Big News. HUGE
by bpc | 8 years ago
Hi, it’s Stacy and Kayce here to announce something so HUGE that we’ve barely been able to keep it under our hats.
We are unbelievably happy to announce that (drumroll please…)
You are reading that correctly:
Big Picture Classes is now officially a part of the Studio Calico family!
We’ve had so much fun collaborating with Studio Calico on various projects over the past year (our Play! event, Pajama Parties, our NSD “10k,” etc.) that we decided to make the collaboration permanent.
Yes, Studio Calico is based in Kentucky, and we’re over here in Washington, and half of our team is in Utah. But the wonderful thing about online businesses is that we can still all work together, even though we live thousands of miles apart.
The timing for this decision to join forces was just perfect. Studio Calico had been looking for a way to broaden their education base. We’ve been looking for a better way to make products and product kits available to our audience in conjunction with the classes we offer. So we started talking about the possibilities with April Foster and her team, and we just couldn’t stop talking!
When we started bigpictureclasses.com back in 2005, there was nobody anywhere doing what we were doing. We carved out a niche for ourselves, and we’ve loved spending the last 8 years inspiring and empowering creative women through online learning. We look forward to this opportunity to broaden our reach and do a better job of serving our wonderful, loyal audience for many more years to come!
We whole-heartedly echo what April is sharing on the Studio Calico blog today: the future is very bright for both Studio Calico and Big Picture Classes!
So, what does all of this really mean?
- We will continue to operate as two separate companies as we look for areas we can work together for the benefit of both audiences.
- We’ll have greater ability to bring new and exciting instructors to the world of online crafting education.
- We will leverage the strengths of both teams as we enhance functionality and user experience on both sites.
- You’ll get a brand-new bigpictureclasses.com website! This is an initiative that we’ve been working on for a year, alongside all of these exciting conversations with Studio Calico. We can’t wait to finally let you in on BOTH of these big secrets.
I’m sure you have a few questions. We hope we’ve answered them in the FAQ below. But before you dive into the nitty-gritty details, we invite you to listen to a couple of songs that reflect our mood today:
Like this song, oh and this one!
Note: If you do not find your answers below or on the Studio Calico announcement, please feel free to leave a comment here on the blog, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with us via our Facebook Page.
We will also continue to update our FAQ as more questions come in, so they will all be in one place.
Thank you for being a part of our happy news!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where is Stacy going?
Stacy is not going anywhere. She is still incredibly passionate about leading the vision and mission of BPC publicly. She is looking forward to using Microsoft Excel less.
Will I have access to my BPC classes?
Yes you will continue to access all your classes through bigpictureclasses.com just as you currently do.
Will the classes stay in the current BPC format or will they be closer to the Studio Calico format?
All classes will remain in the current BPC format. We will continue to improve the customer experience and as always, look for ways to better serve our students.
Will BPC remain vendor neutral?
Yes! Education will remain the central focus of Big Picture Classes. A major component of the education provided at BPC is about inspiring and educating individuals regardless of what product they choose to use.
Will BPC continue to teach non-scrapbooking classes as well?
Yes. This is one of the best parts about Big Picture Classes and it will continue.
Can I access my classes on both sites now?
No. Any classes you purchase through Studio Calico are available at StudioCalico.com, and any classes you purchase at Big Picture Classes are available at bigpictureclasses.com.
Will we continue to see the same teachers at BPC?
Yes! Big Picture has incredible relationships with the finest talent. The focus on bringing in the most talented and respected teachers will remain.
Will Studio Calico continue to provide classes?
Yes. Studio Calico provides a limited number of classes for its subscribers to help inspire them to make beautiful things with Studio Calico product. That focus will remain.
Who do I contact if I’m interested in teaching at SC or BPC?
Feel free to start a conversation with us at StudioCalico.com and we will be sure to get your information to the right people.
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