February 2012 Winter Workshops/AGM

Thursday and Friday February 16th & 17th, 2012. Collins Building, NSAC
160 College Rd., Truro, NS
Pre-register by Monday February 13th
Via email: support@underthearbor.ca

Thursday Feb 16th:

10 am – 12 pm: Review and finalize the Higgins Memorial Garden design (Ann-Marie Brewer has prepared working drawings for us to review)
12 – 2 pm: Lunch break and Networking at Damascus Restaurant
2 pm – 4 pm: Annual General Meeting
4 – 6 pm: Hotel Check-in Glengarry Best Western (call 893-4311 in advance to reserve your room $95.99 under name Swinamer)
6 pm – : Supper and Socializing – location to be determined
Get well rested for a 9 am start Friday morning!

Friday, Feb 17th:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Sketching for landscape designers: Your client has asked you for a quick sketch of what you have in mind for a design. You want to do something 3-dimensional instead of a plan. How do you make a drawing that has depth? This workshop will cover the basics of perspective. It will be hands on, so please come prepared to sketch and participate.
Materials required: HB – 2HB Pencils & 8″x10″ &/or 11″x17″ paper

Course Conductor: Holly Lennox – Faculty, Digital Animation NSCC Truro campus
Holly is an active member of Truro’s Communities in Bloom committee, the Truro Art Society and a local Scottish Country dance group. She has painted murals on a number of Truro buildings, notably the Home Hardware building on Willow Street and the Truro train station. She has illustrated postcards awarded to exemplary gardeners in the town, and the town has purchased her painting of a Victoria Street garden for its permanent collection. Holly teaches digital animation at the Truro campus of the Community College.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break – on-site (Soup & Salad approx. $10)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Marketing Strategies and a review of Social Media:

The tools that we have to connect, build relationships with and add value for our customers have multiplied exponentially. But underneath all of the media, the most critical component is that it’s social. During our time together, we’ll break down some fundamental reasons for building these long term relationships and then discuss some current social media tools that you might choose to use. There will be a large portion dedicated to Q&A, so be sure to bring your questions!

William Murray, Assistant Professor, Hospitality & Tourism, Mount Saint Vincent University
You can read Bill’s bio at: http://www.msvu.ca/site/media/msvu/2010
You’ll find that in addition to his extensive teaching and business experience, he has an interest in theatre and painting.

Please gather your thoughts for the coming year – bring your ideas on setting AALD’s goals and objectives for 2012 -2013. What workshops would you like to see, road-trips you want to take, things that AALD can facilitate to help improve your business, improve the publics awareness of our professional association – what ever ideas you have please bring them ?!
If you can not make the meeting but have ideas for your Association, please send them to Cora to present at the meeting.

Pre-register by February 13th via email Cora Swinamer at: support@underthearbor.ca

Workshops free for Paid members. Guests are welcome to participate for $30 for each session

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