Keeping up to date in current trends and techniques is important in any business.
In the floral world, it is really fun!
Upcoming studies include EMC (European Masters Certification) Part 2 Self Study Practicum.
Recent Advance Studies - Hands-on Workshops
European Master Certification Part 1 Foundation - November 2-6, 2017, East Coast Wholesale, Norwalk, CT w/ Tomas de Bryune and Hitomi Guilliam
Gregor Lersch - September 27-28 - Large Installation at Hope Farm, VA#gregorlerschworkshop
Gregor Lersch - September 24-26 - with Holly Chapple at Hope Farm, VA- Qualified me to become a Chapel Designer#gregorlerschworkshop #chapeldesigner
Francoise Weeks - July, 2017 - Botanical Jewelry, AIFD Symposium, Seattle WA
Ron Mulray - July 2017 - Rock, Paper Scissors, AIFD Symposium, Seattle WA
Gregor Lersch - March 21-24, 2017 - International Bridal Workshop, Bad Neuenahr, Germany#gregorlerschworkshop
Donald Yim AIFD - March 4, 2017 Current Trends - Wire and Armatures
Laurie Lemek AIFD - March 4, 2017 Northeast Floral Expo - Who Knew?? Glue!
Hitomi Gilliam – May 23-25, 2016 - Creative Design Study Group – 3 day intensive personal study with 5 others
Hitomi Gilliam – April 30, 2016 - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston “Art in Bloom” Master Class
Deborah De La Flor – March 5, 2016 Northeast Floral Expo – Sympathy Flowers workshop
Phil Rulloda – March 4, 2016 Northeast Floral Expo – Full day Master Class – Tropicals and leaf manipulations
Tomas De Bruyne - November 29-30 Montreal, Canada - 2 day workshop - Christmas Bouquets and Arrangements
Wendy Andrade – July, 2015 American Institute of Floral Designers Symposium, Denver, CO - Modern Wire-Work - "Floral Jewelry...Wearable Art"
Rene Van Rems – March 14, 2015 Northeast Floral Expo – Full day Master Class – Bouquets
Shane Connolly - April 28, 2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston “Art in Bloom” Master Class
Paula Pryke – April 29, 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston “Art in Bloom” Master Class
Marie-Francoise Deprez – Newport Flower Show - Leaf manipulation and design class
John Hosek - March 10, 2012 Northeast Floral Expo – Bouquets
Jay Schwanke - March 9, 2012 Northeast Floral Expo - Corsages and Boutonnieres
In addition to hands-on workshops, I have assisted Marie-Francoise Deprez, Rene Van Rems, Bill Harper, Jane Godshalk, Laurie Lemek, and Rebecca Carter behind the scenes and attended many lectures and symposiums (AIFD and National Garden Clubs) to stay up to date with current trends and techniques.