European Master Certification

European Master Certification Core Program: Foundation Part I 

Registration is limited!

When: February 20-25, 2019; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Kennicott Brothers Wholesale, Norcross, GA

Why: Because You Don't Want To Miss Out!

Cost: €1800 ($2099)

Wondering if it's worth it? Watch this...

This class is for you if...

  • You are interested in learning the art of European Design.  
  • You want to enhance your floral knowledge with new and innovative design ideas.  
  • Investing in yourself is important.  
  • You want to better yourself, improve the quality of your designs, and increase the quality and quantity of your clients.  
  • You are open to learning floral techniques and mechanics at an advanced level.  
  • You would like to become part of a floral family of talented and passionate floral designers.
  • You would like to add value to your floral designs and to yourself as a designer. 

You deserve to design at a higher level.  

Here's how this 6-Day Class will help.

European Design

The most updated and commercially applicable set of knowledge and skills to inject into international floral industry

Elements & Principles

Study of European Elements & Principle’s Expression & Classification

Nature's Design

Reference to Nature’s Design – inspired by Mother Nature versus idea expression.

New Generation

Updated work methods and applications for the new generation of floristry

Color Theory

Analyzing and Understanding how it affects our client's moods & elevates our designs

Flower & Plant Care

Focus on the most current flower and plant care and handling procedures

Hand-Tied Bouquets

Hand-tied Bouquet Classification; analyzing and defining the most up-to-date methodology, functions and techniques

Wedding Flowers

Analyzing and defining its Methodology, Shapes, Functions & Wiring Techniques


What: EMC Core Program — Part I Foundation

When: February 20-25, 2019 9:00-4:00 daily

Where: Kennicott Brothers Floral, Atlanta Georgia

Cost: €1800 ($2099)

Not sure you can do this? I've got a story for Christi Lopez AIFD EMC

I remember the first time I heard about European Master Certification.

I had sat down with Hitomi Gilliam after having her in Washington DC for a 3-day design program. She told me about a program that she and Tomas De Bruyne were working on that would bring European Floral Design to North America. It would give us the opportunity to learn what we as Americans were yearning for—a change in our way of designing. That was over 5 years ago. Even then, I was continually searching for new ways to bring education to my area.

I waited until 2015 to check out what EMC was about when I signed up for "Intimate to Ultimate" with EMC in Atlanta. That experience changed my life. I knew then, that I had to take the EMC Core Program. That fall, I took the Part I Program in Connecticut. That 5-day class was a game-changer!

"I'm not sure I can do this" I told Tomas on Day 2 of the class. I was struggling with all that I had to learn and re-program my brain to think in a new way.

He looked at me and said: "You can do it. Take what you already know and put it in a separate compartment. Learn what I am teaching you this week. Apply it to your daily work and finish out the course. Once you are done, take this and add what you set aside and you will start to see your own style emerge."

That's what I did. I took the whole course, not just Part I, but Part II and ulitmately Part III. Now the confidence is there and I'm forever changed. 

But don't just listen to my story, there are countless other graduates that have similar stories. Find them, ask them!

If I could do this, I know you can, too. I've seen what gets results—and I'd love to share it with you.

~Christi Lopez AIFD EMC

So... are you in?