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Keith Davitt's School of Landscape Design


WHO ARE THESE CLASSES FOR?

Students are at all levels of the profession from complete beginners to seasoned designers. Although it is sometimes difficult for professional designers to accept instruction, they are always grateful in the end to have done so. Beginners are very welcome and treated with the respect and consideration everyone deserves. The only requisite is that you deeply want to pursue the art of landscape design and garden creation and feel that you can, or that you are keenly interested in developing your landscape design plan with my assistance.

WHEN?
These classes are available only from November through March 15th., preferably for a week at a time but special arrangements can be made for longer or shorter courses.

WHERE?
Classes are held in my home studio in Cambridge, New York, one hour north of Albany, NY, thirty minutes west of Bennington, VT, forty five minutes east of Saratoga Springs, NY., about three hours north of New York City and west of Boston. Accommodations are at a beautiful, near-by B&B.

HOW DO THE CLASSES WORK?
I work with no more than two students at a time, focusing on your individual needs and wants. I encourage students to bring photos and dimensions for projects of their own which are incorporated into the course. I also supply real-life design projects from among my clients, selecting those that present particularly interesting or salient design challenges. 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
I teach what I have discovered to be the proper approach to creating superior designs suited to the site and the clients. This involves both accepted as well as lesser known design principles that can be applied to all designs and which help initiate and guide the design process.

My teaching also addresses the inner work - the mental and emotional orientation that is vital to successful designs. This is perhaps the most important aspect of the design process, neglected in nearly all other schools of design.

You will learn how to develop creative, original and suitable designs and the principles of design that apply to all projects as well as principles for dealing with particular challenges. You will gain the ability to take on any project, find the beauty hiding within any property and develop and present unique and timeless designs professionally rendered.

Although the primary focus will be on developing your design skills and talent, should you chose you will be assisted in starting or enhancing your business as a professional landscape designer. If you seek instruction on any aspect of landscape construction, construction drawing or artistic rendering,  that too will be provided.

 WHAT IS THE COST?
A five day course, with accommodations at a beautiful B&B for six nights costs $2350.00. More or fewer days can be arranged and priced accordingly. The cost for a couple sharing a room is $1,175.00 per person for the 5 day course and six nights at a B&B.. When there are two students coming separately, the cost per person  including accommodations is $1430.00 for 5 days of course and six nights at a B&B.

You are also entitled and encouraged to consult with me on as many as three projects for an entire year at no additional cost by e-mail, phone or mail. This is a very important part of this course. In these follow-up, or course-continuation sessions you will refine your design skills as you bring them to bear on your own projects, with my assistance.

All materials, tools and supplies are provided. It is my promise that you will return home with at least one completed landscape design that would have cost considerably more than the price of this course, and you will have learned how to create winning designs yourself.

WHY KEITH DAVITT'S SCHOOL?
I have been designing and building landscapes across America and abroad for more than twenty years and am intimately familiar with virtually every aspect of landscape design and construction. I teach landscape design at botanic gardens, symposiums and arboretums. I am requested for presentations and hands-on seminars around the country and to design landscapes around the world.

This is not because of academic credentials that I possess or organizations I belong to but because of the reputation I have created as a landscape designer. If academic credentials are what you seek, there are numerous schools that provide that. If it is design ability you wish to develop I believe you will find my school all, and more, than you'd hoped for. If you are not completely satisfied with the instruction you receive and the abilities you gain I will cheerfully refund the cost of the course.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO LEARN MORE IN ADVANCE OF SIGNING UP?
Absolutely. Simply call during business hours, email or write. To contact me, click here or use the form below.

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  To request further information you can use the form below. Please be sure to use the comments section to let me know your interests. I thank and look forward to hearing from you.

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