Twist & Shout Intensive Class Series $99
Wednesday February 5th 2014
Class Descriptions coming soon
Tom 'BIBO' Sayes: Stage Performances
Robbie Furman: Lifesize Car
Laura Caldwell: Adventures in Marketing
Twist & Shout Classes & Instructors
*Subject to change
Tom "Bibo" Sayes
Pieter Van Engen Sponsored by Qualatex Balloons
Specializing in long lasting memories of his balloon art through photographs, international award winning balloonartist Pieter van Engen is quickly making name for himself and his unique style of twisting.
Pieter van Engen started his career as a musician by studying bassguitar at the Dutch Academy of Music, after his graduation he performed with several groups and acts. In 2005 he visited the Millenniumjam in Belgium and eversince his life changed. Besides music-shows Pieter began to perform happy balloon- and magic-shows as well. In the year 2010 Pieter stopped performing as a musician, and became a fulltime balloonartist, entertainer and innovator in the field of balloonmodelling.
Pieter won several prizes in competitions and A Balloon Excellence award “Rising Star” was given to Pieter by Ralph Dewey.
For all levels , showing many diffrent useful line work designs from a flower to a turtle
Intermediate level, showing figures like a duck, jet fighter, bunny sitting on a carrot, flowers in a vase, T-Rex, Chainsaw, Figures will be explained as time permits, but will not be hands on
Guido Verhoef Sponsored by Betallic Balloons
Philias Flash Sponsored by Qualatex Balloons
Flash (aka Rupert Appleyard) is a British entertainer who has been
creating large scale balloon sculptures internationally for the last ten
years. Largely self taught, his distinctive style and freestyle methods
have pushed his creations to the forefront of balloon art, with images
of his signature pieces being seen and shared all over the world. He
loves performing and the combination of art and entertainment puts his
work in hot demand both in Canada (where he now lives with his wife and
two dogs) and internationally. 2014 will be see his first time sharing
his secrets with convention goers, so you won't want to miss him!
Packs flat, plays big!
great things come come in flat packages. Join Phileas Flash as he shows
you how to turn this underestimated weave into a powerful balloon
building tool. Essential for building big sculptures and quick enough
for line work Phileas' favorite weave is a versatile utility device that
should be in every twisters arsenal. As well as teaching the basic
technique you will also learn some of the flat weave designs that
Phileas uses regularly for line work.
since he started building sculptures of people Phileas Flash has been
inundated with requests to teach his distinctive face design. Until now
he has kept it a closely guarded secret, but that is about to change!
2014 is the year that you too can learn how to make fabulous faces as he
teaches you some of the techniques he uses in basic face construction.
Not to be missed!
sponsored by Betallic Balloons
Marie began twisting balloons in 2003. In 2008, she became fascinated by fashions created entirely by balloons. The fascination soon turned to obsession. Since that time, her creations have appeared on television, magazines and international runways. You can link to her website and facebook page at: http://customballoondresses.com/home.html
Marie is definitely not your typical balloon twister. She is an award winning balloon artist and designer. She was the first recipient of the Ralph Dewey Rising Star Award in 2006. She has studied with the most elite in the industry and has instructed both local and international balloon artists. She is one of the world's most innovative balloon dress designers and creators.
Marie's uniquely designed balloon dresses and costumes have appeared on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place, Univision's Sabado Gigante as well as in Giuseppina, Mainstream, Modelixir, Botchii, Filigree, Vedere, New Times, Pin-Up Perfection and numerous other publications. She showcased her designs in the first US held Balloon Couture Fashion Show in Las Vegas, NV. Since that appearance, her designs appeared on runways in the US, Europe and Asia. In November, 2009, she was chosen as the exclusive balloon couturier for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Manhattan, NY.In 2013, Marie received First Prize as well as People's Choice awards in the Twist & Shout Balloon Dress Competition
Marie's instructional DVD on balloon dress components, Ephemeral Fashions presents: The 'Tops' in Balloon Dresses will be released opening day of Twist & Shout 2014.
RED CARPET READY - Fabulous Balloon Fashions
Embellished: Fashion Necklines
Take your balloon fashions to the next level. The perfect neckline can turn a simple dress, into an elegant gown, worthy of a red carpet.
Embellished: Fashion Extras
Dress up your dresses with dramatic accents and accessories - Top to Create the perfect shape that accentuates the wearers figure. See why not all skirts are created equal.
Speed Twisting-Bigger designs
In this class, Robbie will show you his secrets and tricks to building really great designs in only a matter of minutes. Angel, Bear, Flowers and more!
Join Robbie as he teaches you how he creates his BIG designs for events and competitions! In this class students will be taught everything they need to know about building and delivering the designs on time.
Build Robbie's Life Sized Car Master Class
It was an ordinary day in June of 2003 when Sam Cremeens stumbled upon a discovery that would change, and ultimately save his life... BALLOON ART! Now residing in the fine city of Nashville, Tennessee, Sam tries to push the boundaries of what people expect when they hear the words balloon art, often combining electronics and robotics with the balloon sculptures to create one-of-a-kind décor elements for his clients
Sam co-hosts the Balloon Blast Video Show, a monthly (formerly weekly) educational and entertainment program for balloon twisters, on YouTube, where he shares working designs for use in the real world as well as new product information and history of balloon art. Catch up with every episode on Scott Tripp's YouTube channel!
You can find Sam on the Balloon Twister Central FaceBook Group as well as BalloonHQ.com. His full portfolio can be found on his business FaceBook page, Sam the Balloon Man.
As a full time balloon professional, Sam makes over 350 appearances per year for such clients as The Tennessee Titans, Jack Daniels Distillery, and the US Army 101st Airborne Division.
The Latex Armory
Let's face it, little boys like weapons... And Sam Cremeens likes to make 'em! From a flintlock musket to a Winchester Lever Action, an RPG to a Remington Sixgun, Sam will guide you step by step of no less than 6 balloon firearms replicas that don't require a waiting period or a background check! (this class isn't for everyone. I know that some will have a moral objection to making guns and I do respect that. In many areas, like my own home of Tennessee, balloon guns are very well received and these designs were incredibly well received in the jam room of the FPBA Balloon Track in St. Louis.)
The Restaurant Workers Guide
If you've ever wanted to be a restaurant twister, this class is for you! Sam Cremeens takes you through his process of getting and, more importantly, KEEPING a restaurant gig. Calling upon his prior experience as a busboy, a waiter, and even a manager in a restaurant to offer his views on the role of balloon artists in a restaurant environment. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) How to get the gig, how to keep the gig, guest services, and we'll finish out with some live role playing exercises to demonstrate Sam's approach to making the experience special for the restaurant guests.
Adventures in Marketing (Master Class)
Crazy & Curly