized schools certified by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. For more information, please contact info@california-academy.com   


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Unique Designs Featuring Large Green Materials

Creative Decorations Making Accent by Green Leaves







By using large green materials (green leaves), you can make unique flower arrangements as shown in this page. All of them can be used for centerpiece decorations which can be displayed at a living room, on the dinner table, hotel front desk and party reception etc etc.




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Welcoming Guests With Floral Decorations

Your Guests Will Be Pleased With Floral Arrangements of Your Own Designs





The photos this section show floral arrangements made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. It is a good idea to welcome your guests with floral decorations displayed at the foyer or entrance hall of your house. Of course floral arrangements can be placed at the living room or sitting room where you can entertain your guests. If you have a skill of flower arranging, you can make floral decorations at anytime you like. Just go to your gardens and pick up whatever flowers you like and make your favorite style of floral decorations by yourself. Or go to a floral shop to buy any good flowers you want to use for interior floral decorations. There are so many ways you can make the best use of your flower design skills. The hobby of floral arrangement MAY change the quality of your life. California Flower Art Academy has been teaching various kinds of floral designs since 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Many of our students learn flower arranging for hobby. After earning skills of floral designs at our school, they enjoy making floral arrangements which they design themselves by reflecting their own idea, taste and sense etc. If they can make flower arrangements in their own favorite fashions and manners, they can really enjoy the hobby of floral designing. Our school is more than happy to help you earn practical skills of floral arrangements from European floral art to Japanese Ikebana. Depending upon your purpose and requirements for learning floral designs, you can make a right choice of the most suitable course among a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS we offer. We have been engaged in teaching floral designs since 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose) a flower arrangement school authorized by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. Our flexible class schedule system allows students to set up their own custom made
lesson schedule well considering their convenience and business schedule. You can take lessons not only weekdays but also on the weekend at our San Jose main classroom or Burlingame extension class near San Francisco Airport. For further information about our school or enrollment, please do not hesitate to contact info@california-academy.com


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Open House Reception Arrangement

You Can Also Display at Party Reception or Hotel Front Desk







These two arrangements were displayed at Petals Florist owned by Cary who is one of the graduates of California Flower Art Academy where she learned various flower decorations. This kind of arrangements can be displayed at the front desk, counter desk and also at the reception of open house and various parties. Displaying this kind of floral arrangements makes the atmosphere of open house very gorgeous. Visitors to the open house must be very impressed and it contributes to establishing a very nice image of the floral shop. California Flower Art Academy offers a variety of programs from a beginner to professional level, European floral designs to Japanese Ikebana, wedding to funeral floral decorations. Students can make a choice of his/her most favorite course among a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS offered by California Flower Art Academy. If you are looking for a reliable floral design school that offers affordable yet quality lessons, why not join our school serving the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo County) and Silicon Valley (San Jose in Santa Clara County). Since the foundation back in 1990, we have been engaged in educating local students who would like to earn practical skills of flower arrangements. Our unique way of hands on training of step by step instruction will greatly help entry level of students easily and quickly learn practical skills of flower decorations. California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. For further information, please contact info@california-academy.com



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Step Up To The Next Level of Flower Arrangement

From Elementary to Intermediate, From Intermediate to Advanced Course





Flower Arrangements shown in this page are made at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. No matter what kind of floral arrangement you learn, Japanese Ikebana or European floral designs, wedding or funeral decorations, people who are keenly interested in mastering flower arranging skills are apt to step up from elementary to intermediate level, from intermediate to advanced level and from advanced level eventually to instructor level. Depending upon the needs and requirements each student has, California Flower Art Academy always try to help students enhance and brush up on their flower arranging skills. Take European floral designs for instance, many students start from Introductory Trial Budget Program. Many students continue to learn floral designs by rolling over (transferring) to Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course. Some students temporarily stop learning. A few weeks or a few months later, they come back to our school to resume taking lessons by enrolling in the Elementary Course. In this case, credits already earned from Introductory Program are counted for them to complete the Elementary Course. Some students who complete the Elementary Course proceed to Intermediate Course. Limited number of enthusiastic students go up to Advanced Course and Instructor Course. The same situation can be found in Ikebana Programs and also Wedding Floral Arrangement Programs. If they feel that they have achieved their goals, they feel motivated to challenge higher level of programs. These people are very much task oriented and no matter what they do or learn, they are not satisfied UNLESS they reach a certain level of goal they originally set up. If you want to engage in floral industry by having your own floral shop, working as a floral designer, offering wedding floral decoration services or having your own flower arranging classes, it is difficult to put your position at the outstanding and remarkable level UNLESS you make more efforts than other people. We are more than happy to help you achieve your goals in floral art. By joining California Flower Art Academy, you can learn floral designs with step by step easy learning method by way of ONE ON ONE hands on instructions. We offer classes on a regular basis throughout the year on weekdays and also on the weekend. Therefore you can star taking lessons at anytime you like as far as we have space available. No admission fee is required. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley, you can easily access to our classrooms located at San Jose and also Burlingame. California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association that is one of the best established and most prestigious floral associations in Japan. For more information about our program, please contact info@california-academy.com We help you make a difference in floral art.   



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Floral Arrangement For Wedding Table Decoration

You Can Practice These Designs Easily At Home









Among so many kinds of wedding floral arrangements, table decoration is one of the most popular one. Compared with a huge floral designs displayed at the hall or entrance of wedding place, the quantity of flowers used for each arrangement is much smaller. Also the time and energy spent for this kind of decoration is not so much especially small size of designs placed in the center of each table as shown in this page requires only limited space to display. Therefore you can easily practice to make this kind of arrangement at home or classroom. Also you do not need a huge vase for a big flower decoration you often find at the entrance or hall of hotels. Since the size of this kind of arrangement is not so big, you can display in the living room of your home, office reception, hotel front desk, exhibition booth, show room or cashier counter of a restaurant etc etc.

As seen from the pictures, wedding decorations often use eye catching color combinations unlike funeral floral decorations which usually use sick colors such as white and green etc. (They seldom use pink, red and yellow colors in funeral ceremonies) . There are tons of some other floral decorations used for wedding parties and ceremonies. California Flower Art Academy teaches a wide range of flower arrangements so that students can earn skills of various designs. If you are interested in learning floral designs, for hobby or business, beginner or professional level, you can find a MOST SUITABLE PROGRAM which definitely fits your requirement. Since 1990, we have been engaged in educating local residents who would like to earn practical skills of flower arranging in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose). California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. You can start from Introductory Program for only $89 including flowers and all other arranging tools and items. For more information, please contact info@california-academy.com


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Popular Floral Arrangements Made By Our Students

Using Students Own Vases for These Flower Designs







Our school prepares containers for making floral arrangements at the classroom. The fee for these containers are included in the lesson fee announced on the internet. Our students sometimes want to bring their own vases or containers so that they can use them for making their designs during a lesson. Depending on the situation, if our instructor feels that their own containers can fit the floral decorations which are scheduled for the next lesson, they can use their own vases. The photos in this page show floral arrangements using their own containers. Since we did not pay special attention to make the arrangement background neat and beautiful, it does not look very impressive. However flower designs made by students look pretty good. These arrangements can be displayed in the office, hotel halls and restaurants as well. It is fully up to you where they should be displayed.


All the floral arrangements in this page are place on the floor. They should be displayed on the table or display cabinet which look better. California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in teaching a variety of floral designs since 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose). We teach floral designs according to the curriculum of each course. Depending on the curriculum of each course, you have opportunities of learning unique and creative designs. Students who belong to Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course are definitely required to learn common and popular floral designs using containers provided by our school. After completing this elementary course, if you want to challenge to use your own containers, just ask your instructor who will make a judgement about if or not you can make designs by using your own containers.  Our school offers VARIOUS KINDS OF PROGRAMS & COURSES so that students can find a program which definitely fits their requirements.You can take lessons not only weekdays but also on the weekend at our San Jose main classroom (close to Cupertino, Santa Clara County: Silicon Valley) or Burlingame extension class close to San Francisco Airport (San Mateo County).

California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association that is one of the best established and most prestigious floral associations in Japan. For more information about our school or any questions regarding classes/lessons, please contact info@california-academy.com


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One of a Kind Flower Arrangement

Corner Arrangement, Grape & Floral Design, Green Leaves Designs







All floral arrangements in this page are made by the students of California Flower Art Academy during actual lessons of the classroom. Tow designs above are called "Corner Arrangement". This floral decoration is placed in the corner of table or counter desk etc. Another decoration uses vegetables. Once in a while you can use fruits or vegetables. This kind of floral design is called Garden Arrangement. It is a good idea to make this kind of decoration when you are tired of using only flowers. The last one uses big green leaves. All of these three decorations are ONE OF A KIND which look pretty unique. California Flower Art Academy teaches not only standard and general floral arrangements but also creative and unique designs as shown in this page. If you are interested in learning ONE OF A KIND floral decorations in addition to popular arrangements, why not join our school. We offer classes not only on weekdays but also on the weekend at San Jose main classroom (close to Cupertino, Santa Clara County) and also Burlingame extension class near San Francisco Airport. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley, it is easy to commute to and from our school. Our step by step instruction of ONE ON ONE training will greatly help entry level of students easily and quickly learn various floral designs.Since our school offers a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS & COURSES, students can find a program which definitely fits their needs. California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association that is one of the best established floral associations in Japan. For further information, please contact info@california-academy.com



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Floral Arrangement Using Square Glass Vase

Enjoy Easy, Tiny and Simple Designs







All floral designs shown in this page were made by the student, instructor and graduate of our school.
All the floral decorations in this page are made using square glass vase. They are tiny, cute and simple arrangements which can be displayed on the dinner table, party table or counter desk etc etc. It is not always necessary to make a big deal when making flower decorations. Even easy and simple designs make you happy and comfortable besides being economical. California Flower Art Academy offers VARIETY OF PROGRAMS AND COURSES among which students can make a choice of his/her most favorite one depending on the needs and requirements.


If you wonder which program you should sign up, don't hesitate to contact info@california-academy.com so you can consult our school. No matter what kind of floral designs you want to learn, European floral arrangements or Japanese Ikebana, Wedding or Funeral floral decoration, short term or long term programs, entry level or professional level, you will have good opportunities of earning practical skills at California Flower Art Academy that has been engaged in teaching floral designs since 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose, Cupertino, Santa Clara County). Classes are offered every week not only on weekdays but also on the weekend to support busy people like you. California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association that is one of the best established and most prestigious floral associations in Japan. For more information, contact info@california-academy.com


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Creative Design: Parallel Floral Arrangement

You Can Display at The Reception







The photos in this page show floral designs which can be called Parallel Arrangement. All the lines of flowers (all elements) are set vertically in parallel with each other. They do not cross or touch each other. This kind of floral arrangements are often displayed at the reception of offices, hotels or wedding parties. You can display it wherever you like. It is not so difficult to make this parallel arrangement although this design needs lots of flower materials. California Flower Art Academy teaches various kinds of floral arrangements from entry level to high level of decorations. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley (San Jose), you can easily commute to and from our school which has main classroom in San Jose and extension class in Burlingame close to San Francisco Airport. Classes are offered not only on weekdays but also on the weekend to support busy people like you. Lessons are done with hands on training of ONE ON ONE instruction by a well experienced instructor. No matter what kind of floral designs you want to learn, Ikebana or European arrangements, wedding or funeral decorations, you can find the course which definitely fits your requirement among a LIST OF ENTIRE RANGE OF PROGRAMS we offer. California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association that is one of the best established and most prestigious floral associations in Japan. For further information about our school or any questions about the lesson etc., please contact info@california-academy.com 


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Floral Arrangement with Candle Decoration

For You To Decorate A Party Table







We often make floral arrangement with candle decorations. This kind of design can be displayed at the dining table, parties such as birthday and Christmas parties. By using candles, flower arrangement looks more gorgeous and people who are invited to the dinner or party must highly appreciate it. The photos in this page show some examples of candle flower arrangements made by our students, instructors and also graduate . The decoration using red apple and yellow lemons is made by Ms. Moon Soon Lee who graduated from Instructor Course of our school. California Flower Art Academy offers various kinds of courses from beginner to professional levels, one day seminar to official course, short term program to long term lessons.



