SRJC Course Outlines

2/27/2024 10:02:48 AMFLORS 111 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 111Title:  IKEBANA: TRAD & CONTEMP  
Full Title:  Ikebana: Traditional & Contemporary Designs
Last Reviewed:2/1/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.508 max.Lecture Scheduled12.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled12.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  24.00Total Student Learning Hours: 48.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FLORS 88

Catalog Description:
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Theory and practice of contemporary and traditional Japanese Ikebana designs. Class will explore the elements of geometric and abstract forms with an emphasis on creative achievement.

Course Completion of FLORS 83B

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Theory and practice of contemporary and traditional Japanese Ikebana designs. Class will explore the elements of geometric and abstract forms with an emphasis on creative achievement.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FLORS 83B
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:
1.  Examine the differences between contemporary and traditional Japanese
floral art.
2.  Identify various forms of contemporary and traditional Japanese floral
3.  Discuss design principles and styles, utilizing a working vocabulary
of Japanese and Western style terms.
4. Select and obtain appropriate materials and containers for use in
creating arrangements.
5. Create basic arrangements utilizing Japanese and contemporary styles.
6. Create arrangements demonstrating imagination and creativity.
7. Based on subsequent repeats, students will:
       a. work with different seasonal materials
       b. increase skill with assembly and design principles
       c. gain confidence and speed

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Traditional Ikebana
 A. Characteristics
 B. Historical development
    1. Classical arrangement
    2. Naturalistic arrangement -- Nageire
    3. Moribana
 C. Materials used
    1. Representing the past
    2. Representing the present
    3. Representing the future
    4. Appropriate materials for each style of arrangement
       a. selecting
       b. obtaining
    5. Appropriate containers for the different styles
       a. obtaining
       b. utilizing
II. Fundamental Principles of Arrangement/Design
  A. Precepts
     1. Line
     2. Rhythm
     3. Color
  B. Three main lines
    1. Heaven
    2. Man
    3. Earth
III. Japanese Style Arrangements
  A. Nageire
  B. Moribana
  C. Shoka
IV. Contemporary Style Arrangements
  A. Abstract form
  B. Imagination and creativity

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1.  Create a basic Japanese arrangement-- Nageire.
2.  Create Japanese style arrangements -- Moribana, Shoka.
3.  Create arrangements using lines.
4.  Create arrangements using mass.
5.  Create arrangements in the abstract form.
6.  Create arrangements using imagination and creativity.
7.  Portfolio: photos of design projects with accompanying journal entries
identifying styles, listing materials, and describing methods for each
8.  Midterm and final exam.
9.  Reading, 5-10 pages per week.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 80%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Class participation; skill, confidence, speed for subsequent repeats.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Pleasures of Ikebana. Hinata, Koji. Weatherhill, 1997.
Instructor prepared materials.

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