SRJC Course Outlines

2/27/2024 9:00:45 AMFLORS 83A Course Outline as of Fall 2005

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 83ATitle:  BEG FLORAL DESIGN  
Full Title:  Beginning 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
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; identification of flower and foliage shapes and their use; cut flower care; corsage practice; containers and designer's 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; identification of flower & foliage shapes & their use; cut flower care; corsage mechanics & practice; containers and designer's 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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Apply principles and rules of design using plants as a medium.
2.  Assemble basic floral arrangements according to fundamentals of
theory, techniques, and 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.  Create visually appealing and salable arrangements, applying elements
and principles of design.
8. Properly handle and care for cut flowers and greens.
9. Identify career options in floristry.
10. Explain the use and method of creating a portfolio to showcase
examples of work.
11. 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
   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
     a. oasis
     b. chicken wire
     c. frogs
III. Floral Design Fundamentals
 A. Basic florist designs
   1. Triangle
   2. Horizontal
   3. Vertical
   4. Round
   5. Oval
   6. Fan shaped
   7. Asymmetrical
 B. Elements & Principles of Design
   1. Proportion
   2. Balance
   3. Focus
   4. Scale
   5. Design-line
   6. Color
   7. Texture
   8. Harmony and Rhythm
 C. Arrangement styles
   1.  Bud vase
   2.  Basic round
   3.  Mixed round
   4.  Basic carnation corsage and boutonniere
   5.  Raised center round
   6.  Basic 12 carnation triangular arrangement
   7.  Mixed triangular arrangement
   8.  Small basket arrangement
   9.  Basic centerpiece
   10. Mixed centerpiece with candles
   11. Carnation bout and corsage
   l2. Proper care and handling of flowers and greens
 D. Incorporating additional accessories
IV.  Cut Flower Care
   A. Upon delivery
   B. Hygiene
   C. Preservation
   D. Preparation
   E. Storing
V. Portfolio
   A. Uses
   B. Methods of developing
VI. Careers in Floristry

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 vases:  1-2 carnations, greens, filler material and bow;
   2 mixed flowers, greens and filler material.
4.  Cut and fit foam to container; make a basic round arrangement.
5.  Make a mixed round arrangement.
6.  Make a round arrangement with a raised center.
7.  Design a basic 12 carnation triangular arrangement.
8. Design a mixed flower triangular arrangement.
9. Design and create a simple arrangement in a specified container.
10. Design a basic centerpiece.
11. Make a mixed flower centerpiece with 2 candles and other accessories.
12. Field trip to flower supplier.
13. Midterm: create a mixed round arrangement, demonstrating theory,
techniques, skills and elements and principles of design. Materials
procured by student and brought to class.
14. Final project: Theme arrangement, demonstrating theory, techniques,
skills and elements and principles of design. Materials procured by
student and brought to class.
15. Portfolio: photos of weekly design projects with accompanying journal
entries listing materials and describing methods for each project.
16. 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%
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%
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.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Art of Floral Design. Hunter, Norah T. Delmar, 1999.
Instructor prepared materials.

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