Well, you could certainly get a lot of art history into it. I'm thinking of seventeenth century Dutch 'memento mori' paintings, the 19th century 'language of flowers', the Roman de la Rose, the history of sunflowers in art (yes, there is scholarly literature on this), tulipomania and ikebana. Not to mention that flower pollen has been found in Neantherthal graves, indicating that floral design has been with us since before we were fully human. . .
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>Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 22:56:35 -0500
>From: "lynnette diem" <email@example.com>
>Subject: [teacherartexchange] non VAPA class
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>My school curriculum and instruction just gave approval to a new course
>called "Floral Design and Production" for FINE ARTS credit. I am trying to
>fight this as it should be a "Practical Arts" course not a Fine Arts course.
>If anyone has any experience or suggestions to help our dept fight it,
>please let me know!
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