No matter what kind of floral arrangement you want to learn, Ikebana or European designs, wedding or funeral decorations, you can find a program which can perfectly fit your needs. We offer classes on a regular basis not only on weekdays but also on the weekend at our San Jose main classroom and also Burlingame extension class near San Francisco Airport. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley, it is easy to commute to and from our school. We try to minimize lesson fees so that our students do not have to bear heavy financial burden. Our unique way of hands on training or ONE ON ONE instruction will help entry level of students easily and quickly learn floral art.  California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. For further information, please contact info@california-academy.com  


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Simple and Easy Floral Decoration

Enjoy Arrangements Without Using Vase and Oasis










The floral designs shown in this page use only flowers and ribbon without using oasis and container. You can enjoy making simple and easy arrangements like these kinds of designs. Even if you have no oasis and container, you do not have to worry about that. Enjoy and challenge making easy decorations. California Flower Art Academy teaches various kinds of floral designs from time to time. Some students who have already completed a few courses would like to challenge unique or original arrangements reflecting their own ideas. if the situation surrounding an instructor allows, she might accept a special request for making custom designed arrangements.



Students who have not completed Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course have difficulties for making her own idea of designs. After learning various basic designs, students might want to do something different. This kind of custom designed arrangement can be recommended only for students who have already completed a few courses only because challenging brand new or original designs MAY confuse students who have not yet acquired fundamental skills. Therefore it is highly recommended to consult a chief instructor who may give you a good advice. 


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Wedding Flower Chair Decoration

Join Wedding Floral Decoration Advanced Course









At the wedding ceremony, all the chairs are sometimes decorated with flowers. We call this Wedding Chair Decoration. California Flower Art Academy teaches various kinds of wedding floral decorations. This is one of them. Students can learn this floral design by joining Wedding Floral Decoration Advanced Course. By joining this program, students can learn 5 different kinds of floral decorations which are used for weddings. The lesson fee for this course is only $298 which covers not only tuition but also flowers and also other materials used for the decoration. If you are planning to have your own floral shop or work for a florist as a floral designer, it is highly recommended to earn practical skills of wedding party flower arrangements. Since the unit price of wedding floral design is very high, it is not so difficult to pay of your small amount of investment ($298 to complete Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course or Wedding Floral Decoration Advanced Course).  Classes are offered not only on weekdays but also on the weekend at our San Jose main classroom and also Burlingame extension class. California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in teaching a variety of floral designs since 1990. The school is authorized by Flower Decorators Association that is one of the best established and most prestigious floral associations in Japan. For further information please contact info@california-academy.com


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Standing Wreath of Floral Decoration

Wreath Flower Can Be Used for Various Occasions





There are several kinds of flower wreath. If the wreath is of a big size, it is often stand mounted as shown in the photos in this page. We can call it Standing Wreath or Wreath with Stand. This standing wreath is often used for open house of stores (the first photo left), event reception such as Flower Show (2nd photo left) and funeral ceremony (3rd photo left). In order to make this kind of floral wreath, we need to buy flower materials and also related stand on which wreath is mounted. They sell at a flower market. Price of these materials is not so expensive. However once a Standing Wreath (Flower Wreath with Stand) is completed and sold in the floral shop, the price will become very expensive. California Flower Art Academy offers various programs & courses which teach a variety of floral decorations including this kind of wreath. You can learn how to make a standing wreath at our school by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instruction by a well experienced instructor. The most practical way to smart start is you join Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course where you can learn very basic skills of making European floral arrangement. If you would like to learn more about flower arrangements, you can proceed to Fresh Flower Arrangement Intermediate Course or move up to Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course. There are so may ways you can learn floral designs which can be used for doing floral business. California Flower Art Academy offers lessons on a regular basis in the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo County) and also in Silicon Valley (San Jose in Santa Clara County) not only on weekdays but also on the weekend to support busy people like you. Since the foundation of our school back in 1990, we have been engaged in teaching floral decorations not only for hobby but also for business. Uncountable number of students learned floral arranging at our school. And many of graduates are now enjoying floral designs for hobby and business. Some are running their own floral shops, some are working as a floral designer at a florist, some are offering their own classes and some are making floral decoration at a church as a volunteer. If you are interested in learning floral designs, we are more than happy to help you. Our unique way of hands on training greatly helps entry level of students easily and quickly learn floral decorations. California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. If you are interested in joining our school, please do not hesitate to contact info@california-academy.com 

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Garden Arrangement Using Fruits & Vegetables

Why Not Use Other Things Than Flowers





When you make floral arrangements, it is not always necessary to buy flower materials at a floral shop. Sometimes you can enjoy floral decorations by using lots of vegetables or fruits available in your refrigerator. If you grow vegetables or fruits at your own gardens, why not use them to decorate your home. We call this kind of decoration GARDEN ARRANGEMENT. There is no rule or restriction in using vegetables or fruits for making this way of arrangement. Try to use whatever vegetable or fruit you like. If you display Garden Arrangement in your office, visitors will pay special attention to your wonderful and unique designs. Popular things used for Garden Arrangement are tomato, grapefruit, potato, banana, apple, orange etc etc. Enjoy challenging to use any new vegetable you like. Some people use garlic as well. California Flower Art Academy teaches our students various "floral decorations". You can enjoy learning and earning practical skills of making a variety of floral arrangements from a well experienced instructor. For those who have never experienced to take floral arrangement classes, we recommend Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course. Our instructor makes a choice of easy designs which can be recommended for entry level of students. By way of ONE ON ONE instructions of hands on training, students can easily and quickly learn floral lessons.If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo County) or Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County), you can easily commute to and from our school. We offer classes at San Jose and also at Burlingame. If you have any questions about our school or want to know further details about our program, please contact info@california-academy.com We help you make a difference in floral art. 

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Line-Up of Beautiful Bridal Bouquets

Earn Skill of Making Wedding Bouquets






Among so many wedding floral decorations bridal bouquet is one of the outstanding designs which will make a bride more beautiful and graceful at the wedding party. By attending lessons offered by California Flower Art Academy, you can learn and earn practical skills of making wedding bouquets. Once you have acquired the skill of making bouquets, you can design by yourself based on your own idea and choice of flowers and colors. it is fully up to you whether you make it as a gift for your friend who gets married OR make it for selling at a floral shop. The photos in this page show several samples of bouquets which were made by the instructor, students or graduates of California Flower Art Academy. If you would like to learn and earn practical skills of making wedding floral designs (including bridal bouquets), why don't you join California Flower Art Academy serving the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo County) and Silicon Valley (San Jose, Cupertino in Santa Clara County). We offer under-mentioned programs specializing in wedding floral decorations.

Since the foundation of our school back in 1990, we have been engaged in teaching a variety of floral decorations in Northern California. California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association that is one of the best established and most prestigious floral associations in Japan. For more information about our school or programs, please contact info@california-academy.com


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So Many Fans Who Love Ikebana

Not for Business But for Learning Japanese Culture






Historically Ikebana as well as tea ceremony was considered one of typical Japanese traditional manners which should be earned by young ladies before getting married. Japanese women learned not only the skill of arranging flowers but also the manner as a woman through learning Ikebana skills from an instructor. The same can be said when learning tea ceremony as well. They usually spent many years to master this Japanese traditional art. Although the skill of Ikebana arrangement is not useful for doing floral business, such as running a floral shop, working for a florist as a floral designer or engage in wedding floral decoration in the United States, it looks like there are uncountable number of fans who love Ikebana. This Japanese traditional floral art has been very popular in Japan although many Japanese ladies now learn European floral art.

California Flower Art Academy offers Ikebana classes on a regular basis. If you have never learned Ikebana, we recommend you to join Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course. If you have some experiences and would like to brush up on your arranging skills or refresh your skills, it may be a good idea to sign up for Ikebana Arrangement Intermediate Course. Our instructor will teach you with hands on training of ONE ON ONE instruction so that you can learn how to make designs by way of step by step EASY LEARNING system. Since we limit number of students to 6 per class, you can get interactive instruction from our instructor who has an official license of Ikebana instructor certified in Japan and has over 30 year experience in teaching Ikebana arrangement. The pictures in this page show some of Ikebana arrangements. Although European (or American) style floral arrangements use floral foam (oasis) to hold flowers and a regular kind of vase, Ikebana arrangement often uses what is called "Kenzan" which is a needlepoint holder to hold flowers. This is made of iron and can be used forever (not disposable). Since the function of Kenzan is to hold flowers/flower stems in the container, it is very heavy. As for a vase, Ikebana often uses another kind of container called "Suiban" which is a flat type of container specifically designed for Ikebana arrangement. (see the picture in the right)

You can learn name of flowers, how to cut flowers, how to keep the flower life long and how to make arrangement by using above mentioned items (Kenzan and Suiban). For further information or inquiry for the Ikebana class, please contact info@california-academy.com


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Your Friend is Happy with Flower Decorated Gift

We Offer Various Kinds of Programs





Make your friend very happy with your custom designed gift. The pictures below shows gift boxes decorated with flower designs. When you give your gift to your friend, you put any kind of gift in the flower decorated box you design by yourself. No matter what is inside, your friend must very appreciate your hand-made gifts. The box looks beautiful and you can use your own choice of flowers for making this kind of box.





California Flower Art Academy offers a variety of programs so students can find a course or class which definitely satisfies you. CLICK HERE for a wide range of programs our school offers.  

You can learn and earn practical skills of floral designs not only for your hobby but also for business from wedding to funeral decorations, from Ikebana to European floral designs. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame/San Mateo) or Silicon Valley (San Jose/Cupertino), you can easily commute to and from our school. We offer classes not only on weekdays but also on the weekend to support busy people like you. For further information, please contact info@california-academy.com



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Floral Design Training Makes Your Dream Come True

We Are Happy To Help You Become a Wedding Floral Specialist





One of the most popular floral decorations is wedding flower arrangement. If you are planning to work as a floral designer, florist or floral shop owner, it is mandatory for you to master wedding floral decorations. In order to do wedding flower arrangements, you need to master a broad range of designs.
California Flower Art Academy offers a special program named Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course for $298. By attending this course, you will learn typical decorations as mentioned below:


Boutonniere
Bouquet (Oasis Holder Bouquet or Hand-tied Bouquet)
Flower Basket
Centerpiece Arrangement
Main Table Arrangement
Wedding Cake Decoration

If you take a look at the unit price for each design offered by most of wedding floral decorators (or florists),  it is very expensive. Therefore it could be possible to easily and quickly pay off the small amount of investment (fee of $298 for this particular course). Some people who are getting married shortly take this course to earn minimum required skills for making wedding party floral decoration. And they make floral decorations by themselves at their own wedding (implementing DIY planning). If they can do decorations even for a part of floral decorations, they can have a professional (better experienced) floral decorator take care of the rest of decorations which helps reduce the budget of decoration fee. After their own wedding is over, they offer wedding floral decorating services to other family members, relatives and eventually to third party customers whereby they can save and make money on wedding flowers. If they have a will, intention, planning and also enthusiasm and do efforts to achieve their goals, this scenario may sound realistic.  

You can take lessons per this course at our San Jose main classroom (near the intersection of freeway 85 and De Anza Blvd close to the city of Cupertino) and also at our Burlingame extension class (at San Mateo close to San Francisco Airport). Lessons are available on weekdays and weekend and daytime and evening classes are offered to support busy people. California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo Japan). If you are interested in taking this course, please email to info@california-academy.com  We help you make a difference in floral art.


