Introduction to Graphic Communications

Introduction to Graphic Communications

Online Landscape Design Class

Dates & Prices

January 14–February 11, 2025

Fee: $129

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $116

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

Registration includes all the online sessions and final workshop.

Register by January 5, 2025

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Learn the standard tools and practices used to represent the landscape in this informative online series. Explore various media, including pencil, ink, colored pencil, marker, pastel, and watercolor, as well as drafting tools. Using these tools and techniques during plenty of in-class practice time, gain the confidence to communicate your design ideas effectively. This course concludes with a small-group workshop with instructor Zach Hammaker in which he will critique and provide feedback to participants’ work.

Certificate Information

This course is required for the Landscape Design Certificate and a pre-requisite for Landscape Design 1.

Course Schedule

Tuesdays, January 14–February 4, 2025
6:00–8:00 pm

Choose one of two workshop time slots, please indicate your choice when registering:
Tuesday, February 11, 2025
6:00–7:30 pm or 7:30–9:00 pm

Students will have access to recordings of the weekly lectures and online learning material for six months from the last day of class.


Online, live-streamed


Zach Hammaker

Zach Hammaker is the owner and principal landscape designer of ZH Design. He completed his education at Penn State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Contracting's Design/Build concentration, and a minor in Horticulture.  After graduation, he moved to the Delaware Valley to work with Terrain at Styers before starting his own business in 2012 in Media, PA. Zach is the past president of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), PA-DE chapter.  He has recently completed a dual Masters degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Landscape Architecture and City Planning.  He currently works as a senior instructor in the University of Delaware's Landscape Architecture program and design principal for the Coastal Resilience Design Studio.


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