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|Discipline and Nbr:
Dry/Silk Floral Design
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||2.00||Lecture Scheduled||1.50||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||26.25
|Minimum||2.00||Lab Scheduled||1.50||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||26.25
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
05 - May Be Taken for a Total of 4 Units
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 52.50||Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00||
Students will learn about, and appreciate the versatility and long lasting quality of silk and dried flowers and supplies; which will enhance their overall floral skills. Designing many types and kinds of floral displays using contemporary, country and traditional styles. Mechanics, uses of many kinds of gluing and anchoring techniques will be presented. Preserving flowers; learning best methods for certain flowers; assets of many methods. Color and textures; salesmanship and pricing will be presented.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Students will learn more about the versatility and long- lasting quality of silk and dried flowers and suplies. Designing a variety of floral displays using contemporary, country and traditional styles. Preserving flowers by various methods. Explore color and texture; salesmanship and pricing of silk and dried designs.
(Grade or P/NP)
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:05 - May Be Taken for a Total of 4 Units
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||Fall 2005
To ensure students learn more about, and appreciate the versatility
and long lasting quality of silk and dried flowers and supplies; which
in turn will enhance their overall floral skills. Emphasis will be on:
A. DESIGN - wall pieces, hats, swags, hair pieces. Arrangements,
B. DESIGN STYLES - contemporary, country, traditional.
C. MECHANICS - Understand the uses of glue guns, pot glue, wire
cutters, pick machine, wooden picks, greening pins, paddle wire,
sahara, anchor chairs, stickum, moss.
D. PRESERVATION - how to preserve flowers using such methods as: air
dry, silica gel, glycerine, microwave oven. Learning which method
works best for certain flowers, and the assets of each method.
E. COLOR AND TEXTURES - how to combine color and textures using the
"needed three"; line, face, and filler flowers to get the best
F. SALESMANSHIP - asking the right questions of prospective customers
to ensure a custom arrangement.
G. PRICING - a simple method of pricing finished products for resale
The students will:
1. Design the above pieces using styles and methods mentioned.
2. Dry many kinds of floral materials using the best method of drying.
Storing preserved floral materials will be presented.
3. Present good salesmanship methods and pricing methods of markup.
Topics and Scope
1. Introduction to dry and silk designing. The complexity of this
medium; the preparation; equipment and supplies needed will be
2. Types of floral pieces and the design of them will be presented;
wall pieces, hats, swags, wreaths, hair pieces, arrangments,
3. The difference of design styles, contemporary, country and traditional
will be presented.
4. The importance of good mechanics and the tools and equipment needed
will be shown. Understanding the uses of the glue gun, pot glue,
wire cutters, pick machine, wooden picks, greening pins, paddle
wires, sahara, anchor chairs, stickum, moss will be shown.
5. How to preserve flowers using such methods as: air dry, silica gel,
glycerine, microwave oven. Learning which method works best for
certain flowers, and the assets of each method.
6. How to combine color and textures using the "needed three":
line, face, and filler flowers to get the best effect.
7. Salesmanship - asking the right questions of prospective customers
to ensure a custom arrangement.
8. A simple method of pricing finished products for resale purposes.
9. Field trips to dried flower farm and/or wholesaler.
10. Planning and designing a personalized silk arrangement. Procuring
the needed materials and supplies. This will be the students final
project for the semester.
11. Final exam.
1. Make wall bouquets.
2. Silica gel demo with class participation. Silica gel given to each
student to experiment with at home using different floral materials.
Journal to be kept of length of processing different materials.
3. Wreaths - bouquet method. Do set up of base and sorting materials.
4. Mixed silk greenery basket - place and secure foam into basket.
Design greenery arrangement.
5. Hats - dried, silk or combination. Different styles of designs for
6. Mid-term exam.
7. Field trip to dried flower farm and/or wholesaler.
8. Topiary trees - Discussion of containers best for topiary. How to
place and secure foam in container. Using plaster of paris for
10. Hairpiece - full halo. Make frame, secure materials.
11. Swags - styles and sizes of swags. What to use for bases of swags.
Using pan glue and glue gun start swag.
12. Determine color and texture combinations. Finish swag; add accents.
13. Field trip - dried flower farm and/or wholesales.
14. Silk arrangement - stylized, one sided. Procure container and silk
materials for this arrangement. Determine best color combination
for placement of arrangement. Gather all needed materials. Design
15. Final project - completion of stylized arrangement. Critique of
16. Final exam - written.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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 problem solving assessments and 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
10 - 25%
|Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
|Class performances, Performance exams||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 25%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 25%
|A NOTEBOOK IS REQUIRED SINCE THEIR IS NO TEXTBOOK. OTHER FACTORS: ATTENDANCE, EFFORT, GROWTH, CLASS PARTICIPATION.||