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Food Styling 101 next session: April 23, 2013
One-on-One Workshop: Marketing & Self-Promotion for Food Stylists: on your schedule
Fashion Styling One-on-One: on your schedule 


Food Styling 101 (Introduction to Food Styling) begins April 23, 2013
Taught by Debbie Wahl, this 4-week course introduces you to the exciting career of Food Styling. It provides an overview, background, and helpful suggestions for beginning your career as a food stylist. The instructor is recognized food stylist, Debbie Wahl.


Lessons will be sent to you:
Tuesday, April 23
Tuesday, April 30
Tuesday, May 7
Tuesday, May 14

Description: You've heard about food styling: making food look beautiful for photos in magazines, cookbooks, and advertising. And you know you like to work with food and think it sounds like a great career option. What does it really take to learn the art and craft of food styling? How do you break into the business? Is this a skill you'd like to add to your culinary business?

Learn the essentials of what food styling is all about in Food Styling 101. Veteran food stylist Debbie Wahl will guide you through an insider¹s view of developing a successful styling business. Learn about the job responsibilities, building a tool kit, and creating your own portfolio of work. Find out if this is the career for you!

Each week you'll receive assignments that will deepen your knowledge of this fun, but challenging career. By the end of the class you¹ll create a collection of your own styled food photographs that will be critiqued by the instructor.


Some comments from former students:
"This was a great introduction to food styling. I looked forward to receiving the assignments each week." -Tom Skokich
"It was challenging, eye-opening, and a great introduction to 'the business'." -Tony Purvey
"Each week assignments get tougher! I thought they covered the basics that that we (as beginners) need to know about the business." - Tomoko Oki

How the Course Works
Food Styling 101 is completely online and we have had students from all over the world taking the class together.

There is no specific schedule for the class. You can read and study the lessons at your own pace, on your own schedule. Sometime during that week you can complete your assignments and upload them to the Class Site, which is a site open only to online students and the instructor.

Every Tuesday during the session the instructor emails you a PDF of that week's lesson. It is filled with images and lots of information about Food Styling. You can print it out or read it online. You will also receive extra articles about essential aspect of the profession of food styling.

Weekly assignments are uploaded to our Gallery where you can post your images and commentary. The instructor reviews each student's album of images and adds commentary - and students can view the other students' work and instructor commentary. Working at your own pace, you'll benefit as much as you want from the class.

Course concludes with a Q&A Session giving you an opportunity to communicate with fellow students and instructor. Instructor will review and evaluate your work and that of other students. Ask your instructor questions and discuss the next step of your career. Plus you'll have a chance to meet online and network with fellow students. Class Meeting (details to follow)

Suggested Materials
This online course is designed to help you learn about food styling and if it's the right career choice for you. No expensive materials need to be purchased. The following supplies are needed for this class.
∙ Computer and internet access;
∙ Scanner or digital camera is suggested, but you can use a traditional point-and-shoot film camera and have a CD created when your film is developed;
∙ Access to a good bookstore that carries a wide variety of publications or the public library;
∙ Basic cooking equipment and good knives. A short list of additional tools/equipment will be provided in the first lesson. Food styling does not require a vast number of special tools.

Reading Resources
We will provide materials published at Foodesigns.com, both from the web site and the blog The Tweezer Times. Reading assignments will be given each week from these sources.

PRICING: $298

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One-on-One Workshop: Marketing & Self-Promotion for Food Stylists
Make an investment in your career: jump-start your career as a Food Stylist with the guidance of Lisa Golden Schroeder! It’s not enough to have the greatest styling skills, a creative eye, and an amazing portfolio. As a food stylist, you need to know how to find work, whether you are on your own or seeking representation with an agency.

Let Lisa Golden Schroeder, of Foodesigns.com, teach you the essential elements of what you need to know about self promotion as a budding food stylist. In this personalized session, learn to set realistic goals and to develop a real plan to reach them. Food styling is not an easy profession to break into, so we’ll help you start an effective campaign to establish yourself and become successful.
As a small business owner and freelancer, you need to understand how to:
             Improve your networking skills
             Develop multiple pathways to get into the studio
             Develop skills related to food styling
             Build an effective portfolio, from print to web
             Create other marketing materials that sell your unique talent and skills

Your session includes two weeks of lessons with lots of additional reading PLUS a 30-minute one-on-one telephone consultation with Lisa Golden Schroeder so you can ask questions and develop your own career plan.
This personalized course can be completed on your own schedule. Contact us if you have questions.
PRICING: $298


