Distance Learning Choice Board March 26th-April 10th

This is a choice board for you to choose items from. Each week you need to complete one square off of the board. If you are in more than one of my classes you must complete two squares per week off of the board. If you have another idea you think I might be okay with you are welcome to email me and ask if that is an acceptable assignment! Stay safe and healthy, GO OUTSIDE, and spend some time with the ones who love you! I miss you guys and cant wait to be back at school with y’all!

Before this post I also posted a link to A Quizlet you may use to study for the Floral Design Certification test. As long as we return to classes this year each and everyone of you will be taking that certification test. If you go through the Quizlet a few times you will be sure to ace the test and receive the certification! I urge you all to run through it a couple of times!

 

Let me know anytime if you have any questions or need anything at all!

Floral Tools

Media Type: Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation

Duration: 64 Slides

Goal: To gain an understanding of floral design tools and how they are used in the industry.

Description: Utilizing and knowing the correct use of floral design tools provides an efficient approach to creating quality floral arrangements. This presentation describes the primary purposes of floral design tools and how they are effectively used in the floral industry. This presentation addresses the various knives, scissors, adhesives and tapes, as well as other floral design accessories commonly used by florists around the country. This presentation provides scenarios in which a specific tool would be used. Students will learn how to identify the various tools, as well as be able to apply and assess situations to determine which tool would be most effective in achieving the intended design goal.

Objectives:

1. To identify floral design tools.

2. To describe the use of adhesives in floral design.

3. To discuss different products necessary to floral design.

Post Harvest Care of Cut Flowers

Media Type: Video

Duration: 22 minutes

Goal: To understand the stem treatments, tools and preservatives used in post harvest care of cut flowers. Students will understand the overall importance of caring for cut flowers after harvest.

Description: How are flowers processed and cared for before they get to the customer? Go behind the scenes at a wholesale floral company and a retail flower shop for an in-depth look at the care of flowers after they have been harvested. This presentation examines the process from the time the flowers are processed at the wholesale florist until they are placed in the cooler at the retail florist. The use of preservatives and disease prevention are also discussed. Collaborator: Kelly Marble AIFD AAF, Owner, College Flowers.

Objectives:

1. To discuss the importance of post harvest care of cut flowers.

2. To demonstrate the proper steps of stem treatment used in post harvest care of cut flowers.

3. To analyze the various floral preservatives.

4. To identify the various tools and equipment used in the post harvest care of cut flowers.

Critiquing Floral Arrangements

Media Type: Video

Duration: 22 minutes

Goal: To understand the elements and processes used in critiquing and appraising floral designs.

Description: The capability to properly critique floral arrangements plays an important role in a floral designer’s ability to create and discuss arrangements. In this presentation, students will join Jim Johnson, Endowed Chair and Distinguished Lecturer of the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University, as he discusses the factors involved in critiquing floral designs. The importance of balance, proportion, foliage, mechanics and focal point are thoroughly discussed and applied as he critiques symmetrical triangle, asymmetrical triangle, round and vegetative designs. Collaborator: Jim Johnson AAF AIFD TMF.

Objectives:

1. To understand the elements used in critiquing and appraising floral designs.

2. To explore the formal qualities found in floral designs.

3. To examine the process of determining intents and meanings of floral designs.

Geometry in Floral Design

Media Type: Video

Duration: 26 minutes

Goal: To discover and analyze the geometric forms in floral designs. Description: All floral arrangements are based on a particular shape. This production discusses how to make a symmetrical equilateral triangular arrangement, a circular mound arrangement and a crescent arrangement. Along with how to create these arrangements, the main characteristics of many more arrangements are explained.

Objectives:

1. To analyze the geometric shapes in floral design.

2. To prepare geometric designs with fresh and silk floral materials.

3. To evaluate geometric designs with fresh and silk floral materials.

Design Fundamentals

Media Type: Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation

Duration: 48 slides

Goal: To gain an understanding of the elements and principles of design and how they are applied.

Description: This presentation describes basic ideas about the practice of visual design strategies. This presentation is broken down to explore principles and elements of design, both of which are building blocks used to create a piece of art. This presentation identifies, examines and applies the principles and elements of design to create a successful visual composition. Design fundamentals can be used in any visual design fields, including graphic design, industrial design, interior design, floral design, architecture and fine art.

Objectives:

1. To identify elements and principles of design.

2. To apply the principles and elements in designs.

3. To examine the impact of the elements and principles of design.

Floral Techniques

Media Type: Video

Duration: 55 minutes

Goal: To gain an understanding of the different techniques and types of flowers used in basic floral designs.

Description: Demonstrating the proper techniques used in floral design is very important when creating an arrangement. This presentation takes a closer look at the proper floral design techniques. Jim Johnson, Endowed Chair and Distinguished Lecturer of the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University, examines the different types of flowers, mechanics and wiring methods, as well as how to create an arrangement. On screen, step-by-step instructions provide students a detailed look at various wiring methods and the process of creating an arrangement. The wiring methods included in the presentation are: straight wire method, piercing method, cross-piercing method, bracing method, wrap-around extension method, stitching method, hairpin method and the feathering method.

Objectives:

1. To identify the types of flowers and foliage.

2. To demonstrate the various wiring methods in floral design.

3. To analyze the use of various flowers and foliage in floral arrangements.

Principles and Elements of Floral Design

Goal: To gain an understanding of the elements and principles as well as the color schemes associated with basic floral designs.

Description: Comprehending the elements and principles of floral design is vital in creating a quality arrangement. This presentation takes a closer look at the elements and principles of floral design.  Detailed graphics aid in comprehension of each element and principle. This presentation analyzes the following elements and principles of design: line, form, space, texture, pattern, color, size, fragrance, balance, proportion, scale, harmony, unity, dominance, focal point, emphasis, accent, rhythm, depth, repetition, transition, contrast, variation, opposition and tension.

Objectives:

1. To analyze the design elements and principles and their use in floral design.

2. To identify the properties of color.

Time: 1 Week

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