Training Calendar
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Connect with us on LinkedIn

#jointhebapiaparty


Log in

Training is one of the major keys to success.  With the right knowledge and information you can build and grow a successful business and by keeping up to date with the latest techniques and designs your business can continue to flourish.  Take a look at our training calender and see what is available in your area.


Upcoming events

    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Newton Le Willows, Lancashire.

    Silhouette Cameo for Balloons

    with Mike Harris cba

    Monday 25th March 2019

    Northwest Greeting Cards, Newton Le Willows, Lancashire.

    Mike Harris CBA, has been working in the balloon industry for over 13 years. He is an international award winning balloon artist collecting 2 trophies at the World Balloon Convention 2014 along with his wife Sara for their column and large sculpture designs.

    Mike was one of the first artists to use the Silhouette Cameo to apply vinyl to foil balloons. This has now become a a standard in many balloon business’s.

    This is a hands on course and bringing your own Cameo and laptop will be advantageous but is not essential.

    Course fee is £95.00 exclusive of VAT

    Course Content

    • Setting up the Silhouette Cameo
    • Sizing your work
    • Creating Templates for Speed
    • Tracing
    • Cutting with and without a cutting mat
    • Backing Tape and how to use
    • One Colour designs
    • Multi Layer and Multi colour designs
    • Registration Marks
    • Downloading fonts
    • Print & Cut
    • The Pixscan Mat
    • and much more

    For full details or to book click here

    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Southampton

    QUALATEX FUNDAMENTALS

    MARK DRURY cba

    26TH MARCH 2019

    TOTTON AND ELING FOOTBALL CLUB, SOUTHAMPTON

    Fundamentals – the balloon course for beginners – provides the grounding that retailers and decorators need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.

    LEVEL: Beginner

    This full-day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including:

    • health and safety requirements,
    • balloon inflation,
    • bouquet construction, and
    • 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.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bristol

    Making Memories: Early Years

    March 27th 2019

    Chipping Sodbury, nr Bristol

    This one-day masterclass will focus on all the important family occasions based around baby and the early years.

    Growing popularity of gender reveal parties and baby showers, new-born baby gift ideas, 1st birthday parties, and of course not forgetting christening, naming ceremonies and communion.

    Get inspired with trendy design ideas and marketing tips and ensure that your customers come back to you year after year.

    Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught on the day.

    For full information or to book please click here


    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    2nd April 2019

    Greetings House, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NN

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles 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.


    Cost £85.00 plus vat


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500





    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    3rd April 2019

    Greetings House, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NN

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles 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.


    Cost £85.00 plus vat


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500





    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Leeds


    ORGANIC BALLOON DESIGN COURSE

    CHRIS HORNE

    WEDNESDAY 10TH APRIL 2019

    PAUL WHITE LTD, LEEDS


    Organic balloon designs are asked for more and more by clients and you need to be able to offer high quality organic décor to keep your customers coming back year after year.

    On this course discover simple ways to create the most popular Organic designs including topiaries, demi-arches, hoops and garlands.

    For information or to book call: Claire or Michelle on 0113 2489898 or visit : https://www.paulwhiteltd.com/balloon-decorator-courses




    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • IPS, Ashbourne, ireland.
    • 15
    Register

       Chris Adamo cba   

    UK & Ireland Tour

    IPS, Ashbourne, Ireland

    24th April 2019

    9.30am to 5.00pm

    Owner of the highly successful "The Balloon Crew" and "Balloons Online" Chris is one of the most popular designers and instructors in the ballon industry and is universally acknowledged as a leading organic balloon designer.  On top of this he is one of the nicest and friendliest guys in the industry!

    The day will be full of information, designs, techniques, hands-on opportunities and a chance to ask Chris questions.

    Topics included will include:

    • The malleable Organic Garland - Quick discussion on constructing organic garlands and problem solving creative ways to style, install, rig and frame the creation.
    • Framing, basic to intermediate - Using readily available basic materials, Chris will guide you through the best techniques to cut, bend, connect & support your balloon decor.
    • Organic balloon cloud - Design, calculate stock and price an organic cloud using the quick link 'x-grid' method, followed by hands-on build.
    • Illuminated balloons - Unleash your creativity with balloon decor & lighting.  Class will discuss LED lighting products that don't just highlight your decor but form an integral part of the overall design.

    You really will not want to miss this class, it will be a one-off opportunity to see Chris teach in Ireland.

    There will be refreshments supplied through the day and a buffet style lunch.

