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:

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:

22/09/19 - Dorsten, Germany

06/10/19 - Firenze FI, Italy

09/10/19 - Horsens, Denmark

17/10/19 - Southampton, UK

Magical Party Designs Masterclass - 2019 Air-filled Edition

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for decorators and retailers.

Are you looking for inspiration to increase your portfolio of profitable air-filled designs? Are you making the most of the Disney fan market? Are you looking to add new exciting services such as special effects to your offering? If the answer is yes, then look no further, this popular class is the one for you!

Recently updated to include brand new designs using the trendiest Disney products such as Frozen, Toy Story 4, Jasmine, Avengers, Spiderman, Disney Princesses and more - this class is very hands on, so a great opportunity for you to practice making a selection of profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. Designs taught will include:

  • Personalised Foil Number Designs
  • Fun air-filled characters
  • Air-filled Quick Link Arches
  • Air-filled columns with special effects (including Q Boom!)
  • and more!

INCLUDES: A link to a selection of images to download.

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:

16/10/19 - Leeds, UK

23/10/19 - Corringham, Essex, UK

 

Making Memories: Early Years

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for Retailers and Decorators

This one-day masterclass was developed in a collaboration between four Qualatex instructors - Alberto Falcone, CBA, Federico Onida, CBA, Sue Bowler, CBA and Stuart Davies, CBA. It focuses on all the important family occasions based around baby and the early years, including occasions such as gender reveal parties, baby showers, new born babies, 1st birthday parties, and of course, not forgetting christening, naming ceremonies and communions. This class is a combination of demonstration and hands on exercises, with designs including quick and sellable retail designs, small baby characters, organic number 1 on a structure and an air filled version of Gender Reveal design. Furthermore you will learn how to make 3 different versions of Hot Air Balloon designs, from simple Retail pieces to a more complicated decor structure. We will also share some great tips on how to increase your sales by using automated marketing and how to increase your customer base through the use of feedback. 

INCLUDES: A link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught 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: 

22/09/19 - Milan, Italy

Making Memories - Big Parties

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for Retailers and Decorators

This class was designed as a collaboration between four Qualatex instructors Alberto Falcone CBA, Federico Onida CBA, Sue Bowler CBA and Stuart Davies CBA. It focuses on the important family occasions such as anniversaries, big milestone birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and similar events that tend to be celebrated in bigger venues and require bigger balloon decor, such as entrance arches, photo backdrops, table centrepieces and buffet table arrangements. This class has a combination of demonstration and hands on exercises, you will learn various added value techniques using non-round balloons as well as various photo opportunity pieces. We will also share some tips on how to increase your profits using simple up-selling techniques and pricing for perceived value techniques. 

INCLUDES: A link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught 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:

01/10/19 - Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Ireland

07/10/19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

22/10/19 - Liverpool, UK

24/10/19 - Birmingham, UK

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:

01/10/19 - Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Ireland

10/10/19 - Horsens, Denmark

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:

31/10/19 - Exeter, UK

Birthday Trends Masterclass

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for decorators and retailers.

This new 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:

06/10/19 - Merville, France

Seasonal Masterclass

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for Retailers and Decorators

This masterclass is tailored to get you ready for four important upcoming seasons - Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day & Communion. It is a hands on class exploring all the latest product trends. Don't miss this great opportunity to get organised ahead of the big seasons.

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:

07/10/19 - Merville, France