Once in a while we find a student who would like to jump to a higher level of program by skipping a basic arrangement course. If such student has sufficient experiences in floral designs and a decent designing skill, there should be no problem at all. She/he is eligible to sign up for the intermediate course. As is often the case however, this type of student has no previous experiences in learning or working on floral arrangements.
The reason why I recommend all students to learn diligently lessons of basic course (Elementary Course and preferably Intermediate Course as well) is that if they begin to learn a higher level of arrangements by skipping the elementary program, they permanently miss the opportunities of earning fundamental skills which are extremely important for future growth and development of their arranging skills. I clearly understand that they would like to minimize learning fee by skipping the elementary course. But it will not do them good. It is next to impossible to make higher level of arrangements once they skip the elementary course.
Naturally if you seek the advanced skills, you had better complete the intermediate program. Suppose you learn a foreign language such as German or French etc., it is so important to earn good pronunciation as well as the knowledge of basic grammar at the first beginning stage.
Suppose you would like to be a really good pianist, it is mandatory to start from practice by following elementary instruction book for pianoforte. If you skip this process, you will miss the future opportunities of developing and advancing your playing skills. Learning floral design is not exceptional. Although it may not be a great fun just to duplicate the arrangement made by your instructor at the first beginning stage, once you have mastered and earned a decent level of skills at elementary course and preferably at intermediate course as well, you will be earning a skill for making your own designs reflecting your own idea and concept.
If you miss the opportunities of earning basic and intermediate level of skills, you MIGHT BE ABLE TO duplicate a little bit higher level of instructor’s arrangements somehow or other. But you cannot have the skill which helps you make your own arrangements. As you know there are tons of tutorial information on the internet. Not only from the text information of regular websites but also from videos through You Tube (or some other video sites), you can obtain valuable and priceless information free of charge.
However the question is if or not you can digest the information you obtain from the internet. If you have successfully earned a decent level of basic skills, it will greatly help you not only understand but also digest the tutorial information so you can easily expand your line of floral decorations.
In other words, hesitating to make a small amount of initial investment will get you much less opportunities for harvesting crops in the future.
If you feel that you are lacking practice or lacking basic skills, we can help. In order to start taking lessons of basic program, you can start from Introductory Trial Budget Program which costs only $69 including flowers and floral foams as well as a container. Our friendly hand on training of ONE ON ONE instruction will greatly help you easily and quickly earn practical floral design skills. You can start taking lessons at any time you like as far as we have space available.
Lessons are offered at our San Jose main classroom (Santa Clara County: Silicon Valley) and also Burlingame extension class near San Francisco Airport (San Mateo County). California Flower Art Academy has been teaching a variety of floral designs since 1990 as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo Japan). For more information, feel free to contact email@example.com We help you make a difference in floral art.