    Price:  

    Early-bird for BAPIA members - £75.00 (ends 28th Feb 2019) Full price £95.00

    Early-bird for non-members - £95.00 (ends 28th Feb 2019) Full price £120.00





    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Leeds


    Location - Leeds Branch (69 Upper Accommodation Road, Leeds, LS9 8LS)

    Date - Thursday 25th April 2019

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments

    Course Details

    Packed full of beautiful ideas for the Wedding Season; this course will give you a whole host of ways to make your Bride’s wedding day truly memorable.

    Table arrangements, floor designs, arches and columns will be included, incorporating the newest and most on-trend ideas and balloons including the incredible new Anagram ClearzTM.  These amazing new balloons open a whole new world of possibilities for you, your business, and your clients.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Balloon Market, Southampton
    • 0
    Join waitlist

     Chris Adamo cba  

    UK & Ireland Tour

    Balloon Market, Southampton

    28th April 2019

    9.30am to 5.00pm

    Owner of the highly successful "The Balloon Crew" and "Balloons Online" Chris is one of the most popular designers and instructors in the ballon industry and is universally acknowledged as a leading organic balloon designer.  On top of this he is one of the nicest and friendliest guys in the industry!

    The day will be full of information, designs, techniques, hands-on opportunities and a chance to ask Chris questions.

    Topics included will include:

    • The malleable Organic Garland - Quick discussion on constructing organic garlands and problem solving creative ways to style, install, rig and frame the creation.
    • Framing, basic to intermediate - Using readily available basic materials, Chris will guide you through the best techniques to cut, bend, connect & support your balloon decor.
    • Organic balloon cloud - Design, calculate stock and price an organic cloud using the quick link 'x-grid' method, followed by hands-on build.
    • Illuminated balloons - Unleash your creativity with balloon decor & lighting.  Class will discuss LED lighting products that don't just highlight your decor but form an integral part of the overall design.

    You really will not want to miss this class, this is one of only a few  opportunities to see Chris teach in the UK.

    There will be refreshments supplied through the day and a buffet style lunch.

    Price:  

    Early-bird for BAPIA members - £75.00 (ends 28th Feb 2019) Full price £95.00

    Early-bird for non-members - £95.00 (ends 28th Feb 2019) Full price £120.00





    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Old St Gallery, 62 Paul St, London EC2A 4NA
    • 0
    Join waitlist

     Chris Adamo cba 

    UK & Ireland Tour

    LONDON 

    The Old Street Gallery, 62 Paul Street, London EC2 4NA

    30th April 2019

    9.30am to 5.00pm

    Owner of the highly successful "The Balloon Crew" and "Balloons Online" Chris is one of the most popular designers and instructors in the ballon industry and is universally acknowledged as a leading organic balloon designer.  On top of this he is one of the nicest and friendliest guys in the industry!

    The day will be full of information, designs, techniques, hands-on opportunities and a chance to ask Chris questions.

    Topics included will include:

    • The malleable Organic Garland - Quick discussion on constructing organic garlands and problem solving creative ways to style, install, rig and frame the creation.
    • Framing, basic to intermediate - Using readily available basic materials, Chris will guide you through the best techniques to cut, bend, connect & support your balloon decor.
    • Organic balloon cloud - Design, calculate stock and price an organic cloud using the quick link 'x-grid' method, followed by hands-on build.
    • Illuminated balloons - Unleash your creativity with balloon decor & lighting.  Class will discuss LED lighting products that don't just highlight your decor but form an integral part of the overall design.

    You really will not want to miss this class, this is one of only a few  opportunities to see Chris teach in the UK.

    There will be refreshments supplied through the day and a buffet style lunch.

    Price:  

    Early-bird for BAPIA members - £75.00 (ends 28th Feb 2019) Full price £95.00

    Early-bird for non-members - £95.00 (ends 28th Feb 2019) Full price £120.00





    • 02 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hitlon Birmingham Metropole, NEC, Birmingham.
    • 2
    Register

     Chris Adamo cba  

    UK & Ireland Tour

    Midlands

    Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC

    2nd May 2019

    9.30am to 5.00pm

    Owner of the highly successful "The Balloon Crew" and "Balloons Online" Chris is one of the most popular designers and instructors in the ballon industry and is universally acknowledged as a leading organic balloon designer.  On top of this he is one of the nicest and friendliest guys in the industry!

    The day will be full of information, designs, techniques, hands-on opportunities and a chance to ask Chris questions.

