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'Creating & Designing Your Community Group Newsletter' Workshop

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Expose your Group! Learn the basics of design, and how to write and edit your community group newsletter.

This workshop is for environmental non profit groups who want to share their news, information, promote their project, gain exposure, and seek members.

We will cover: Writing Styles | Editing | Layout | Photos- resolution/size | Introduction to Indesign & Illustrator| Basics of Photoshop |

Workshop over three sessions:

  • Tuesday 24th August, 7-9.30pm @ ECH: Writing styles, editing, layout, tips and traps
  • Tuesday 31st August, 7-9pm @ Wintec: Design and layout, design programmes
  • Thursday 2nd September, 7-9.30pm @ Wintec: Putting it all together, Wordjot newsletter and database

Our tutors:

Jeff Neems is a senior reporter for Waikato Times, and has been a journalist for 15 years. He covers environmental and conservation issues, including the paper's Eco Issues page, as well as politics, music and entertainment. He is a DJ, keen gardener and enthusiastic (but not particularly fit) club cricketer.

Georgie Gaddum teaches graphic design and advertising at Wintec in Hamilton. She studied at Massey University in Wellington, completing her 4 year Bachelor of Design, majoring in Visual Communication, and specialising in Graphics and Advertising. She has worked in the design field for the last 8 years. She is very enthusiastic about design and really enjoys helping people to learn how to be creative.

Carolyn Lewis is an environmental consultant, and national coordinator of Weedbusters NZ. As part of this role she designs, writes and produces newsletters, information sheets, newsletters, posters and fliers, and will be giving you tips and traps when putting these sorts of publications together for environmental groups using their ‘raw’ materials.

Cost only $20. For non profit Waikato environmental groups only.

Session 1: Environment Centre Hamilton (ECH):  25 Ward Street Hamilton.

Session 2 & 3: Wintec; Mediarts Mac Lab, R Block, Collingwood Street Hamilton.

Bookings essential. Numbers limited to 12 (one person per group).

Bring a pendrive or memory stick, and photos, and info to load.

rachael@envirocentre.org.nz | 07 839 4452 | www.envirocentre.org.nz


Generously funded by Trust Waikato.

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