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Carolynn’s Costume Magic featuring Aurora the Lion

Carolynn Hayman                                                                                         

 Carolynn Hayman

In 2016, Carolynn’s costume Conrad the Unicorn became an Internet sensation, spreading joy and a magical love of balloons worldwide! Join Carolynn as she introduces her newest character, Aurora the Lion (a-ROAR-a!), ready to join the Safari fun at Ballooniversity® 2017! You’ll learn basic framing for a customizable balloon costume as well as design tips to add details and make your own unique wearable creation!

Birthday Parties Are Not Just For Kids!

Carolynn Hayman

Carolynn Hayman

Join Carolynn as she demonstrates three fun designs that are always popular for milestone birthdays and birthday deliveries: a woven birthday cake that can be sold as a delivery piece or worn as a hat, a cupcake design that can be modified to fit different budgets, and a festive floral arrangement to celebrate that special day. All designs are air-filled and include easy-to-intermediate twisting techniques.

Sherlock—Mysteries of Decorating Solved

Jill Prakopcyk and Debbie Reichert

Jill PrakopcykDebbie Reichert

Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they take you to unlikely places to find solutions to your decorating dilemmas and discover ingenious “elementary” ideas that add profit to your décor. Jill and Debbie will help you navigate home improvement stores and more, providing great tips for quick fixes. Gain new ideas that you are sure to use over and over again while learning great, new techniques and innovative theme ideas.

Maximizing the Potential of Pinterest

Jill Prakopcyk and Debbie Reichert

Jill PrakopcykDebbie Reichert

Nothing keeps decorators up at night more than these simple words: “I found this idea on Pinterest.” Jill and Debbie will examine epic Pinterest DIY fails and teach real life solutions. You will learn how to use Pinterest to your advantage by becoming a savvy decorator who understands how to deliver professional and innovative designs. PLUS, we are seeking your Pinterest nightmare stories. Prizes for the biggest Pinterest fail examples will be awarded! This energizing class will be filled with what you need to grow your business on the coattails of Pinterest!

Blogging 101 for Your Business

Lynn Lilly

 Lynn Lilly

Join Lynn Lilly, CEO of CraftBoxGirls.com and on-air lifestyle expert, as she explains why and how to build a successful blog that elevates your business and grows sales! You will leave with insight on how to better connect with your client base and attract new business.

Social Media 101: Customer Engagement

Lynn Lilly

 Lynn Lilly

Join Lynn Lilly, CEO of CraftBoxGirls.com and on-air lifestyle expert, as she demonstrates how to create engaging social media content suitable for a multitude of platforms. Learn insights on which social media platforms to use to best connect to your customers and how to grow your business!

Special Effects

Chris Potts

 Chris Potts

Creating special effects is the difference between being a Pro and a Pretender. Don’t be intimidated or stressed out when a client asks for a special effect to go along with their décor! Gain confidence to know exactly how to do it right—it’s easier and more profitable than you think! Join Chris as he shows you how to master everything from dissolving swags to exploding balloons and everything in between!

Framing Techniques

Chris Potts

 Chris Potts

Using the correct frames and bases can be the difference between success and failure. Air inflated décor can be extremely profitable but it must be made on a frame and attached to base plates. Let Chris guide you through the world of framing! Learn which materials are best for each type of décor and how to find all the materials you need at your local hardware store. Confidence is king and you will absolutely have what it takes to tackle any project after attending this class!

Enchanted Forest with Quick Link Latex Balloons

Eve Antonello and Silvia Santos

 Eve and Silvia

Come experience the magical universe of Quick Link balloons! Eve and Silvia’s larger than life mushrooms, enchanted trees, and mystical flowers will delight! Discover the secrets and versatility of Quick Link balloons by magically combining them with standard balloons to create the ultimate fantasy-scape. In this class you will learn sewing techniques, distortions, and much more!          

Delivery, Centerpiece, Bubbles™ . . . An EXPLOSIVE Combination!

Eve Antonello and Silvia Santos

Eve and Silvia

Learn Eve and Silvia’s secrets and techniques for creating perfect centerpieces and delivery bouquets using Bubbles™! This class will showcase an extensive color palate and highlight unique ways to utilize Bubbles™ and distortions. Discover a universe of possibilities that will blow your mind!

Innovative and Inspiring Décor with Anagram Foil Balloons

Chris Horne

 Chris Horne

Undeniably classy foil balloons can add an air of elegance and style to any event without breaking the bank! Join Chris as he demonstrates some of the innovative products and interesting techniques that he employs to ensure that his designs always stand out from the crowd and keep customers coming back for more. Spanning a range of occasions with designs from table centerpieces to larger scale décor, there will be something in this class for everyone.

