Staffs looking to personalize the yearbook more at camp

Written by Crystal Kazmierski

It is exciting to see the 2011 themes emerge as kids started their yearbooks at the Sonoma workshop. We tried something new this year where the staffs consulted with all three instructors at the same time to get theme feedback before developing it. As expected we offered varying opinions which provided lots of food for thought. Can’t wait to see what the final theme packets will look like.

So far most staffs are seeking to personalize their books more, and the themes are reflecting that. We are seeing more interest in covering as many students as possible and in covering not just the superstars but everyone.

The night’s entertainment on Saturday were professional break dancers who have performed on “Dancing With the Stars” and “So You Think you Can Dance.” It’s always nice to have a little fun mixed in with the hard work at these workshops.

Crystal Kazmierski

With a background in commercial art, Crystal Kazmierski advises the Wings yearbook at Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redlands, California, and teaches design and photography at journalism workshops and conventions across the country. Under Crystal’s guidance, Wings has received multiple CSPA Gold Crown and NSPA Pacemaker awards; including winning a Yearbook Pacemaker 18 times in the last 19 years. Crystal is also the author of Finding Your Theme, a unit in Walsworth’s Yearbook Suite curriculum.