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Unique Floral Designs For You

You Can Earn Skills To Make This Kind Of Designs





  
Are you interested in learning flower arrangement ? You must have a skill of making flower arrangements. However you are tired of ordinary designs and want to learn a unique floral decorations. Well, some of the designs we teach at California Flower Art Academy are pretty unique and eye cathing. Above pictures show some of our unique designs such as Heart Shape Design featuring a bird, Flower Decorated Gift Wrapping Design and Bridal Hand-tied Corsage. California Flower Art Academy offers a wide range of classes, lessons, courses, seminars, training programs and workshops such as fresh flower arrangements, dried and silk flower designs, wedding floral decoration and funeral arrangements and table arrangement center piece programs etc etc.  From entry level to professional level of students and European contemporary floral designs to Japanese traditional Ikebana arrangement, we can satisfy needs and requirements of each student. Our school is authorized by Flower Decorators Association which is one of the best established  and most prestigious floral associations in Tokyo Japan. No matter what your goal and purpose in floral art is, for enhancing your cultures or for doing business, we can help you acquire practical skills of making floral decorations. You can start from Introductory Trial Budget Program for only $89. By joining this program, you will learn two kinds of floral designs spending about 2.5 hours. This session is good for you to evaluate our way of instructions and also the quality of our lesson. If you feel comfortable and satisfied with our lesson, you can roll over to Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course. In this way of roll-over, all you have to pay is just the balance between Introductory Program and Elementary Course and all the units/credits you already earned from Introductory Program will be counted for completing Elementary Course. Many students follow this procedures. However if you like, you can of course join Elementary Course by skipping Introductory Program. We also offer Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course as well as Wedding Ceremony Arrangement Course. According to your wish and needs, you can choose your most favorite program among a variety of courses. California Flower Art Academy has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area since its  inception back in 1990 as a unique floral design school and flower arranging studio where you can get around with floral artist, flower learning students and also a well experienced flower arranging instructor. If you live in Greater San Francisco (including Daly City, Brisbane, South San Francisco, Burlingame, San Mateo, Millbrae, San Bruno, Foster City and Redwood City etc) or Silicon Valley (South and East Bay including Milpitas, Hayward, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Altos, San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbell etc0, we recommend you to join California Flower Art Academy which is authorized by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. We help you make a difference in floral art by offering European contemporary floral design training as well as Japanese Ikebana Arrangement classes. If you are interested in joining our school, please email to info@california-academy.com



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Earn A Lifetime Skill of Floral Designs

Flower Arranging Skill Is A Lifetime Property






The skill of floral designs is a lifetime property. Unlike other kinds of properties such as houses, cars, stocks, mutual funds, securities, pets etc etc., the value of this skill is not affected by economic conditions and it will not be depreciated, decreased or it never dies. In this sense the skill of floral arranging is a very stable property and you can use it as long as you live. To acquire this valuable property, all you need to do is learn how to make floral designs preferably taking lessons from an experienced and reliable instructor or professional floral designer. Once you earn this skill, you can use it whenever you like not only for hobby but also for business. California Flower Art Academy is happy to help you earn the skill of floral arranging by way of ONE ON ONE instructions of hands on training.

The above three pictures show examples of table arrangement or centerpiece decoration. These designs are recommended for entry level of students who have never learned floral decorations so far. Since most of table arrangement is not so difficult, it may be a good idea to start with this kind of designs. Many people who learned floral arranging at our school are now enjoying floral decorations by making their own designs at home, offices or wedding parties etc etc. Some of them offer their own classes and enjoying to educate other people. Our school offers a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS/COURSES from beginner to professional levels. For those who want to learn floral decorations for business, we offer programs specializing in Wedding Floral Decorations and Funeral Arrangement etc. For those who would like to learn Japanese traditional floral art called IKEBANA, we offer Ikebana courses. Regardless of your goal for learning floral art, you can find a program which definitely fits your needs.

You can take lessons not only weekdays but also on the weekend at our San Jose main classroom or Burlingame extension class near the San Francisco Airport. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley, you can easily commute to and from our school. For further information please contact info@california-academy.com


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Floral Arrangement with Candle Decoration

Are You Going to Use It for Party Decoration ?







Candle decoration is very popular among various kinds of floral arrangement. The above picture shows the flower arrangement done by one of our students under the direction of the instructor of California Flower Art Academy. You can make this kind of floral arrangement with candle decoration for table arrangement, interior decoration, various parties such as Wedding, Christmas and Birthday etc etc.


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Welcome Floral Decoration

Your Guests Will Appreciate Your Welcoming Spirit







It is important to welcome guests at a wedding, birthday party, office reception or hotel front desk. You can display this kind of welcoming floral decoration at various occasions. The above photo shows the designs made by our students at classroom under the direction of the instructor of California Flower Art Academy.  Our school offers opportunities for students to learn not only ordinary style of floral arrangement but also unique way of decorations as shown in this page. Students can choose his/her most favorite program among a wide range of courses offered by our school. No matter for what kind of purpose you would like to learn floral designs for hobby or for business, no matter what kind of floral arrangement you want to learn, European floral arrangement or Japanese Ikebana arts, no matter for what kind of business you would like to learn floral decorations, wedding, funeral or just for running a floral shop, we can help you acquire practical skills of floral arranging. For any questions, please contact info@california-academy.com


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Pomander Held by Bride at Wedding

People Believed Pomander Protected Bride from Desease







During middle ages and Renaissance in France,there were small cases which held aromatic elements or scented ingredients. People believed that carrying such scents would protect from disease. Nowadays at weddings, brides hold floral pomanders. Above photos show floral pomanders which we made at our classroom. In the curriculum of Wedding Floral Decoration Advanced Course offered by California Flower Art Academy, the design of pomander is included. 


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Simple Yet Beautiful Floral Design

Appreciate Nice Color Coordination







It is not always necessary to make a big deal for making floral decorations. You can make flower arrangement just using simple materials available in your hand. Or just go out to your garden and pick up whatever flowers you like and make simple decorations at home. You can learn how to make this kind of decoration at California Flower Art Academy. We offer a wide range of programs from Introductory level to Instructor level, from beginner to professional course, from European floral design to Japanese Ikebana arrangement. Among a wide range of programs, you can choose the most favorite program you like depending on your needs and requirement. We help you make a difference in floral art.  


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Dress Corsage and Wrist Corsage

Learn How To Make Wedding Corsage





The pictures  in this page show wedding corsages which were made by our student under the direction of the instructor at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. There are a few kinds of corsages used for wedding party. The most popular one is called "wrist corsage" which is mounted on a bride's wrist (The photo left below). Another one is wedding dress corsage (photo left upper). When a bride wears a wedding dress, this corsage is usually put on the left side chest. Sometimes bride or groom holds a corsage (not on the dress or not on the wrist). When a bridegroom is dressed in tuxedo, such tuxedo often wears a corsage. This kind of corsage is called "boutonniere". There is a curriculum of learning how to make a corsage in the under-mentioned programs:

1. Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course....$390
2. Floral Design Corsage 3 Design Program.............$79
3. Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course.........$298


If you would like to concentrate on learning how to make corsages, you can join Floral Design Corsage 3 Design Program which is offered for $79. By joining this program, you can learn 3 kinds of corsages including wrist corsage and dress corsage. For further details or any questions, please contact info@california-academy.com


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Earn Skill To Make This Kind of Bouquet

You Can Become Able to Design This Kind of Bouquet







Among many of wedding flowers, bouquet is one of the most popular designs. You can learn how to make bouquets as shown in the above. These bouquets are made at the classroom by students of California Flower Art Academy under the instruction of our instructor. The curriculum of under-mentioned courses include a design of bouquet:

Lesson fees stated below include not only tuition but also all the materials used for designing bouquets.

1. Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course.....$390
2. Floral Design Bouquet Course.................................$178
3. Wedding Party  Arrangement Basic Course..........$298

Remarks: In order for you to enroll in Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course, it is necessary for you to have already completed Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course or must have the same level of educational background or must be already engaged in floral business and have good floral design skills enough to skip above mentioned elementary course. If you would like to learn floral arrangements in order to earn practical skills, California Flower Art Academy can help you. We are waiting for you by offering a variety of programs and courses among which you can choose your most favorite one depending on your taste and requirement.


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Appreciate "S" Shape Floral Arrangement

You will learn this kind of design at Elementary & Intermediate Course








Among tons of European floral arrangements, there are several designs featuring one of alphabet letters such as "L" and "S" etc. The picture above shows "S" Shape Arrangement. You can find the linear line showing the shape of "S" in the above arrangement. By joining California Flower Art Academy, you can learn This kind of floral arrangement at Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course and also Intermediate Course. In addition to this kind of floral decorations, California Flower Art Academy offers a variety of lessons not only for hobby  but also for business purposes. You can find the most suitable program/course which does fit your needs, requirement and purpose. If you are looking for a floral arranging classes, flower design schools or flower arrangement instructors who can offer quality lessons by way of hands on training, you should not hesitate to contact California Flower Art Academy who has more than 20 year experience in teaching floral decorations in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose in Santa Clara County). California Flower Art Academy is authorized by Flower Decorators Association who is one of the best established and most prestigious floral associations in Japan. If you are interested in learning floral designs, please contact info@california-academy.com We help you make a difference in floral art.


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Casual Floral Design with Mug Cup or Tea Cup

Enjoy Not Only Official Arrangement But Also Casual Decoration








It is not always necessary to use a vase or container specifically designed for floral arrangements. You can sometimes try casual designs by using a mug cup or tea cup as shown above. The left decoration uses a mug cup and the right one uses a tea cup (a set of cup and saucer. The casual decorations
in this way of arrangement made by yourself will make the atmosphere on the dinner table at your home. California Flower Art Academy teaches not only official floral arrangements but also casual decorations as per the above pictures.





If you are looking for a flower arranging school or floral design instructor who can offer quality lessons with hands on training, you can try our Introductory Trial Budget Program for only $89 including tuition, flowers, oasis (chemical foam to hold flowers) and also a container. If you are satisfied with our way of instruction, you can enroll in Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course. We help you make a difference in floral art.



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Same Style of Design with Diffent Color Combination

You Can Become Able to Make This Kind of Arrangement





Making Your Own Floral Design is A Fun

 

Above picture shows two designs with same style of arrangement with different color combination. By learning floral designs at California Flower Art Academy, you will gradually earn skills of making your own style of floral arrangement like the ones introduced in the above.




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Earn Skills of Making Table Arrangement

Designs by Ms. Fei Shen Who Took Our Lessons





   

Beautiful Table Arrangements made by our student (Ms. Fei Shen) who learned various floral designs at our school. California Flower Art Academy offers a wide variety of courses from European floral designs to Japanese Ikebana Arrangement. You can earn various skills and know-how for making beautiful floral designs as shown above. If you are interested in learning floral arranging, either European floral arrangement or Japanese Ikebana, please contact info@california-academy.com  Our hands on training of person to person instructions help you acquire practical skills of floral decorations.


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Beautiful Designs with Purple Color Coordination

Examples of Designs Made at Our Classroom





 

Beautiful floral decorations featuring purple colors. California Flower Art Academy teaches floral designs so that students can brush up on their sense of good color coordination. Above pictures show examples of designs students can learn at our classroom. These works are actually made at our classroom. 



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Line of Unique Designs by Unique Floral School

Helping Students To Expand the Line of Designs






 
Photo above: Sugar Cake decorated with "flowers" & Gift Wrapping Floral Arrangement


California Flower Art Academy boasts ample experiences in making a variety of floral decorations. The pictures introduced in this page show various kinds of UNIQUE FLORAL decorations which can  be seldom found at other floral design schools and studios. Once in a while we get special request from our customers or students who would like to challenge to make quite unique designs on which they have a clear picture in their mind but they have no idea about HOW TO MAKE IT. We would like to comply with such special requests to the extent that the situation surrounding our school and instructor allows. 


