The Countdown begins!


September 22nd - 28th, 2024



Reigniting your creativity in Belgium, while reuniting and enjoying your fellow EMC Alumni.

Get in touch with YOUR CREATIVE DNA, do you have a signature style?
Let’s hone in on that through this Mastermind Experience.


Exclusive Mastermind Experience
for our EMC Alumni ONLY

limited to only 10 people

What is the Mastermind Experience?

Join Tomas De Bruyne and Christi Lopez, as they host you in three locations as you reinvigorate your experience of the Advanced Course but without the exams!

Let's begin to savor the charm of Bruges, embarking on a distinctive journey akin to experiencing Paris in a unique fashion with an overnight stay!

This Experience offers a different approach to visit and expand on your creativity.

You’ll join with the EMC students for two most impactful days of in-class teaching and hands-on designing with Tomas in the Advanced Class to get that renewed excitement; as well as a full day Mastermind experience with Tomas and Christi where your creativity is put to a new challenge.  

Now, as an Alumni, you’ve gotten more familiar with the design process, right? Tomas will go even deeper in analysing and giving insight in YOUR creative process with tips and tricks, as well talk about your personal CREATIVE DNA and where you can focus to work on to make your signature style even more visible.  

What does it include?

-Two days in-class teaching and hands-on application (lunch included)

  • How to create tension, share emotions through your design
  • Getting the insight / mindset of an artist in order to analyse and boost your own artistic values  

-Alumni Soiree Dinner at an exclusive location

-Paris overnight excursion with Dinner Bus Tour and Boat Tour the following day

-Shopping Trip to Wholesaler for Mastermind Designing

-Mastermind Day just for YOU, the ALUMNI, with individual masterminding and coaching “hot seats”

-Farewell Dinner at a Restaurant in Bruges

detailed itinerary


September 21-22 (Saturday and Sunday)

Travel to Bruges (on your own)

Sunday evening: Welcome Reception

September 23-24 (Monday and Tuesday)

Monday and Tuesday: Teaching Classes and Hands-on Workshops (included with design supplies)

Monday evening-Wine and Cheese Night with Advanced students (included; optional)

Tuesday evening-Soiree Dinner (included)

2 Nights

September 25-26 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Early train to Paris (train fare included)
Day in Paris to visit museum of choice to pick art piece for Mastermind Experience (museum entry fee included)

Evening-Dinner Bus Tour of Paris - a Great French gastronomic treat (included)

Free Day in Paris with Boat Tour (boat tour included - optional) 

Travel back to Bruges (included)

1 Night 

September 27 (Friday)

Trip to Wholesaler and Design in Workroom (charter bus included; botanicals and supplies not included)

Evening free

1 Night

September 28 (Saturday)

Mastermind Experience with Individual Hot Seats (included)

Evening Farewell Dinner (included)

1 Night 


Stay over until Monday to join in Graduation Ceremonies at City Hall for Advanced Students

Mastermind Experience

€4350 + tax*

**If Experience is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, all monies will be refunded minus €100 processing fee.

pay over 3 months

You've unlocked your creativity, now let's continue TOGETHER to UNLEASH your CREATIVE MIND.

Get a double dose of creativity

Sign up today and let's expand your creative potential.

Limited only to 10 people.


Let's be the changemakers in our industry.

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What's Included:

  • Welcome Reception
  • 2 Class Days with Tomas and hands-on designing; lunches included
  • Alumni Soiree
  • Round-trip Train form Bruges to Paris with Museum Entrance,  Dinner Bus tour, and optional Boat Trip
  • Trip to Wholesaler for Buying
  • Mastermind Day with Tomas including individual hot seat and coaching
  • Farewell Dinner

What's NOT Included:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations (although we have suggestions for you at each location)
  • Meals (where not mentioned)
  • Specialty drinks
  • Personal shopping expenses
  • Travel insurance
Ursula Gunther AIFD, EMC 

The EMC program introduced structures and constructions into my floral design approach in the US, encouraging personal and artistic growth. The Mastermind Experience provided valuable feedback, fostering continual improvement and emphasizing artistic freedom. The Advanced stage brought a significant shift in focus, boosting my confidence and resulting in unexpected outcomes of elevated skills and enriched self-assurance.

Barbara Astbury, EMC

Choosing a painting initially, the added challenge of interpreting various museum disciplines like sculpture proved invigorating. The session surpassed my expectations, providing invaluable learning through exposure to diverse artistic forms, and the visit to the wholesaler was delightful, offering a wide array of choices. Meeting the Advanced group created a sense of camaraderie, and the Mastermind Experience, unexpectedly exceeding expectations, left me filled with gratitude for Tomas's dedication, making me eager to participate again, perhaps in a different country for a fresh perspective.

Anahit Hakobyan CFD, AIFD, EMC

The program significantly shifted my design perspective, emphasizing creating for personal experience alongside clients, crucial for avoiding the 'everyday designer' mindset. Connecting with participants, witnessing their growth, and appreciating valuable components like morning wholesaler trips left me inspired and eager for the ongoing evolution of everyone's skills.