Prerequisite courses: Hort 335, 336, 337, 338, 435, FDM major
Office: BEN 145 Floral Design Studio: BEN 147 tel: (208) 496-4590 email: < email@example.com>
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This course is a final evaluation of the student's ability to assess proper design interpretations, artistic dimensions of the student's preparation and training, fluency with the language of flowers, and product knowledge.
Be able to identify and properly use a broad range of floral materials.
Demonstrate advance floral construction techniques in a creative, interpretive format.
Create an effective self portrait in flowers, and develop an individual floral signature style.
This is a very subjective course. You will be given much exposure to some excellent examples of interpretive design work. By observing, and practicing on your time and during Flower Center, you will develop a final signature of your style of work. Your final design will be a self portrait, interpretive and unique to you, and will be on display during the Spring Garden and Bridal Flower Open House on March 10, 2012.
Art Statement Exercise
Inspiration and Ideas: connecting the art to the industry
Final Design assignment
Your grade is based on participation, thoroughness of design ideas & execution, and attendance in class. Your bright participation in class discussions, and your alert attention to the many forms of instruction will be duly noted. You may be asked to participate at any time with material you have gathered, so be prepared by looking over the links below, reading magazines, books, and reviewing the AIFD symposium presentations we will watch together during class periods.. Assignments will be given randomly right the way through the semester.
colour evaluation exercise
study the works of:
(while you're looking at the fun flower things, take a listen with Moya Brennan for some nice sounds)
Life3 a collaboration of three individual designers: Per Benjamin, Swedin; Max van de Sluis, Netherlands; Thomas de Bruyne, Belgium
http://www.life3.net/ http://www.perbenjamin.com/per/ http://www.tomasdebruyne.com/
Ian Prosser, J. Keith White
and other FTD design team members
Regula Allenspach Weill, AIFD
George de Bruin Arteflorum