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Principles and Elements of Floral Design


Mrs. Hali Wagner

Room: 830


Class Periods: 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th 

Course Description:

Floral Design is designed to develop students' ability to identify and demonstrate the principles and techniques related to floral design as well as develop an understanding of the management of floral enterprises. Through the analysis of artistic floral styles and historical periods, students will develop respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. Students will respond to and analyze floral designs, thus contributing to the development of lifelong skills of making informed judgments and evaluations. To prepare for careers in floral design, students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to horticultural systems, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills and technologies in a variety of settings.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry.
  2. The student develops a supervised agriculture experience program. 
  3. The student identifies design principles and techniques in floral art and interiorscapes. 
  4. The student demonstrates floral design principles and techniques.
  5. The student develops and formulates ideas from the environment.
  6. The student makes informed judgments about personal designs and the designs of others.
  7. The student demonstrates contemporary designs, business practices, and creativity in the floral industry by developing floral design skills.
  8. The student knows the management factors of floral enterprises.

General Course Outline:

  1. Supervised Agricultural Experiences
  2. Community Service and Leadership Development
  3. Floral Design Safety
  4. The Color Wheel
  5. Principles of Floral Design
  6. Elements of Floral Design
  7. History of Floral Design
  8. Floral Pricing
  9. Wedding Designs
  10. Fresh Arrangements