Classes through The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh

Photo and Memorabilia Organizing

PLEASE NOTE: This is a three-part class series; each class is a 3-hour sessions. Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

  1. Thursday, September 27, 6pm-9pm
  2. Thursday, October 4, 6pm-9pm
  3. Thursday, October 11, 6pm-9pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Imagine having 9 solid hours to devote JUST to your photos and your personal history? This workshop will help attendees to organize their photos and memorabilia in a meaningful way. Many people value their photos and memorabilia over all other items in their home. This class will educate you on the best tools for collecting, organizing, and preserving photos, documents, videos, and other memorabilia. This is a hands-on workshop that will help you get from “to do” to “done”!

Week 1: Printed Photo Organizing
Week 2: Digital Photo Organizing
Week 3: Memorabilia Organizing

Important Note: This time is YOUR time… to get those photo projects DONE! So if you want to listen while you work – please feel free! This workshop is like “open gym” time for your photos – we will have modules to present, but you can bring projects from each week with you and work on them progressively if you wish.


Jill is a Certified Personal Photo Organizer, and Certified Professional Organizer. She will instruct on how to organize printed and digital photos so that they can be accessed, enjoyed and shared time and time again. Jill will teach and interact with attendees as they implement what they are learning. This is a hands-on class, with individual instruction given as needed from our roaming instructors/photo organizers.

SKILL LEVEL: No experience needed.

TUITION: $120.00 (due at time of registration) + EVENTBRITE FEE $8.74 (due at time of registration)


Week 1: Photo Boxes, Photo Albums, or bags/containers of any loose printed photos, Post it Notes, Index cards (any size), notebook, pen/pencil.

Week 2: Flash drives, CD’s, Laptops, Camera Cards – anything containing your digital pictures, 30 Favorite Printed photos and a memory stick or flash drive – so tht we can provide scanning and digitization services while you are learning (now that’s a nice party favor!)

Week 3: Memorabilia that fits into a shoebox/boot box/tote bag, Post it notes, index cards (any size), notebook, pen/pencil.

REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY Our instructors require a minimum number of students to teach. In order to minimize cancellations that inconvenience our instructors and other students, class cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the start of class. Students who comply with this requirement will receive a full refund. Students who do not comply will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.

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3 Part Series, Sep 27th, Oct 4th and Oct 11th, 2018 6pm-9pm

Classes through Virtual Senior Academy

Discover Your Potential:  It’s About Time Thursday, October 11th, 1pm-2pm 

If you struggle with being on time, completing projects and tasks by deadlines, or just wish you had more time in the day to do all the things you really want to do, this class is perfect for you.  Discover how to prioritize your tasks and projects, manage your email, and stop the tidal wave of incoming interruptions that keep you from achieving your daily, weekly, and monthly goals.  Our phones, tablets, and computers are all inundated with messages, incoming documents to review, and junk mail.  Learn ways to keep the “inbox overwhelm” a thing of the past.

Discover Your Potential:  Downsize Your Home, Not Your Lifestyle – Thursday, November 8th, 1pm-2pm 

Thinking of moving into a smaller home, apartment or senior community? Let a team of professionals take the stress and anxiety out of this process. Learn a step-by-step method to clear the clutter efficiently before you list your home on the market. Discover what local resources are available to turn your household treasures into cash. Take home tips and ideas that you can use immediately to get your house sold from staging to minor makeovers or to fall in love with your home all over again and remain there.

Professional Moving Team 

Jill Yesko, CPO©       Discover Organizing Inc. President, Owner

John Davies, SRES   Re/Max Home Center Realtor

Laurean Kile             Patriarch Placement Founder and Senior Advisor

To register for these free classes, log into Virtual Senior Academy’s website.