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Consumer Bunch Floral Design Class
Learn to create a beautiful round design in water. We cover the principals and elements of design, color theory, the care and handling of flowers for longevity+ so much more! All in 2.5 hours of FLOWER FUN����
Everything is included, you bring the creative spirit, and a friend. And go home with an AMAZING floral design.

Class size: 2 students. $95 each
daytime 10-6pm
evenings 6:30-9pm begin April 6, 2020

Have a different topic you are interested in learning more about....Contact me for pricing and set your appointment.


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I am looking forward to meeting you in the classroom and sharing my floral passion and knowledge with you!! I love to learn new things....Hope you do too!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Oasis idea weekly

October 8, 2019
A Floral Challenge – Working Outside your Comfort Zone 
Do you love learning new design skills?

For an inspirational learning experience - there’s nothing like the challenge of sharing ideas and working hands-on in a group of like-minded designers. 

Hands-on design inspiration. Collaborative work. Tabletop design. Locally-sourced Field to Table dinner. Floral Couture runway show. 

How did three jam-packed days of hands-on floral education push designers outside their comfort zone? Click the green button below for details.
Every OASIS Floral Products product in detail—and more! has the complete information you need on every available OASIS Floral Products product including sizes and colors. You'll all find floral recipes, how-to videos, design ideas and inspiration. If you have questions, ideas or concerns and for order support, contact customer service at 1-800-321-8286 or

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

EMC Newsletter

EMC at 'Back to the Future' Fleuramour 2019

From 27-30 September 2019, EMC graduates, students, Educational Team members along with Tomas De Bruyne and Christi Lopez AIFD EMC partook in the many facets of Fleuramour 2019 at Alden Biesen Castle, Blizen, Belgium.  The EMC Fleuramour Team was excited to be breaking new ground at the 24th annual event with the creation of the first ever Pop up Tent at Fleuramour.
With an open air construction, EMC Members and Educational Team demonstrated on the opening day of Fleuarmour engaging the public and individuals who were interested to see what the European Master Program had to offer.  The Team included Class of 2016 Graduates Christi Lopez AIFD EMC, Keith Stanley CFD EMC, Thomas Spiess EMC and Sherene S. Tan AIFD EMC; Class of 2018 Graduates Stacey Carlton AIFD EMC,  Svelta Savchnko EMC, Maureen Christmas AIFD EMC, Jennifer Figge EMC and Rebecca Raymond EMC; and Class of 2014 Graduate Julia Marie Schmitt AIFD EMC PFCI.

On Day 2, EMC celebrated the 2nd Annual EMC Family Day. With 23 EMC graduates and students attending this event, they were front and center at the EMC Demonstration in the Pit where 6 members of the EMC Educational Team designed and presented to a packed tent!  Cheering on the team of Stacey Carlton AIFD EMC (Marketing), Thomas Spiess EMC (Nomenclature Committee), Diana Toma EMC (Teaching Assistant), Keith Stanley CFD EMC (Teaching Assistant), Sherene S. Tan AIFD EMC (Teaching Assistant) and Julia Marie Schmitt AIFD EMC PFCI (PR and Events), everyone was inspired by the demonstration. 
During the afternoon, the EMC family was privileged to have Moniek Vanden Berghe, Belgian Floral Master, share with them her design process.  And if that wasn't enough, French Master Frederic Dupre taught a bridal bouquet workshop where everyone learned a unique technique to create a construction with hand made paper. The day ended with a short celebration of EMC Family togetherness at a cocktail hour.

EMC Graduates also graced the castle with designs.  Class of 2016 Graduate Martine Soulier EMC with her Paris Based school designed one of the bridges while fellow 2018 Alumni Kristina RimienÄ— Emc created an amazing kinetic portal at the castle Entrance.  Anca Ungureanu EMC, Class of 2016, designed an amazing futuristic room and Julia Marie Schmitt AIFD EMC PFCI, created a Star Wars inspired piece for a hallway alcove.

During the festivities, Maureen Christmas AIFD EMC  won second place in the floral hat competition. Congratulations to her and to all 6 EMC graduates who entered the bridal bouquet and table design competitions.
In short, EMC created wonderful memories, renewed floral passions, reconnected Alumni and celebrated new friendships at Fleuramour 2019.  Mark your calendars for the 25th Celebration of Fleuramour in September 2020 and EMC's participation in the festivities. Til next year!
Questions, Comments or any news you would like to submit for publication in the EMC Newsletter EXPRESSIONS, please contact the EMC Newsletter Editor, Julia Marie Schmitt AIFD, EMC, PFCI at:

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Grand Floral Newsletter

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SEE THE WINNERS! 2019 Outstanding Varieties Competition – SAF Annual Convention

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PHOTO GALLERY AND VIDEO: Steel the Show – The Making of the Floral Extravaganza that was the Jindal Wedding

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