Holidays & Entertaining

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.

Holiday: Permanent Botanical

This holiday course will use permanent and dried botanical to create outdoor decorations and indoor designs for the holiday season. Join us in the excitement of the holiday season by experiencing the upcoming trends. Students will learn to create versatile designs to help any host switch from one event to another. This class will explore the versatility that wreaths, table designs, mantle pieces, and garland have to offer. Students will also create gifts, gift decorations, and party favors. This class has a lab fee. 

*Holiday Permanent Botanical credit hours can count toward Permanent Botanical Design total credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 8/day

Price: $165 + lab fee

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The Four Stages of Holiday Design

Students will experience the joy of the holiday seasons with fresh cut winter foliage and seasonal flowers. This course will discuss decorating for different religious traditions as well as feature specific designs for each tradition. The class will learn four main stages of holiday design. Stage one will look at ways to decorate the home. Stage two will discuss how to decorate for corporate accounts. Stage three will explore events and parties. Finally, stage four will introduce gift wrapping and presents for the holiday season. Students will be confident in their understanding of the trends for holiday seasons and their ability to assist their customers in creating unique versatile designs for any stage or occasion.

Total Credit Hours: 8/day

Price: $165 + lab fee

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Party, Party, Party

This course will help you create floral decor and floral arrangements for parties from 2 to 200. This class is ideal for designers who are looking to expand their services with new and creative skills, and it provides the essential building blocks to becoming a unique event floral professional as part of business. This is a great class for those who want to add different decorating designs to their repertoire and are interested in developing a larger working knowledge of design and managerial applications. In this hands-on course, we will guide you through all procedures for designing for parties and special events. Students will be instructed in both the practical application, along with the theory and design aspects.

Total Credit Hours: 40

Price: $825

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2407 East Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55413

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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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