Introduction to Floral Design
- This is an activity-based course which prepares students to develop competencies in flower classification and identification, geometric and specialized floral designs, identification and classification of plants, interior landscape development, and the use of artistic elements in personal designs. Students will learn business practices as they relate to the floral industry and are given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FFA organization. Successful completion of both semesters of this course will satisfy the Fine Arts (1.0) credit required for graduation. This course provides instruction and training necessary for the Texas State Florists’ Association Level 1 Certification.
Advanced Floral Design
- In this course, students build on the knowledge from Floral Design and are introduced to more advanced floral design concepts, with an emphasis on specialty designs and specific occasion planning. This course focuses on building skills in advanced floral design and providing students with a thorough understanding of the design elements and planning techniques used to produce unique specialty floral designs that support the goals and objectives of a specific occasion or event. Through the analysis and evaluation of various occasion and event types, students explore the design needs and expectations of clients and propose and evaluate appropriate creations. From conception to evaluation, students are challenged to create and design appropriate specialty floral designs that meet the needs of the client. Furthermore, an emphasis on budgetary adherence and entrepreneurship equips students with many of the necessary skills needed for success in floral enterprises. This course provides instruction and training necessary for the Texas State Florists’ Association Level 2 Certification.