Balloon Masterclasses and Product Demonstrations

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In addition to the core courses offered each year, such as Fundamentals and Retail Essentials, Pioneer Europe Ltd also offers a continuously updated range of tailor-made one-day classes that focus on a particular theme, season, or occasion.  

The classes are mainly demonstration-based with some hands-on elements. They are ideal classes to attend if you are looking for inspiration and ideas to update your balloon portfolio.

 

 

This season's Masterclasses:

NEW! Flowers & Balloons - a Blooming Lovely Partnership!

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for Retailers and Decorators

Let industry experts Karen Barnes and Sue Bowler show you how we bring two creative arts together to form a unique partnership for your company. Join us for an exciting day, learning how by mixing Florals and Balloons together can create amazing gifts and designs for all occasions – big or small. 

Stand out from your competitors and bring flowers and balloons together within your business and see your business grow. You will learn:

  • how to care for flowers and foliages
  • foundation balloon skills
  • design techniques for both creative arts
  • sustainability in both industries
  • how to sell the concept of flowers and balloons on line and within your store
  • how to market the concept for your business

Includes: professional high resolution portfolio images and contact details of recommended suppliers.

Instructors: 

  • Sue Bowler CBA - Qualatex International Instructor and balloon industry expert with over 25 years experience.
  • Karen Barnes, AIFD, CFD, NDSF, FSF, CAFA - Consultant for floral industry with over 30 years experience.

Please register your interest today in this brand new Qualatex course. As soon as the date and location are confirmed we will contact you with instructions how to book. Don’t miss out on this incredible course !

NEW! What's Hot: Air-filled Fun

LEVEL: Intermediate/advanced 

Ideal for Retailers and Decorators

Structures, sculpting and photo props

This exciting new class is 100% air-filled, and packed with profitable "Pinterest-worthy" ideas! Capturing and sharing beautiful images on Instagram and Pinterest is now part of our everyday life - and as a result, balloons are trendier than they have ever been, with stylists, planners (and mums!) now heading straight to social media images to help shape their vision for their next event!. This new course, designed in collaboration with one of the industry's top balloon artists, Luc Bertrand who will share a host of on-trend decor designs that sell and offer tons of hints and tips - it's sure to motivate you to take your balloon and business skills to the next level. So come along to learn a multitude of techniques to create scripts, logos, sculptures, letters, numbers and more!

This is a hands on class and you will learn how to design and work with foamboards, alu rods, GRIDZ systems and other great tools for creating your perfect balloon sculptures. 
The day schedule is as follows:

INCLUDES: A link to photos of the designs taught on the day (perfect for sharing on social media!)

PREREQUISITES: This is an intermediate/advanced class and is not recommended for inexperienced candidates. As a minimum, all candidates are recommended to have completed and be confident in applying techniques taught on Qualatex Fundamentals courses.

UPCOMING DATES: 

TBD

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Simply Organics

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for Retailers and Decorators

This one-day masterclass will explore the ever-growing popularity of the organic style trend in balloon decor. It will cover various organic designs, demonstrating both structured and free-style organic decor, including centrepieces, large puffed heart design, working with frames and how to create a fabulous half arch.

This is a hands-on class where delegates will have an opportunity to build organic decor in groups and learn the theory behind combining different sizes of balloons and creating custom colours. This class will also cover upselling techniques and different ways to add value to your balloon work. 

INCLUDES: Recipe sheets and professional photography of the designs covered on the day. 

PREREQUISITES: Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters. Delegates should also have an understanding of how to price using a Job Cost form.

UPCOMING DATES:

TBD

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Wedding Trends Masterclass

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for decorators and retailers.

Those wanting to keep abreast of the latest trends, so as to inspire even the most style-conscious brides, should look no further than our new Wedding Trends Masterclass. This class focuses on utilising latest colour trends and accessories to create designs that will be a hit in the season ahead, and also uses the latest products in a variety of innovative ways, to help brides achieve “Pinterest-worthy” pictures of their big day.

There will be a hands-on practical session producing:

  • Elegant and Organic designs,
  • Fun and Interactive elements, and
  • some Retail Deliverables.

INCLUDES: A link to recipe sheets and a selection of images from a professional photo shoot.

PREREQUISITES: Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters. Delegates should also have an understanding of how to price using a Job Cost form.

UPCOMING DATES:

TBD

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Birthday Trends Masterclass

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for decorators and retailers.

This one day Masterclass is perfect for balloon professionals looking to refresh their birthday party portfolio with designs featuring some of the latest and most popular products. With over 5 million babies being born each year in the EU, there are thousands of parties every week that need decor!

This will be a hands-on practical session producing on-trend décor and deliverable designs across a variety of themes. So whether it’s mermaids or football, the latest film release or a milestone occasion, pop along for some inspiring ideas to wow potential clients.

INCLUDES:  A link to recipe sheets and a selection of images from a professional photo shoot.

PREREQUISITES: Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters. Delegates should also have an understanding of how to price using a Job Cost form.

UPCOMING DATES:

TBD

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What’s Hot Right Now! Masterclass

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for Retailers and Decorators

Designed to inspire balloon professionals, this one day Masterclass uses the latest on-trend products and accessories and is perfect for learning new techniques and for adding new designs to a retail or decor portfolio. 

This course is designed for retailers and event decorators looking to expand their balloon portfolio with a mixture of deliverable balloon designs as well as bigger balloon décor, focused around these on-trend themes:

  • Tropical parties and Flamingos
  • Unicorns and Rainbows
  • Confetti balloons 
  • Photo frames and photo backdrops

This class is a combination of demonstrations, practical exercises and business tips. 

INCLUDES: A link to recipe sheets and a selection of images from a professional photo shoot.

PREREQUISITES: Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters. Delegates should also have an understanding of how to price using a Job Cost form.

UPCOMING DATES:

TBD

Register your interest