Learning the Art of Floral Design requires direct experience.
After learning different philosophies and watching demonstrations, there is nothing else more satisfying than to create your own flower design.
I remember back in 1986, attempting to create my first flower arrangement. I gave up. I tried again, and failed. Eventually through the years I learned this beautiful art.
Lucky me that my partner Keiko Nakamura had incredible design talents.
We became South Florida pioneers in the emerging USA dried flower business that was flourishing thanks to new techniques of preservation and the Victorian Country popularity of the 80's.
Keiko designs were unique. From the joy of designing with flowers, it became for us a business. "A gentle way to make money"
Several designers are available around Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to share their knowledge.
If you would like to learn the art of ikebana please check my Ikebana Story
You may also find it interesting learning about different Style and Designs
Flower classes are given to groups of 10 people max. Usually each group will discuss in advance want they want to learn, like designing with fresh flowers, silk flowers or a class on potted herbs.
Classes are held at Joy's Florist in Ft Lauderdale.
Our designers can travel to your location.
Contact Joy at 954-566-0099
Miami Flower Design classes are available at YOLA GUZ's School of Floral Design.
She says: "My mission is to transmit to all the students my passion for the Art of Floral Design which will promote the opportunity to explore and develop their own talents and creativity".
Learn the art of flower design with Yola Guz Floral Design Courses. They provide a strong foundation from which to start a professional career.
For those who prefer to participate and use it as a hobby will find everything they wished and more.
Established professionals who wish to enhance their design skills also will find our courses of great benefit.
Another aspect will be to assist you in preparing yourself for taking and passing your American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Accreditation process.
The rewards of learning floral design are immeasurable for those who have the desire to be creative.
The ability to generate profit from the learned skills will be encouraged and promoted and is what will distinguish the professional from the amateur.
Our curriculum includes three (3) different levels of Floral Design Courses:
As a student at our design school you'll receive hands-on instruction in small class sizes where you will get individualized attention so you can develop the skills necessary to succeed as a career floral designer.
Observe nature. She is the greatest teacher. In Ikebana, silence is essential to create that state.
Connie, my great designer and friend, says that each design should be approached with the following attitude:
"To Accent The Presence Of Preciousness"
(Treat flowers like little children.) Each material you use becomes something special. It's placement has a natural feel and ultimately convey to the observer certain ecstatic feelings.
Creating your own flower arrangement should not intimidate you, because it is a journey of discovery.
It is a craft, and from it, art is born.
We all get inspired by creativity and your floral designs pictures submissions are welcome and appreciated. You can write a story too. If you do it you can proudly say that your designs are in the top 2% sites in the world.
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Wedding decor at Mai Kai Restaurant in Ft Lauderdale. We used several white and purple dendrobium orchids, vanda orchids; orange, yellow and purple. …
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I created this large artificial tropical arrangement using a wide and tall glass cylinder vase. I filled it with vines which helped to place all the botanical …
Every long journey begins with a small step.
Flower Designing is no exception.
My wish is to share the joy, peace and satisfaction that comes from creating your own flower design.
I bunched up bamboo sticks to form a bundle. Inserted artificial white callas and tied up with bark and mossy wire. Voila'
This Russian Doll looks happy amongst the flowers. What do you think?
Will you reach nirvana? I don't know, but it is fun. Calm your mind. Your journey has begun.