FLR 130   Principles of Traditional Design (3 Hours)

This course teaches the guidelines and basics of floral design. These principles are known as balance, composition, harmony, focal point, proportion, line, rhythm, texture, form, space, and color. The course will help the students develop an eye for color combinations, flow of lines, perspectives and the post-harvest care of floral materials. Recommendations are made that pertain to receiving, unpacking and processing the flowers. Methods of conditioning, hardening, and forcing flowers and use of preservatives are illustrated.