Workshop at the Boston Architectural College will start again soon, so don't miss out!
You will have a chance to expand your computer skills with a software course in InDesign or GIS Technology. Learn how to promote your business and improve your presentation skills with a course on Social Media or Client Presentations. Explore careers in Interior Design and Architecture by joining a free workshop. Or, learn more about interior and landscape design. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about upcoming workshops! All workshops will be held at the Boston Architectural College unless noted otherwise.
- Technology & Social Media
- Business Education
- Textiles & Treatments
- Landscape Design
SEM015 Mapping Your World; an Introduction to GIS Technology for Landscape Designers
This "hands on" workshop covers the basics of mapping and GIS. Students will learn basic concepts of GIS, get started with GIS software, and walk away with a map of their own.
SEM019 InDesign Layout Basics
This workshop consists "hands on" work in InDesign; creating oversized presentation boards and page sized documents for use in a portfolio or promotional project pages. Students will learn how to work more efficently, save time, and promote their design ideas though the use of Masterpages, swatches and paragraph styles.
SEM022 Advanced 20-20 Design Software
Learn how to use 20-20 to create a mechanical plan from your completed 20-20 design.Workshop participants should have completed Introduction to 20-20 or have hands on experience using 20-20 in kitchen design.
SEM021 Increase Your Productivity with iPad Apps
Learn how to maximize the use of your iPad for personal and business productivity. Work with and share different document types, save and share links for interesting content, manage your tasks, and still have time to play Words with Friends. Fee $50.00 Instructor: Karen Muncaster
SEM028 Social Media: Branding Your Expertise, Vision and Voice
Social Media is all around us and here to stay. Suddenly, professionals with years of design and business experience are falling behind smart phone wielding young guns with narrow resumes but broad virtual appeal. You will learn how the tools of social media can help you establish and promote your experience. Using case studies, you'll learn how industry peers have used social media to establish their own specific "brands". You'll also learn how to use social media to gain access to industry leaders and the media. Fee: $65.00 Instructor: Linda Merrill
SEM018 Growth, Effectiveness, and Management (GEM) Business Seminar for Landscape Design and Horticultural Businesses
In today's economy it is more important than ever to have your business focused, organized, adaptable to changing conditions, working together as a team and profitable. Let Frank Crandall help you and your business succeed by providing well-placed recommendations and share time-tested methods that focus on the critical issues you face. In this one day seminar Frank will discuss fundamentals of estimating, cash flow projections, budget formulation, methods to calculate overhead, the value of contracts for clients and subcontractors, and management tips to make your team more productive. Complete a sample estimate using the tools provided including a scaled plan, formulas and data sheets. Create budgets, cash flow projections and use P&L's (profit and loss statements) to ensure a profit and seasonal cash flow, and forms specific for designers, Landscape Architects and landscapers. Fee: $225.00 Instructor: Frank Crandall
SEM025 Client Presentations: Making them all Positive
You've completed your studies and are ready to begin your new design career. Feeling apprehensive? Now is the time to become skilled at navigating the sometimes rough waters of client relations. You'll learn how get your first clients; how to conduct yourself with the client, how to have the "money talk". Then, once you have them under contract, how to present your concepts and defend your ideas as a design professional, all the while keeping the conversations positive and the client happy and content and thrilled that they hired you. This will be of particular value for those entering the fields of Residential Interior Design/Decoration, Kitchen & Bath Design and Landscape Design. Fee: $75.00 Instructor: Maryanne Grebenstein
SEM023 So You Want to be...an Interior Designer
Join a panel of interior design professionals and learn about the fields of interior design and interior decoration. Panelists will provide an overview of the differences between the career paths of the two related fields. They'll share their experiences as design professionals in both commercial and residential work. Learn about necessary education, specializations, mentoring, skills necessary for success, design trends and how to market yourself and your business.
SEM024 So You Want to be...an Architect
Join a panel of practicing architects and explore architectural education and life in the architectural office; the differences between large and small firms, and commercial and residential work. Discover specializations, mentoring, and the skills necessary for success. Our panel will include seasoned veterans as well as emerging professionals.
SEM So You Want to Be a Landscape Architect
Join a panel of practicing landscape architects and designers presenting education routes and opportunities in landscape architecture and related landscape design fields; the differences between traditional and non-traditional education, large and small firms practices, commercial and residential work, design build practice in comparison to design and planning firms, as well as creative venues to put training in this field to work. Discover specializations, mentoring, and the skills necessary for success. Our panel will include seasoned veterans as well as emerging professionals.
