Tuesday, 17 November 2015 by Irene Hoofs
For our second Food Styling and Mobile Photography class at the Bosch experience center, we invited several local bloggers along for a morning of food and fun. We always enjoy watching the participants try their hands at styling with the props and food we lay out for them and in this class, we had so many bloggers try out very different ways of styling. From creating faces with food to turning half an orange into a cup, this group was definitely up to try everything which was really refreshing and reminded us that when it comes to styling, though there are guides and ways of creating good shots, there are no "rules" per se! Try everything, break the rules.. and even if you don't get a great shot at first, you'll get there and when you do you'll look back and see how you came so far. We've been there and it is a very rewarding journey we must say.
If you're keen on taking part in our Food Styling and Mobile Photography class with Bosch, we are glad to announce that we will be organising two more sessions in early 2016 so stay tuned for more details!
Thursday, 17 September 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Bright and early last saturday we were up and at em' over at the Bosch experience centre in preparation for our 10 am Food styling and mobile photography class in collaboration with the good folks over at Bosch. With the launch of their latest series 6 ovens, we thought what better excuse to come together with some baked goods, cameras and foodies to learn to make better food shots.
Despite the early start and hazy conditions, our students came ready with questions and their creative juices flowing and we couldn't be more excited to start the class. We also had Chef John See, a Bosch ambassador and a pro at Bosch's Series 8 ovens to show us the ropes in the kitchen. He prepared some tasty brunch foods for us to snap away.
We started the class with some camera and styling tips and the students got to have some hands-on experience styling and capturing their own shots. Every class is a new chance to learn more, for both the students and ourselves as teachers. The students always share their favourite apps to edit photos and we always find out about something new to try out. Of course we also share our favourite apps and some tricks that are close to magical when it comes to editing images. Technology oh how amazing you are!
If you would like to join us for a class at the Bosch experience centre, join us for our 2 upcoming classes!
With the ongoing haze in Singapore, we wanted to give our students a little morning boost of vitamins with some freshly pressed FP juices. Juice of the day: Spicy Tonic!
The Series 8 ovens stole the show as expected. They blow us away everytime. Baking never seemed so easy, of course Chef John See also does things so swiftly we all think maybe just maybe we can recreate it ourselves at home, without any supervision too.
.. Bosch's Series 8 ovens
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Thursday, 3 September 2015 by Irene Hoofs
For the past few months, the Bloesem Team has been working on a very exciting collaboration with a beloved brand. I've been using Bosch products for years at home and when the opportunity came to work together, of course I was in! In the coming months we will be working together with Bosch for a few very exciting projects and of course you can be along for the ride..
Next week Bloesem will be hosting - a food styling class in Bosch's experience centre in Singapore -. Equipped with all the latest technology and everything you'll need to create a delectable meal, we will be teaching students how they can take their meals from oven to table and take great photos of their handy work.
A few months ago we attended the launch of Bosch's series 8 ovens (you may have seen this on instagram) and we were blown away. I think no other series of ovens has had a more grand welcome party. The event took place in a airplane hanger and the ovens arrived on a plane! There were also presentations with chefs showing us the different functions of the oven. This revolutionary oven might can help anyone make a gourmet meal.. it even has a function that will help you achieve the perfect bake which also means cakes, roasts and many more yumminess to look forward to. Even if you're not one to be found in the kitchen normally, this oven will change your mind.
My team and I can't wait to bake up a storm and create some beautiful imagery with our students next week.. it's going to be hard to resistance eating our subjects before photographing them but we'll try our best so that we can have some great photos at the end before we dig into the meal!
Tuesday, 4 August 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Sorry kids, it's almost back to school time.. but don't worry Bloesem classes are always tons of fun and are not test-able. We also do not send you for detention or home with a report card that is less than fantastic. We only hope you learn a new fun skill and fill your bellies with yummy food. So it's almost nothing like school! Oh but you do get to meet people with common interests and make new friends.. that part we love too!
So HOORAY! for new classes both in Amsterdam and Singapore. This is just the first update and we will definitely be adding more classes for our Singapore students so watch out for that. For our Amsterdam buddies, we'll be hosting Bloesem classes from the 10th to the 17th October, so we hope you'll be able to make it! Enough chattering, on with the classes..
Classes in Amsterdam from 10 to 17 October 2015
10 & 11 Oct: Modern handwriting class
13 & 14 Oct: #Instafood - Food styling and mobile photography class
16 & 17 Oct: Marketing for Makers
Classes in Singapore
19 Sept: We are making Candles
Find your passions in Bloesem classes..
