Eve Antonello, CBA
Twist in Style – Fashion Bags
Small or big, it’s up to you!
Learn Eve’s techniques for creating adorable, eye-catching
“bags” that make a striking fashion statement as twisted
party favors and decor add-ons. You’ll even have the chance
to make your very own
Discover this ancient art form
of linking rings together to form a fabric-like mesh. Dating
back more than two thousand years, this beautiful technique
can be used to create a variety of amazing sculptures.
Qualatex Quick Links!
From basics to 3D
sculptures, we’ll cover the exciting possibilities with the
newest product from Qualatex: Quick Links! This class
features Columns, Arches, and other simple, money-making
designs. Learn the basic building blocks of Q-Links that
will help revolutionize the way you work and increase your
profits - work smarter, not harder! Through demo and
hands-on, we’ll show you how to use those basic building
blocks to create larger, more exciting structures that are
super easy to assemble!
Scrunched Ideas (HANDS-ON CLASS)
Learn a unique technique
combining monofilament line with a 160Q or 260Q! With this
versatile trick up your sleeve, it’s easy to quickly adorn a
bracelet or tiara or add detail to any sculpture, like a
lion or a flower… or even a little doll. This simple,
interesting technique is ideal for decorators and twisters
who want to add something special to their creations. Come
prepared to scrunch along!
So you know how to twist and
want to learn how to weave? We will cover the weaving
basics to get you started showing you the patterns to the
cross weave, flat weave, and the basket weave.
What to do with Rounds Balloons
I will teach you how to use
round balloons to make Turtles, Lady Bugs, Giraffes,
Hammers, Snowman, and on faces. We will be using 5” and 11”
along with 260’s and 350’s
I will cover ways to
incorporate using 350’s in your everyday designs making you
stand out and look a lot more impressive. Some of things
you may look forward to making are Minion parody (from
Despicable Me), Hello Kitty parody, Pig, Pink Panther, and a
Ghost Busters Gun. Beginner/Intermediate
My quick and easy favorites
I’ve done a lot of line work
and restaurants these are some of the top requested I will
also include tips on adding small details to your work.
Some of things you may look forward to making are a Monkey
in a tree, Penguin, Dinosaurs, Butterflies, Airplanes, 2
balloon dog, small flower bouquet, and many more.
Crossing Over for Twisters
Even if I learn some decor how on earth do I sell it?
Have you ever wondered what the fuss is anyway? Bottom
line is... in this economy WE need all the help we can
get. If you're passionate about balloons and want to
grow your business or just set it apart from the
competition you'll want to take this class! You don't
need an arsenal of equipment in order to do this... just
a few secrets of the trade!
Dinosaurs, Dragons and Fantasy Figures
Do you freeze up when a little boy asks for a dinosaur
or dragon? This class will focus on making an AdOrAbLe
T-Rex an amazing Dragon and some other fantasy figures
that are fast and will WoW the crowd!
Designs and More!
Here comes the bride! Patricia will teach you her prized
princess, a beautiful bride and her famous Jazmine
designs! Lets not forget the groom and prince!
So you’ve been hired as a mob twister... you know...
those crazy fairs, festivals and company picnics where
you get mobbed by a HUGE line of kids? Honestly... this
is MY favorite venue! Come let me teach you some
seriously FAST figures that will STILL wow the crowd!
These designs are new and I have not taught them before!
Twisting Class 1:
Learn some of
Ed's shortcuts and techniques to improve
your speed. Improving your speed allows you
to create more detailed sculptures in the
same time you'd normally take to create
simple sculptures, or will allow you to
create more sculptures in your repertoire in
the same time. Flair techniques will have
your audience amazed with your skills!
Class 2: Popular requests
of the sculptures most requested by Ed's
clients! These are reputation builders…
and sure to increase your repertoire!
Twisting Class 3:
This class will
teach some advanced techniques that Ed uses
in his sculptures. Some you might be
familiar with but never thought to use in
your regular work, while others are cutting
edge techniques that Ed has only recently
started sharing with the balloon world!
Decor Class 1:
Centerpieces in 5 balloons or less
Enter the world
of deco-twisting to create amazing
low-cost/high profit centerpieces in less
than 10 minutes for each centerpiece!