    Topics included will include:

    • The malleable Organic Garland - Quick discussion on constructing organic garlands and problem solving creative ways to style, install, rig and frame the creation.
    • Framing, basic to intermediate - Using readily available basic materials, Chris will guide you through the best techniques to cut, bend, connect & support your balloon decor.
    • Organic balloon cloud - Design, calculate stock and price an organic cloud using the quick link 'x-grid' method, followed by hands-on build.
    • Illuminated balloons - Unleash your creativity with balloon decor & lighting.  Class will discuss LED lighting products that don't just highlight your decor but form an integral part of the overall design.

    You really will not want to miss this class, this is one of only a few  opportunities to see Chris teach in the UK.

    There will be refreshments supplied through the day and a buffet style lunch.

    Price:  

    Early-bird for BAPIA members - £75.00 (ends 28th Feb 2019) Full price £95.00

    Early-bird for non-members - £95.00 (ends 28th Feb 2019) Full price £120.00





    • 08 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hi-Flyers, Glasgow
    • 6
    Register

     Chris Adamo cba 

    UK & Ireland Tour

    Hi-Flyers, Glasgow

    8th May 2019

    9.30am to 5.00pm

    Owner of the highly successful "The Balloon Crew" and "Balloons Online" Chris is one of the most popular designers and instructors in the ballon industry and is universally acknowledged as a leading organic balloon designer.  On top of this he is one of the nicest and friendliest guys in the industry!

    The day will be full of information, designs, techniques, hands-on opportunities and a chance to ask Chris questions.

    Topics included will include:

    • The malleable Organic Garland - Quick discussion on constructing organic garlands and problem solving creative ways to style, install, rig and frame the creation.
    • Framing, basic to intermediate - Using readily available basic materials, Chris will guide you through the best techniques to cut, bend, connect & support your balloon decor.
    • Organic balloon cloud - Design, calculate stock and price an organic cloud using the quick link 'x-grid' method, followed by hands-on build.
    • Illuminated balloons - Unleash your creativity with balloon decor & lighting.  Class will discuss LED lighting products that don't just highlight your decor but form an integral part of the overall design.

    You really will not want to miss this class, this is one of only a few  opportunities to see Chris teach in the UK.

    There will be refreshments supplied through the day and a buffet style lunch.

    Price:  

    Early-bird for BAPIA members - £75.00 (ends 28th Feb 2019) Full price £95.00

    Early-bird for non-members - £95.00 (ends 28th Feb 2019) Full price £120.00





    • 14 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Birmingham

    Making Memories: Early Years

    with Alberto Falcone cba

    May 14th 2019

    Lapworth Village Hall, Birmingham.

    This one-day masterclass will focus on all the important family occasions based around baby and the early years.

    Growing popularity of gender reveal parties and baby showers, new-born baby gift ideas, 1st birthday parties, and of course not forgetting christening, naming ceremonies and communion.

    Get inspired with trendy design ideas and marketing tips and ensure that your customers come back to you year after year.

    Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught on the day.

    For full information or to book please click here


    • 16 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Leeds

    MAKING MEMORIES: THE EARLY YEARS

    ALBERTO FALCONE CBA

    16TH MAY 2019

    PAUL WHITE LTD, LEEDS

    This one-day masterclass will focus on all the important family occasions based around baby and the early years.

    Growing popularity of gender reveal parties and baby showers, new-born baby gift ideas, 1st birthday parties, and of course not forgetting christening, naming ceremonies and communion.

    Get inspired with trendy design ideas and marketing tips and ensure that your customers come back to you year after year.

    Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught on the day.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 22 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Enfield

    MAKING MEMORIES: THE EARLY YEARS

    SUE BOWLER CBA

    22ND MAY 2019

    HOLTWHITES SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, ENFIELD

    This one-day masterclass will focus on all the important family occasions based around baby and the early years.

    Growing popularity of gender reveal parties and baby showers, new-born baby gift ideas, 1st birthday parties, and of course not forgetting christening, naming ceremonies and communion.

    Get inspired with trendy design ideas and marketing tips and ensure that your customers come back to you year after year.

    Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught on the day.

    For more information or to register click here


     
    • 23 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Leeds

    Beginners Balloon Course 

    with Chris Horne

    23rd May 2019

    Paul White Ltd, Leeds.

    Location - Leeds Branch (69 Upper Accommodation Road, Leeds, LS9 8LS)

    Date - 23rd May 2019

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments

    Course Details

    This comprehensive beginners balloon course run by a qualified Amscan balloon trainer will cover everything you need to know to get started in the Balloon Business. From the correct inflation and tying techniques for latex, foil and speciality balloons, through to the construction and design of balloon bouquets, string-of-pearl arches, spiral columns and arches – you will learn it all.  Also included will be vital information on flying times, helium capacities, health and safety, and pricing for profit tips.

