Twisting and Deco-Twisting Courses

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Interested in Balloon Modelling or “Twisting”? Here you will find information on our Twisting and Deco-twisting courses that are run regionally across the UK and in Europe. If you are a decorator or balloon retailer and would like to learn how to add value and fun to your balloon offerings, then Twisting Décor Made Easy is the course for you!

Alternatively come and join one of Graham Lee's Care and Share Days, sponsored by Qualatex. These informal days run throughout the year and are great fun for all.

Care and Share Days

Graham Lee's Care and Share Days, sponsored by Qualatex, run throughout the year and are great fun for all. These informal days are designed for balloon twisters of all levels, great for networking and perfecting your twisting skills. Bring along a hand pump, a bag of 260Qs and a big smile and you are guaranteed a great day!  Look out for inspirational guest Instructors from all around the world.


19 November 2019 - Pip Pippity Pop

20 November 2019 - Pip Pippity Pop


Winter Q Jam

14 January, 2020

A fun filled day for twisters, entertainers and any balloon professional that would like to perfect their twisting skills.

The day will start with demonstrations of signature designs by our hosts, with free jamming sessions in between where you will have an opportunity to practice any design you wish and learn from each other with product freely available from the jam room.

After lunch, which is included in the day, we will organise some fun competitions for individuals and in groups for an opportunity to create some great designs and win some prizes! A selection of the most popular colours and sizes of Qualatex® modelling balloons will be freely available to use, as well as a selection of 5" and 6" latex prints, Hearts and GEO® Blossoms.

You can’t miss this great day of twisting, networking and having fun!

Q Jam Hosts: 

event_Q-Jam_Tony Twist.jpgTony Twist began his entertainment experience with a bouncy house company and transitioned into balloons in 2008. Balloons quickly became his passion. As a full-time entertainer he has travelled the world bringing smiles through his balloon work. Based in the UK, he has travelled to Dubai, Kuwait, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Abu Dhabi and USA working with clients from all walks of life including some big name celebrities. Standing tall in life and in the balloon world, his work has been drawing interest all over the world.

Event_Q-Jam_Dom.jpgDominic Cassidy, CBA, better known to his customers as Wacky Dee, makes up one half of the dynamic duo, The Balloon Brothers. Dom's entrepreneurial spirit is contagious and his flair for the dramatics create for an enjoyable learning experience that's bound to make an impact! By combining Dom's vast attention to detail with his decade of experience working with balloons, the result is he and his partner have a super successful online/retail shop, All Things Fun. Because Dom sees the joy balloons can provide, he wants to help other industry professionals realise their potential and learn how to always price their work for profit. 


Twisting Decor Made Easy

LEVEL: Intermediate

Twisting Decor Made Easy is a fantastic introduction to Deco-Twisting, covering all the important twisting techniques.  Suitable for beginners, this course is ideal for decorators or retailers and focusses on using modelling balloons to add value and interest to designs with minimal additional cost.

INCLUDES: A course binder with detailed step by step instructions

PREREQUISITES: Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons. A basic knowledge of twisting would be advisable.



Blackpool Balloon Bash

In 2020 the Bash will move again to its new home at The Imperial Hotel in Blackpool. A great venue that will allow the Bash to continue growing and bringing in star lecturers from around the world, ensuring Blackpool Balloon Bash remains a world class event. LET THE FUN BEGIN!

Vadim Shushkanov, CBA,
Jackie Ochitwa, CBA
Juan Gonzales


DATE: 6 March - 8 March, 2020

More information here.