Core Competency

The floral industry is ever-evolving with the trends and seasons. This means that our classes are also ever-changing. Classes are geared toward classic designs but also trending styles, which means you will never take the same class twice! Floristry 1: Foundations is the pre-requisite for all other courses, excluding Floral Design Introduction. You may test out of Floristry 1 if your skill level allows. Please contact Cheryl in KDIOF’s administrative office to make arrangements.

Floristry 1: Foundations

This course gives each student a solid floral foundation to understand all of the different areas of floral design offered in the school. Students will explore wedding, funeral, and event design with an introduction into the principles and elements of design to prepare students to create their own floral arrangements. This class will cover the fundamentals of caring and preparation of flowers and tools. Students will learn core techniques for creating vase and bouquet arrangements as well as corsage and boutonnieres. The class will also discuss the underlying business tools necessary to create a thriving profitable shop or studio. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Koehler & Dramm’s purchasing system to help utilize all that is offered through an industry leading wholesale company. Students will gain the necessary insight to start a creative and thriving design path in this captivating community.

Total Credit Hours: 40

Price: $825

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Floristry 2: Intermediate

Building on the basic skills taught in Foundations, students will learn the construction techniques to create their own arrangements. Students will be introduced to the secondary principles of design, adding to their sturdy floral foundation. They will be taken through the steps needed to design a window box and present their own design to the class, bringing together the concepts covered in Foundations. Students will also be shown how to price out their labor, designs and custom orders. This class will broaden their marketability by creating fresh floral design portfolios that will set them up for future success. 

Total Credit Hours: 40 

Price: $825

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Floristry 3: Advanced

Personal style, speed, and confidence will be the key components worked on in this course. Students will develop their own distinctive design style and use this to create meaningful designs for their customers. This will take their design technique to the next level by perfecting their craft and emerging as a truly unique designer who can adapt to any request. Students will create arrangements stretching beyond the confines of an everyday design. A practicum will be administered to help each student gain a better understanding of their design strengths and learn to work with requests presented in real situations.

Total Credit Hours: 40 

Price: $825

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Floristry 4: Capstone

This course will challenge students to refine their skills in both design and business. In order to complete this course, each student is required to compete in a design competition. They will be immersed in every aspect of a design competition from the rules to the judging and scoring. Interpretive design tools will be expanded on allowing each student to create designs that work with their personal style. Students will be able to recognize a distinction in various images knowing if a specific floral image is a classic design, fad, or trend. This allows them to cater to their clients’ requests and pictures. They will learn the hands on techniques to photograph their work in order to continue their portfolio and market their future work.

Total Credit Hours: 40 

Price: $825

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2407 East Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55413

P: 612-362-3133 / 877-KOEHLER

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The Koehler and Dramm Institute of Floristy is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statues, sections 136A.821 to 136A.832 Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institute may not transfer to all other institutions.

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