    Price £100 + vat

    For more information or to register click here


    • 28 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Enfield

    WEAVING WITH CHROME

    COLIN MYLES CBA

    28TH MAY 2019

    CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE, ENFIELD

    This inspirational hands-on masterclass has been developed to help unleash your creativity using the fantastic Chrome™ Balloons. You can expect to master the weaving technique and other balloon modelling skills, whilst learning to create stunning designs such as balloon vases, handbags, designer hats and even a centerpiece with a high heel shoe! You will also learn the theory behind creating your very own balloon dress and will have an opportunity to see one being finished in front of you!

    This course is perfect for home based decorators, retailers and twisters.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Southampton

    WEDDING SERIES 1

    SUE BOWLER CBA

    11TH JUNE 2019

    TOTTON AND ELING FOOTBALL CLUB, SOUTHAMPTON

    The Qualatex Wedding Series is a series of 3 courses – each designed to help you develop your portfolio, so you can wow brides to be and increase demand for more creative and profitable designs!

    Learn how to:

    • Promote and market your business
    • Make the most out of attending wedding fairs
    • Conduct professional and fun consultations
    • Create new designs that add real value and "WOW” factor  to venues
    • Describe your products and services in a manner that inspires couples
    • Acquire the hands-on skills to enable you to tackle larger jobs with confidence

    Participants will learn:

    • Elegant and fun entrance archways
    • Fantastic table decorations
    • Stunning Top Table designs
    • The Art of Selling
    • Elements and Principles of Design

    INCLUDES: an information binder with course notes including completed job cost forms, resource references, two portfolio photographs and a CD with photographs of designs. (One pack per business.)

    PREREQUISITES: Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters. Delegates should also have an understanding of how to price using a Job Cost form.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hayes, Near Heathrow

    SUMMER Q JAM

    BOB ARMSTRONG CBA/DOMINIC CASSIDY CBA/

    KEITH STIRMAN CBA

    12 JUNE 2019

    HAYES NEAR HEATHROW

    Back by popular demand, Q Jam is a fun filled day that's perfect for twisters, entertainers or any balloon professional looking to brush-up their twisting skills.

    The day starts with design demonstrations from our talented Qualatex instructors, interspersed with free-jamming sessions - a great opportunity to practice any design you wish and learn from each other.

    After lunch (provided), there are fun competitions for individuals and groups with the opportunity to win some prizes!

    Product is freely available from the Jam Room throughout - with the most popular colours and sizes of Qualatex® modelling balloons, as well as a selection of 5" and 6" latex prints, Hearts and GEO® Blossoms available for use.

    Always a great day, places are limited so we strongly advise you book early to avoid disappointment!

    For information or to register click here


    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Glasgow



    MAKING MEMORIES: THE EARLY YEARS

    SUE BOWLER CBA

    18TH JUNE 2019

    This one-day masterclass will focus on all the important family occasions based around baby and the early years.

    Growing popularity of gender reveal parties and baby showers, new-born baby gift ideas, 1st birthday parties, and of course not forgetting christening, naming ceremonies and communion.

    Get inspired with trendy design ideas and marketing tips and ensure that your customers come back to you year after year.

    Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught on the day.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    18th June 2019

    Greetings House, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NN

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles 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.


    Cost £85.00 plus vat


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500





    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Halesowen

    CARE AND SHARE DAY

    ERIC WEINSTEIN

    18TH JUNE 2019

    BENJAMINS, HALESOWEN

    Eric Weinstein, twister of the year for 2018, will be explaining some of his favourite designs. Please bring with you a selection of 260 balloons, a bin liner, camera and a pump. Tea and Biscuits will be provided. This is day 1 of a 2 day event. Both workshops will be different.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Halesowen

    CARE AND SHARE DAY

    ERIC WEINSTEIN

    19TH JUNE 2019

    BENJAMINS, HALESOWEN

    Eric Weinstein, twister of the year for 2018, will be explaining his distortion techniques for some of his animal designs.. Please bring with you a selection of 260 balloons, a bin liner, camera and a pump. Tea and Biscuits will be provided. This is day 2 of a 2 day event. Both workshops will be different.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    23rd July 2019

    Greetings House, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NN

    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles 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.


    Cost £85.00 plus vat


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500





Copyright BAPIA Ltd

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software