Chris Horne Training

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Organic Balloon Designs with Chris Horne

Date: Thursday 24th January 2019
Location: Southampton SO40
Instructor: Chris Horne

This Organic Course is designed for experienced Balloon Decorators that want to take their wedding décor to the next level. On the course you will learn the techniques that will give you the skills to create stunning, memorable and very on-trend Organic designs. You will be able to take these techniques and make them your own. You should be able to recoup the entire cost of this course with your first organic demi-arch!
This course is for experienced balloon decorators who are looking to expand their portfolio to include stunning wedding designs and learn the ‘Organic technique’. This course also covers elegant wedding designs with Tulle-covered Orbz as well as fancy hoop designs!

By the end of the course you will:

  • Be confident in creating Organic Topiaries and Organic Demi-arches
  • Understand how to create Orbz with a difference
  • Be able to make amazing “Hoops-a-Daisy” pieces (Transforming a basic hula-hoop into an elegant wedding design)
  • Have the skills to make organic garlands in a flash!
We are confident you will leave with the skills to re-create any Pinterest picture of organic designs (potential) customers deem to send you!

Benefits of the course

  • Exclusive discount to use at Balloon Market on the day (Place your order before 1pm on the day and have it to take away with you by the end of the course)
  • Balloon Market goodie bag
  • Free ‘All Day’ refreshments including a light lunch
  • Ample free parking at the venue
  • Modern, clean and well-lit venue – no draughty, cold, dark halls here!
  • Easy access (only a few minutes from the motorway (J.2, M27) and 15 minutes from the train stations (Totton, Southampton Airport and Southampton Parkway) / Southampton Airport and IOW Ferry Terminal!
  • Have the opportunity to connect with others in the industry
  • Have many photo opportunities for social media
  • Have the opportunity to be on BMTV (if you want to be!)

Experience required:

This is not a beginner’s course. You will already be established as a balloon decorator but looking to take your business to the next level. You are likely to have attended previous training courses and be confident in the basics of balloon decoration. If you are unsure if you have the right amount of experience to attend, please get in touch with us before booking. Email us at info@balloonmarket.co.uk or call on 033 33 704 777.

Instructor : Chris Horne

Chris has been in the balloon and party industry for more than 33 years and couldn’t be better equipped in experience and expertise to teach this fantastic organic course! Chris has won a wealth of balloon decorating and floristry competitions worldwide, along with several National and International training awards. A regular guest on BMTV, we are always blown away by his creativity.

After more than 20 years running his own Floristry, Balloon and Party business, Chris joined Amscan International in October 2004. He has been instrumental in the development of the revolutionary range of foil decorator Curve and Crescent shapes and was a key stakeholder in the development of the 6-point stars, decorator panels, Cubez, Diamondz and Orbz.

Chris’ particular area of interest and expertise is in the combination of latex, foil and decorative products and he works closely with Anagram’s Product Development teams in the UK and the US.

In his current role of International Creative Projects Manager, Chris heads up an Educational Marketing programme to help Amscan customers maximise the potential of the huge range of balloons and associated products now offered by the company, including the recently introduced Sempertex Latex balloons.

To see more of Chris’ works of art and other inspirational material click here: www.flickr.com/amscandecorator.

To watch Chris in action on BMTV click here!

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