More about the Bloesem Classes in Amsterdam:
Modern handwriting class
Within hours of posting this class online, we had 3 fully sold out classes! Yes we were as shocked as you are. By far the quickest selling class, Modern handwriting is a trend on fire! It can't stop won't stop. We see it everywhere on social media and if you want to get in on the action, this class will show you exactly the tools and techniques you need to create beautiful handwritten art too.
Food styling and mobile photography class
After 9 classes held in both Singapore and Amsterdam, we are convinced of the amount of love there is for taking beautiful food photos and sharing them on instagram. Learn how to best use your mobile phone camera (even some tricks you may not have known about), styling tips and tools as well as the importance of creating a community of people with common interests on instagram! It's super fun and addictive, you'll see..
Marketing for Makers
Turn your potential into a professional and profitable business with this class. Join Irene Hoofs from Bloesem Blogs and Anouk van der El from Make History Co as they share with you their ingredients to growing and marketing their businesses. You will learn from them how to define and refine a marketing strategy that you can put into action right away. You will walk away with loads of key concepts and action steps on public relations, creating online presence, visual storytelling, search engine optimization (SEO), pricing guidelines and work sheets -- all wrapped in a nifty handbook. After this class the marketing of your brand will be just as much fun as the creative process.
More about the Bloesem Classes in Singapore:
We are making Candles
Learn from the Bloesem Team the secrets to making beautiful and unique scents using 100% botanical oils. We will teach you how to make soy container candles with your very own individual scents... and yes, you can bring your own jars to give your candles a personal touch!
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Tuesday, 2 June 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Class Alert: Modern Handwriting Class
A twist on classic calligraphy, modern handwriting is a huge trend on Instagram, Pinterest and basically every corner of the internet. We see quotes written in modern handwriting everywhere, it's also used in campaigns for many companies and even as decoration in shop windows. We can't help it, it's gorgeous! And you can do it too.
It's about your own handwriting! We will be having Josselin Bijl, illustrator and hand letterer from the Netherlands, coming down to show us how she creates her beautiful lettering and help us all expand our repertoire of writing skills. She will work with you to make the most out of your own unique and individual handwriting.. It's not about replicating someone else's style, let's embrace our own style and make it as beautiful as it can be. There's no right or wrong when it comes to our handwriting... Josseling 'll help you to kickstart your journey to writing beautiful lettering by showing you the different techniques, the perfect tools to use and give you a little push, because we know you have it in you ;)
More about Josseling Bijl..
About Josseling Bijl Josselin’s interest for handwriting is not something she learned for very long but through the years. She finished her study at the AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute), where she learned Fashion Design, photography and illustration. She now works as a freelance creative for several magazines (like Libelle, Flair, Marie Claire and Amayzine.com) and as a lifestyle-editor, stylist and illustrator for books (Smaak van de Vecht, Project Prep and Come in we’re open Ibiza). Josselin loves experimenting with different inks and methods, but always stays true to her own style; personal, fashion and handmade, and that’s a thing you will see in her work too.
What's Included 3 fun hours of learning a new skill and enjoying delicious food and drinks in our Bloesem studio. Open to beginners, the workshop will cover a demonstration of modern handwriting techniques by Josselin, sufficient time for you to practice strokes and lettering, plenty of feedback and one-on-one help from the teacher. You will receive a handwriting starter kit that you will use in class and is yours to take home together with your writing creations! It will be a great time of developing your own lettering style and mastering your brushstroke skills in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.
.. Josselin Bijl
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Wednesday, 6 May 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Yes it is time for another class semester. Reminds us of the times we were in school and would eagerly look at which classes and teachers we had been allocated.. the difference is this time it is so much more enjoyable! You get to choose your classes and even your teachers! And of course there's still recess time with much yummier snacks.
Overall Bloesem class is way better than going to school (we might be biased), for one it's like going to school and only having to attend your favourite class. Plus no heavy backpacks.. This semester we have brought back the best of the best, the hot favourites, the cool kids if you will - your favourite classes!
So mark your calendars and book your seats everyone:
6 June & 25 July: We are Making Candles
11 - 13 June: Modern Handwriting
18 June: Marketing for Makers
3 - 4 July: #Instafood - Food styling and Mobile Photography
10 - 11 July: Write it in Gold (Basic and gold foiling calligraphy)
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