Southern California School of Floral Design - Phil Rulloda

Here's what students have to say about the Phil Rulloda School of Floral Design

Dear Mr. Phil, I came to the Southern California School of Floral Design not knowing what to expect from the experience. Needless to say, I came away with a wealth of knowledge. Your instruction was superb and very hands-on. Your design concepts are timeless. Studying with the “best of the best” is very rewarding. You give so much of yourself and challenge your students do the same. You also motivate students to take their design work seriously. “Learn to do the simple things perfectly” still echoes in my head as I work on projects. “Yes you can!” also helps me gain the confidence I need to push my work beyond the comfort zone. I know I am a better designer and person because I am using your instruction and taking your advice. I trust you because I know you have experienced this profession from the inside out and you have risen above the majority. I was truly impressed with the mix of students in my classroom. People from all around the world were there. The cultural education was an added bonus. I knew I had a unique opportunity that only the participants in our class could experience. It was great! I enjoyed attending your school and I learned so much, but one of the most special things I took away was your friendship. You made me feel like and old friend. I felt I had worth. I know I can call on you if I need some advice. I cherish your friendship and will forever keep you in high esteem. Thank you Mr. Phil for all the inspiration, motivation and encouragement you’ve given me. I know I am not the only one you have inspired, but none can be any more thankful than I. I commend you for making a difference in the lives of many people. I will continue to recommend the Southern California School of Floral Design because I know of no better place to learn the fundamentals of our profession. Keep up the work! With warmest regards,
Bill Lindeman, AIFD
"Phil Rulloda is as masterful a teacher as he is an artist. The classes are intense, exciting, inspiring and comprehensive. I came to the Southern California School of Floral Design with a limited amount of instruction and only a passion to learn more. After the Basic, Advanced, Special-Event, Wedding and Master classes, I had the techniques, design sense and confidence to secure a job with a local florist whose work I greatly admired. I continued to keep in touch by volunteering my time to the school and consider it a privilege to contribute whatever I can to the inspiration, education and support of others who like myself desire to be the best they can be. I am extremely grateful for the support that Phil, Sharon and Mary have given me. I feel I have grown more in the last year and a half than I have in the 20 years! Thank you for giving me the tools and the courage to do and be more than I ever imagined. I will strive all my life to live up to your legacy of design excellence. I could never have achieved so much, so quickly without the education I received here. I recommend these classes to anyone who is serious about the art of floral design. No matter what level you are at now, you'll be at a higher one when you leave class. That is why great designers come from all over the world to learn from Phil. No matter how far the distance from where you are to where you want to be, Phil Rulloda will help you close the gap, teach you "Yes, you can" and show you "How You can."
Denise Abergel
California State Top Ten Designer Of The Year 2002
"…I would like to say that - allot of people get gifts at Christmas and never forget them - The greatest gift I have ever received was that our paths crossed. You helped me notice and appreciate the passion I have for the art you have shown me! I shall never forget the magic and beauty that you create, teach and instill!" "…each time I make an arrangement I think of my mentor Phil Rulloda… I pray that I will one day return to your school."
J.R. Hawley
"…I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your class in Phoenix. I will enjoy working with tropical flowers and after four days with you, I feel very comfortable working with them. You have inspired me to design bigger and more elaborate arrangements… Thank you very much for the wonderful experience in Phoenix.
Denny Mauricio