balloon training Gemar day

GO International & Gemar Balloons Are Delighted To Host A Full Day Of Spectacular Training And Education With Irina Gvozdenko.

8th March 2022 – just £79 + vat

This course is taking place in the stunning barns of Knebworth House, a popular luxury wedding venue on the outskirts of Hertfordshire. Perfect for balloon decorators looking to learn new décor skills or increase their confidence, with Irina Gvozdenko, one of Europe’s top designers and trainers.

Irina discovered the world of balloon art in 2012 and she hasn’t looked back. She has a natural talent and quickly developed sophisticated techniques, using balloons in much the same way as a painter uses oil and pigment.

Irina has created some stunning works of art, from small sculptures to huge installations that astound everyone who sees them with their originality and innovation. You can see examples of her work in Russian and foreign magazines as well as international balloon catalogues.

She has been a valued member of the Gemar team since 2016, sharing her secrets in workshops and master classes. We are thrilled to have her as a Gemar® Ambassador, and we know you will be thrilled to spend the day with her at Knebworth.

You can learn more about Irina from her links below:



During the course you will learn an array of techniques including:

  • Create Beautiful Organic Designs .
  • Adding Twisting To Your Designs.
  • Distortion Techniques To Transform Your Décor.
  • Create Stunning Hoop Designs.
  • Learn All About GEMAR Balloons

You will also learn:

  • A multitude of industry specific hints, tips and techniques
  • Principles and Elements of Design!

Benefits of this course:

  • Fantastic opportunity to construct various balloon designs and capture portfolio images in the stunning wedding barns at Knebworth House for your website and social media advertising.
  • A mixture of hands on training and instructor demonstrations
  • Gain confidence using a variety of different balloons on how to inflate, use and create beautiful balloon displays.
  • Network with other balloonies and create business relationships.
  • Refreshments & Lunch included
  • Free parking at the venue
  • Easy access via taxi (10 minutes) from Knebworth or Stevenage Train Station with fast trains to and from London King’s Cross (approx. 25 mins train dependant).

For queries with regards to this course please contact

Hosted by: GO International & Gemar Balloons

Instructors : Irina Gvozdenko

Location: Knebworth Barns Conference and Banqueting Centre

Knebworth House,

Old Knebworth Ln,

Knebworth SG3 6PY

Date & Time: Wednesday 8th March 9.30am to 4.30pm

Course Fee: £79 (plus V.A.T)

Cancellation Policy:

GO International Cancellations and Amendments Policy.

All requests for cancellations and/or transfers must be received in writing to

Cancellations will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received. The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking (excluding any card processing fees and/or booking fees previously applied), as shown below.

Calendar days notice before the start date of the event Refund applicable
15 calendar days or more 50% refund of basic attendance fee or a full credit to be used against a future training course.
Between 1 and 14 calendar days (inclusive) No refund will be given
Failure to attend/On the day cancellation No refund will be given

In the event the course needs to be cancelled by GO International due to government restrictions you will be able to transfer your booking to another date for the same course. In the event there is no suitable alternative course availability, you will be offered a full refund

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