Balloon Courses

Matt Lewis - Creating the WOW factor with a Demi Arch

Matt is one of the UK's leading decorators and throughout lockdown we have been working with Matt on LIVE Instagram videos which have been extremely popular and successfully.

You can now book and learn from Matt here at Greetings House in our brand new bespoke training facility.

Matt will be teaching how to create a Demi Arch and will consist of:

* Learning how to construct the framework for the Demi Arch 
* Learning the skills and techniques to attach the balloons
* Adding in accessories to enhance the overall display
* Incorporating build time and costings
* Pricing the job

By the end of the course you will have gained the knowledge and experience to be able to create your own Demi Arch for your customers and understand how the techniques learned can be used in other similar structures.

 

Matt Lewis - Creating the WOW factor with a Demi Arch

Matt is one of the UK's leading decorators and throughout lockdown we have been working with Matt on LIVE Instagram videos which have been extremely popular and successfully.

You can now book and learn from Matt here at Greetings House in our brand new bespoke training facility.
Matt will be teaching how to create a Demi Arch and will consist of:

* Learning how to construct the framework for the Demi Arch 
* Learning the skills and techniques to attach the balloons
* Adding in accessories to enhance the overall display
* Incorporating build time and costings
* Pricing the job

By the end of the course you will have gained the knowledge and experience to be able to create your own Demi Arch for your customers and understand how the techniques learned can be used in other similar structures.

 

Sue Bowler - Simply Organics

Amaze & Astound with the Trendiest Décor!
 

Simply Organics is a one-day masterclass exploring the most sought after balloon décor worldwide. The course is designed in collaboration with one of the industry's top balloon artists, Sue Bowler CBA, who will share a host of on-trend décor designs featuring all of her most valuable tips and tricks – including how to recreate both structured and free-style organic designs, as well as the use of frames and line. Known for her classic and creative knowledge, Sue will teach how to achieve the proper balance and delicate theory behind combining custom colours in varying balloon sizes, while showing just how fun and beautiful creating organics can be!
 

In this hands-on class, delegates will have the opportunity to build organic décor in small groups. This includes organic garlands, a large puffed-heart design, a moon-gate arch, and air-filled deliverables – all of which fit into on-trend themes!
 

With Sue at the helm, delegates will gain invaluable skills in how to create a unique piece of art out of Organic décor when using the right tools. Don’t walk, run to reserve your spot in this class today, and be ready to add a new depth to your balloon repertoire!

Tuesday 12th October - 9.30am - 5.00pm

To book your place visit - 
Simply Organics - Walsall Tickets, Tue 12 Oct 2021 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Sue Bowler - Simply Organics

Amaze & Astound with the Trendiest Décor!
 

Simply Organics is a one-day masterclass exploring the most sought after balloon décor worldwide. The course is designed in collaboration with one of the industry's top balloon artists, Sue Bowler CBA, who will share a host of on-trend décor designs featuring all of her most valuable tips and tricks – including how to recreate both structured and free-style organic designs, as well as the use of frames and line. Known for her classic and creative knowledge, Sue will teach how to achieve the proper balance and delicate theory behind combining custom colours in varying balloon sizes, while showing just how fun and beautiful creating organics can be!
 

In this hands-on class, delegates will have the opportunity to build organic décor in small groups. This includes organic garlands, a large puffed-heart design, a moon-gate arch, and air-filled deliverables – all of which fit into on-trend themes!
 

With Sue at the helm, delegates will gain invaluable skills in how to create a unique piece of art out of Organic décor when using the right tools. Don’t walk, run to reserve your spot in this class today, and be ready to add a new depth to your balloon repertoire!

Tuesday 12th October - 9.30am - 5.00pm

To book your place visit -
 
Simply Organics - Walsall Tickets, Tue 12 Oct 2021 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Natalie Saunders from The Balloon Room
What's Inside That Counts


Ever wondered how do you get items inside a balloon? Well this 'on-trend' course will show you how to create these lovely displays, the correct techniques and how using your imagination you can create gorgeous bespoke designs for your customers.

Natalie will teach you using Latex, Deco Bubbles, Aquas and Clearz, helium and air filled designs, we will be exploring the different techniques on how to fill balloons with confetti, flowers, balloons and even water!

This one day hands on course will teach you the individual properties of each manufacturers balloons which will enable you to choose which balloon is best for each job.

This course will be full on and fun and afterwards you will have gained the knowledge to really enhance your decorating skills and take your business to another level.

 
Natalie Saunders from The Balloon Room
What's Inside That Counts


Ever wondered how do you get items inside a balloon? Well this 'on-trend' course will show you how to create these lovely displays, the correct techniques and how using your imagination you can create gorgeous bespoke designs for your customers.

Natalie will teach you using Latex, Deco Bubbles, Aquas and Clearz, helium and air filled designs, we will be exploring the different techniques on how to fill balloons with confetti, flowers, balloons and even water!

This one day hands on course will teach you the individual properties of each manufacturers balloons which will enable you to choose which balloon is best for each job.

This course will be full on and fun and afterwards you will have gained the knowledge to really enhance your decorating skills and take your business to another level.

 
Angie George

EA qualified FE tutor from Hertfordshire who has been a lecturer for the past two decades teaching all aspects and skills of Balloon Artistry and Event Styling Courses.

After 18 years teaching her knowledge, experience and qualifications from her artistic background includes graphic design, art, fashion and textiles, various crafts, publishing, exhibitions and of course balloon artistry and event styling.