Translating Current Trends Into Foil Balloon Décor

Chris Horne

 Chris Horne

Just like any other industry, there are trends and fashions in balloon décor. Join Chris as he explores the current trends and demonstrates how they can be incorporated using foil balloons. Chris will show you new and unusual techniques to create fresh, exciting, and on-trend designs that will amaze your clients. This is a must-see class if you want to stay ahead of your competition.

Fabulous Balloons to Go

Sue Bowler

 Sue Bowler

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, Sue will help you build your skills and techniques to create her inspiring range of beautiful balloon gift designs that are suitable for an array of occasions. Learn step-by-step simple twisting skills, how to add details like hats, hair, and faces, and how to incorporate beautiful accent elements like bows and hand-made ribbons!

Beautiful Baby Designs

Sue Bowler

 Sue Bowler

Welcoming a new baby is a very special occasion for the whole family, a day that everyone wants to celebrate! During this class, Sue will show you a wonderful array of highly sellable designs ranging from low cost to extravagant that span from the arrival of a new baby all the way to the first birthday celebration. In this class, you will learn how to recreate a range of Sue’s beautiful designs that will wow your customers and be perfect for retail sales and deliveries.

Down the Aisle In Style

Sharon McGukin

 Sharon McGukin

Every bride dreams of the magical moment when she walks down the aisle. Join Sharon as she walks you through current trend forecasts to learn the design steps needed to create wedding bouquets brides will love! Sharon will review trends including: French Flourish, Modern Romance, Earth Elements, and Garden Greens.

Transition Trends For Changing Seasons

Sharon McGukin

 Sharon McGukin

Between holiday seasons, everyday “bread and butter” designs can be lucrative and help keep the electric bill paid. Join Sharon as she demonstrates everyday designs that capitalize on non-holiday sales opportunities. Sharon will review beautiful, cutting edge trends to take you through all four seasons.

Make the Sale

Dianna Glandon

 Dianna Glandon

You have studied, practiced, and developed your balloon design skills BUT when it comes to selling what you make, maybe you aren’t quite so confident. Join Dianna’s highly interactive class to learn the 5Cs of making the sale and how to incorporate them into your day-to-day business operation. Gain the confidence needed, learn how to listen to what your client really wants, and discover how to effectively communicate on the phone and through written proposals! Making the sale is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

It’s About Time

Dianna Glandon

 Dianna Glandon

After years of fine-tuning, Dianna was able to significantly streamline her business operations, ultimately making things easier for herself and her staff while also freeing up more personal time and increasing her income! It’s time you learned how to do the same. Join Dianna as she discusses her best practices to get more organized and create a more balanced life. You will discover daily time wasters and determine ways to control them while creating plans to reach your goals. This highly interactive class is sure to solve your time management and organizational concerns. “It’s About Time” you gave yourself time to do this!

Learn 2 Love 2 Link—Beginner

Steven Jones

 Steven Jones

Linking balloons have been around for a long time in one form or another, but it's amazing how many people have yet to take a chance on these unusual balloons. So if you're new to the world of linking balloons, put aside your fears and get ready to learn a variety of ways you can use linking balloons in your everyday business. Steven Jones has built much of his career on these incredibly versatile products, and by the time class is over, you too will be ready to explore a whole new world of options . . . and profit! 

Yes, You CAN Sell Linking Balloon Sculptures—Intermediate

Steven Jones

 Steven Jones

If you’re searching for a unique way to set yourself apart from your competition, look no further! Linking balloon sculptures are not only profitable, but also easy to create once you learn the secrets. And since most balloon decorators shy away from sculptures in general, this is a market just waiting to be tapped by YOU! Join deco-twister Steven Jones as he shows you different techniques for creating linking balloon sculptures and the process of selling them to your clients. It doesn't matter how big or small your market is . . . everyone appreciates a "WOW Factor" and linking balloon sculptures are a great way to achieve that. 

Cutting Edge Design Styles and Trends for 2017–18

Bill Harper

 Bill Harper

Consumer preferences can be difficult to anticipate, but having an idea of the direction that design styles and trends will be headed can help you navigate the world of design possibilities. Join Bill has he demonstrates the latest trends in floral, ranging from casual flower market looks to edgy industrial designs and more!