2: Decor without helium
The cost of
helium has sky-rocketed the past few
years as the world supply has dwindled.
This class will present some of the
ways Ed has kept the cost of his decor
reasonable for clients by using
non-helium designs while still
delivering the same visual effect.
Interesting things to do with Geo Donuts and Geo
Blossoms Beg - Int. level
Three different designs using 17-inch hearts
will be shown. Can be used for delivery,
decorating, or just to impress your Birthday
Party Customers! This class is intended to show
examples of building larger sculptures using
larger balloons. Int.- Adv. level
Quick and Simple
Quick and simple twisted creations using
Qualatex prints. (hands on) Beg- Int. level
I will show past award-winning uninflated
sculptures and explain different techniques. You
will create your own ‘scrunch a bunch’
uninflated friends using Qualatex prints and
super balls (provided) Int.- Adv. level
Stage Show: Story Telling
class will teach the basics for presenting a balloon stage
show that uses story telling. The "Kingdom of the
Butterflies" show has been a hit every time it has been
presented to audiences.
will teach some of his most requested balloon hats. A
and learn how to make some cool designs like the Chopper
Motorcycle, Helicopter and Race car. A hands-on class.
Novel Balloon Ideas
see how to make some novelty balloon ideas that can be used
to add humor, fun or surprises to your balloon twisting
In this class you will see powerful yet easy
to do magic and funny gags to add to your
repertoire. Whether you are teaching a
class, entertaining at a gig, making
balloons in a restaurant, face painting or
even line work, there’s something here for
you. Using these tools will surely get
people asking for your card for their next
If you liked what you saw in the 1st class
you will want to see this class also. You
will see even more really cooool stuff that
there was not enough time to show in the 1st
class. If you missed the 1st class you
definitely don’t want to miss this one.
Be a balloon twisting entertainer not
just a balloon twisting machine.
Crickit will show you how he entertains the
whole crowd with his balloon creations and
audience participation while making one
person a balloon. He’ll share his one
liners, jokes, quizzes, pop lines, sound
effects and yes even a balloon animal or
two. Using these techniques will surely get
people asking for your card for their next
Quick Designs for Popular Characters
Create popular cartoon characters that are fast
enough to do in line work or at restaurants.
Balloons Used: 350s, 260s, 160s
Twisting Level - Intermediate
Inch Tall Balloon People)
Need a quick, yet customizable, person design that
is under a foot in size? Then you'll want to learn
how to make "Floyds". A modular design that is
perfect for creating parodies of real people,
celebrities, or fictional characters. Learn a basic
person design that can be used to make anyone out of
Balloons Used: 260s, 160s
Twisting Level - Intermediate
Chin Super Heroes
Want a unique look to the popularly requested
Heroes? Try "Big Chin" Heroes.
Learn how to make two different heads and a muscular
body that is easily customized.
Balloons Used: 350s, 260s, 160s, hearts
Twisting Level - Intermediate
Create some Fun Puppets out of balloons.
These Designs can be used for Stage Shows,
Ventriloquists Acts, or just as a really big Toy.
Balloons Used: 350s, 260s, 160s
Twisting Level - Intermediate – Advanced
Arizona Rick Fout
what you have.
How I got
where I am!
the mind of
And some of
Exactly Is It That You Do Do?
liners, gags, skits, library shows & ideas, what to do
in a restaurant, how to embarrass a teenager, etc etc .
Smaller is Sweeter with Mr. Fudge
Bracelets are the way to a woman's heart. Learn ways
to impress adults as well as children with these
fairly quick and impressive designs. Though these
are not the most complex designs in my repertoire,
they sure to pack a punch when it comes to booking
more events. Get the adults involved with these
exciting new bracelet designs.
Getting the Google Love
Learn how to tweak and update your website,
facebook, or blog so that you can begin to show up
in the search results. With the Yellow Pages going
out of style, people are going digital. Don't be
left behind. In this course we talk about how you
can use the internet to help boost your sales, get
more events, build rapport without speaking to
someone, and raise your income! Don't have a website
yet? Don't worry. We will teach you how to build a
website for as little as $125/year or even how to
get one for FREE!
