Classes

Corporate Decor; Mixed Media Decor;Theme Decor;  Balloon Clothing and more!! 

Stay tuned for more class descriptions from our fabulous crew of instructors!

 

Alphabets… Lets Start From the Beginning (Tope Abulude) – Creating words out of three dimensional letters using  foil balloons is a great way to decorate your clients events. They can be arranged to form names, slogans or initials. We will work in groups to create a set of prefabricated modules for these sleek, classy looking non-latex letters. This class will be part lecture, part hands-on.

Are You “Too Legit to Quit”? (Carolyn Truby, CBA) – Is your business formed legitimately? Have you followed safe business practices in order to avoid or minimize liability? In this class Carolyn will summarize the basic business structures; how to form them, and how they are taxed. She will discuss steps you need to take to make sure your business is set up legitimately.

Balloon Numbers (Michael Crayton) – Michael will walk you through a basic weave while demonstrating his best selling add-on item. This simple weaving technique will give you the “WOW” factor at your next birthday party. Create number designs that are wonderful decor items. The class is 75% hands on. Michael will also offer class attendees additional jam time after the class.  

Big Kid Line Work: Headband 101 (Michael Crayton) – Learn how to make quick and impressive line work designs using headbands. These are Michael’s most requested designs. This class is great for all skill levels, but especially useful for beginners. The class  is 50% hands on and 50% demo to allow you to learn more designs in a short time. Wait, you’re not an entertainer?, find creative ways to incorporate these designs into your decor work. Michael will provide a headband to everyone who attends this class.

Demystifying Organics (Tope Abulude) –  Delegates will work in groups and  learn advanced techniques of how to develop their own style of Organics to achieve a specific look. Each group will be responsible for creating a design from concept to a finished design. They will select the shape they wish to create, a color palette and their choice of Qualatex balloons to best fit their concept. This class will explore double and triple stuffed balloons and other textures  to create an elevated look for  more sophisticated designs.

Extraordinary Columns (Eve Antonello & Silvia Santos) –  The Q-Ladies will teach designs using Q-links, Chrome balloons, and much more. Creative Column ideas, like adding deco-twisted accents, make a fantastic addition to your offering. They create a magical aura customers will love. This class is a great way to refresh your repertoire, by adding a touch of creativity that will blow your mind.

From Russia with Love (Anatoly Shevenko & Sergei Shevchenko) – In this workshop style class Anatoly & Sergei will teach distortion techniques and techniques for painting on balloons that will blow you away. You’ll learn how to build amazing life-like balloon characters that will amaze your clients! The techniques taught can be applied to many different types of decor from balloon columns and arches to balloon dresses and beyond. This class is a must if you want to expand your horizons and take you business from ordinary to extraordinary!!   

Gender Reveal Mom (Carolyn Truby, CBA) –  Gender reveal parties are a big hit nowadays. Offer your client an EXCITING alternative to the standard 3 ft. balloon or balloons in a box. Carolyn will teach you her life-sized Gender Reveal Mom sculpture which can be customized for each expectant mommy. Your clients will LOVE it!

Good Golly Gridz!  (Eve Antonello and Silvia Santos) – Gridz consist of light weight frames that clip together to create balloon walls and shapes. Let these lovely Q ladies help you think outside the box and create amazing walls and entrance decor with the use of this versatile system.

Linking Character Heads (Carolyn Truby, CBA)  –  In this Hands-on class Carolyn will teach a base head structure using QuickLinks that can be customized for almost any character. The character heads can be sized up or down based on the size of Q-linls used. They are great for deliveries, stuffed balloons, column toppers, etc. Once you master the base head structure you can let your imagination run wild to create as many characters as you can think of. Let’s get creative! 

Organic Centerpieces (Patricia Jacobo Sheridan) – Organic balloons are the hottest trend right now and they are here to stay. Patty has been creating unique outside of the box centerpiece designs for years before they were termed “organic”. In this hands-on-class she will  help you think  outside of the box and create centerpieces using her fantasy flower and distortion techniques; as well as incorporating  lights, greenery and other mixed media  elements. You will learn to create unique centerpieces that will help your business stand out from the crowd!

The Tankini – (Patricia Jacobo Sheridan) – Patty will teach different techniques and design elements to create a balloon bathing suit. This class will be hands-on and super fun! We will have an impromptu bathing suit contest judged by some of the ship’s crew and other passengers. Are you brave and bold enough to be your own model? if not have someone model  for you. A prize will be given courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines!