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An Introductory course which includes an Introduction to the Handbook for Flower Shows, flower show basics, discussions of growing and showing two Horticulture types with emphasis on exhibiting and judging using point-scoring. Instructor's designs illustrate Principles and Elements of Design and include Traditional designs: Line, Line-Mass and Mass. Click here for more information on Course 1 curriculum.
Presents photography in the Botanical Arts division, Petite designs and horticulture, and Table designs. Examples provided and critiqued using the Principles and Elements of Design. Two horticulture types are studied and point scored as well as a review of judging vocabulary. Types of innovative staging for horticulture are reviewed. The Elfin Award in Petite Horticulture and Table Design Awards are explained in detail. The duties of the Flower show committees are reviewed along with Standard and Specialty Flower Show requirements. Click here for more information on Course 2 Curriculum.
In this course we explore the Education Division and Youth/Sponsored Group Divisions. Judging etiquette/ethics are reviewed. Our horticulture section goes into the details of combination plantings along with one specific horticulture type with examples provided and point scored. Several types of creative designs are featured and point-scored along with commenting vocabulary. Click here for more information on Course 3 Curriculum.
The last class in the series, course 4 discusses the Flower Show Schedule writing assignment, writing a schedule with the emphasis on format and general rules and how to evaluate flower shows. This course explores Abstract Design including plastic organization and dynamic balance. The introduction of Collections and Displays, discussion of Botanical Arts Horticulture and Design sections, Club Competition, and Gardens are the focus of this course. Click here for more information on Course 4 Curriculum.