Construction and Presentation of Floral Design Interpretations


Lesson 4 of 4: This is the final step in the Floral Design Interpretation Project. In this lesson, students will be given the materials to physically construct their designs.


his lesson is a culmination of the lessons learned in this project as well as the skills learned in a Floral Design Class.

Once students have completed the steps to planning and designing a floral arrangement that interprets a famous work of art, they have made it to the design process. Students will be given all materials to design their proposed arrangement and will then be graded on their construction and design abilities.

* This project is a part of an annual art show we have at our school each year. One night in May, teachers in the Visual Arts Department open up their rooms for "Eye on Art" where they showcase works of art from students in their classes. My classroom is open for the Floral Interpretation Arrangements.

Because these arrangements are so expensive to create, I choose 10 of the top arrangements from students for construction. These students then become the lead designers and are assigned workers. The night of the event, the room is set up with arrangements and boards that include the original artwork, the team names, and the artist statement. We sell the arrangements that night to help cover some of the costs of the event. (See Picture)


These are two examples from our most recent show. One is an interpretation of a photograph, the other is of a sculpture.

Lesson Times

1 Class Period
60+ Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources
    • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Design, Visual, and Media Arts
K-12 Subjects
  • Visual Arts & Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2013 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Use principles and elements of Floral Design to construct an arrangement.
  • Construct a floral arrangement with 75% or higher correctness.
  • Properly use tools and materials to construct a floral arrangement.

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