SRJC Course Outlines

2/25/2024 9:16:40 PMFLORS 109 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 109Title:  DRY/SILK FLORAL DESIGN  
Full Title:  Dry/Silk Floral Design
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 84A

Catalog Description:
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Designing floral displays using dry and silk flowers in a variety of styles. Topics include use of mechanics, anchoring techniques, preserving flowers, and color and textures. Sales techniques and pricing will be discussed.

Course Completion of FLORS 83B

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Designing floral displays using dry and silk flowers in a variety of styles. Use of mechanics, anchoring techniques, preserving flowers, color and textures, sales techniques and pricing will be discussed.
(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 completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Design dry and silk arrangements using a variety of styles and
2. Apply principles and rules of design using plants as a media.
3. Assemble basic silk and dry floral arrangements according to
fundamentals of theory, techniques, and skills currently practiced in the
floral industry.
4. Combine color and texture to achieve the desired effect.
5. Obtain and use appropriate mechanics for a variety of styles and
6.  Preserve many kinds of floral materials using the appropriate
7.  Employ effective sales techniques and pricing methods.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Introduction to Dry and Silk Floral Design
  A. Complexity of this medium
  B. Preparation
  C. Equipment and supplies needed
II. Design
  A. Styles
    1. Contemporary
    2. Country
    3. Traditional
  B. Color and Texture
    1. How to combine color and textures using the "needed three"
    2. Line, face, and filler flowers to get the best effect
  C. Types of floral pieces and their design
    1. Wall pieces
    2. Hats
    3. Swags
    4. Hair pieces
    5. Arrangements
    6. Silk greenery
    7. Topiary
    8. Orbs
    9. Wreaths
 D. Planning and designing a personalized silk arrangement
III. Mechanics
 A. Glue guns
 B. Pot glue
 C. Wire
 D. Cutters
 E. Pick machine
 F. Wooden picks
 G. Greening pins
 H. Paddle wire
 I. Sahara
 J. Anchor chairs
 K. Stickum
 L. Moss
IV. Preserving Flowers
 A. Methods
    1. Air dry
    2. Silica gel
    3. Glycerin
    4. Microwave oven
 B. Best methods for specific flowers
 C. Assets of each method
V. Sales Techniques
 A. Asking the right questions of prospective customers to ensure a
    custom arrangement
 B. Pricing finished products for resale purposes
VI. Field Trips to Dried Flower Farm and/or Wholesaler

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Representative assignments:
1.  Design projects may include:
 a. wall bouquets
 b. wreaths
 c. silk greenery basket
 d. hats
 e. topiary
 f. hairpiece
 g. swags
 h. silk arrangement - stylized, one-sided
2. Silica gel processing. Students experiment at home using different
floral materials. Journal kept recording length of processing time for
different plant materials.
3.  Field trip(s) to dried flower farm and/or wholesaler.
4. Mid-term exam.
5. Final project - completion of stylized arrangement. Critique of
6. Portfolio: photos of design projects with accompanying journal entries
listing materials and describing methods for each project.
7. 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 problem solving assessments and 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
10 - 20%
Silica gel processing.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 70%
Performance exams, Portfolio; design projects.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Attendance and participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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