Picture above: Quite unique design featuring flowers and birds decorated
in the heart shape which is usually displayed by hanging on the wall of room.




 
Pictures above: Cute wedding bridal corsage and flower decorated gift wrapping.


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Thanksgiving & Christmas Are Just Around The Corner

Party Table With Floral Decorations Arranged By You





 

You will have lots of opportunites for making the best use of the floral designing skills you will earn at our school. From the end of October through December, you have events such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas at which time you can make your own floral decoration making the best use of your skills you acquired at our school. By attending Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course offered by California Flower Art Academy, you can learn and earn practical skills of various kinds of flowera arranging and such skills can be utilized at the time of various events such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as birthday party of your family members etc etc. By attending the above mentioned Elementary Course, you will learn basic skills required for making a variety of floral arrangements. Once you have mastered such basic designs, you can apply so obtained skills for another kind of decoration. Gradually you will beccome able to make your own decorations by referring to the type of designs you learned at our school PLUS referring to the book featuring various flower arrangements. Before you have earned basic skills of floral designs, it may be difficult for you to make the similar designs introduced in floral magazines or some other reference books. However once you have acquired basic skills, you could make the best use of valuable information introduced in magazines or books available in the bookstore. Imagine there are flower baskets &  floral decorations displayed with candles on Thanksgiving or Christmas DinnerTable surrounded by your family members and relatives who really enjoy and appreciate the decorations you made yourself. We help you make a difference in floral art. Try and enjoy and DO IT YOURSELF ! If you have questions about our school, contact the email address shown below.


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Learn How To Lengthen a Flower Life

Besides Learning Floral Designs, You Have Many Things To Learn





 

After you have joined California Flower Art Academy, you may become aware that there are many things to learn besides learning floral designs such as learning names of flowers and how to lengthen a flower's life. There are several ways to keep the flower life longer such as depending on the chemical arrangement of water, the method of cutting stems and also the special treatment after cutting stems of flowers etc etc. Those ways are "common sense" and "common skills" for
people who are engaged in floral business. However for people who are new to floral design industry, they are special knowledge and secrets. You will earn a lot of "know-how" and secrets in addition to floral arranging skills at our school.


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Gift of Attending a Seminar for Your Mother

Your Mother or Girl Friend Will Be Happy with The Gift








Once in a while, a check for a lesson fee is cut on behalf of a student attending the lesson. Namely some people give opportunities for his mother or girl friend to attend seminars such as a birthday gift etc. If you give this kind of gift to your mother or girl friend, they will be very pleased with such a wonderful gift and it will be highly appreciated.


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Do You Like This Way of Color Combination ?

Yellow and White with Green









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You Can Make A Flower Basket of Your Own Design

Photos show the actual designs made at our classroom





 



If you buy or send a flower basekt at a floral shop, it is not so affordable. You can earn skills to make your own flower basket with your own design and taste by
attending classes at California Flower Art Academy. We help you become a floral artist.  


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Floral Pomander For Bride At Wedding

Pomander Designs Made At Our Classroom





 



During middle ages and Renaissance in France,there were small cases which held aromatic elements or scented ingredients. People believed that carrying such scents would protect from disease. Nowadays at weddings, brides hold floral pomanders. Above photos show floral pomanders which we made at our classroom.



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Flower Wreaths Essential For Weddings

Earn Skills For Making This Kind Of Decorations





Flower Wreaths Essential For Wedding Decorations. You can acquire skills for
making this kind of decorations by attending lessons at California Flower Art Academy

  





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Floral Decoration On Cake (Real Flower VS Suagar Flower)

Can You Tell Which Is Real Flower and Which is Made from Sugar ?





 


Above photos show floral decorations on sugar cake. The yellow flower of the left photo is made of sugar. And the purple flower of right photo is real flowers. The floral decorations was made on the sugar cakes one of our students made at home. This is really unique "Floral Decorations".


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Arrangement of Color Lily (Yellow)

Enjoy This Exceptionally Beautiful Color







This photo shows the arrangement done at our classroom.


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Which Do You Like Better, European Floral Design OR Ikebana ?

We Offer Program & Course for Both Requirements







Photo above shows sample of center piece decoration. No matter which floral design you want to learn, European flower arrangement or Japanese Ikebana Arts, we can help you. California Flower Art Academy offers a broad range of programs and courses from European flower arranging to Japanese traditional Ikebana. If you want to learn floral design for business, we recommend you to choose European flower arrangement. If you want to learn purely for hobby, you can choose either European design or Japanese Ikebana Arts. If you want to learn to satisfy both business purpose and also for hobby, European floral arrangement fits better with your requirement because the skills of Ikebana arrangement are seldom used for doing business in the United States. It is fully up to you which you choose. We help you make a difference no matter which design you learn.


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We teach Color Coordination As Well As Floral Designs

Center Piece Decoration with Nice Color Combination







It is very important to decide in what kind of color combination floral decoration should be done. While you learn floral designs at the classroom, you will "learn" color combination/color coordination useful for making nice looking floral designs.


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Vertical Table Arrangement at Wedding Party

Fresh Flower vs Silk Flower (Can you tell which is which ?)





 


Above two photographs show VerticalTable Arrangemens.The left photo shows the arrangement made by our instructor and the right photo shows silk flower arrangement we happened to find at the wedding party. If you find these decorations interesting or attractive and want to learn this way of decorations, please contact California Flower Art Academy at info@california-academy.com  We offer a variety of courses and seminars from beginner to professional levels, wedding to funeral floral decoration course, European floral arrangement to Japanese Ikebana Arts AND elementary to instructor course. Our school is authorized by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. You can start from Introductory Program for only $69  We help you make a difference in floral art.


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Our Hands on Training Will Make It Possible

Training Will Help You Earn Skills of Floral Designs





 


If you are living in the San Francisco Bay Area or Peninsula (Daly City, Burlingame, San Mateo, Millbrae, South San Francisco, Foster City) or Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Saratoga, Mountain View, Milpitas, Hayward, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Palo Altos, Stanford) and would like to learn flower arrangement or floral designs, let us help you earn practical skills of floral arranging. California Flower Art Academy is a well experience floral design school authorized by Flower Decorators Association Tokyo Japan. We have been training uncountable number of students since 1990. Our curriculum is established based on our long term experiences and reflecting skills of European floral designs. No matter what kind of purpose you want to learn floral arrangement (business  or hobby), you will have good opportunities of training yourself by way of hands on training based on small size class system at our school. We offer classes in San Jose and also Burlingame. You can take lessons not only on weekdays but also on the weekend. Contact the under-mentioned email address whenever you like. We help you make a difference in floral art.


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Enjoy and Appreciate European Elegance

Examples of Wedding Floral Decoration We Made





 


Left side photo shows what is called "Cascade Type Bouquet" used by Bride at Wedding Party. Right photo shows "Vertical Table Arrangement" displayed as a center piece decoration also at Wedding Party. Both designs are made by our instructor. If you would like to become a floral decorator who can make this kind of arrangement, we recommend you to train yourself at California Flower Art Academy. Our curriculum is established based on our long term experience and by way of adopting skills of European style flower arrangement.

If you live in Greater San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay, East Bay, Peninsula) or Silicon Valley (San Jose, Cupertino, Mountain View, Milptas , Santa Clara etc) and want to learn floral arranging from a well experienced instructor, why not contact our school (info@california-academy.com). We help you acquire practical skills of floral designs by way of hands on training at affordable prices. Make a difference in floral art by joining CFAA.


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Beautiful "L" Shape Arrangement

Why not Acquire the Skill to Make This Kind of Arrangement







California Flower Art Academy has very ample experiences not only in teaching floral designs but also making floral decorations at wedding parties. The photo above shows one of examples of vertical table arrangement we made during a lesson at our school.


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Bridal Wrist Corsage You Can Make

Make A Corsage To Enhance Beauty of Bride





 



There are so many kinds of corsages. Above is just examples of Bridal Wrist Corsages used by Bride at Weddings. If you would like to make this kind of corsage by yourself, why not join California Flower Art Academy who is a well experienced flower arranging school and floral design studio serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley since 1990. We help you acquire good skills of floral designs at affordable tuition.  


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Beautiful Table Arrangement Decoration

Earn Skills to Make This Kind of Arrangement





  



Above pictures show the design which was done by our instructor at the recent wedding party. The right one is another arrangement made during one of lessons at our school. Enjoye and appreciate this kind of beautiful arrangement. You will become able to make this kind of decoration after learning at our school.

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Color Combination is Really Important for Successful Decoration

We Help You Eaern Floral Design Skills of Quality Decorations









Above pictures show exmples of Center Piece Decoration. The left side arrangement was done by our instructor at the recent wedding party. The right side design was made during a lesson at our school. If you are interested in learning flower arranginging, please let us know by sendin email to info@california-academy.com

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You Can Become Able to Make Your Own Bouquets

Enjoy and Appreciate Your Own Bouquets





 



No matter what kind of floral designs you want to learn, European Flower Arrangement or Japanese Ikebana Arts, Wedding Floral Decoration or Funeral Floral Designs, Table Arrangements or Bridal Decorations, Bouquest or Corsages, Fresh Flower Arrangement or Dried/Silk Flower Designs, we can help you earn practical skills of flower arranging by way of hands on training of person to person instruction based on small size class system. You can start from Introductory Trial Budget Program for only $89.


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Cascade Type Bouquets for Wedding Party

Enhancing the Beauty of Brides at Wedding





 


There are a few kinds of bouquets. Above picture shows examples of Cascade Type Bouquets used by Bride at Wedding Party. You can learn how to make this kind of bouquets by joining our Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course. For any questions about our program, contact info@california-academy.com  Our school has been educating uncountable number of local people who would like to learn practical flower arrangements since 1990. We are more than happy to help you make a difference in floral art.


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Your Friend Appreciates This Kind of Flower Wrapping Gift

You Can Learn This Kind of Unique Floral Design





 



Above pictures show examples of flower decorated wrapping gifts which were made during lessons at California Flower Art Academy. You can learn not only standard designs but also this kind of unique designs by joining California Flower Art Academy.


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Enjoy Making a Flower Basket As A Gift

Your FriendWwill Appreciate Your Hand-Made Gift





 



Above pictures show examples of flower baskets which were made during one of lessons at our school. If you are looking for a reliable floral design school in the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo, Millbrae in San Francisco Peninsula) or Silicon Valley (San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Milpitas, Mountain View and Santa Clara), why not contact info@california-academy.com. Our school has been certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo, Japan) since 1990. You can become able to design flower baskets like above photo. We help you make a difference in floral art.


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Ikebana Lesson Short Seminar Program for $98

Easy Access to Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course





Above picture shows one of the typical traditional Ikebana Arrangements made
on the flat type container called "SUIBAN". This picture is by courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.