SEM027 Solving the Mysteries of Window Treatments
Window treatments serve many purposes in our homes; beauty, function, style, decoration...understanding how to combine all these into one statement can be confusing. In this workshop we will focus on:
- Understanding the style and function of different window treatments;
- Understanding the differences between retail and custom treatments;
- Knowing how to specify the details of window treatments;
- Understanding the construction of window treatments; and
- What to look for in finding a work room workroom.
We will use discussion, pictures and samples of window treatments in this workshop. Please come prepared with questions. Fee: $75.00 Instructor(s): Janine Dowling & Eliot Wright
SEM026 The How-to of Custom Rug Design
The ability to create and source a custom decorative element for a client's home is what makes a trained interior decorator invaluable. Join Barbara Jacobs of Silk Road Weaves to experience the exciting creative process-and the luxurious results-of creating a custom Tibetan rug. In this 3-part hands-on workshop, Barbara will guide you through the fascinating selection of indigenous materials and the manufacturing processes that makes a hand knotted Tibetan rug from Nepal such a special work of art. Enjoy working with the sumptuous colors of Himalayan wool, silk, and Allo yarns as you create your own version of a design prepared by Barbara. You'll go home with a hand knotted in a high quality 12" x 18" sample. Fee/Materials: $125.00/120.00 Instructor: Barbara Jacobs
SEM008 Shapes and Sizes: Designing for Impact and Interest
Shape plays a quiet, yet fundamental role in awe-inspiring garden design. Size is a key contributor to overall impact. When used together, these two elements of design become a dynamic duo for the savvy garden maker. This design studio provides a hands-on opportunity for you to design a small to mid-sized garden area. Bring your design project, plant ideas and area measurements. We'll start our workshop with some design fundamentals and move quickly into creating powerful combinations. Fee: $77.00 Instructor: Cheryl Salatino Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Preserving Florence's Historic Gardens
The fabulous hill town villas and gardens of Florence, Italy have weathered the elements for hundreds of years. How do they survive the test of time? These wonderful gardens are filled with living plant and richly ornamented hand crafted design features that endure to this day due to an studied understanding of their design integrity, material conservation, and cultural value. Enjoy a lecture that rambles through some of these sites highlighting garden history and preservation. Location: Boston Public Library Orientation Room. Presenter: Marie Stella
Understanding the Field of Landscape History
Landscape history is an ever expanding field in college and university curricula. It has migrated from its more isolated home in departments of landscape architecture and cultural geography to an expanded presence in art and architectural history, urban studies, environmental studies and the general history curricula. The landscape lens is used to interpret literature, and political and social change, and to deepen the interpretation of historical events. This workshop will examine the place of landscape history in academia, its changing methodology, and its role in enhancing the practice of landscape design. Key books and journals will be displayed and specialized societies and professional groups that are devoted to the field will be discussed. Publications of former students of the Landscape Institute will be available. Presenter: Phyllis Andersen Location: BAC Memorial Library
SEM009 Bones of the Garden: Strengthening the Design
Every memorable landscape has one thing in common - strong "bones." The placement of trees and shrubs creates form, directs movement, and organizes the garden. Learn to select, situate, and integrate these stately elements into the cultivated landscape. Explore the concepts of scale, creating space and the impact of plant growth over time in locating structural elements. Using your new knowledge, develop your own site-specific design. Receive feedback on designs and plant combinations. During the final session, inspect the "bones" of Garden in the Woods with a late winter walk. Fee: $132.00 Instructor: Cheryl Salatino Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
SEM014 Easing Into Ecological Design
Learn about landscape elements that can improve habitat, cleanse runoff, and save energy, and explore ways these elements can complement and enliven the home landscape. Examine the structure of native plant communities and the patterns that arise from natural processes. Encounter inviting and immersive landscapes that bring people into memorable contact with nature yet fit gracefully in an urban or suburban setting. Along the way, discover design strategies that anyone, from a beginner to an experienced designer, can use to create places that are appealing, engaging,and alive. Fee: $26.00 Instructor: Tobias Wolf Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MALessons from Greening the Motor City March 28, 2013 6:30-8:30pm
Lessons from Greening the Motor City
Join us for a watch the inspiring film "Urban Roots" directed by Mark MacInnis about the urban farm movement in Detroit which has been a catalyst for renewal in barren landscape. The film will be followed by a brief panel discussion on urban agriculture, urban renewal and community design. A larger discussion with the attendees will follow. .