 

Inspiring Designs and Pointers for Successful Sales

Bill Harper

 Bill Harper

Join Bill as he showcases floral designs with proven consumer appeal. Focusing on today’s design influences and guidelines, you will learn pointers for increasing revenue and maximizing perceived value. With the motto “sell what you make, don’t make what you sell,” you’ll discover the ins and outs of minimizing labor and maximizing sales appeal.

Advanced Realistic Balloon Sculpting—Two Hour Advanced Workshop

Pieter Van Engen

 Pieter Van Engen

Join world-renowned balloon artist Pieter Van Engen as he shares his secrets for designing realistic and clean balloon sculptures. Students will be led through different stages of design with a clear step-by-step presentation to eventually design their own realistic sculptures during the last hour of the class.

Toys For Boys

Pieter Van Engen

 Pieter Van Engen

So many balloon designs are sweet and adorable, but sometimes you need rough and tough. Join Pieter as he covers creative twisted designs for kids who don’t want cute and cuddly. This hands-on class may include a race car, pirate ship, dinosaur, medieval weapon, Minions, and MORE!

Think Big!

Jill Shortreed

 Jill Shortreed

You’ve seen them all over Pinterest . . . now learn ways to profit from the oversized balloon trend. Jill will show you how to get creative with three-foot balloons using tassels, confetti, tulle, and so much more. Large balloons are perfect for baby showers, weddings, unique deliveries, and décor. Let Jill share her marketing strategy and explain how she has built the go-to balloon company for these profitable balloons!

Prepare, Promote, + Profit!

Jill Shortreed

 Jill Shortreed

Tired of not having enough clients or money in the bank? Let Jill show you how she keeps a full calendar of existing clients and where she looks for new customers and opportunities. Learn the simple way Jill was able to give herself a raise! In this class you will learn how to maximize the power of social media to bring in more business and how to create a month-to-month marketing system. Jill will help you explore new ways to make MORE money, including: raising your rates, delegating tasks, and creating an easy-to-understand system to save you time and money.

Magical Balloon Columns and Arches

Robin Veach

Robin Veach

Watch Robin wave her magic wand and conjure up delightful, sellable classic décor columns that are perfect for a wide variety of occasions. Her imaginative columns are sure to please your customers, set your work apart from your competitors, and make you the go-to balloon decorator for columns that are magically quick to create and a cinch to sell! Join Robin to learn her artistic arch designs, which will expand your décor business by setting your work apart from more typical arches. Get ready to impress your customers with fresh arch designs that are packed with visual interest and more profit potential for you.

Royal Party Vignette

Robin Veach

Robin Veach

Give your customers the royal treatment with this class featuring a full vignette of high visual impact coordinating décor. Robin will share how to create multiple pieces of harmonizing classic décor components to sell separately or all at once. You will also learn how to easily transform each of her classic pieces into themed holiday, seasonal, and special occasion décor for greater profits with minimal effort.

Elevated Botanicals

Bill Lindeman

Bill Lindeman

Join Bill as he demonstrates how to elevate simple floral arrangements and plants with exciting adornments and balloons. Focusing on Halloween, autumn, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, Bill will provide creative suggestions to help increase sales and traffic to your business without breaking the bank.

Enchanting Holiday Décor

Bill Lindeman

Bill Lindeman

From the first falling leaf to the final kiss of snow, Bill will demonstrate how to create the perfect holiday accents. Learn step-by-step how to create elegant and whimsical table centerpieces, mantels, door accents, and mailbox adornments using pieces from the exclusive burton + BURTON® line of products

Whimsically Organic Arches

Cody Williams

Cody Williams

You’ve seen it featured everywhere from Pinterest to the most cutting edge wedding publications—the much-feared organic arch! Let Cody guide you through the ins and outs of creating an elegant and high-end organic balloon arch featuring live and permanent botanicals. You’ll leave with the confidence needed to craft dazzling organic décor for weddings, corporate events, and more!

Cascading Organic Garlands

Cody Williams

Cody Williams

You’ve mastered the much-feared organic arch—now learn to craft elegant organic table garland suitable for a variety of seasonal events. Let Cody guide you through the ins and outs of creating high-end greenery garlands featuring balloons plus live and permanent botanicals. This class will allow you to offer on-trend décor upgrades for weddings, corporate events and more! 

It’s Hula Time!

Edward Muñoz

Edward Munoz

Let the soothing sounds of the ocean and tropical beats take you away to exotic locales! Join Edward as he demonstrates how to create the perfect balloon décor for a luau party. Learn how to create a tropical themed balloon wall, characters, flowers, tikis, and columns, all incorporating distortion and unique effects.