Fashion Styling One-on-One Workshop
On your schedule. This thorough 4-week exploration introduces you to all aspects of building a career in fashion photo styling. Work with recognized celebrity and fashion stylist, Kim Maxwell, to learn the career in one-on-one sessions! Instructor: Kim Maxwell

Have you ever wondered how to enter the wonderful world of Fashion Styling? Are you interested in a career in the world of Fashion Styling? Want to know all about it? This four-week thorough introduction to the career is taught by Atlanta-based celebrity and fashion stylist, Kim Maxwell, author of "Career Diary of a Fashion Stylist." Let Kim Maxwell guide you through the ins and outs of the fashion styling career. With factual lists and requirements for the industry, along with personal experiences, she makes the career real for you.

"Kim Maxwell's courses are a must for aspiring stylists! She will provide answers to all of those questions you can't get answered anywhere else such as how to establish relationships with wardrobe vendors, how to go about booking jobs, and how to prepare for your first photo shoot." - Adrienne D. Simmons, student

Class Schedule: This course will be set up a time that works for both you and Kim. Lessons will be sent to you once a week for four weeks. During that time you will have the opportunity to communicate in person or by phone with Kim at a schedule that works for both of you. You'll benefit from her exclusive attention and feedback.

Course Description: In Fashion Styling One-on-One class size is one-on-one. In this exclusive environment students will work directly with Kim and be able to explore, understand, and walk away with a wealth of knowledge and skills to be able to successfully start a career as a fashion stylist. Activities are directed toward planning your career path, working on a budget, preparing a portfolio, marketing and promotion.

Areas of study include introduction to fashion styling, selection and coordination of clothing and accessories; working with wardrobe vendors, learning a stylist/stylist assistant's responsiblities on set and set etiquette, dealing with clients and professionalism, and financial management.

The final project will be a mock photo shoot, produced independently by you with guidance from your instructor, which will result in photos for your portfolio.

How the Course Works
Fashion Styling 101 and One-on-One are completely online; we have had students from all over the world taking our classes together. There is no specific schedule for the class. You can read and study the lessons at your own pace, on your own schedule. Sometime during that week you can complete your assignments and upload them to the class Gallery, which is a site open only to online students and the instructor.

Every Tuesday during the session the instructor emails you a PDF of that week's lesson. It is filled with images and lots of information about Fashion Styling. You can print it out or read it online. You and Kim will communicate individually throughout the course for exclusive mentoring.

Weekly assignments are uploaded to our Gallery where you can post your images and commentary. The instructor reviews each student's album of images and adds commentary - and students can view the other students' work and instructor commentary. Working at your own pace, you'll benefit as much as you want from the class.

Course benefits are the opportunity to learn valuable information from and communicate with your instructor. Ask your instructor questions and discuss the next step of your career. Your meetings or phone calls will be arranged according to your mutual schedules. Formulate questions in advance for a more effective meeting.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
Notebook
∙ 3 ring binder notebook
∙ Digital camera
∙ 9x12 inch portfolio

Reading Resouces
The following books are recommended for this course but not required: "Career Diary of a Fashion Stylist: Thirty days behind the scenes with a professional" by Kim Maxwell (Out of print but available online) and "Starting Your Career as a Photo Stylist" by Susan Linnet Cox. (For sale on this site and at major bookstores)

PRICING: $298

7 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm interested in the food styling course, but I've missed the sign up for this session. Could you tell me when the next session starts?
    Thanks!

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  2. Hi Christina, the next session of Food Styling 101 will begin on March 12, 2013. There will be NO lesson on March 26, Spring Break! This new session was just posted at http://www.theinvisiblestylist.com/p/styling-workshops.html. You can read about it and register there. I hope you can join us!

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  4. Hello!
    I'm very interested in the course food styling 101, but i can't the the session in april-may. Could you tell me when wold be the session after that?

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  5. Hello!
    I have taken the 101 food styling last year and planning to join "One-on-One Workshop: Marketing & Self-Promotion for Food Stylists ". Could you please send me more information and how could I join this class. Many thanks~ Bonnie

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  6. Hello, I am wondering when ithe next Food styling 101 course will be?
    I am really interested in taking that course, thanks.

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  7. Hi,

    Am interested. can i know when does the food styling 101 online course will begin?

    Thanks

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