Balloon Masterclasses and Seasonal 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:

Chris Adamo UK Tour

The day will be full of information, designs, techniques, hands-on opportunities and a chance to ask Chris questions. Topics included are Organic Garland, Framing, Organic Balloon Cloud and Illuminated Balloons.

Owner of the highly successful "The Balloon Crew" and "Balloons Online" Chris is one of the most popular designers and instructors in the balloon industry and is universally acknowledged as a leading organic balloon designer. On top of this he is one of the nicest and friendliest guys in the industry!

Topics will include:

  • The malleable Organic Garland - Quick discussion on constructing organic garlands and problem solving creative ways to style, install, rig and frame the creation.
  • Framing, basic to intermediate - Using readily available basic materials, Chris will guide you through the best techniques to cut, bend, connect & support your balloon decor.
  • Organic balloon cloud - Design, calculate stock and price an organic cloud using the quick link 'x-grid' method, followed by hands-on build.
  • Illuminated balloons - Unleash your creativity with balloon decor & lighting.  Class will discuss LED lighting products that don't just highlight your decor but form an integral part of the overall design.

You really will not want to miss this class, this is one of only a few opportunities to see Chris teach.

There will be refreshments supplied through the day and a buffet style lunch.

event-BAPIA-Logo.pngBAPIA organised event, proudly using Qualatex balloons sponsored by Pioneer. 


UPCOMING DATES:

24/04/19 - Co. Meath, Ireland

28/04/19 - Southampton, UK

30/04/19 - London, UK

02/05/19 - Birmingham, UK

08/05/19 - Glasgow, Scotland

Tina Giunta European Tour

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from the incredible Tina Giunta from Australia who is going to teach across Europe various classes on Organic Event Decor. She has put together a very interesting programme, click on the dates below for more information. 

  • Tina Giunta CBA started Shivoo Balloons in Melbourne Australia in 2000 as a small home-based business. After outgrowing the family home, in 2009 Shivoo moved to its current location in a studio warehouse and is now decorating large scale private functions and corporate events. 
  • In 2012, she was awarded the Treb Heining Pioneer Visionary Scholarship to attend the World Balloon Convention in Dallas, Texas USA and in the same year received the BASA-Australia industry recognition award for her outstanding contributions to our industry.
  • Tina’s work has featured in many issues of the international publication of Images Magazine and has won numerous awards including 1st prize for her Medium sculpture at ABC2015.
  • She has been a Qualatex instructor since 2009 teaching all over Australia, the US, South America and Israel.  
  • Tina loves nothing more than to share her knowledge and passion for balloons and the balloon industry, she strongly believes that “Learning should never stop and education is the key to success!” 

UPCOMING DATES:

29/03/2019 - 31/03/2019 - Bremen, Germany - "German Balloon Convention" 

24/03/19 - Paris, France - "Not Your Average Event Decor!"

25/03/19 - Paris, France - "Beautiful Organic"

02/04/19 - Mechelen, Belgium - "Beautiful Organic Event Decor"

04/04/19 - Helsinki, Finland - "Beautiful Organic Event Decor"

07/04/19 - Milan, Italy - "Beautiful Organic Event Decor"

Masterclasses with Keith Stirman, CBA and Tope Abulude, CBA

Join Keith Stirman and Tope Abulude for two days of Balloon Masterclasses. 

Keith will be delivering the brand new edition of his Magical Party Designs class tailored especially for the Hungarian market and it will be a day full of Disney Magic! Designs will include quick and profitable retail designs as well as more exciting decor pieces including a fantastic balloon arch and he has prepared a few surprises for you!

Tope's masterclass will be split into 4 parts covering - Graduation parties, Elegant Decor, Baby theme and Organic trend. He has prepared a wealth of exciting designs and tips to share with you including elegant and very popular Deco Bubble designs, trendy starpoint letters as well as elegant organic deco pieces and more. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from industry's top balloon professionals. Keith and Tope will be repeating the same class on the second day, so you will have the opportunity to see them both if you book for both days!

31/03/19 and 01/04/19 - Budapest, Hungary

Making Memories: Early Years

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for Retailers and Decorators

This one-day masterclass will focus on all the important family occasions based around baby and the early years. Growing popularity of gender reveal parties and baby showers, new-born baby gift ideas, 1st birthday parties, and of course not forgetting christening, naming ceremonies and communion. Get inspired with trendy design ideas and marketing tips and ensure that your customers come back to you year after year.

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: 

21/03/19 - Madrid, Spain

27/03/19 - Bristol, UK

30/03/19 - Athens, Greece

14/05/19 - Birmingham, UK

16/05/19 - Leeds, UK

22/05/19 - Enfield, UK

18/06/19 - Glasgow, Scotland

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:

08/04/19 - Amsterdam

14/05/19 - Hayes, UK (near Heathrow)

19/05/19 - Dorsten, Germany

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

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. Each class focuses on creating designs in line with themes that are currently trending in the marketplace. 

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 
  • Unicorns and Mermaids 
  • New Year Confetti Themed Parties

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

 

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:

TBD

Magical Party Designs Masterclass

LEVEL: Intermediate

Ideal for decorators and retailers.

"Magical Party Designs” is an inspirational Masterclass teaching profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. This tailor-made class is regularly adapted to local markets or themes, and focuses on combining twisting and décor techniques to create unique designs to offer your clients. It is a very hands-on day that will also cover sales tips, price calculation and principles and elements of design.  

Topics may include:

  • Funky Numbers,
  • Deco Bubble Gumballs (using Quick Links), and
  • Creating impressive Balloon Bouquets that will blow your customers away!

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: