This course offers in-depth lessons in terms, techniques and designs used in the floral industry. The course is designed to meet the learning objectives established by the American Institute of Floral Designers(AIFD) to complete specific design categories. This and subsequent courses will ultimately enable students to enroll as candidates aiming to become a Certified Floral Designer (CFD) and an Accredited member of AIFD. Depending on the individual’s floral background, the course is aiming to prepare candidates for the 2016 AIFD Symposium to be held in Anaheim, CA, where the PFDE(Professional Floral Design Evaluation) hands-on design evaluation take place. (The PFDE is held annually just before the AIFD Symposium begins. The 2015 AIFD Symposium will be in Denver, CO.) * A flower fee will be charged separately.
Teacher: Ms. Aileen Chizuru Inoue
Ms. Inoue has more than 35 years experience in Ikebana through the Ikenobo School. She provided ikebana for the movie “Black Rain” starring Michael Douglas and Ken Takakura. She has also been the floral designer for Nicholas Cage. She is certified as a professional floral instructor/designer in the United States by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), which is the only certified professional certificate for floral designers in the United States.