SRJC Course Outlines

1/18/2021 6:20:47 PMFLORS 83A Course Outline as of Summer 2010

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 83ATitle:  BEG FLORAL DESIGN  
Full Title:  Beginning Floral Design
Last Reviewed:2/8/2016

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: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Fundamentals of design, techniques, and skills practiced in the florist industry. Includes designs, mechanics, guides to design; introduction to flower and foliage shapes and their use; cut flower care; corsage practice; containers and designer aids.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Fundamentals of design, techniques, and skills practiced in the florist industry. Includes designs, mechanics, guides to design; introduction to flower and foliage shapes and their use; cut flower care; corsage practice; containers and designer aids.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.     Assemble basic floral arrangements according to fundamentals of theory and techniques.
2.     Apply skills currently practiced in the floral industry.
3.     Identify and safely use florist tools for preparation and design of floral arrangements.
4.     Identify and properly utilize florist ribbon and wire.
5.     Select appropriate mechanics for type of vase and arrangement.
6.     Design a variety of styles of arrangements.
7.     Properly handle and care for cut flowers and greens.
8.     Identify career options in floristry.
9.     Explain the use and method of creating a portfolio to showcase examples of work.
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. Introduction
  A. Overview of theory, techniques and skills
  B. Tools
      1. Types
      2. Safe usage
  C. Identification of plant materials used in class
      1. Cut flowers
      2. Foliage
      3. Fillers
II.  Hard Goods and Skills
   A. Ribbon
      1. Sizes
      2. Materials
      3. Making bows
   B. Wire
      1. Sizes
      2. Usages
      3. Wrapping wire
   C. Containers
      1. Sizes
      2. Usages
      3. Liners
      4. Mechanics such as oasis
III. Floral Design Fundamentals
   A. Basic florist designs
      1. Triangle
      2. Horizontal
      3. Vertical
      4. Round
      5. Oval
      6. Fan shaped
      7. Asymmetrical
   B. Basic elements and principles of design
      1. Proportion
      2. Balance
      3. Focal area
      4. Scale
      5. Line
      6. Color
   C. Arrangement styles
      1.  Bud vase
      2.  Basic round
      3.  Mixed round
      4.  Basic carnation corsage and boutonniere
      5.  Raised center round
      6.  Basic triangular arrangement
      7.  Mixed triangular arrangement
      8.  Small basket arrangement
      9.  Basic centerpiece
      10. Mixed centerpiece with candles
      11. Proper care and handling of flowers and greens
   D. Incorporating additional accessories
IV.  Basic Cut Flower Care
   A. Upon delivery
   B. Hygiene
   C. Preservation
   D. Preparation
   E. Storing
V. Portfolio
   A. Uses of portfolio
   B. Methods of developing portfolio
VI. Careers in Floristry
VII.  Seasonal Materials

Assignments:
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1.   Make at least 2 bows in class and adequately wrap wire. Homework:  make 2 bows at home.
2.   Make a single carnation boutonniere and corsage
3.   Make 2 bud vase arrangements.
4.   Design and construct round arrangements:  basic, mixed, and raised center.
5.   Design and construct a basic triangular arrangement.
6.   Design and  construct a mixed flower triangular arrangement.
7.   Design and  construct and create a simple arrangement in a specified container.
8.   Design and  construct a basic centerpiece.
9.   Create a mixed flower centerpiece with 2 candles and other accessories.
10. Attend a field trip to flower supplier (or alternative).
11. Midterm: create a mixed round arrangement, demonstrating theory, techniques, skills and elements and principles of design. Materials procured by student and brought to class.
12. Final project: design and construct theme arrangement, demonstrating theory, techniques, skills and elements and principles of design. Materials procured by student and brought to class.
13. Portfolio: photos of weekly design projects with accompanying journal entries listing materials and describing methods for each project.
14. Reading, 5-10 pages per week.
15. Final exam.
16. Repeating students are expected to improve skills, enhance designs, and produce projects with increased speed.

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%
None
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%
None
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, midterm and final projects.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Mid term and final: multiple choice, true/false, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Attendance and participation. Field trip (or alternative).


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Art of Floral Design. Hunter, Norah T. Cengage Learning, 2000 (classic).
Instructor prepared materials.

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