We are externally lucky to have Angie coming to teach here at Greetings House, she will be offering 3 different courses, all of which are hands-on education days offering practical training packed with inspirational designs, top tips and practical advice giving you the confidence in selecting and using materials to enhance your designs to create decor that provides that unique magical setting for your clients.

Weddings - In this workshop you will explore a range of designs incorporating various styles and techniques that will allow you to create unique, aesthetic works of art with floral materials and accessories as a medium of expression

Baby - A practical hands-on workshop focusing on the endless opportunities for creative designs based around babies and their early milestones. Exploring inspirational ideas to create stunning unique designs for all baby related occasions from Gender Reveal through to 1st birthdays.

Centerpieces - This hands-on course will build your existing knowledge & practical skills and guide you in to creating stunning, artistic compositions. you will be equipped with key techniques and principles used in design and practical step-by-step guidance will be given to give you the confidence in exploring and experimenting with a variety of florist materials and accessories.


 
Angie George

EA qualified FE tutor from Hertfordshire who has been a lecturer for the past two decades teaching all aspects and skills of Balloon Artistry and Event Styling Courses.

After 18 years teaching her knowledge, experience and qualifications from her artistic background includes graphic design, art, fashion and textiles, various crafts, publishing, exhibitions and of course balloon artistry and event styling.

We are externally lucky to have Angie coming to teach here at Greetings House, she will be offering 3 different courses, all of which are hands-on education days offering practical training packed with inspirational designs, top tips and practical advice giving you the confidence in selecting and using materials to enhance your designs to create decor that provides that unique magical setting for your clients.

Weddings - In this workshop you will explore a range of designs incorporating various styles and techniques that will allow you to create unique, aesthetic works of art with floral materials and accessories as a medium of expression

Baby - A practical hands-on workshop focusing on the endless opportunities for creative designs based around babies and their early milestones. Exploring inspirational ideas to create stunning unique designs for all baby related occasions from Gender Reveal through to 1st birthdays.

Centerpieces - This hands-on course will build your existing knowledge & practical skills and guide you in to creating stunning, artistic compositions. you will be equipped with key techniques and principles used in design and practical step-by-step guidance will be given to give you the confidence in exploring and experimenting with a variety of florist materials and accessories.


 
Lucy Hennessey - Qualatex Fundamentals 

Lucy is a Qualatex Approved instructor with 20 years experience in Balloon Artistry. She has taught in both UK & Europe and has won awards for her creations in both the UK & America.

As a home based balloon decorator her work is varied from Birthdays to large scale corporate events. Lucy will update your portfolios with creativity and reinforce job costing & pricing for profit in every design.

Fundamentals - The balloon course for beginners - provides the grounding that retailers and decorators need before starting a business that include professional balloon work. This full-day course embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including:

* Health and safety requirements
* Balloon inflation
* Bouquet construction
* Simple garland creation

 

INCLUDES: a comprehensive, full-colour manual that will be a valuable reference guide, including information on float times, basic design principles, pricing and more.

PREREQUISITES: Open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques

Lucy Hennessey - Qualatex Fundamentals 


Lucy is a Qualatex Approved instructor with 20 years experience in Balloon Artistry. She has taught in both UK & Europe and has won awards for her creations in both the UK & America.

As a home based balloon decorator her work is varied from Birthdays to large scale corporate events. Lucy will update your portfolios with creativity and reinforce job costing & pricing for profit in every design.

Fundamentals - The balloon course for beginners - provides the grounding that retailers and decorators need before starting a business that include professional balloon work. This full-day course embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including:

* Health and safety requirements
* Balloon inflation
* Bouquet construction
* Simple garland creation

 

INCLUDES: a comprehensive, full-colour manual that will be a valuable reference guide, including information on float times, basic design principles, pricing and more.

PREREQUISITES: Open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques

Kirstin Tuddenham - Enhancing Balloon Decor with Twisting and Distortion - Intermediate & Advanced


On this course you will need a little understanding and experience with modelling balloons.

Kirstin will be demonstrating displays that will take your balloon skills to the next level with your everyday birthday and gift pieces.

You will be shown and will be creating the following:

*  Number stack/marquee.  You will learn how to enhance this with floral twisted and distorted balloon embellishments and more
*  A stunning gift display with the addition of distorted balloons to take your gift to the next level

You will learn:

*  How to create basic distortion
*  How to Enhance your work
*  Where you’ve previously gone wrong with distortion
*  How to price your work

With this course you will receive course notes and will be able to take home any creations that you have made on the day.

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR COURSE
Please book online via our website or phone 01922 646 666

During COVID we will be adhering to all the guidlines in place as per the governments advice at the time the of the training course. We are hoping that as the restrictions ease we will be able to ease our restrictions Anyone not following the guidlines will be asked to leave.

GREETINGS HOUSE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL AT SHORT NOTICE IF NOT SUPPORTED OR ARE FORCED TO DO SO BECAUSE OF NEW RESTRICTIONS. FULL REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR COURSE
Please book online via our website or phone 01922 646 666

During COVID we will be adhering to all the guidlines in place as per the governments advice at the time the of the training course. We are hoping that as the restrictions ease we will be able to ease our restrictions Anyone not following the guidlines will be asked to leave.

GREETINGS HOUSE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL AT SHORT NOTICE IF NOT SUPPORTED OR ARE FORCED TO DO SO BECAUSE OF NEW RESTRICTIONS. FULL REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.