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Based on positive member feedback on the 2018 mini-symposium program format, we have planned 5 programs for 2019. Each of these will be 4-6 hours in length which allows for a deep dive into the subject matter, and ample time for networking and Chapter business. We will continue to address issues related to professional growth, design exposure, national certification and business/legislative advocacy. Be sure to share your thoughts and ideas with the Program Committee!
APLDWA January Event:
Creative Sketching Workshop
Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center
8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Cost: $85 (members and their guests)
Erin Lau is a Landscape Designer and owner/founder of Erin Lau Design. Erin considers landscape design from an artistic, architectural and ecological perspective. Bringing together her background in architecture, landscape architecture, illustration and gardening, Erin approaches each design with a unique eye for detail and deep understanding of the design process. She believes that the garden, however large or small, should be designed as a whole system, in which every part connects with one another.
Erin holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from University of Southern California, where she graduated with honors. She is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) and a Certified Permaculture Designer. Erin is also an avid sketcher & illustrator, see her blog on sketching and garden design on DrawntoGarden.com.
Doors open at 3:45 pm, event starts at 4:00 pm.
4 pm - Announcements, Introductions
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm - 45 min lecture & demonstration by Erin Lau
5:00 pm to 5:15 pm - Break and time to setup drawing space; Wine is served with hors d'oeuvres.
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm - 75 min hands-on sketching Workshop
- First 20 min - Follow along on paper as Erin demonstrates how to find perspective lines on a site photo picked out by her for all attendees.
- Next 40 min - Using your own site photos, explore and draw perspective sketches, hardscapes, plant material, accessories and render them with color. Erin will be available to assist and answer questions.
- Next 15 min - Erin demonstrates solutions to various challenges faced by the attendees.
Note that wine service ends at 6:45 pm.
7:15 pm - Introduction to LumiON Outdoor Lighting. Explore their trendy products and chat with their experts. Continue networking and mingling among peers.
7:45 pm - Event ends.
CEUs for ASLA, APLD, CPH and Eco-Pro are pending.
Registration coming soon.
NOTE: Basic sketching supplies like paper / vellum, pencils, erasers will be provided. Attendees to bring their preferred sketching and color media.
Questions — contact Lara Vyas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget our New Membership Incentive Program. If you invite a prospective member to an APLD event and they sign up as a new APLD member within two weeks of the event then you get $150.00 off your annual membership for 2019 and they get up to $150.00 off their membership! This membership incentive is applied to the first five new members only. Students join for free. More details will be provided at the event.