From time to time, my floral design school is approached by a prospective male student who want to learn floral arrangements. The majority of such students are planning to engage in floral business such as running his own floral shop. But some of them have interest in floral art purely as a hobby.
What I have found from such students is most of them are pretty skillful and have a good artistic sense and also they are diligent. They devote themselves to listening to instructions from their teacher. Therefore I feel very easy and comfortable with teaching them floral arrangements.
Although absolute number of male students is very limited, it looks like they have a clear goal in learning floral designs. No matter what kind of subject and skill they learn, it is very important to have a clear goal without which nobody is motivated to learn diligently. In this sense above mentioned male students are very good as they are task oriented.
At the moment, we are getting closer to Valentine’s Day which is just around the corner. In the United States, it is very common for men to give flower gifts to their loved ones. Among various floral gifts, sending red roses is very popular because red roses symbolize romance and love.
If the sender of floral gifts have a decent skill of making flower arrangements themselves, it is very ideal and they can design and make their own floral gifts reflecting their own idea and concept in the floral decorations. Quite frankly speaking however I have never been approached by a prospective male student just before Valentine’s Day for the purpose of learning how to make a floral gift for this big event.
Just like women can work as an engineer, pilot, soldier or drum player, men can work as a floral designing industry. As a matter of fact, there are many male instructors who are teaching flower arrangements not only in the United States but also in Japan. Actually most founders of Japanese traditional Ikebana schools are men. And during ramp up stage of Ikebana arts, the majority of Ikebana arrangement students were monks and priests of Buddhism and all of them were men.
Getting back to Valentine’s Day floral gifts, if a sender of gift who is a man has a good skill of flower arranging and can send a hand-made floral gifts to his girl friend, this scenario can be the most ideal and perfect situation. At the moment, those people may be preparing their own Valentine’s Day floral gifts for their girl friends.
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