The Blogcademy: Ch-Ch-Changes!

The Blogcademy: Ch-Ch-Changes!

Hey, West Coast: we’ve secured two killer locations! Last month, we did a soft launch of our upcoming dates, & now we have more details to share!

We’re super-excited to let you know that our event in Portland will be held at The Cleaners at The Ace, & our Los Angeles class will be happening at Beachwood Studios in Hollywood.

These are both such extremely cool spaces & we’re completely over-the-moon to have locked them down. We love The Ace Hotel, & their special event space, The Cleaners, has a major scholastic vibe. It makes me want a big wooden ruler that I can bang on desks… It’s all a bit John Willie’s Bizarre, you know?!

We’ll be joined in Portland by three of our favourite Californian babes: the girls from Made U Look Photography! They’ll be shooting the workshop, & allowing us to bask in their glorious energy for two days. They are total sweethearts as well as some of our favourite photographers, & the amount of cameras each wears around her neck at one time will boggle your mind!

On the opposite end of the scale, Beachwood Studios is smack-bang in the middle of Hollywood, & it’s a truly beautiful & airy space. We’re going to decorate it with our enormous B balloons & have a whole lot of fun. Fingers crossed for a little sunshine too, eh?! (Don’t tell anyone, but the 7th of April is also Kat’s birthday! It’s going to be a pretty special day!)

By the way, a little bird (read: Shauna!) told me that there is a fantastic black & white photobooth right next to The Cleaners… So for goodness sake, #BYOE! (Bring your own ears!)

We still have a few spaces left, so don’t leave it too late! Snap up your seat!

The Blogcademy: Ch-Ch-Changes!

Good things take time, or so they say, and The Blogcademy is no exception!  After three rollicking sold-out classes, we’ve decided to make some changes to the curriculum… & we can’t wait to roll them out for our next class!

Our weekend attendees in London may have noticed the dapper & talented Richard Wakefield of FX Films creeping around Curtain Road Studios.  In addition to making a video showcasing the atmosphere (& fabulous headgear!) of The Blogcademy, he also filmed the entirety of Lisa Devlin’s photography lecture.

The reason for this?  As much as we love (& secretly worship!) Lisa, packing her into our turquoise suitcase & toting her all over the world with us isn’t totally practical!

We’re thrilled to announce that all Blogcademy students will receive a link to this video with their ticket purchase, which is perfect for any graduates who desire a little “extra credit”! Think of it as a little way we’re giving you even more bang for your buck!

By shifting this segment to the online space, we have an extra two hours to learn & play together!  This will vary slightly from class to class, & will be tailored for our individual mix of students & their needs, but we’re going to pump up the volume in a segment on non-sleazy networking, info on savvy image use, as well as some excellent & immersive activities (to remain secret until the day!).

The Blogcademy: Ch-Ch-Changes!

If you’re dying to come to The Blogcademy but you’re a little low on funds, don’t despair! As always, we’re giving away a scholarship to each class, & it’s easy to enter!

Simply let us know why you want to come along, & share it with us on Facebook! If you’re stumped for ideas, take a look at what our past scholarship winners Penny & Julia did to win our hearts!

We’re closing the scholarship off this Friday the 15th of February, so put on those thinking caps!

All the info you could possibly need about the scholarship is at the bottom of our FAQ, but you can always tweet us if you have any further questions!

The Blogcademy: Ch-Ch-Changes!

By the way, we’re looking for sponsors for Portland & L.A. What does this mean? Basically, if you run a business that creates anything cool, cute or awesome, we’d love to get it in front of our 60 enthusiastic students! You’ll also be featured on all three of the headmistresses blogs, reaching well over a million people… Pretty awesome! If this sounds like something you’re interested in, get in touch!

Can’t wait to do it all over again!

Photo of The Blogcademy: London by Shell De Mar.
Illustration by Veronica Dearly!