June 2019 Expression Newsletter

EMC explores Techniques in Valencia

From 11-12 June 2019, EMC Technique Instructor Dalia Bartolotti EMC conducted the First EMC Technique Course in Europe at Mercaflor, Valencia, Spain.  "It was a very diverse group of designers," Dalia explains. "The skill level was very high and the designers were experienced and very professional.  Many owned their own floral businesses." 

The course took place at an exception facility and was hosted by Paco  Medina Mateos, a talented Spanish Floral Artist from Madrid.  "Thanks to Paco, we are able to source and provide locally grown botanicals for this EMC experience as well as Alexandra Farm Roses," comments Dalia. "The dahlias were incredibly beautiful and stunning!"

Thanks to the Sponsorship of OASIS Spain and a contest...

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May 2019 Expressions Newsletter

EMC Well Represented at First Lady's Luncheon in Washington DC

Six members of the EMC Family were honored to be a part of the Certified American Grown design team at the 107th Annual First Lady's Luncheon in Washington DC.  Representing every graduating class as well as the present student class, under the co-leadership of Christi Lopez AIFD, EMC (Class of 2016), designers Carrie Wilcox EMC (Class of 2012), Julia Marie P Schmitt AIFD, EMC, ICPF, PFCI, (Class of 2014), Jennifer Baker EMC (Class of 2016), Jennifer Figge EMC (Class of 2018) and present EMC Student Pia Geragthy designed centerpieces, flower walls, head table pieces and 1200 corsages for three days in the heart of the US Capitol. 

   

Sue Yamaguchi AIFD, EMC  Joins EMC Core Team

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Alexandra Farms hosts Educational Partner EMC at Garden Rose Farm in Bogotá, Colombia

Alexandra Farms hosted their international educational partner European Master Certification (EMC) for a week-long session in Bogotá, Colombia from March 25-30. Eleven members of EMC’s Core Educational Team, coming from different countries and backgrounds, all speaking the language of EMC nomenclature, Elements and Principles, eagerly took in the beauty of the farm, the vibrancy of Bogotá, and the history of rose growing in Colombia. The EMC Core Team consists of designers from Romania, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States who are event and wedding designers, freelancers and retail flower shop owners.

 

“The idea to organize our EMC team building with our partner is a testimony to the power of collaboration,” explains Tomas De Bruyne, the...

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April 2019 Expression Newsletter

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Alexandra Farms hosts Educational Partner EMC at Bogota, Colombia

From 25-30 March 2019, 11  members of the EMC Core Educational Team was hosted by International Educational Partner Alexandra Farm in Bogota, Colombia.   Alexandra Farms’ President Jose Azout treated the EMC Core Team to a once in a life time experience of touring two rose farms including interacting with the roses in the new variety block.   They also experienced the production and post production process of the 60 different varieties grown on two different Alexandra Farms including the David Austin Rose Block.  At the end of the tour,  the team helped Alexandra Farms determine which of the 200 test varieties contain the characteristics that fulfill the requirements of florist and...

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Cycle of Life

emc graduates Sep 15, 2018

It is safe to say that life is a funny thing with unexpected surprises which makes you take notice and reflect.  For years, EMC students have been assigned different projects to complete during Part II SELF-PRACTICUM.

Design by Greg Lum AIFD CFD EMC 

This assignment is fascinating and in reality, is a ‘tell all’ about the student.  Historically, it shows the Instructors and Teaching Assistant who the student designer is most inspired by, the style that is closest to his or her heart and what level of design he or she is aspiring to achieve.  It is very common for the students to pick the big international names such as Tomas De Bruyne, Hitomi Gilliam, Gregor Lersch, Monique Vanden Berghe, Pim van den Akker and the list of European Designers goes on and...

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Your Knowledge. Your Success. Our Passion

emc graduates Jul 14, 2018

Your Knowledge. Your Success. Our  Passion.  These words to some might seem just a motto, a logo, a nice sentiment.  But as EMC has grown and evolved, these 6 little words are very prophetic.  Eight years ago when Tomas De Bruyne and Hitomi Gilliam AIFD started the European Master Certification Program, it was fulfilling a need in North America.  EMC provided an opportunity to florist craving the European Design Process an avenue to learn the craftsmanship and floral education offered in Europe. Almost a decade later, the graduates and students are now shining brightly in the international floral industry.

Recently, EMC was well represented in the Farewell issue of Flowers& July 2018 Design Contest.  EMC Student Lea Romanoswki AIFD, CAFA took the first...

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