Twisting with Jackie Ochitwa
Join Jackie for a full day of fun and fresh designs that sell, including "Themed Number Centerpieces" and "Balloon Candy Cups."
SESSION ONE: Themed Number Centerpieces - 9AM-12PM
Category: Decor, twisting Difficulty Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Description: Learn how to twist up fun and colorful themed number centerpieces utilizing the simple box weave in this hands-on class. Jackie will break down all the numbers from 0-9 using an easy to follow grid system that will give you precise, proportioned and clean numbers every time. We will also twist up some cute figures and learn how to incorporate foils and other twisted balloon elements to give your piece incredible added perceived value that your clients will love.
SESSION TWO: Balloon Candy Cups - 1PM-4PM
Category: Twisting Difficulty Level: Beginner
Description: This class will introduce you to the latest craze in the twisting world – the balloon candy cup. Candy cups make excellent teacher gifts as well as birthday party favors and are super profitable. Learn some quick balloon designs that can be used as toppers and equally important - the basics of where to buy supplies and how to market to your target audience. Grow your business by offering something fresh and fun to your clients. These designs also all double as balloon bracelets and are great for line or restaurant work. They can also be added to any decor as a great way to add to the perceived value of a piece. Grow your business by offering something fresh and fun to your clients.
Stay for a BALLOON JAM immediately following the 2nd class!
Cost: $30 for both sessions (lunch included) or $20 for one session.
Register by calling Midwest Balloons at 1-800-627-2789.
Jackie Ochitwa started twisting professionally in 2010 in her hometown of Airdrie, Alberta when she picked up a pump and some balloons. She soon realized that her love of art could translate beautifully with latex as the medium. The former radio host launched her company With a Twist Balloon Creations the same year.
Jackie is a full-time balloon artist specializing in fun and fresh table decor and delivery pieces. She embraces any opportunity to share her passion with other balloon professionals. Jackie most recently taught at FLOAT the Convention 2017 in St. Louis, and will be taking the stage to teach at the World Balloon Convention 2018 in San Diego.