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Japanese Ikebana Arrangement Course From $210

For people who are interested in Japanese Traditional Culture

If you are interested in learning Japanese traditional cultures, we recommend you to learn Ikebana Arrangement which requires not only skills and techniques for arranging flowers but also needs a good manner and traditional spirit of Japanese cultures. We offer courses from Elementary to Advanced Level. Since Ikebana arrangement often uses Kenzan (frog: needlepoint holder) made of metal for holding flowers and other elements, it requires lots of experiences until a student has completely mastered the floral arrangements. When it comes to decorating flowers for business purpose at hotels, events or weddings whatsoever, IKEBANA is not very practical and recommendable. Ikebana is  highly recommended for people who purely wish to learn Japanese traditional cultures with profound beauties. If you are looking for opportunities of doing business by making the best use of your skills and techniques in flower arrangements, we recommend you to learn European or American style of flower arrangement which does not use "Kenzan". Instead we use floral foam called "Oasis" made of chemical foam which looks like sponge and it is much easier even for beginners to arrange flowers. It is fully up to you which type you choose, either Japanese floral design called "Ikebana" or European/American style of floral designs which are very popular now. Here is information about recommendable two courses as follows. The lesson fee shown below does not include the fee for buying Kenzan (needlepoint holder) and Suiban (shallow type container). To buy these items, it will cost about $50. If you already took a lesson per Ikebana Short Seminar Program, you can use these items which you got at this short seminar. If you have your own Kenzan or Suiban, you can bring them to the classroom:

A. Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course:Seven designs (It takes about 75 minutes to make one design): $210 to attend all the lessons for a course.(The fee includes tuition and flower materials. But the fee for certificate,testing fee for a certificate and flower materials for such a test  are separate)

B. Ikebana Arrangement Intermediate Course:Seven designs (It takes about 75 minutes to make one design): $245 to attend all the lessons for the course.(The fee includes tuition and flower materials, But the fee for certificate,testing fee for a certificate and flower materials for such test are separate).

(1) Not for training students to become an instructor:
None of courses introduced in this page is designed for training students to become Ikebana Instructor. All Ikebana courses we offer are designed so that students can enjoy Ikebana arrangement strictly for personal hobby.
(2) Nature of curriculum:
The curriculum of Ikebana Courses we offer is designed so that local students in the United States can easily learn Ikebana. Therefore the number of designs and the level of designs as well as the curriculum of each course are different from the original ones used by most Japanese Ikebana schools or organizations which usually use much more difficult and longer period of program.
(3) Instructor Course is not offered:
California Flower Art Academy does not offer any Instructor Course for Ikebana Arrangement.
(4) Fee for exam and certificate:
The fee for a certificate and final exam for obtaining a certificate is not included in the above price and shall be separately charged.
(5) In order to obtain a certificate of completing the course, students must take the final exam after attending all the lessons and pass it.
(6) Only students who successfully passed the final exam shall be considered to have satisfactorily completed all the requirements for the course.
(7) Fee for Kenzan and Suiban:
The fee for Kenzan and Suiban is not included in the above mentioned lesson fee. If you have your own Kenzan and Suiban which fit the type of arrangement, you can use them during a lesson. If you do not have these items, you can buy them at the classroom for $50 covering both items.
(8) Certificate:
The certificate issued by our school is described in English. This certificate is issued by California Flower Art Academy according to its own internal rule and it has nothing to do with endorsement, certifications, qualifications, credentials or authorizations by any governments or governmental organizations, private associations, schools or organizations other than California Flower Art Academy.  

If you need any more information such as Intermediate or Advanced Course, please contact us at the following e-mail address.

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