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2012 Decorator Training Courses

Friday 2nd December 2011

Level 1, Beginners
January 26th
March 29th
May 31st
August 2nd
October 4th

Level 2, Intermediate
February 16th
April 19th
June 21st
August 23rd
October 25th
Wedding Workshop
March 8th
May 10th
July 5th
September 13th
November 15th

Special Courses
Patriotic Special: April 26th

Designs with Foils: May 24th

Designs with Foils: September 20th

Occasional “Special” courses may be offered throughout the year… please check the
website for details:

All courses are fully hands on and include your materials, refreshments and lunch.
The cost is just £35.00 plus VAT per delegate.

All courses are held from 10am to 4pm in Amscan's custom-designed training suite at Amscan International in Milton Keynes.

All Amscan decoration courses are designed by Chris Horne, a science teacher turned florist also specialising in balloons with numerous awards to his name, including the accolade of becoming the first ever BACI (Balloon Arts Convention Italy) Master Designer in 2002. Chris has taught on six continents, is an international competition judge for the industry and is particularly interested in combining latex, foil and decorative products in innovative ways. He is now Amscan International’s Creative Projects Manager. Courses will be taught by Chris or one of Amscan’s Approved Instructors.

For further details of any of the courses please contact Cie Blackwell. Cie will also be able to send you a booking form:
Telephone: 01908 288 508

Level 1 Beginners

A complete introduction to the world of professional balloon decorating, including: health and safety, equipment, foil and latex balloons, correct inflation and tying techniques, layered and staggered bouquets, double bubbles, single arches, spiral garlands, pricing and marketing tips.

Level 2 Intermediate

Following on from the Level 1 Beginners course, this introduces more advanced techniques and equipment to build confidence and experience. We cover automatic sizing equipment along with advanced garland techniques, speed decorating tips, multiple balloons-in-balloons, confetti balloons, custom colours and much more. Previous attendance of a Level 1 course is essential.

Wedding Workshop

A very popular combined wedding course covering a selection of fantastic designs and techniques - Sculptured hearts, Fishbone Arches, Tapered Columns, Cloud clusters, balloons for Big Impact and much more! This course requires previous attendance of a level 1 course, and will give you everything you need to tackle the lucrative wedding market.

Designs with Foils

Anagram foil balloons come in a dazzling array of shapes, sizes and colours, but they're rarely used as the major component when decorating. This course aims to demonstrate how the use of foil balloons, in particular the incredible range of decorator curves and crescents, can revolutionise your decorations, and still remain affordable.

Patriotic Special

With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, 2012 sees an unprecedented opportunity for patriotic parties and general outpourings of National make the best of these opportunities and come along to a day devoted to sellable and spectacular designs to catch the maximum sales from these amazing events.

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