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Making Creative Newsletters with Adobe InDesign

Class Sessions

Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Fri Jul 15, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300

Class Code


Class Description

Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.

This workshop will show you how to use InDesign to pair images and text for visually-appealing, dynamic communication in newsletter design.

Existing online means design must hold a viewer's interest amidst online distractions. By the end of this class, participants would have had the opportunity to understand how to create a basic multi page newsletter layout using text and imagery in Adobe InDesign.

Newsletters use text and imagery to share information and most newsletters are designed and delivered digitally. Participants will also have the chance to understand how various layout formats can convey diverse information effectively. Using skills gained, learners will create a newsletter and be empowered to consider how creating periodic newsletters could be part of one's writing and creative practice.

Learners will have the opportunity to:
  • Understand how to use a grid to bring logic and hierarchy to printed page layout
  • Learn how to identify and select fonts, imagery, and color to convey a visual message
  • Use the type, shape, and imagery tools in Adobe InDesign to create a custom newsletter
Topics Covered
  • Page layout basics
  • Introduction to the Adobe InDesign interface
  • How to pair fonts, imagery, and colors with targeted messaging
  • Creating multi-page layouts and digital distribution production tips
   Guided practice time will be included with each topic.
Requirement: Computer with Adobe InDesign installed, or a free trial license



University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, or students. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.