At Pioneer Europe, we are all about education! From basic balloon knowledge, to preparation for the Certified Balloon Artist (CBA) exam, to continuing education for established balloon professionals, we make sure that you're always learning something new! We have revised ALL COURSES for 2022!

Balloon Basics

It may seem simple, but there's an art to proper balloon inflation and tying! In this page full of videos and step-by-step instructions, you'll learn that, plus how to make basic balloon bouquets and decor designs.

PERFECT FOR: The beginner balloon professional and those considering taking the next step in their balloon business and are interested in the Qualatex Fundamentals Course!

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Qualatex Fundamentals

LEVEL: Beginner

This balloon course for beginners will address all aspects of working with balloons, from basic skills to creative designs, as well as the business essentials necessary to starting a professional balloon business. The class will consist of a combination of demonstrations, presentations and hands-on work.

PERFECT FOR: Anyone interested in the balloon industry.

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Retail Essentials

LEVEL: Intermediate

Refresh and familiarise your balloon and business skills with the Retail Essentials Course.

This course has helped many find success over the years, and hundreds have found it to be a direct help to boosting their business. This re-launched Retail Essentials Course was designed with the intention of helping shops/retailers and online businesses improve their selling on Instagram, Facebook, and other online platforms. 

PERFECT FOR: Those with some experience in the balloon industry and/or have taken the Fundamentals course.

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Simply Organics

LEVEL: Intermediate

UPDATED WITH NEW TRENDS! Simply Organics is a one day masterclass exploring the most sought after balloon décor around the world. The course is designed in collaboration with one of the industry's top balloon artists, Sue Bowler! She will share a selection 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. 

PERFECT FOR: Decorators, Events planners, Balloon Stylists and Retailers with some experience in the industry and/or have completed the Fundamentals class.  

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What’s Hot Right Now!

LEVEL: Intermediate

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. 

PERFECT FOR: Experienced retailers, event planners and decorators looking to expand their balloon portfolio. 

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What's Hot: Air-filled Fun

LEVEL: Intermediate/advanced 

This course is 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. join us, and learn a multitude of techniques to create scripts, logos, sculptures, letters, numbers and more!

PERFECT FOR: Experienced decorators, event planners, balloon stylists and retailers.

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All About Colour

Your colour choices hold power, and they can make or break a design. Therefore, it is helpful to understand colour psychology and how different hues influence behavior and perceptions. Learn how to create colour palettes using colour theory and colour harmonies in this special issue of Balloon Images Magazine.

PERFECT FOR: All balloon decorators, whether just starting out or in need of a refresher!

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Qualatex Webinars

The most recognized names in the balloon industry present recorded webinars sharing their trade secrets as well as expertise in areas such as organic decor and seasonal designs! View them as many times as you'd like to master the skills they demonstrate!

PERFECT FOR: Balloon decorators with some experience in the industry.

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Happy Hour with Cam & Eve

Join Cam Woody, CBA, and Eve Antontello, CBA, both from Pioneer Balloon Company, as they deliver hour-long happy sessions full of useful tips and sellable designs! Happy Hour is now available LIVE and on-demand on the Mr. Q Facebook Page, Qualatex Instagram, and Qualatex YouTube channel!

PERFECT FOR: Balloon artists of all levels.


Q Corner Convention

Hosted on YouTube by world-renowned balloon artists — and wisecracking quip machines — Keith Stirman and Dominic Cassidy of All Things Fun in Peterlee, UK., the 2020 and 2021 Q Corner Convention videos are available whenever you have some time to devote to ongoing education!

PERFECT FOR: Balloon artists of all levels. Balloon business owners will enjoy the segments with expert tips!

2020 Playlist | 2021 Playlist


QBN Member Benefits

Once you have become a QBN member, you have access to a member's only portal, with educational materials to help you work toward your CBA exam, business forms, branding assets and much more. When you are logged in, you also have access to download instruction sheets and select images on the website.

PERFECT FOR: The serious balloon professional with a balloon business.

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