We are pleased to introduce our Brand New Program featuring Ikebana Arrangement. This program is offered at $98 including flower materials, KENZAN (needlepoint flower holder) and SUIBAN (flat type container specifically designed for Ikebana Arrangement). You can take a lesson from a well experienced Japanese Instructor who got a license and certification in Japan. Ikebana is part of Japanese traditional cultures. This arts requires even more profound and delicate sense and skills in its arrangement compared with a regular kind of flower arrangement. Although the skill,  technique and the way of arranging Ikebana is usually not utilized for typical business oriented floral decorations such as wedding or funeral flower arrangement or display and decoration at hotels etc in USA, many people still have keen interest in this particular Japanese floral art. Not only the skill and way of decorations but also tools, utensils, supplies and containers used for Ikebana are of a different kind compared with regular floral designs prevailing in Europe and USA. For Ikebana Arrangement, they use what is called "KENZAN" which is a needlepoint holder for holding flowers and flower stems. KENZAN is made of metal and it has tremendous number of needles. Due to its function and also the nature of material, it is heavy and not disposable. This is the biggest difference compared with "OASIS" which is used for a regular kind of floral arrangement. OASIS is made of chemical foam and it is very light and disposable. For holding flowers, flower stems are inserted into OASIS.  KENZAN is said to be more difficult to use for floral arrangement compared with OASIS. Another difference in utensil is a container/vase. For Ikebana arrangement, they often use flat container called "SUIBAN" which is designed specifically for Ikebana Arrangement and totally different from a regular kind of vase. Additional difference can be found in the history and a life style behind Ikebana arrangement. Most of young ladies who grew up in a decent level of society in Japan were required to earn the skill of Ikebana arrangement before getting married. Namely Ikebana was considered one of mandatory subjects young women should learn before getting married until around 40-50 years ago. By making the best use of Ikebana skills they learned before marriage, they could make interior floral decoration at home after getting married. Nowadays in Japan, European style of contemporary floral design (In Japan they call it just "Flower Arrangement" which does not mean IKEBANA but contemporary floral designs) is more popular although Ikebana used to be mainstream until about 25 to 30 years ago. By knowing above situation, if you are interested in Ikebana and want to acquire skills for making Ikebana arrangement, we are more than happy to help you by educating you based on hands on training or person to person instructions. California Flower Art Academy is pleased to announce a Brand New Program called "Ikebana Short Program" which is offered at $98 including tuition, flower materials, KENZAN and also SUIBAN introduced above. By attending this program, you will learn entry level of two kinds of Ikebana Arrangements spending about 2.5 hours. This short program is part of Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course (offered for $210). You can join this short program as a trial lesson for evaluating our way of instruction and the quality of our lesson. If you feel comfortable and satisfied with our way of instructions, you can transfer to Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course. By rolling over to this elementary course, you can make the best use of above mentioned KENZAN and SUIBAN you already got at Ikebana Short Program. And all you need to pay for the lesson of this elementary course is additional $151 only. California Flower Art Academy has been educating uncoutable number of students since 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Our school is authorized by Flower Decorators Association which is one of the best established and prestigious floral associations in Japan. You will enjoy a training by our Ikebana Instructor who has over 30 year experience as Ikebana instructor. Lessons are offered at our San Jose main classroom and also Burlingame extension class (located in San Mateo County near San Francisco Airport). If you would like to join Ikebana Short Program, send email to info@california-academy.com  We help you make a difference in floral art.
From Left to Right: KENZAN, OASIS, SUIBAN





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Beautiful Bridal Wrist Corsage

We train you so you can make a design like this








There are so many floral designs related to bridal decorations and wedding arrangements among which corsages are very popular.
This picture shows a wrist corsage which was made by one of our students  under the training of our instructor.In addition to regular type of corsage, we train students to make this kind of corsage. Students are very pleased with their own beautiful works and they can take them back home. California Flower Art Academy is a unique and well experienced floral design school serving the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo) and Silicon Valley (San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Santa Clara) offering a variety of lessons of flower arrangements from fresh flower to dried/silk flower designs, European contemporary decoration to Japanese Ikebana Arts, entry level to professional level of lessons, wedding to funeral arrangement. If you are interested in making a unique floral designs, join us and enjoy floral arrangement. We help you make a difference in floral art.





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Wedding Bouquet

We help you become a wedding floral decorator







In the curriculum of Fresh Flower Arrangement Course and also Wedding Floral Decoration Course, there are programs featuring designs of wedding bouquets.
Once you enroll in Wedding Floral Decoration Course, you will learn a wide range of designs, not only bouquets but also various arrangements. We offer undermentioned various courses featuring wedding floral designs:

1. Table Arrangement Center Piece Program
  (You can enroll in this program by skipping elementary course)
2. Wedding Party Arrangement Basic Course
  (In order to enroll in this course, it is necessary to complete elementary
   course Or you need to have the same level of designing skills)
3. Wedding Ceremony Arrangement Course
  (In order to enroll in this course, it is necessary to complete elementary  
   course Or you need to have the same level of designing skills)
4. Wedding Floral Decoration Advanced Course
  (In order to enroll in this course, it is necessary to complete Wedding
   Floral Decoration Course)

For details about each course introduced above, please email to the under mentioned address.


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Another Bridal Wrist Corsage

Made by our student at class room





All the floral designs made at our class room can be taken back home by the student who actually made it. The above picture shows bridal corsage made by our student. If this picture was taken with a better background (instead of news paper), it may look much better. You can learn this kind of design at our school.  

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Bridal Hand tied Bouquet

Mandatory Design for Wedding Ceremony





If you join wedding floral decoration course, you will learn various types of designs which are mandatory for wedding party/ceremony. Above picture show hand-tied bouquet held by a bride. In addition to bouquets, you will learn corsages, boutonnieres, wreaths, table arrangement as well as altar decoration etc. In addition to wedding floral decoration course, we offer independent programs. Each of such program features corsage, bouquet and wreath respectively. If you are interested in learning wedding decoration, contact us at the e-mail address stated below.  

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Variety Of Floral Designs Offered by CFAA

You Will Be Trained To Design Like This





We offer various kinds of floral design courses such as fresh flower arrangement, dried & silk flower designs, elementary to instructor courses, European floral arrangement to Japanese Ikebana Arts, Wedding to Funeral Decoration Programs, Corsage, Boutonniere, Bouquet, Wreath making programs etc etc. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo, Millbrae) or Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Palo Altos, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Cupertino, Saratoga), you can take lessons either at our San Jose class room or Burlingame extension class. We offer lessons seven days a week and day and night to help busy people. If you are interested in learning flower arrangement, please join our school having the function of floral design studio as well.

For details about our school, visit our website http://www.california-academy.com






Wedding Cake Floral Decoration

From A Recent Wedding Decoration We Made





Above picture shows Wedding Cake Floral Decoration we recently made at the wedding party recently held in Silicon Valley. California Flower Art Academy does not only a regular flower arrangement but also a variety of decorations as shown in the above. Students who belong to our school can join lessons and trainings done by a talented flower arranging instructor with ample experiences as a floral design instructor and also professional floral decorator. If you want to start learning floral arrangements from scratch, you can join entry level of training class. If you would like to learn flower arrangement for doing business such as florist, floral designer or wedding floral decorator, we have programs specifically satisfying your needs and requirement. Recently the number of students who want to learn wedding floral decoration. Therefore we are now offering a wide range of wedding related decoration classes. If you are interested in joining our school, just e-mail to the undermentioned address so we can get you proper advices accordingly.

For details about our school, visit our website http://www.california-academy.com






Learn Floral Design From Experienced Instructor

Get Education You Like with Support You Need





It is very difficult to get a hands on training and timely advice on internet education or community college lessons. California Flower Art Academy offers a very small size of class (maximum 6 students per class) in order to provide person to person training of hands on instructions whereby we keep the quality of lessons. Our instructor has been engaged in teaching flower arrangement for the past more than 30 years in Japan and California. You will be very lucky and happy with getting training from such an experienced instructor who has a license of the first class floral decorator and also Ikebana instructor certified in Japan.
Due to the nature of flower arrangement, it is much more effective and easier to acquire skills of designs from ONE ON ONE training offered by our school than depending on internet online course or large scale class available at local community colleges. If you are interested in learning flower arrangement at our school, you can start from Special Introductory Program for only $89 including flower materials. For further information, please contact us at the under mentioned e-mail address. We help you make a difference in floral art.


For details about our school, visit our website http://www.california-academy.com






Floral Arrangement Of European Elegance

You Will Be Trained To Design Like This





Learn floral designs reflecting European Elegance and Japanese Tradition. In order for you to make beautiful floral designs, it is necessary for you to acquire good skills and also excellent "craftmanship". For acquiring such skills and "craftmanship", you need proper trainings. Take an excellent carpenter for instance, he must have acquired goods skills, techniques and also good craftmanship by way of education and "on the job training". Becoming a good floral designer is done in the same way. If you would like to become a good floral designer, you need proper training and also preferably good experiences. We can help you effectively acquire skills by making the best use of our past experiences. Why not take advantage of our experience ? We offer lessons seven days a week, not only during daytime but also in the evening to support busy people. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley, we recommend you to join California Flower Art Academy having ample experiences in training local people who want to become a florist, floral artist, floral designer or flower arranging instructor. If you are interested in joining our school, email to the following e-mail address.  

For details about our school, visit our website http://www.california-academy.com






Centerpiece Decoration

Enjoy Arrangement You Design





California Flower Art Academy is proud that many students have successfully acquired practical skills of floral designs by attending our school. No matter what kind of purpose they have, for hobby or for business, we are more than happy to help them achieve their goal. Some people would like to start learning floral art and want to become able to make floral decoration by himself/herself. Some people already have experiences in floral designs and want to enhance their skills by brushing up on their techniques. Some people are already doing business as a florist but they have never got official education of flower arrangements and want to get practical training from a well experienced instructor. Some people join our school for the purpose of opening floral shop as a florist and would like to learn various kinds of floral designs starting from scratch. Some people would like to become wedding floral decorator and want to acquire skills of wedding flower arrangements. Some people are planning to get married in the near future and they would like to minimize the floral decoration cost at their own wedding by DIY (Do It Yourself) for which purpose they join our school together with family members.
Regardless of their purposes, we are more than happy to help them achieve their goals. If you have any questions about our school or training courses, send your e-mail to the undermentioned email address so we can provide you with suggestions or advices accordingly.


For details about our school, visit our website http://www.california-academy.com






Wedding Table Arrangement

Centerpiece Decoration





You will become able to make this kind of floral decoration by learning flower arrangement at our school. If you like, you can take lessons featuring wedding floral decorations. We offer a wide range of courses and programs among which you can make a choice of your most faborite lesson according to your needs and requirement. Our school has various ethnical background students from Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Russian and of course genuine Americans. Our chief instructor has a license of Japanese Ikebana instructor as well as European Floral Decorator, both of which are certified in Japan. You can learn floral designs which reflects Europan elegance and also Japanese traditional beauty. Enjoy getting along with different cultural background people by joining California Flower Art Academy.

For details about our school, visit our website http://www.california-academy.com






Flower Basket Arrangement

Combination of Flowers You Like





One of the best gifts which is highly appreciated by a gift recipient is hand-crafted present. This kind of gift is not available at gift shops or supermarket. Suppose your mother is given a floral craft gift made by yourself
on her birthday, your mother is very happy with your UNIQUE gift which is better than READY-MADE one available in the market. If you learn flower arrangements at California Flower Art Academy, you will earn practical skills of making your own floral designs. Our STEP BY STEP training helps you learn the skill of flower decoration like the above flower basket arrangement. We provide students with opportunities of acquiring or brushing up on flower arranging skills and techniques as well as getting along with talented floral artists in our class room. If you are interested in learning and earning floral designing skills, we recommend you to join our flower designing school/studio having ample experiences in educating local students since 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.


For details about our school, visit our website http://www.california-academy.com






Table Arrangement of Centerpiece Decoration

Table Arrangement could be a good start to learn floral designs





Table Decoration could be a good start for entry level of students who want to learn flower arrangement. If you are interested in learning table arrangement, you can join one of our programs called "Table Arrangement Center Piece Program" for only $150 including flower materials. The designs you learn from this program can be used not only for wedding but also for various kinds of parties/events such as birthday, Christmas, anniversary, graduation, Thanksgiving party etc etc. You can learn several types of decorations by attending this session. This training session is offered mainly on weekends at our San Jose main class room (near the intersection of freeway 85 and De Anza Boulevard) and also at Burlingame extension class (near San Francisco Airport). If you want to seriously learn wedding floral decoration, we recommend you to join Wedding Floral Decoration Course. In order to join this course, you need to complete Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course. If you are interested in above mentioned program/course, please send your e-mail to the undermentioned e-mail address so that we can help you how and where to start.

