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Classes & Workshops at East Coast Wholesale Flowers

***OUR CLASSES ARE FOR OUR WHOLESALE CLIENTS ONLY.  YOU MUST HAVE AN ACCOUNT REGISTERED WITH US TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS***

 

Our Instructor:

Pamme Jones has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. She cut her teeth in high school in a flower shop and continued to work and apprentice through college. She finished college with no desire to pursue journalism, years of freelance design under her belt, and a passion flowers that has become her life’s work.   

All ECWF classes are scheduled upon request with the following restrictions:

Monday – Friday: Classes/Tours begin after 1 pm, late afternoon, and evenings available upon request.

Saturday: Classes/Tours begin after 11, evenings available upon request.

Classes/Tours cannot be scheduled during the two weeks leading up to the following major holidays:

Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day

Blackout dates from two weeks before Thanksgiving through January 1.

*If class size exceeds limit, a second instructor will be added.

Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

TOURS

Bring your Garden Club or flower guild down to east coast for a tour. Pamme Jones will walk your group through the layout of the facility, how the pricing and buying works AND answer questions about doing business here at East Coast. This personal, slow paced tour really helps build confidence in your members - East Coast can be an overwhelming place- so much to see- and taking the time at the end of a day to walk around when it is quiet, really helps your members get their sea-legs and shop with confidence.

Fee: No fee

Class Size: 5- 15 people
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

CLASSES

Flower ID 101

Nervous when you come in to east Coast? This 2 hour course takes you through the basics of flower identification and wholesale buying. You’ll gain confidence and knowledge , and be ready for your next trip down.

Fee: $20/person

Class Size: 5-15 people

What to bring: Pen & Paper
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Conditioning 101

Processing and mechanics are everything when it comes to flowers. This 3 hour class will introduce you to the proper processing techniques. We will go from selection to processing to ready to design!

Fee: $50/person , includes materials

Class Size: 5-10 people *

What to bring: Pen & paper, Knife, Clippers, Large vase or bucket to bring home flowers
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Mechanics 101

Mechanics, mechanics, mechanics. Mechanics set you up for success in design. This 3 hour class will focus on basic mechanics whether designing in water or Oasis .

Fee: $50/person, includes materials

Class Size: 5-10 people*

What to bring: Pen & Paper, knife, clippers, scissors, one vase and one other container (to be filled with oasis)
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Armature Mechanics

Sometimes, a container can limit your design choices. This 3 hour class will focus on the creation and utilization of armature, in order to increase design options where space o r container size is limited.

Fee: $50/person , includes materials

Class Size: 5-10* people

What to bring: Pen & Paper, knife, clippers, and scissors . If class is specific to an altar guild, then it will be helpful to bring containers that are used regularly. Students should also bring a small container of their own choice.
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

Large Container Mechanics

Have a great, big vessel you’d love to design in, but can’t figure out how to get started? This 3 hour class will explore how to build up and support an oasis base and water source in a large or unique-opening container.

Fee: $60 /person , includes materials

Class Size: 5-10* people

What to bring: Pen & Paper , knife, clippers, and scissors. If class is specific to an altar guild, then it will be helpful to bring containers that are used regularly. Students should also bring an unusual or large container they would like to use.
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Elements of Design 101

Do you concentrate on color? Shape? Texture? Size? YES! This 3 hour class will introduce beginning designers to some of the basic elements in design. Master the basic concepts in design and open up a world of artistic expression. The class will focus on completing a centerpiece to take home.

Fee: $50/person , includes materials

Class Size: 5-10* people

What to bring: Pen & Paper , knife, clippers, and scissors
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Altar Arrangement 101

They are big and everybody is going to be staring at them. It takes some practice, but you can do it. This 3 hour class will lay out the basic elements needed to put together an altar arrangement. Topics will include: composition of color and texture, design and cost-effectiveness .

Fee: $50/person , includes materials

Class Size: 5-10* people

What to bring: Pen & Paper , knife, clippers, and scissors. If class is specific to an altar guild, then it will be helpful to bring containers that are used regularly.
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Advanced Altar Arrangements

Feeling like you have already done everything there is to do with your altar pieces? This 3 hour class will explore some out of the box and more dramatic options when designing for the altar.

Fee: $50/person includes materials

Class Size: 5-10* people

What to bring: Pen & Paper , knife, clippers, and scissors. If class is specific to an altar guild, then it will be helpful to bring containers that are used regularly.
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Wedding/Event Pricing & Purchasing 101

”Why can’t I ever make money on my weddings?” We hear it every day. There is no reason for you NOT to be making money. This 2 hour tutorial will introduce to tricks and guidelines for pricing out and ordering flowers for weddings and events.

Fee: $40/person

Class Size: 5 people

What to bring: Pen & Paper , laptop, wedding or event orders you would like to go over.
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Corsage/ Boutonniere Work 101

They really are scaled down arrangements, and mechanics and design are important for executing great pieces. This 2 hour c lass will focus on mechanics and design for boutonnieres and c orsages.

Fee: $30/person includes materials

Class Size: 5-10* people

What to bring: Pen & Paper , knife, clippers, and scissors
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Wedding Bouquets 101

This 3 hour class will focus on composition and mechanics bouquets. Class Students will design a handtied wedding bouquet to take home. Classes will be offered in EITHER handtied OR bouquet holder technique. Design choice must be chosen by class as a whole when it is scheduled.

Fee: $125/person includes materials

Class Size: 5 people

What to bring: Pen & Paper , knife, clippers, and scissors
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Holiday Wreath Making

Put a group together and come make a holiday wreath for your home! We will talk about different design concepts and everyone takes home a wreath for the holidays.

Fee: $65/person

Class Size: 5-15 people

What to bring: Knife, clippers, and scissors
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information

 

Delivery 101

So, how DO you get your work to arrive on site without any damage? Give us 2 hours and we will show you! From the largest to the smallest pieces, we will show you how to pack up and pack your vehicle so everything arrives exactly the way you planned!

Fee: $20/person

Class Size: 5-15 people

What to bring: Knife, clippers, and scissors
Email PammeJ@eastcoastwholesaleflowers.com for information