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Earning floral design skills: Important to set up your goal each year

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No matter what kind of subject you learn or what kind of skill you earn, it is so important to set up your goal each year. If you are planning to learn flower arrangements or already learning floral designs now, you should establish your new goal each year.

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From person to person the level of goal is quite different. Some people learn floral designs just for hobby. For these people, the main purpose of learning flower arrangement is just for having fun. They are not planning to start floral business. Even for these kind of people, setting up a goal each year is quite important.

Following is just examples of setting up a goal for several types of people and action items each person is recommended to follow:

*Have no previous experience. Now planning to learn floral designs shortly: Find a reliable instructor or floral design school to join the entry level of class. No matter which way it goes, for hobby or for business, it is mandatory to earn basic skills that leads to the next level of skills.

*Have been learning floral designs for six months and already earned a basic skill: It is a good time for them to proceed to the next level of program, either Fresh Flower Arrangement Intermediate Course or business oriented course such as wedding decoration and funeral decoration course.

*Have already earned a basic skill of wedding party floral arrangement: In order to expand a portfolio of your floral designs, it is recommended to join wedding decoration advanced course and also funeral decoration course whereby you can offer a very wider range of services.

*Have completed Fresh Flower Arrangement Intermediate Course: It is natural to proceed to Fresh Flower Arrangement Advanced Course. Once you have completed Advanced Course, what you have not yet done is Instructor Course.

*Have completed Fresh Flower Arrangement Advanced Course: The most talented floral designer or the most knowledgeable floral artist often becomes an instructor in order to share his/her skill and knowledge with other people by way of teaching flower arrangements. Since this is a quite natural way, it is better to join Instructor Course where they can learn even higher level of floral arrangement and also learn the way they teach at the classroom. Plus they can experience the procurement of flowers at the flower market.

*Have completed all courses of Fresh Flower Arrangement including Instructor Course: In order to have actual work experiences in the floral market, find a floral shop that are looking for intern or volunteer worker. It is a good opportunities to become familiar not only with floral designs but also with BEHIND THE SCENES jobs that is mandatory for running a floral shop.

If your goal is to have your own floral shop or engage in offering floral decorating services as an independent floral designer, it is highly recommended to complete wedding and funeral related courses after earning basic skills. If you are planning to completely master floral arrangements, you are recommended to step up your program from Fresh Flower Arrangement Elementary Course, Intermediate Course, Advanced Course and Instructor Course as well.

From school to school the name of each program/course is different. And also the rule of proceeding to a next level of course MAY be different. Therefore you are recommended to consult the counselor of your school.

California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in teaching a variety of floral arrangements from European designs to Japanese Ikebana, wedding to funeral decorations AND beginner to professional levels since 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo Japan). Students can make a choice of their most favorite course from a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS by well considering their taste, purpose, goal and budget. You can start from Introductory Program for less than $100. For more information, feel free to contact



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