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Floristry - CE

FLO 111 – Advanced Design Techniques for the Floral Industry

Enhance the basic skills acquired in previous floral design classes. Expand familiarity with and execution of the principles, practices and techniques utilized to construct contemporary floral designs.

Course Objectives:
1. construct hand tied bouquets,
2. construct live and permanent contemporary/high style designs,
3. construct wall/door hangings,
4. demonstrate the use of contemporary design techniques,
5. communicate using terminology affiliated with contemporary design, and
6. demonstrate the proper use of media when constructing contemporary designs.

FLO 112 – Basic Floral Design for the Floral Industry

Learn the principles of construction used to create artistic floral arrangements. Topics include all-occasion styles, history of floral design, composition, unity, materials and tools of the trade. Intended for students interested in starting a floral design business.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to trace the history of design from its origin to modern times;
2. define the following principles and elements of floral design and demonstrate their use in design construction: composition, line, form, space, harmony, unity, balance, texture, focal point, proportion, scale, rhythm, and color;
3. demonstrate the proper position of the focal point/area and describe its significance in artistic floral design;
4. differentiate between symmetrical and asymmetrical balance; and
5. construct #3, #9, and #40 bustle bows using the proper gauge of wire.

FLO 151 – Display Techniques and Practices for the Floral Industry

Gain hands-on experience in display construction plus learn the principles and guidelines used when creating window and in-store displays.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the three types of store fronts and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each;
2. state and explain the principles of artistic window display;
3. set up lights in a display area that comply with the formula suggested by lighting experts;
4. utilize the principles of display construction and evaluate in store and window displays;
5. construct a cylinder, square and/or table from foam board; and
6. describe how the setting affects the scale of an arrangement.

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