Create dynamic, professional layouts of text and imagery for print and digital publishing.

Jul 13, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021
Sep 21, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021
Nov 16, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $295
Class Size: 15 (max)

NOTE: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on Tues + Thurs | 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm ET.
Students will need to have Adobe Indesign on their home computers. A free 7-day trial version of Indesign may be downloaded

This remote workshop teaches participants the ins and outs of Adobe’s extensive design program. From importing graphics and using master pages, to formatting text and using styles, this course encompasses the basics for anyone diving into this industry standard software for the first time.

Students work to refine their skills both technically and creatively. Participants view many examples of successful design as well as the workflow to accomplish similar projects. The two days will be filled with exercises, and address topics such as page elements, managing styles, working with paths, incorporating external files, managing long documents, and pre-flighting and packaging files for print and web publishing.

The bulk of our time will be devoted to learning the basic tools available in the program, but there will be breakout session opportunities our second day for students who would like to discuss a personal project one-on-one with the instructor. 

Try this 7-day free trial download of InDesign if you do not already have the program!

Sessions typically run as follows: 

10am-1pm ET – Group Demo/Tutorials
1pm-2pm ET – Lunch/Break
2pm-4 or 5pm – As needed for Group Demo/Tutorials and Q&A

Computer literacy is required.

Header Image:  ©Robert Clifford

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Instructor: David Allen

David is a seasoned designer with over 15 years of experience in digital printing, art direction, and book design. In 2018 he founded Render, ( a design and publication company dedicated to meeting the needs of small business and nonprofits. David has taught fine art and multimedia courses in art centers, professional workshops, and colleges. Also a practicing artist, he shows regularly in invitational, group, and solo exhibitions; his work was recognized in Maine Home and Design’s Annual Art Issues of 2017 and 2012.