Guided by an industry professional, this project-based online workshop takes students through the process of making a publishable file from start to finish in Adobe InDesign.

Jan 17, 2023 - Jan 26, 2023

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $325
Class Size: 12

Note: This Course will be held in a live, Online Format using the Zoom Platform.
The class meets Tuesday & Thursday for Four Half Days 9am-12pm ET.
Students will need to have Adobe InDesign installed on their home computers. A 7-day Free Trial is available here.

This hands-on workshop teaches participants the ins and outs of Adobe’s extensive design program. From master pages and importing graphics to formatting text and typography, this course encompasses the basics for any individual diving into this industry-standard software. 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. Daily lecture and exercises 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, mobile, and web publishing. Students should bring samples of their own works for publication or ideas for projects to work on throughout the week.

Computer Literacy is required. The InDesign Program is part of Adobe Creative Suite and is available for a discount trial rate please download the software here.

For students who simply want a basic introduction to the software and do not desire to get started on personal projects, check out 2-Day Adobe InDesign. 

Note: David also offers Week-long and 2-Day courses in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Illustrator, view the “Upcoming Workshops” section on his faculty bio page.

Images:  ©David Allen, Header Image:  ©Alison Shaw

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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.