For details about our school, visit our website http://www.california-academy.com






Funeral Decoration Course is also available

For florist business, funeral decoration is mandatory





Since people are motivated to learn something happy or positive. Therefore most of students are apt to pay special attention to wedding floral decorations. Quite frankly speaking, in terms of demand, funeral floral decoration service is a big business. As far as "Man is mortal", funeral business will never stop. In this sense, it is as much important as wedding floral designs. If you are planning to engage in the floral industry as a florist, floral designer, floral decorator or flower arranging instructor, it is recommended for you to learn funeral arrangements as well as wedding floral decorations.  

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You Can Make Your Own Floral Design

Only One Design Available In the World





You will be able to make a unique floral design (like the one shown in the above) which can be made only by you. If you take flower arranging lessons from a well experienced flower arranging instructor, you can become able to make your own design. In order to achieve this goal, it is very important for you to take lessons from a good instructor of flower arrangement. If you try to acquire flower arranging skills by yourself without taking any lessons from an experienced floral artist, it is difficult for you to develop a creative designs by yourself. Instead you will have no choice but to  just copy or duplicate the designs made by other people.

Professional floral artist must have ability of making creative designing by himself/herself without depending on other designers. The bottom line is we recommend you to make small amount of investment for taking lessons from a talented and experienced floral design instructor. If you make the best use of your skills earned through lessons from your instructor for doing floral business, you can most probably pay off your investment in due course. California Flower Art Academy tries to teach floral designs to students in the sincere hope that students will eventually become able to make his/her own creative designs by himself/herself. If you are looking for a reliable and experienced floral design instructor to learn flower arrangement, please contact us at info@california-academy.com or call 408-859-7812 for raising any questions or setting up your lesson schedule. You can join classes which are available not only on weekday but also on weekend, daytime and evening, San Jose and Burlingame, wedding floral decoration and funeral designs, elementary to instructor courses. You can start from Introductory Program for only $89- including flower materials to learn 2 designs. This program is 2.5 hour lesson so that you can evaluate our way of instruction and the quality of our lesson. We look forward to working with you.


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Pay Off Your Investment For Learning Floral Designs

Acquire Skills Of Flower Arrangement While Learning Wedding Floral Decoration





In order for you to acquire flower arranging skills, it is recommended to take lessons from a well experienced flower arranging instructors. "Well Experienced" means job experiences not only as a flower arranging instructor but also as an actual floral decorator at the event such as wedding parties etc. If you try to learn floral designs by yourself (based on "SELF TAUGHT" method), you could acquire the skill to some extent. However if somebody who is an well experienced artist (or designer) take a look at your design, they can easily point out what should be improved. Furthermore, only because you lack basic/fundamental skills, the room for you to make a remarkable progress in floral design will be limited, which should be avoided if you want to become a really respectful floral designer.

California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in educating students who want to learn or brush up flower arranging skills for the past 23 years in  the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley so that we help people become a professional floral artist, wedding floral decorator, funeral flower arranging specialist or floral design instructor. Through the ample experiences of teaching floral designs since we have started offerin classes, we have been learning as well in terms of finding what points most of students are apt to make mistakes or  misunderstand, what points are difficult for them to learn and also what will be the ideal way in effectively instructing students so that they can easily learn
floral designs. We name it "SAFE" method standing for Smart Approach to Floral Education. This kind of method can be established only from the actual/practical training provided to uncountable number of students. Before we started teaching local people in Bay Area, we lived in Japan where our instructor was educating Japanese students who wanted to learn Modern Floral Designs prevailing in Europe and also Japanese Ikebana Arts. Therefore we are proud to say that our experience in floral design education industry is more than 30 years not only in Japan but also in California. If you seriously want to acquire practical skills and techniques of flower arrangement, we recommend you take lessons at our school. We offer classes daytime and evening, weekday and weekend, from wedding decoration to funeral arrangement, from introductory program up to instructor course. not only contemporary floral decoration but also Japanese traditional Ikebana Arts.
If you live in or near San Francisco, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale or Mountain View, you can join our school because we offer classes in San Jose and also in Burlingame. If you are interested in joining our school, you can try our INTRODUCTORY TRIAL BUDGET PROGRAM (for only $89- including flower materials) which is offered for you to evaluate our way of instruction as well as the quality of our lesson which is Hands On Training based on Person to Person instructions. We are more than happy to help you become a floral artist. If you need more information, contact us at info@california-academy.com or call our managing director (Mieko Martha Hirano) on 408-859-7812 for raising any questions  or setting up your lesson schedule. We look forward to working with you soon.


For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






CFAA

Official Certificate Issued by California Flower Art Academy





Students who have completed all the requirement of each course (except for Introductory Trial Budget Program) and passed the simple internal examination qualify to get the Official Certificate from California Flower Art Academy. The
fee for issuing certificates is not included in the fee of tuition and flower materials. If you need the certificate, please let our instructor know about it. The students who have successfully completed Fresh Flower Arrangement Instructor Course qualifies to use the title of Certified Floral Designer (licensed by California Flower Art Academy).

Students who understand Japanese Language and have completed a certain level of training at our school can take the license examination by Flower Decorators Association (Japan). Since our school is accredited by this well established organization, students can take this examination at our class room. Since all the written examinations are done in Japanese, it is mandatory to understand Japanese language for challenging the license of this association. Very high level of flower arranging skills is required to pass this examination by the said association.

Students who have completed all the requirements for Ikebana Arts qualify to get the official certificate (written in Japanese using a wooden plaque) from the Japanese Headquarters of Ikebana Association to which our school belongs. In order to become a certified Ikebana Instructor, very high level of skills is required for which purpose, students need to take a long term training. Again the fee for getting such certificate is separately charged.

Every lesson and training is done according to the high level guide line of education required by the Japanese Associations (not only ordinary floral designs but also for Japanese Ikebana Arts).

The certificate for completing each course is issued by our own organization (California Flower Art Academy) based on our own judgment. Therefore it is not affected by any judgement by the Japanese Associations, which makes it much less  difficult for students to obtain certificates at our school.

 

   


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Acquire Skills for Making This Kind Of Floral Design

We Offer Unique Hands-On Training





The above beautiful picture shows a fantastic floral design made by Ms. Moon Soon Lee who learned floral arrangement at our school. In order to acquire practical skills for floral designs, it is mandatory to attend a small size of class offering ONE ONE ONE instructions because the skill of floral deisign cannot be aquired from reading HOW TO book or internet online classes. You need an instructor who can teach you with hands on training. Learning floral design from online education is very difficult because students cannot ask real time questions to their instructor and also instructors cannot make concrete advices to students on a real time basis.  Learning floral design is something like learning a language. The first thing students are required to do is just imitate what their instructor is doing. At this stage, there is no theory or logic required. If students try to make an theoretical or logical approach to learn floral designs, they often fail. Again acquiring floral design skills is similar for a baby to learn a language from his/her mother.At this stage babies do not have to think about any theory and logic. After students have reached a certain level of designing, it may be recommended to make a theoretical and logical approach in order to find  the reason behind each skill. California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in educating uncountable number of students who would like to learn floral designs  for his/her hobby or  fo doing business as a florist, floral designer, wedding or funeral floral decorator OR want to become a flower arranging instructor. No matter what kind of purpose you want to learn floral designs, we can help you acquire practical flower arranging skills with our SAFE method standing for Smart Approach to Floral Education featuring hands on training. In order to keep the quality of lessons, we intentionally limit number of students 2-6 per class unlike local community college. We offer a variety of programs from elementary to instructor course, from wedding to funeral decoration course, daytime to evening classes, weekday to weekend lessons. We try to be flexible about the lesson schedule whereby busy people like you can easily adjust lesson schedules. You can make a choice of class room either San Jose (close to the intersection of freeway 85 and De Anza Blvd) or Burlingame (close to San Francisco Airport). In order for you to evaluate our way of instructions and the quality of our lessons, we are pleased to offer INTRODUCTORY TRIAL BUDGET PROGRAM for only $89- (tuition and flower materials included). By attending this program, if you feel comfortable with our way of instruction, you can roll over to elementary course. If you have any questions about this program, please send us your message to the undermentioned e-mail address or call our managing director (Ms. Mieko Hirano) on 408-859-7812. California Flower Art Academy is accredited by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo) which is the well established well-known floral organizations in Japan.


For details about our school, visit our website http://www.california-academy.com






90% Students Have No Experiences Of Floral Design

A Variety Of Floral Designs You Will Learn At Elementary Course





Some students who have joined our school comment "Wow, what we learn at the elementary course in this school is almost the same level as the advanced course of other school". The instructions are detail oriented and our instructor trains each student by well considering the level of understanding and progress of each student. The above picture shows a basic floral design made by one of graduates from our school. She is now running her own floral shop in Santa Barbara.

Through the training of elementary course, students will acquire a wide range of know how and designs starting from introduction (materials used for flower arranging and names of flowers etc) and various kinds of designs such as all round shape of center piece, triangle shape design, vertical shape arrangement, oval shape decoration, diamond shape, L shape, non-symmetric shape, mound shape, crescent shape, S shape, cone style design, corsage triangle (wiring  & taping method), bouquet (round style arrangement using the bouquet holder and how to decide the length and angle), vegetable arrangement (combining vegetables and flowers), birthday wreath (how to process flower materials when making wreath and how to use green materials).

Therefore if you have completed just elementary course, you can make basic designs used for a variety of occasions such as wedding, birthday or just casual parties inviting close friends held at your home.

If you want to further brush up your flower arranging skills or acquire broader line of decoration, you can continue learning at our school by enrolling next level of course such as wedding floral decoration course or intermediate course.

We are more than happy to help people who would like to make a difference in the floral decorations. You  can start from Introductory Trial Budget Program for only $89- (including tuition and flower materials) in order for you to evaluate our way of instruction (which is hands on training on PERSON TO PERSON basis) and the quality of our lesson. If you are satisfied with our way, you can roll over to Elementary Course. Send your message to the undermentioned e-mail address or call our managing director (408-859-7812) if you are interested in our school.You can try and we can help. Looking forward to working with you soon.


For details about our school, visit our website http://www.california-academy.com






Wedding Floral Decoration Bouquet

We train you so you can make a bouquet like this





Above picture shows the bouquet used at wedding party. This is one of designs
you learn at our Wedding Floral Decoration Program which consists of Party Arrangement Basic Course and Ceremony Arrangement Course. And you will learn various designs & decorations as stated below:

A. Carriculum of Party Arrangement Basic Course:
Boutonniere/Boutonia
Bouquet (Oasis Holder Bouquet or Hand-tied Bouquet)
Flower Basket
Centerpiece Arrangement
Main Table Arrangement
Wedding Cake Decoration

B. Ceremony Arrangement Course:
Candle Decoration
Central Main/Altar Decoration
Wreath Decoration

Some students learn wedding floral decorations for their own wedding party & ceremony in order to minimize the decorating expenses at their wedding. After the wedding is over, they work as a wedding floral decorator on work load permit basis. The key for success when making this kind of approach is offering affordable prices until they have sufficient experiences as a wedding floral designer. It is necessary to acquire sufficient skills of floral decoration in order for you to charge high expenses to your customers. To keep a good reputation about the quality of your job, it is recommended to behave yourself when making a quotation to your customers especially if you believe you are just a beginner as a wedding floral decorator. You will be gradually enhancing your skills of wedding decoration by way of making experiences repeatedly. If you are interested in learning wedding flower arrangements, please contact the e-mail address stated below. We look forward to working with you at our school.


