R F 80A Flower Shop Procedures and Basic Designs (5)
Lec-52.5, Lab-105, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Beginning floral design techniques used by professional flower artists. Includes principles and elements of basic floral designs, corsage and body flower construction, use or ribbon and other decorative accessories as well as identification of floral materials and supplies used in commercial floristry. This course is a prerequisite for RF 80B.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Utilize the principles and elements of design as it pertains to floral design.
- Outcome 2: Identify and construct basic flower shop arrangements
- Outcome 3: Process flowers, using industry standards of care and handling common to the floral industry.
- Outcome 4: Properly handle and store preserved and dry floral materials.
- Outcome 5: Construct wreaths, swags and arrangements of dried floral materials.
- Outcome 6: Construct salable corsages and other body flowers.
- Outcome 7: Skillfully wire and tape plant materials ..
- Outcome 8: Construct a basic corsage in five minutes.
- Outcome 9: Construct a salable arrangement of one dozen roses.
- Outcome 10: Correctly use all tools common to commercial floral designing.
- Outcome 11: Prepare and assemble cut flowers and plants for commercial sale.
- Outcome 12: Identify and explain the difference in wire gauges and lengths.
- Outcome 13: Construct ribbon bows from various sizes and type of ribbons used in commercial floral designs.
- Outcome 14: Properly package merchandise sold in retail floral shops.
- Outcome 15: Identify and use mechanics common to the floral industry, including all types of design foams, glues and picks.
- Outcome 16: Take and receive floral wire orders common to FTD and Teleflora.
- Outcome 17: Correctly write sales orders and invoices germane to the floral industry.