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

Floral Design History Timeline Project Due: 9/9/19

Directions: 

  • Create a timeline showing the periods of floral design. 
  • Include examples of: 
    • Designs along the timeline 
      • Egyptian 
      • Greek 
      • Roman 
      • Byzantines 
      • Renaissance 
      • Flemish 
      • Baroque 
      • Victorian 
      • Early American 
      • Colonial Williamsburg 
      • American Federal 
      • Modern American 
    • Major historical events throughout the timeline 
      • Give 5 historical events that land somewhere in the timeline to give reference to what was happening while these arrangements were popular. 

You need images to correspond with everything on your timeline. You need two picture examples and one fact about designs from that time. For historical events you need one picture and a short explanation of what happened. 

This will be one daily and one test grade in the gradebook. 

You will import your images into a google doc and share the google doc with me. `

History of Floral Design

Media Type: Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation

Duration: 55 slides

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Goal: To gain an understanding of the history and origins of floral design.

Description: This presentation describes the evolution of floral design and how each culture

influenced today’s designs. History of Floral Design addresses the various cultural styles and

provides examples of each. The presentation is segmented into primary categories which include: Oriental Influence, Classical Influence, European Influence and American Influence. Students will learn the different elements of floral design and the significance of certain elements to particular cultures. The students will be able to apply the floral design descriptions for each culture to designs seen today, determine the influences used to create the design and determine how florists encompass several different elements to create a floral arrangement.

Objectives:

  1. To identify the origins of floral design.
  2. To analyze the history of floral design.
  3. To discover the developments of floral design.
  4. To evaluate the significance of floral design.

Class 1: Discuss with the class the importance of floral design. Distribute the History of Floral Design Vocabulary Handout to be used during the presentation. Show the History of Floral Design – Significance of Floral Design segment. 

Class 2: Show the History of Floral Design – Oriental Influence on Floral Design segments. Begin Creating a Historical Design Activity. 

Class 3: Show the History of Floral Design – Classical Influence on Floral Design segment. Assign the Creating a Historical Design Activity during class

Class 4: Show the History of Floral Design – European Influence on Floral Design segment. Complete the Floral Timeline Project for homework.

Class 5: Show the History of Floral Design – American Influence on Floral Design and History of Floral Design – Floral Design Industry segments. Students should be finished with their Creating a Historical Design Activity.

Class 6: Complete the History of Floral Design Word Search. Administer the History of Floral Design Assessment. Have students present their Floral Timeline Project. Students should turn in their Find the Design Project.

Link to notes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e3-gPict-dLf-zS07lYg_-aP-6lA2Nan/view?usp=sharing

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