Here's what students have to say about the Phil Rulloda School of Floral Design
Dear Mr. Phil,
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.
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.
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!
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
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
With warmest regards,
Bill Lindeman, AIFD
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
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
California State Top Ten Designer Of The Year 2002
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."
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.
you are truly an amazing person… so down to earth and so very talented.
When I was taking your class you were so positive… for one of the first
times in my life I felt that things were going to work out. That I am
believing in me and that yes I can do it."
"…Thank you for your knowledge, your effort and hard work!
Boot Camp" wasn't easy, it was a hard earned effort, and I am grateful!
Except from graduating from college, I count the experience with you
all as cherished!
Never doubt your worth, your sacrifice, and when I need a refresher and/or a kick in the pants. I know where you are!"
want to thank you very much again and again for the wonderful time I
spent with you during the basic and advanced courses… I am going back
to Israel next month. I hope I'll be good ambassador to you in the holy
land. Yes I Can!"
want to thank you for the fabulous program you did for the members of
the Idaho/Utah Unit. You not only provided helpful insights on
techniques and style, your "Phil"osophies were motivating and
uplifting. We had the best turnout in years for this program.
…thanks for taking the time to motivate us, teach us, and encourage us to be the best we can be in our industry."