Signature Shapes from Mr. Fudge
These are the shapes that I pull out when I want to
impress a client. These are all recognizable shapes
that clients all seem to love. Some are simple and
some are more complex. As my specialty tends to be
with the most impressive most simple shapes, these
will use multiple different types of balloons for a
speedy impression. Get ready! We're bringing out
headbands, balloon straws, 350s, hearts, rounds,
squeakers, and more!
Real Men Re-Makes
As I've started to work more adult themed events,
I've had to find ways to make balloons that even the
guys will love. Come see some of the shapes that
really stand out for the men in this class. They are
not all super simple, but they really do the trick.
When it comes to the guys, it either has to be funny
or just plain impressive. Check out a few of these
additional signature pieces I pull out when I want
to get some attention from the guys. As the title
suggests, I've had to Re-make these multiple times
to figure out the best way to get the greatest
reaction. Though some of these balloons may be
suggestive, none of them are "dirty." This class
should be safe for all audiences.
Personal favorites and popular
Best of 28 years of twisting at
restaurants and events.
The Ride Inside sculptures
by the originator of the concept.
and fancy sculptures built around and
worn by the client.
"Paint by number"
Marker art class. Some people are
natural artists, and then there are the
rest of us
who have to work at it. A few
simple techniques to enhance your
marker and paint pen.
Intermediate to advanced balloon
Taking your twisting to the next level.
Join Jack as he shares
ideas and designs on creating look a likes of the
popular television characters, The Simpsons. Students
will learn two different bases, including techniques on
eyes, hair, and how a character is created. Characters
taught will be Homer, Krusty the clown, and Millhouse,
including tips on making any character desired. (hands
on) Int.- Adv. level
another version of the Mouse
In this class, Jack will
give the A-Z on his take of the famous m-o-u-s-e.
Working along side, students will build their own mouse
from head to toe, learning specific details such as
structure, sizing and of course the mouse's famous
hands. (hands on) Int.- Adv. level
In this class Jack will
share his giant Cookie Monster design. Over 4' tall, the
design can be used for delivery, any type of party, or
made just because it's so much fun! This class is
intended to show examples of building larger sculptures
using different shapes and larger balloons. (hands on)
Int.- Adv. level
Looking for a new design on making faces, or people? In
this class, Jack will teach his take on the balloon face
or person. Made in to large scale, features such as
cheeks, eyes, hair, and sizing will be explored.
Students will walk away with a new and sellable decor
skill. (hands on) Int.- Adv. level
the same old dog and cat
Have you ever been at a gig where no matter what you CAN
make, the guests want the same design over and over
again? In this class, students will learn how to make
nearly any four legged animal using the same base
design. Although the designs look the same, they are
different enough to break up the boring repeat twisting.
From dogs, to cats, pigs and elephants, this class will
leave everyone with a new idea on the balloon animal.
(hands on) Int.- Adv. level
Balloons, Juggling, magic OH MY!!
Lines for Line Twisting
Squeak Easy and other Bits to Entertain
Quick and Easy 350
Large scale display art
Looking to take your twisting skills in a new direction?
Learn to make display pieces that no one thought were
possible to create with balloons. By understanding a few
techniques, anything can be created, no matter how
outlandish it seems. Vases, clothing, furniture or
anything else you can envision can be made. In this
class, a number of methods are taught, and examples are
given on how best to use each one. You will learn how to
break down your subject into manageable chunks that can
be tackled with basic and not-so-basic styles of balloon
weaves and fabrics. Large non-round balloons, such as
646s and 350s can be used to create intricate sculpture
pieces in relatively little time. Smaller balloons, like
160s and 260s can be used to add intricate details. You
will understand how to make a wide range of things by
the time you leave the room.
Photographing your balloons
How long do your sculptures last? Photographed well,
they can last a lot longer than before. Good photos are
necessary when building a portfolio you can be proud to
show off. What's the difference between a cell phone
photo and one taken with a DSLR? How do you get the most
out of either one? This class is intended for the
balloon artist that's new to photography. We'll talk
about different camera types and related equipment, what
you're looking for in a shot, basic photography
technique, and problems and solutions specific to
– Easy to make, impossible to find out.
