SRJC Course Outlines

2/24/2024 11:55:48 PMFLORS 83C Course Outline as of Spring 2010

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 83CTitle:  ADVANCED FLORAL DESIGN  
Full Title:  Advanced 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
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Catalog Description:
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Advanced design concepts including color theory, use of textures, and the practical application and construction of decorative and natural design styles. Introduction to the care and use of tropical flowers and foliages.

Course Completion of FLORS 83B

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Advanced design concepts including color theory, use of textures, and the practical application and construction of decorative and natural design styles. Introduction to the care and use of tropical flowers and foliages.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FLORS 83B
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 1987Inactive:Fall 2016
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, students will be able to:
1. Analyze the effect of color in floral design.
2. Summarize the principles of color theory.
3. Create symmetrical and asymmetrical floral arrangements.
4. Incorporate negative space into floral arrangements to enhance design effect.
5. Identify and utilize a variety of tropical flowers and foliage in arrangements.
6. Effectively integrate textures into floral designs.
7. Demonstrate proper care and handling techniques for tropical flowers and foliage.
8. 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. Color Theory
  A. Effect of color in design
  B. Color wheel
      1. Complementary colors
      2. Primary, secondary, and tertiary colors
      3. Triads
II. Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Arrangements
  A. Difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical forms
  B. Design styles
      1. Topiary
      2. High style arrangements using exotic flowers
      3. Positive and negative space
      4. Voids
      5. Armature
      6. Vegetative
III. Tropical Flowers
  A. Care and handling
  B. Types and uses
      1. Antherium
      2. Bird of Paradise
      3. Orchids
      4. Ginger
      5. Helconia
  C. Foliage types
      1. Ti
      2. Philodendron
      3. Dracena
      4. Lily grass
IV. Texture
  A. Flower textures
  B. Foliage textures
  C. Use of natural materials as textures
V.  Seasonal materials

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1.   Create an arrangement using complementary colors.
2.   Design and create a topiary arrangement using tropical flowers and foliage.
3.   Design and create a vegetative arrangement demonstrating effective use of texture.
4.   Construct a color wheel.
5.   Construct a "texture orb" demonstrating effective combinations of textures.
6.   Portfolio: assemble photos of weekly design projects with accompanying journal entries listing and describing materials and describing methods for each project.
7.   Final design project: design and create site specific home arrangement of student's choice
8.   Reading, 5-10 pages per week.
9.   Quizzes to reinforce learning concepts.
10. 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%
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, portfolio, final project
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes: 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

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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