Park Avenue Party

Edward Muñoz

Edward Munoz

Revel in the glitz and glamour of New York Fashion Week as Edward demonstrates how to create the perfect balloon décor for a fashionista party! Learn how to create an amazing balloon wall filled with the latest stylish accessories straight off the runway, balloon columns, and a perfectly themed arch. You’ll be screaming, “Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue!”

Inspirations from an American Icon

Treb Heining

Treb Heining

Have you had a larger than life dream that seems impossible to obtain? Join Treb Heining, the inventor of many balloon firsts, as he discusses his journey elevating balloons from humble birthday party décor to a worldwide decorating industry! Learn tips for better project organization and how to manage large crews of people while being dazzled by Treb’s past monumental projects.

Balloon Hats Win the Party!

Todd Neufeld

Todd Neufeld

Join Todd Neufeld as he demonstrates how to impress and entertain at parties by twisting a variety of dazzling balloon headgear! You will learn how to create simple bases that can be used to improvise as well as some elaborate and show-stopping designs! The tools learned in this class are sure to make you the life of the party.

Twisted Embellishments

Todd Neufeld

Todd Neufeld

You have mastered basic décor; now fancy it up with exciting twisted balloons! Join Todd Neufeld as he demonstrates simple yet impressive ways to add twisted elements to your balloon decorations. Simple twisted embellishments are a great way to elevate designs and increase profits.

Patty’s Photo Frames and Selfie Stations

Patty Sorrell

Patty Sorell

Follow the newest décor trend with Patty’s Balloon Photo Frames and Selfie Stations. You will learn how to elicit big smiles from your customers at theme parties, corporate events, holidays, and celebrations where people love to take pictures of family and friends. Patty will teach you how to make frameless frames, craft your own frames with simple materials and steps, and how to use a variety of balloons for completely different looks no matter the occasion. You’ll even see how to incorporate fun props for pictures to match the event. Bring your camera and picture yourself making more money!

Patty’s Dressed For Success Balloon Décor

Patty Sorrell

Patty Sorell

Join Patty in this exciting class and learn how to dress up classic décor components with beautiful coordinating accessories and materials. Transform everyday décor into real attention-getting designs with a wide variety of products that beautify special occasions and celebrations. Add a high-end appearance with simple applications to your own décor repertoire!

In Vogue: Stylish Bubbles™

Cam Woody, CBA®

 Cam Woody

You’ve seen them all over Pinterest and Instagram—Qualatex® Bubbles™ balloons are hot! In this class, join Cam as she takes a look at look at what’s trending on social media and what your customers are requesting. Learn how to make fashionable designs with this versatile balloon and get some hands-on experience at the same time.

ABCs of 123s

Eduardo Seiti

Eduardo Seiti

There are over 350 million birthdays every year in the United States alone! Learn the ABCs of making 123s and more for birthdays and other milestones. Eduardo introduces a new system of snap-button components to place any 5-ft frame of letters or numbers without the hassle of taping. Bonus: Get Moving! Eduardo will highlight the mechanics behind his exciting moving balloon Ferris Wheel!

Curved Wall Techniques

Eduardo Seiti and Everson Simizu

Eduardo SeitiEverson Simizu

Join Eduardo and Everson as they demonstrate their unique spin on a classic balloon wall. Different shapes, lines, and textures will be used to create a waving American flag and an exciting balloon schooner ship using Gridz to form curved panels.

Mega Creativity with MegaLoons®

Jan Iiams, CBA®

Jan Iiams

Do you think foil balloons are too expensive to use in décor? WRONG! Nothing maintains its beauty and form better than foils, and nothing looks more impressive than brilliant MegaLoons®. You can create amazing personalized events with these dynamic balloons as the focal point. Kick up the effect even more by using MegaLoons® in ways that are unexpected and creative, especially when paired with complementary burton + BURTON® accessories.

Balloon Networking Room Mini Session: From Classroom To Client

Joette Giardina

Joette Giardina

Balloon Coach Joette Giardina is here to help you make the transition from classroom to client. Turn this learning experience into cold hard cash in the bank!

Balloon Networking Room Mini Session: The Power of a Press Release

Joette Giardina

Joette Giardina

Congrats, you have invested in yourself and your business by attending Ballooniversity® to learn from some of the best balloon designers in the world. Now make sure people know about it! Grab your laptop, tablet, phone, or “old school” notebook and pen as Joette helps you discover the power of a press release.

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