This new technique is a strong way of building any shape
you wish and a great base for adding details, it’s easy
to make, it’s really stable, and can be used instead of
normal bubbles in all your designs giving it a special
touch of professional work, it works as a detail or as a
shape by itself… The Pinch-line Technique allows you to
make structures for bigger figures without using
The Pinch-line Technique – Strong, fast, simple and
versatile. Pinch-line bubble has 2 main advantages over
a normal pinch twist bubble; it is stronger (while using
the same tension) and it is square. By being square
(cubic), it allows you to make straighter and longer
strings then you ever could before with normal pinch
twists (boxes stack easier than balls). All Levels
Antonio gives you step by step explanation of all the
techniques used and shows you all the details,
to twist “The Flowys”. All Levels
includes The Altea Rose, The Quack Duck, The
Level: Medium to advanced
for Butterflies using 260, 350, Geo Blossom,
321Q.... with amazing results....Level:
Medium to advanced
The Super Heroines
Don't miss the greatest debut since the super hero
It will be right here at "THE BALLOON WORKSHOP"
The long awaited Super Heroine has arrived.
Her complicated twisted body has been broken down
into simple twisted modules.
When put together these modular shapes become the
building blocks to create a multitude of Super
Heroines. This class is not for the beginner. It is
an advanced class.
Awesome Bouquets for
In this class you will learn how to build one of the
greatest marketing tools imaginable.
The recipients of the Awesome Bouquet are nothing
less than wonder-struck.
The perceived value is Titanic to the actual cost of
the creation. Awesome Bouquets have been sold for
$35 to $90 by themselves and have been incorporated
into decor designs to increase the value of the
balloon decor. Awesome Bouquets are adaptable to any
theme. Working with your client you can extract
information in order to make their bouquet unique to
their needs. We will explore the many ways to make
this creation fit a multitude of themes This will be
a fast pace class so don't forget to bring your
Balloon Gridz Photo ops
Turn a basic 2x4 grid backdrop into the center of
This photo op immortalizes forever the good times
had at your clients celebration.
Memories are priceless and each guest will line up
to have their pictures taken with your masterpiece.
Photos are the craze of the internet. Facebook will
flood these pictures to their friends and to your
future clients. In this class we will brainstorm a
myriad of subject matter that can be displayed as a
photo op. Working together we will create a photo op
for the class so don't forget to bring your cameras.
The Ride Inside is a show stopper! as well as a
Simple or complicated, Ride Insides are big fun!
In this class we will demonstrate a few quick
designs and then construct a template from which you
will be able build your very own Ride Inside
Designing with Balloon
Thinking outside of the box.
In this class Ken will demonstrate the construction
of Balloon Beads and show you how to incorporate
them into your decor.
Here is just one example of incorporating Balloon
Beads into your design. This Awesome Nutcracker! is
as a creation of Brenda Hatch from Balloon Happy AZ.
The head is a Balloon Bead. The pole goes strait up
through the head.
With helium shortages and prices rising Balloon
Beads can take away the need for helium by allowing
you to put your structure right through the balloon
itself. Whether you are a decorator or balloon
artist, you will be amazed at some of the designs
that Balloon Beads can make possible! So come join
us for a very informative class.
Creepy Crawlies for Boys and
Jeanine’s latest designs
include things that aren’t cute! Lots of bugs and
beasties. Some small some large, and some wearable.
Designs include spiders, flies, sharks scorpions, cobra,
skulls and more. Designs in this class utilize 5” rounds
6” hearts, 160s, 260s, and 321s.
Incredibly Cute Stuff
Whether made with 160s or
350s these designs are guaranteed to get oohs and aahs
from whoever receives them. These designs can be made
small and used as bracelets or supersized for table
décor. Designs in this class
utilize 160s, 260s, 350s and rounds.
By Special Request/ Jeanine’s
Some of Jeanine’s favorite
and most used designs for large parties and line work.
Also will take special requests and teach designs
attendees want to learn
Designs in this class
utilize 160s, 260s, 350s, rounds, geos and who knows