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Our Instructor

We are thrilled to have Jim Bellomo back teaching yearbook in South Carolina. Jim was the keynote speaker at our 2015 Summer Yearbook Workshop at Hilton Head. When school starts in the fall, Jim will have been involved with yearbooks for 50 years! He brings a wealth of knowledge about creating books and conveys it to students in a way that they will love and remember.


Don't miss the chance to work with our plant artist

All schools will have an opportunity to work with one of our plant artists to create their 2018 yearbook cover!

This is the best way to design your cover when you can converse with the artist as he works.



All we ask is that you plan now to bring your entire yearbook staff to our incredible Spring Yearbook Workshop. We promise that it will be the best thing you can do to get your staff on the road to your best yearbook ever!

We will teach them basics, get them excited, get them talking yearbook and give them a great foundation to start the year.

Plus you will get a great lunch and your staff will have time to meet with our plant artist to design your 2018 yearbook cover.

Who? Bring your 2018 yearbook staff leadership.

WHAT? The best way ever to start your yearbook year.

When? Thursday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where? Mount Pleasant Courtyard by Marriott. Click here for directions in Google Maps.

How? Register at right! Do it now!

Registration is $30 per student. Lunch in included as well as time with our plant artist to design your 2018 cover.

WHY? In case you have missed it, we believe that this THE best way to start your yearbook year. Plan to attend today.

Tentative Workshop Schedule:

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration

Plan on arriving early during this time and letting your entire staff peruse our collection of more than 100 yearbooks arrayed throughout the auditorium. It is a great time for ideas to flourish. Also, sign up to meet with our artist during this time.

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Introduction Creating a successful yearbook

This intro section will challenge your students to create a successful yearbook by picturing everyone, spelling their names correctly and getting your pages in on time and tell them how todo it.

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Layout & Design Learning the basics

Even the most advanced students of design sometimes forget the basics. This lesson will show everyone, novice to pro, what it takes to produce good design and six easy steps to create an award-winning layout.

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Copy writing Writing copy that students will read

Learn how to write copy that preserves memories and that your student buyers will want to read. Make your yearbook literate and fun with great copy.

11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Photo Planning—Top ten tips for yearbook photos

We believe that every yearbook staffer should be a photographer. These ten tips will help them be the best photographer possible.

12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. Lunch
Lunch is included in the cost of the workshop

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Caption writing
Every picture needs a good caption

You and your students will learn the basics of caption writing. How to write them and what pitfalls to avoid. This class is the most valuable of the day.

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closing session
The good, the bad and the ugly

This fun and informative session will start with a look at good yearbooks from all over the U.S. and  finish up with a humorous tour of the worst yearbook of all time (in our humble opinion). Don’t miss it!