Layout 101 with Adobe InDesign (3-Part Series)

Understanding layout and figuring out where to place elements in a design will always be a burning question. In this workshop series, you’ll become familiar with basic page layout principles and learn how to use InDesign to create practical and custom layouts.

Session 1: Learn layout principles, get familiar with InDesign

Saturday, May 1st | 1pm – 3pm

In this class you’ll learn:

  • Layout principles like grids, margins, bleed, and more
  • What InDesign is and how to navigate within the software
  • File setup, basic tools, and functionality

Session 2: Discover page formatting tools and techniques

Saturday, May 8th | 1pm – 3pm

In this class you’ll learn:

  • Text tools and text formatting
  • How to combine images and text
  • Masters, page numbering, and page formatting

Session 3: Learn layout principles, create a simple newsletter

Saturday, May 15th | 1pm – 3pm

In this class you will:

  • More formatting tips
  • How to apply basic layout principles to create a newsletter
  • Understand how to save your newsletter for digital and printed purposes



What you’ll get with this series:

  • An awesome workbook
  • A better understanding of how to navigate and use the software
  • Experience creating a custom layout


  • Basic knowledge using a computer and Zoom technology
  • Adobe InDesign software. Don’t have Adobe InDesign? No worries, you can download a free 7-day trial to utilize for part of the class. (Cannot access full program with Chromebook)



May 01 2021 - May 15 2021


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Shannel Wheeler


Shannel Wheeler