AFAA DESIGN MANUAL

(Copyright 2005  –  ISBN  0-646-45422-6)

For designers, exhibitors & judges

ABOUT THE MANUAL:

The manual is useful for anyone interested in arranging flowers, whether it be for the home, for church, for flower shows or as a judge or steward. It contains 182 pages of very helpful information about many aspects of our beautiful art form and is a great asset in any library.

 This manual is used by all AFAA Member  Organizations & their affiliated groups. Individual handbooks previously used were superseded by this manual on the 1st January, 2006.

CONTENTS:

 There are informative chapters on

    • ARTISTIC DESIGN,
    • ELEMENTS OF DESIGN,
    • PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN,
    • COLOUR,
    • DESIGN STYLES ranging from PERIOD TO CONTEMPORARY, including  TECHNIQUES,
    • TABLE DESIGNS,
    • BASKETS,
    • WIRED WORK,
    • INTERPRETATIVE DESIGNS,
    • information for JUNIOR EXHIBITORS,
    • CHURCH FLOWERS,
    • PLANT MATERIAL- definitions, conditioning & care, drying & preserving,
    • MECHANICS,
    • FLORAL DESIGN TERMS A-Z,
    • JUDGING- responsibilities & ethics, assessment, N.A.S., analysing, point judging system,
    • DUTIES OF STEWARDS,
    • SCHEDULES,
    • HINTS FOR EXHIBITORS,
    • WAFA

HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR COPY

CONTACT ANY AFAA MEMBER ORGANISATION (details under the State listings on this website)

OR THE NATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR,  Mrs Norma Gordon,10 Balaka Street, ROSNY, Tasmania 7018.    Phone/Fax (03) 62441271

The AFAA Manual is currently undrgoing an extensive review and update prior to reprinting. Copies of the existing MAY be available through the State based member organisations, however, supplies are very limited.

The updated AFAA Manual is due for release in late 2019 or early 2020.

ERRATUM  in 2006 edition

 Early purchasers of the manual may need to amend the manual & colour wheel as follows:-

COLOUR WHEEL: REVERSE SIDE, DEFINITION OF TETRAD COLOUR HARMONY: DELETE THE TWO WORDS “OR MORE”
MANUAL:
 Page 3, “THE AUSTRALIAN FLORAL ART ASSOCIATION INC” line 1 -AMEND THE YEAR “1986” to “1976”

Page 23, “CONTRASTING COLOUR HARMONIES”:
PAIRED COMPLEMENTARY 
line 2- AMEND THE SECOND LAST WORD “BLUE” to “RED”