SRJC Course Outlines

2/27/2024 7:24:51 PMFLORS 83B Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 83BTitle:  INTER FLORAL DESIGN  
Full Title:  Intermediate Floral Design
Last Reviewed:2/14/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.506 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

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

Catalog Description:
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Application of the fundamentals of theory, techniques, and skills developed in beginning floristry to more elaborate floral designs, containers and flowers, with an emphasis on control of materials and speed.

Course Completion of FLORS 83A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Application of fundamental theory, skills and techniques to more elaborate floral designs, containers and flowers. Emphasis on control of materials and speed.
(Grade or P/NP)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1986Inactive:
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 completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Apply principles and rules of design and color using plants as a
2. Assemble intermediately complex floral arrangements with appropriate
speed and precision according to structural design principles.
3. Create floral arrangements using "line arrangement" principles.
4. Compare and contrast foliage types and kinds and their uses.
5. Describe the uses for and ways of wearing body flowers.
6. Create a corsage and other body flower designs.
7. Design a tall, stylized arrangement using gladiolas and other flowers.
8. Create hand and presentation bouquets, using simple flowers.
9. Wire flowers for a variety of uses.
10. Based on subsequent repeats:
       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. Intermediate Design
 A. Design theory
   1. Proportion
   2. Balance
   3. Focus
   4. Scale
   5. Design-line
   6. Color
   7. Texture
   8. Harmony
   9. Rhythm
   10. Negative space
 B. Structural design - Line arrangement
   1. Horizontal line
   2. Hogarth curve
   3. Vertical
   4. Inverted "T"
   5. Right angle (L-shaped)
   6. Asymmetrical triangle
   7. Symmetrical triangle
 C. Control of materials
 D. Speed and precision
II. Higher End Product
 A. Flowers
   1. Types
   2. Uses
 B. Foliage
   1. Types
   2. Uses
 C. Fillers
   1. Types
   2. Uses
III. Intermediately Complex Arrangements
 A. Vase arrangements
 B. Large arrangements
 C. Special request arrangements
 D. Specialty containers and related mechanics
 E. Hand-held bouquets
 F. Presentation bouquets
IV. Body Flowers
 A. Wearing and use
 B. Corsages
V. Wiring Flowers
 A. Tools/materials
 B. Methods
 C. Uses for wired flowers
VI. Care, Handling, and Processing
 A. Flowers
 B. Foliage
 C. Fillers

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1.  Create a mixed flower triangular one-sided arrangement.
2.  Wire different types of flowers using a variety of wiring techniques.
3.  Design an "L-shaped" and a crescent arrangement.
4.  Create and design an inverted "T" line arrangement, utilizing negative
5.  Design an arrangement using only foliage (include at least 6 kinds of
6.  Design a tall vase arrangement, using a tall vase, greens for the pack
to work in (no foam); create an easy flowing round shape arrangement using
the length of the flowers.
7. Design one corsage: a baby rose and mini carnation wristlet, using a
wristlet holder.
8. Design a tall, stylized arrangement using a tall container to
achieve an elegant look, using gladiolas and other flowers.
9. Design a hand held bouquet using daisies and mini carnations, baby's
breath and plumosis fern with a little leather fern. Must be made in hand,
no container used.
10. Midterm: most challenging arrangement. Choose the arrangement that
presented the most challenge during the course and create that arrangement
as a midterm project.
11. Final project: in class, create an arrangement entirely of foliage,
demonstrating use of a variety of textures.  Present to class.
12. Portfolio: photos of weekly design projects with accompanying journal
entries listing materials and describing methods for each project.
13. 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, Performance exams, Portfolio
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Attendance, participation, speed and precision.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Florists' Review Design School. Florists' Review Books, 2003.
Instructor prepared materials.

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