Flower Re-Mix 1: The Elements of Art for Floral Design

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A Project-Based-Learning (PBL) lesson set for floral design. A set of flowers will be re-made into 4 separate designs.
- This first lesson will focus on art elements and principles used in four designs. Designs included: vertical bud vase, vertical line design, a round centerpiece, and a boutonniere /corsage set.

Introduction

A Project-Based-Learning (PBL) lesson set for floral design. One set of flowers will be re-made into 4 separate designs.

  • This first lesson will focus on art elements and principles used in four designs. Lecture will cover definitions of art and practice in designing symbolic art.
  • The second lesson will outline the design process for a vertical bud vase and vertical line design (lab period).
  • The fourth lesson will outline the design process for a round centerpiece and corsage/boutonniere set.
  • The last lesson in this project is to review floral wholesale costs and marking up the cost to a retail price. Students will see the similar costs associated and compared between the 4 designs. These can be added to a portfolio as work samples.

An accompanying lesson that can be taught in conjunction with this lesson includes the Principles of Design.

Flower Re-Mix 1: The Elements of Art for Floral Design
Flower Re-Mix 2: Same Ingredients, Different Recipe
Flower Re-Mix 3: Play It Again!
Flower Re-Mix 4: Wholesale and Retail Costs

Lesson Times

Hook: Variety of Art
5 Minutes
Lecture: Elements and Principles
30 Minutes
Assessment: Create a Symbol
10 Minutes
Pair/Share or Gallery Walk
15 Minutes
Quest Activity: Article and Questions
Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources
    • Ornamental Horticulture
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2013 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Identify art elements and principles that combine to create a variety of common floral designs.

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