SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 2:42:59 AMFLORS 109 Course Outline as of Summer 2010

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 Scheduled.7517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled13.13
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled.756 min.Lab Scheduled13.13
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  26.25Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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, 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. Topics include 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, students will be able to:
1.  Apply principles and rules of design using silk and dry plant materials as media.
2.  Use glue guns, pan glue, and other pertinent floral material in making silk and dry arrangements.
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.  Use appropriate mechanics for a variety of styles and methods.
6.  Preserve a variety of floral materials using the appropriate method(s).
7.  Preserve a variety of plant materials using the appropriate method(s).
8.  Use effective sales techniques and pricing methods.
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.  Introduction to Dry and Silk Floral Design
   A. Complexity of this medium
   B. Preparation of materials
   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
VII. Seasonal Materials

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1. Design and arrange floral projects, based on season and product availability.
2. Students experiment at home using different floral materials with silica gel processing. Journal kept recording length of processing time for different plant materials.
3. Attend field trip(s) to dried flower farm and/or wholesaler.
4. Mid-term exam.
5. Final project - completion of stylized arrangement. Critique of arrangement.
6. Portfolio: assemble photos of design projects with accompanying journal entries listing materials and describing methods for each project.
7. Reading, 5-10 pages per week.
8. 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
10 - 20%
Written journals.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Experiments using silica gel processing.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
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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