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Flower Arrangement For Party Decoration

Corsages, Bouquets, Wreaths & Center Pieces ETC





There are uncountable applications of floral designs from wedding decoration, funeral arrangement, birthday decoration, thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween Party etc etc. No matter what kind of events or occasions, you can make various designs by making the best use of your skills acquired from the training at California Flower Art Academy. A variety of decorations such as corsages, bouquets, wreaths and center pieces are used at various parties and ceremonies. You can learn to make and design such kinds of designs by joining our school where you can learn floral designs with ONE ON ONE instruction and hands on training which are the most effective way for training students unlike the mass production oriented one way lecture from instructor to many students at a large class room. We intentionally limit the number of students (2-6 students per class) for keeping the quality of lessons. Some schools offer internet ONLINE education. However when it comes to the training for aquiring technical skills like floral design and flower arranging, it is  much more effective to adop person to person training by way of hands on instruction. If you are interested in learning floral design by our unique way of instruction called "SAFE" method
standing for Smart Approach to Floral Education, please send us your message to the undermentioned e-mail address OR you can call our managing director (Ms. Mieko Hirano) on 408-859-7812. We offer lessons/classes not only weekday but also on weekend, daytime and evening at San Jose and Burlingame. If you live in the
San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo, Millbrae, Redwood City, Foster City) or Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino, Saratoga, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Campbell), you can commute to either San Jose or Burlingame where our class rooms are located. You can start from Introductory Budget Program for only $89- (tuition and flower materials included) just for evaluating our way of instruction and the quality of the lessons. If you feel comfortable with our way of instruction from this program, you can officially enroll at Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course. All the credits/units earned from the trial program will be counted for Elementary Course and all you have to pay for elementary course is just additional $321. We help you become a florist or floral designer. Looking forward to working with you soon.  


For details about funeral decoration course, visit http://www.california-academy.com/






Floral Decorations For A Variety Of Applications

Not Only For Wedding B ut Also For Funeral





If you have acquired the fundamental skills of flower arrangement, you can challenge for making a little bit more VALUE ADDED designs such as wedding decorations or funeral arrangements which are useful for doing your own business.
No matter which type of decorations (wedding party or funeral ceremony), it is important to have mastered the basic skills of floral designs before starting such HIGH VALUE ADDED decorations. At California Flower Art Academy, it is highly recommended for students to have completed at least Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course before joining Wedding Floral Decoration OR Funeral Decoration Course. If you think about the reputation about your skills and talent pertaining to your own floral designs offered to your customers, it is very very important to establish the strong foundation of basic arrangement skills before proceeding to a higher level of decoration. This will definitely help your job highly appreciated by your customers and  your good reputation will contribute to expanding your business in the industry. If you have skills of wedding decoration as well as funeral decoration, your business will be more stabilized. We are pleased to help you learn wedding decoration and also funeral arrangement so that you can work in both industries throughout the year.


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European Floral Design OR Japanese Ikebana

No matter which, you can learn at our school





Above floral arrangement is done by Ms. Moon Soon Lee who graduated from our school.Can you tell which type of flower arrangement does the above picture show ? As a matter of fact, this is contemporary floral design which is popular all
over the world. The biggest difference between Ikebana Arts (typical traditional
Japanese Flower Arrangement) and Contemporary Floral Design is the way of making
designs. Ikebana Arts uses a special metal plate with needles called "KENZAN" which holds flower stems firmly while contemporary floral design uses soft chemical materials (looks like sponge) called "OASIS" (inherent brand name) again  for holding stems and flower materials. It is said to be easier to use OASIS than using KENZAN. You can insert stems from every angle to OASIS while KENZAN can accept only from the upper side, which makes it a little bit difficult to make the best use of KENZAN.

Most of people learn Typical Japanese Traditional Ikebana Arts for understanding Japanese floral art culture while contemporary floral design is popular among people who wish to make flower arrangement easily and utilize its skills for
doing business such as wedding floral decoration or funeral flower arrangement.

No matter for which purpose you want to learn flower arrangement, we can help you  acquire practical skills of floral designs. Our instructor does have both license , contemporary floral design instructor (the 1st class floral decorator certified by Flower Decorators Association, Tokyo Japan) and Ikebana Arts Instructor certified by Yanagi Koryu Ikebana School which is one of very traditional and
well established Ikebana Organizations in Japan.

You can start from Introductory Trial Budget Program (to learn European floral designs) for only $89- including tuition, flower materials, oasis (floral foam) and a container. If you are satisfied with our way of instruction and the quality of our lesson, you can enroll to Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course which will lead you to Wedding Floral Decoration Course.

We help you become a sophisticated floral designer. If you are interested in our program, contact the undermentioned e-mail address or call Mieko Martha Hirano
on 408-859-7812.


For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






Artificial Floral Design

We Offer Unique Floral Design





The above photo shows a unique floral design which was made by one of our instructors (Ms. Ohno operating CFAA's one branch schools in Japan) at the time of Christmas Floral Show held by our school. The materials used for this kind of decoration are value added and primary portion of this design does not look like the natural flower materials only because they are painted. California Flower Art Academy offers a variety of floral design lessons using not only natural flowers but also artificial flowers for changing the atmosphere. We offer classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley on weekday and weekend, daytime and evening so that busy people can find time for learning floral designs at our school.

You can start from Introductory Trial Budget Program for only $89 including tuition and flower materials. This program is offered for students to evaluate our way of instruction and training (which is ONE ON ONE education close to private or semi-private lesson by limiting number of students. Usually 2-6 students per class). If you feel comfortable with our way of instruction, you can roll over to elementary course.

We look forward working with you soon.




For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






Dried Flower Arrangement

You can make a choice of your favorite courses





The above picture shows one of Dried Flower Arrangement done by CFAA staff.
CFAA's flower arranging instructions range from fresh flower arrangements to
dried & silk flower designing. Students can make a choice of his/her most
favorite course among a wide range of courses offered by California Flower Art
Academy.


For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






Silk & Dried Flower Arrangement

In addition to Fresh Flower Arrangement, CFAA offers Silk & Dried Flower Arrangement Classes





Take a look at this pretty floral design in the heart shape with little birds.
This is not a fresh flower arrangement. This is a silk flower based design which
can be displayed for a long period. CFAA offers a variety of floral design classes featuring not only fresh floral design but also Silk and Dried Flower
Arrangement. Depending upon your taste, you can make a choice of classes/courses.


For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






Floral Arrangement by Ms. Moon Soon Lee

She has graduated from CFAA Instructor Course





The floral arrangement shown above is made by Ms. Moon Sun Lee who has recently graduated from the Floral Arrangement Instructor Course. She has become the first Korean student who successfully became the Floral Design Instructor accredited by CFAA (California Flower Art Academy). After she goes back to Korea, she is planning to open a branch school certified by CFAA.


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Unique Floral Design made by CFAA Artist Ms. Noda

You can also become a professional floral artist





The above picture shows one of the floral designs made by our floral design instructors (Ms. Noda). You can become able to arrange flowers like this by
joining our school. If you are looking for a Quality Flower Arrangement Class, you have just found the best place. CFAA (California Flower Art Academy) has been engaged in educating uncountable number of students for helping them become a professional floral artist. We can provide you with "person to person" taylor made instructions in a very friendly and sophisticated atmosphere based on the unique educational curriculum called "SAFE" method standing for Smart Approach to Floral Education. Join CFAA and Enjoy learning quality floral arrangement !!


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You can start with entry level of floral art

You can become a professional floral designer at our school





California Flower Art Academy specializes in instructions of European Floral
Designs as well as Japanese Ikabana Arrangements. We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area (Sunnyvale and Burlingame). If you are interested in the
Quality Floral Design and Professional Flower Arrangement, we can help you
to learn starting from scratch or help you brush up on your current skills
and techniques by way of one on one instructions according to our unique
curriculum. California Flower Art Academy is run by Mieko Martha Hirano who
is a credentialed floral art instructor certified by FDA (Flower Decorators
Association, Tokyo Japan: the best organized floral decorators association
in Japan) and Yanagi Koryu Ikebana School (one of the most established
traditional Ikebana schools in Japan). No matter which floral art you are
interested in (either European Style Floral Design or Japanese style Ikebana
Arrangement), we will help you become a sophisticated floral designer.


As to details about our school, please visit http://www.california-academy.com






Come and Join California Flower Art Academy

For wedding decorations, for becoming a florist or just for your hobby.





We are proud of announcing that California Flower Art Academy is the most experienced and sophisticated floral school in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Our Managing Director has more than 35 years experience as a floral designer in the area of European Floral Art as well as Japanese Ikebana Arrangement. She has the license of the 1st class floral decorator certified by FDA (Flower Decorators Association, Tokyo Japan) which is one of the largest floral association in Japan. California Flower Art Academy has been collaborating with local community for helping decorations at various events. We got a Special Award from the Santa Clara Government for our collaboration with its event. If you are looking for a reliable floral school who can teach you European/American style floral design or Japanese Ikebana Arrangement, you have just found the best school you are happy with. The above picture shows one of examples of floral design you can learn at our school.

For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






You can become a Professional Floral Designer

Enjoy learning Quality Flower Arrangement





If you wonder whether or not you can become a floral designer or not, you may rest assured that we will help you to make your dream come true. California Flower Art Academy is the most experienced floral school in the San Francisco Bay Are and Silicon Valley. We have been educating uncountable students who want to become a floral artist or floral designer. Our unique education method called "SafeMethod" standing for Smart Approach to Floral Education will definitely help you acquire lots of techniques and secrets as well as know-how for making beautiful flower arrangements.

For furthe details, please visit http://www.california-academy.com






Details Oriented & Delicate Touch of Arrangement

Instructions by California Flower Art Academy





If you worry about your sense or talent as an floral artis, you had better forget about this. California Flower Art Academy will help you become a sophisiticated floral designer regardless of your talent or sense of flower arrangements. We adopt a very unique and effective way of instructions called
"SafeMethod" standing for Smart Approach for Floral Education based upon one on one training with taylor made instructions. Students can learn floral designs with STEP BY STEP and progressive way of instructions made by our well trained instructors. If you are looking for a reliable floral school or flower desinger who can teach you Quality Flower Arrangements, you have just found the best place you are satisfied with.


Flower Arrangement, Floral Decorationは http://www.california-academy.com






Looking for a reliable floral art instructor ?

You have just found the best school.





The best way for you to become a quality floral designer is to join the organization having lots of talented floral artist like California Flower Art Academy serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley specializing in European Floral Arrangements as well as Japanese Ikebana Arts. We are authorized by FDA (Flower Decorators Association, Tokyo Japan) who is one of the best established and largest floral organizations in Japan. Our managing director has the 1st class license as floral decorator certified by FDA and also the top ranking Ikebana Arrangement Instructor also certified in Japan. No matter what kind of flower arrangement you would like to learn, we can help you
brush up on your talent as a floral artist. If you have no experiences in learning flower arrangement in the past, you may rest assured that 90 % of our students started from scratch. Nevertheless they become very sophisticated floral artist due to our very unique and effective way of instruction called  "SafeMethod" standing for Smart Approach to Floral Education which adopts one on one training with taylor made instructions.


For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






From European Floral Design to Japanese Ikebana Arrangement

California Flower Art Academy's Unique Instruction called "SafeMethod"





CFAA's Unique and Effective Teaching Method called "SAFE" standing for Smart Approach to Floral Education will help you become a sophisticated floral artist.
Our education is based on one on one and taylor made instructions well considering each student's progress and understanding level unlike the mass education system at local community college. Our instructors are well trained to teach flower arrangement based on STEP BY STEP and Progressive Instructions.
You may rest assured that you will feel comfortable with our very kind instructions with which you can gradually acquire lots of secrets and know-how
for making sophisticated floral designs. The above picture shows one of examples of floral designs you may learn at our school. If you are interested in learning Quality Flower Arrangement, please contact us at the following e-mail address.


For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






Are you interested in flower arranging ?

