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6/20/2024 7:36:31 AMFLORS 87 Course Outline as of Summer 2010

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Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 87Title:  EUROPEAN FLORAL DESIGN  
Full Title:  European & Advanced Contemporary Floral Design
Last Reviewed:2/14/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.006 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

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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Principles and techniques used in the design and construction of European and advanced contemporary floral arrangements.

Course Completion of FLORS 183C ( or FLORS 83C)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Principles and techniques used in the design and construction of European and advanced contemporary floral arrangements.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FLORS 183C ( or FLORS 83C)
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 2004Inactive: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. Evaluate European influences on floral design.
2. Explore and apply design theory to European and contemporary flora
3. Create arrangements utilizing the proper techniques of design and mechanics for European and contemporary floral arrangements.
4. Examine new trends and styles pertinent for today's consumer.
5. Compare and contrast the different types of European and contemporary design styles.
6. Construct different types of armatures used specifically in European designs.
7. Evaluate design trends and incorporate concepts into the creation of floral arrangements.
8. Determine appropriate methods of packaging for specific arrangements.
9. 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. European and Contemporary Floral Design
  A. Background
  B. Distinguishing characteristics
  C. Design techniques
II. Tools and materials of design
  A. Use of different types of mechanics
  B. Exploring the use of non-floral materials
III. Conditioning Materials
  A. Treatments for different types of flowers
  B. Foliages and fillers
  C. Special care considerations
IV. Design trends:
  A. Colors
  B. Textures
  C. Mechanics
  D. Styles
V. Design Styles and Applications
  A. European hand tied bouquets
  B. European arrangements including uses of armatures
  C. Contemporary arrangements including high style and free-form designs
VI. Methods of Packaging
VII.  Seasonal Materials

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1. Design and create weekly arrangements using different floral material.
2. Assemble portfolio of weekly work, including photos and a detailed description of each piece or arrangement.
3. One to two quizzes.
4. Create final floral design project representing replicate of significant art piece.
5. Reading, 5-10 pages per week.
6. Repeating students are expected to improve skill, 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
60 - 80%
Portfolio; weekly design projects; final project.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes: multiple choice, short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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