If so, we will help you brush up on your talent as an artist





In order for you to become a quality floral artist, the best way is to get along with sophisticated artists by whom you will be affected and influenced
for brushing up your talent as an artist. The higher level of artists you are surrounded, the more sophisticated you will become. California Flower Art Academy has lots of experienced floral designers who can work as professional floral artists. We are serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley since its inception going back to 1987 having a main class room at Town and Country Village of Sunnyvale as well as Extension Class Room at Burlingame nearby the San Francisco International Airport. We offer a variety of courses from Elementary to Instructor Course as well as European Floral Design to Japanese Ikebana Arrangement Classes. If you are looking for a reliable floral designer or floral school who can provide you with Quality Instruction, you have just found the best place. We are more than happy to help you become a sophisticated floral artist.


For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






Nice Combination of Flower Colors

CFAA provides Instruction of "Color Combination Theory" as well





In order for you to become a sophisticated floral artist or floral designer, it is necessary to study not only flower arranging technique but also flower color matching theory. California Flower Art Academy is pleased to help you become a floral artist by way of taylor made instruction and one on one training based on our sufficient teaching experiences since 1987 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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CFAA is pleased to help you become a floral artist

"SAFE"Method (Smart Approach for Floral Education)





California Flower Academy's unique and effective way of eduction is called "SAFE" Method standing for Smart Approach for Floral Education based on which students can get one on one instruction based on the taylor made training.
Our instructor will teach each student well considering the progress of each student and the training is done from student to student unlike the instructions done at a community college. If you are looking for a high quality of flower arrangement instruction/school/class, you have just found the most ideal place where you can start from scratch or brush up on your talent as a floral artist.


For furthe details, please visit http://www.california-academy.com






A variety of Floral Arts for Wedding Decorations

CFAA is pleased to help you engage in Wedding Floral Industry





We have lots of students who are learning floral arts. Some of them would like to learn floral designs for the purpose of becoming a florit, some of them would like to teach flower arrangement and some of them want to work as wedding floral decorator. We can help you engage in floral industry by way of step by step instructions based on ONE ONE ONE teaching method. Our instructors are well experienced in teaching floral designs to people who have never learned floral art in the past. California Flower Art Academy is the most expreienced and sophisticated floral design school in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are looking for a high quality flower arrangement instructor, you have just found the best school who can help you become a professional floral artist.

For details about our classes and courses http://www.california-academy.com






Floral Designs by Professional Floral Artists

Presented By California Flower Art Academy





CFAA stands for California Flower Art Academy serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley specializing in European Floral Decoration and Japanese Ikebana Arrangement. This school is headed by Mieko Martha Hirano, a well known Floral Artist having a first class license of floral decorator certified by FDA (Flower Decorators Association, Tokyo Japan) and also a top ranking Ikebana Arrangement Instructor licensed by Yanagi Koryu Ikebana School Tokyo Japan. We are engaged in providing a variety of instructions and classes for Fresh Flower Arrangement, Dried Flower Arrangement and also Silk Flower Arrangement based on the wide range of courses from Elementary to Instructor Course. If you are looking for a quality flora school, you have just found the most ideal organization that can help you become a sophisticated floral artist.

For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






Well Experienced Floral Design School in the San Francisco Bay Area

We help you become a Professional Floral Designer





Are you interested in working in the floral industry ? Or are you looking for a reliable floral design school or instructor so that you can learn a high quality of flower arrangement ? We are pleased to help you engage in floral industry such as florist, floral designer, fower arrangement instructor or wedding floral decorator. We (California Flower Art Academy) is authorized by FDA (Flower Decorators Assocition, Tokyo Japan) who is a well established floral association in Japan. We can train you to become a professional floral decorator. We have the first class instructor licensed by FDA and also the top ranking Ikebana Arrangement Instructor. If you are interested in learning high quality flower arrangement, please visit our main class room located at Sunnyvale Town & Country Village where you can find a variety of samples of flora ldesigns displayed in the class room.  

For carriculum and tuition about Wedding Flower Arrangement Course http://www.california-academy.com






Flat Decoupage Decorated Plate

Introduced by Decoupage Shadow Box Academy





If you are looking for a reliable school or instructor specializing in Decoupage
Arts, Shadow Box Arts or Egg Arts, you have just found the best school. We, Decoupage Shadow Box Academy, have been engaged in research and studies of decoupage decorations as well as 3D Arts framed in Shadow Box and Egg Arts by way of getting along with local artists in Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. We also provide instructions/lessons to local people who are interested in learning those arts. The above picture shows one of examples of single decoupage arts using wooden plate. The decopage decoration is pasted on the surface of plate, which looks very sophisticated.


For further details, visit our website http://www.ShadowBoxAcademy.com






Decoupage Classes by Decoupage Shadow Box Academy

Egg Arts Using Ostritch Egg Decorated with Decoupage





If you are interested in Fine Arts or Arts & Crafts based on decoupage decoration, you have just found one of your favorite sites where you can enjoy and appreciate a variety of works made by students who belong to Decoupage Shadow Box Academy serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley specializing in Decoupage Decorations, 3D Arts Framed in Shadow Box and also
Egg Arts decorated with Single Dimensional Decoupage. The above picture shows one of examples of Egg Arts made of Ostritch Egg decorated with Decoupage Arts.


For details about our school, visit http://www.ShadowBoxAcademy.com






Decoupage Decorated Saucer

Decoupage Shadow Box Academy





Decoupage Shadow Box Academy is a Division of California Flower Art Academy serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley with main class room in the City of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County and Extension Class in the City of  Burlingame, San Mateo Country. We specialize in research and development of decoupage arts, 3D Arts framed in Shadow Box and also Egg Arts decorated by single dimensional decoupage. Flat Decopage has been used for decorating various kind of goods such as furniture, tray, plate and egg etc etc. On the other hand, 3D (Three Dimensional) Decoupage has been displayed after being framed in Shadow Box, which is the reason why this art is generally called
"Shadow Box Arts" in Japan. We have been educating uncountable students who would like to learn this beautiful arts at our Sunnyvale and Burlingame Class Room. If you are looking for a decoupage classes or decoupage instructors, you have just found the best school. Please visit our Sunnyvale Main Class Room where various kinds of sample works are displayed.


For further details about our school, http://www.ShadowBoxAcademy.com






3D Arts of Decoupage framed in Shadow Box

Introducing Works made by CFAA-NASBAC Students





The above picture shows one of typical decoupage arts framed in Shadow Box. This is usualy called "Shadow Box Arts" in Japan. It is totally different from
what is called shadow box in the USA. The "shadow box arts" in the USA often means any kind of picture (even sportman or animal) framed in shadow box. In Japan, the picures framed in the Shadow Box must have multi-layer pictures which must look like 3D arts which has a porcelain painting. And therefore it has 3 Dimensional (3D) touch and feeling.

The above work is done by Ms. Ruriko Matsubara who learned 3D Arts and Decoupage/Shadow Box Arts at CFAA-NASBAC class in the San Francisco Bay Area.
And now she is running her own school as one of our branch schools in Japan.


Click here for enjoying a variety of shadow box arts by Ruriko Matsubara http://www.matsubarafamily.com/shadowbox/handiworks.htm






Decoupage Shadow Box Academy

Introducing a Unique Work Made By Our Student





Decoupage Shadow Box Academy is pleased to introduce some of works made by our students. The above photo shows one of typical 3D Decoupage framed in Shadow Box
featuring various kinds of art put together in the vertically long frame. We have been engaged in research and studies of 3D Arts such as European Three Dimensional Decouage, What is called "Shadow Box" in Japan and Egg Arts as well. By way of interfacing with decoupage and shadow box artitsts in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, we would like  to promote this kind of sophisticated arts historically originated in Europe. If you are looking for a reliable school or instructor who can provide you with lessons for Decoupage, Shadow Box and Egg Arts, you have found a very ideal school. We are pleased to help you become a professional artist.


For details about our school, visit http://www.ShadowBoxAcademy.com






3D Arts of Decoupage framed in Shadow Box

It's Halloween ! Cute Decoration





From season to season, Decoupage Shadow Box Academy offers a variety of 3D Arts. Students can enjoy making a specific work featuring a seasonal event. The above picture shows one of works featuring "Disney World Halloween". If you are looking for a school or instructor who can teach you Quality 3D Decoupage Arts framed in a beautiful Shadow Box, you have just found the best school.

For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






Decoupage Arts Introduced by NASBAC・CFAA

3D Decoupage Framed in Shadow Box





Decoupage Shadow Box Academy is a division of California Flower Art Academy serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley and engaged in research and development of 3D Arts such as European Decoupage, American Shadow Box Arts
and also Modern Egg Arts as well. We have been engaged in educating uncountable students since 1987 and now many of graduates from our school are teaching this beautiful arts in Japan. If you are looking for a reliable school or instructor who can teach you High Quality Decoupage or Shadow Box Arts, you have just found the best school. The above pictures shows one of examples of 3D (Three Dimensional) Decoupage Arts framed in Shadow Box (often called "Shadow Box Arts" in Japan).


For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






3D Arts of Decoupage framed in Shadow Box

Child Enjoying Golf





Decoupage Shadow Box Academy offers a variety of classes featuring Decoupage, Shadow Box and Egg Arts based on the traditional European Technique PLUS American modernized methodology, the combination of which makes our works very sophisticated. Students who belong to our school can learn a wide range of skills and know-how required for making the most sophisticated 3D Arts called
"Decoupage・Shadow Box Arts".


For details about our classes and courses http://www.california-academy.com






Decoupage in Shadow Box by NASBAC・CFAA

Featuring Japanese Traditional Fine Arts





Decoupage Shadow Box Academy is a division of California Flower Art Academy serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley for the research and promotion of 3D Decoupage framed in Shadow Box often called "Shadow Box Arts" in Japan. Historically this arts originated in Europe and consists of multi-layer paper pictures framed in Shadow Box. The above picture shows one of 3D Decoupage Arts in Shadow Box featuring a typical Japanese Traditional Arts. We
provide lessons for this kind of arts not only to local residents in California but also to people who live in Japan. If you are interested in this kind of arts and want to take a look at samples of works made by us, please visit our class room located in Sunnyvale Town and Coutry Village.


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Beautiful Saucer Decorated with Decoupage

Introducing Works made by CFAA-NASBAC Student





Decoupage Arts can be used for decorating any kind of stuff such as furniture, cup & saucer,plate and tray whatsoever. Above picture shows the decoration by single dimensional decoupage made with a saucer, the edge of which is further decorated with fancy coth materials. Decoupage Shadow Box Academy has been engaged in educating students for teaching how to design and make not only single dimensional decouapge arts but also 3D (Three Dimensional) Decoupage Arts framed in Shadow Box, which is getting more and more pupular in Japan although they historically originated in Europe.

For details about our school, visit http://www.ShadowBoxAcademy.com






European Decoupage Decorating Saucer

Typical Example of Applied Technique of Decoupage Arts





Decoration by decoupage arts can be applied not only to furniture but also any other fancy decorating materials. The above picture shows one of the examples of decoupage decoration made with saucer. Decoupage Shadow Box Academy in the San Francisco Bay Area provides instructions and lessons to people who would like to learn how to make decoupage decorations.

For details about our school, visit http://www.california-academy.com






Picture of Jesus Christ

By way of pasting Decoupage





The picture of Jesus Christ is pasted by way of decoupage arts technique. The edge of the board is decorated with additional stuff to make it look more fancy.

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Jewelry Box using Decoupage Decoration

Work from Decoupage Shadow Box Academy





Plain box is now totally changed into a fully decorated Jewelry Box by putting decoupage. Decoupage can be arranged with a wide range of artistic things such as egg, box and furniture etc etc.

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CFAA-NASBAC student's work of Egg Arts

Ostrich Egg used for doing Egg Arts





The above picture shows a beautiful work of typical Egg Art.
The surface of Ostrich egg is covered by decoupage and also by addtional value added decoration.


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Introduction of Shadow Box/Decoupage/Egg Arts Works

All the works here are made by our school students





The picture above shows the sample of Egg Arts Work made by one of CFAA-NASBAC students. The main material is the ostritch egg on which decoupage is done.

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