Everyday Flowers
Sep
6
9:30 AM09:30

Everyday Flowers

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Everyday Flowers is a practical half day workshop that delivers all the information you need to style flowers in your home.   

The workshop begins at the wholesale flower market, where Kate Gallagher, florist and owner of Floweret Co, provides a personalised tour - from how to read the labels, to which types of flowers stand the test of time so you don’t waste your precious pennies!

Arriving back at The Assembly Hall you will learn the basics of fun and relaxed flower styling, including how to match the right vase with the right flowers and how to create beautiful floral scenes for various areas of your home.  

And of course you will be able to take your beautiful blooms home with you at the end of the workshop.


Who is this workshop perfect for? 

  • Anyone who loves fresh flowers

  • Individuals wanting to learn more about how to choose the right flowers for their home, how to style style them, and how to keep them alive for longer

  • Anyone who has not yet been to the wholesale flower markets

  • Anyone who is tired of wasting money on flowers that only live for a day!

  • Individuals who are wanting to explore their creativity and meet with likeminded people


What you will learn

1. The flower market

  • An introduction to the layout of the wholesale flower market

  • How to choose the freshest flowers

  • How to tell which country the flowers are from

2. Everyday flower care

  • How to prepare, strip and trim the flowers to keep them alive for longer

3. Styling flowers at home

  • How to arrange flowers in different types of vases and vessels

  • Which types of flower and foliage combinations work well together

  • Which types of flowers are suitable for which occasions

  • How to divide up your flowers to create different styling vignettes in the home

 


Essential Information

Duration: 4 hours (including refreshment break)
Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm (9.15am meet time at flower markets)
Maximum number people: 10
Prerequisites: No prerequisites. Just a love of blooms!

Cost: $ 260

 


Commonly Asked Questions

Do I need to bring my own scissors and vases?
No, The Assembly Hall supplies all materials

Can I bring a vase from home if I want to learn how to style it?
Yes, of course!

Will I learn how to make a hand-tied bouquet?
No.  This workshop is all about casually styling flowers in your home and is not designed to teach formal floral arranging.

How will I know where to meet at the flower market?
All the information regarding meeting place and how to get there will be provided upon confirmation of your workshop booking.

Do I need to arrange my own transport from the flower market to The Assembly Hall?
Yes.  We will meet at the flower market and workshop participants will make their own way to The Assembly Hall upon conclusion of the flower market tour.  More information will be provided upon confirmation of your workshop booking.

Can I make a group booking for a special event?
Yes. Please email us at info@theassemblyhall.com to enquire. 

 

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Essential Guide to Starting a Small Business
Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Essential Guide to Starting a Small Business

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Are you thinking about starting a small business in Singapore and feeling daunted by how to get it off the ground? Trust us, we’ve been there! Having experienced the process of starting a small business first-hand, we have developed this ‘Essential Guide to Starting a Small Business’ workshop to provide you with all the need-to-know information to get you started. With so much conflicting advice on the internet, we have brought in industry experts to give you relevant and up-to-date knowledge. Our workshop provides all the invaluable information without bias so you know exactly what your options are.

The ‘Essential Guide to Starting a Small Business’ workshop covers four topics with each topic presented by an industry expert. They are:

1: How to register and set up your business
2: How to set up and take charge of your finances
3: Creating a brand for your business
4: Setting up your website 

At the completion of this workshop, you will have a clear plan and the know-how to start your business smoothly, effectively and in a timely manner. 


Who is this workshop perfect for?

  • People who are thinking about starting a small business in Singapore

  • Entrepreneurs who have a business idea but aren’t exactly sure where and how to start

  • Anyone who is confused by the ever changing Ministry of Manpower (MOM) rules around Visas and work passes

  • Anyone who would like to know how to brand their business from the beginning

  • People who are spending hours trawling the internet going around in circles trying to find a clear and simple guide on how to start a business in Singapore, but can’t find one!


What you will learn

1: How to register and set up your business
Host: Katherine Chapman, Managing Director, CSLB Asia

  • What are the roles of MOM and ACRA when starting a business

  • Determine which business structure is best for you

  • Understand work pass options and the pass applicable to your business structure

  • How to engage a lawyer or an agent to register the business for you and apply for your work passes

2: How to set up and take charge of your finances             
Host: Jacqueline Van Herk, Director, Sugar and Spice Consultancy

  • How to take financial control of your business

  • What your financial requirements in Singapore are

  • Tax filing dates and deliverables

  • Incentives for small businesses from the IRAS

  • Which accounting platform should you choose

3: Creating a brand for your business                                   
Host: Claire Bull, Founder, Think Virtual Marketing

  • Why branding is important

  • The elements of great branding

  • How to develop your brand

  • How to create a visual identity

  • Understanding your customer

4: Setting up your website
Host: Kate Donnan, Account Director, Delilah Creative

  • Compare Website and eCommerce platforms such as Squarespace, WordPress and Shopify to find out which one best suits your needs

  • How to choose and register a domain name for your website

  • What you need to consider when creating the content for your website


Essential Info

Duration: 4 hours (4 x 1 hour sessions)                                    
Time: 9am - 1pm
Max number of participants: 10
Pre-Requisites: None
What to Bring: Nothing is required for this workshop
Cost: $250

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Commonly Asked Questions

By the end of the workshop, will my business be registered and ready to start operating?
No. The purpose of the workshop is to help you determine your business structure and gather all the information you need to either register your business yourself or engage a lawyer or an agency to do so. We will share contact information and pricing with you so you will be armed to make the first step. 

I have just registered a business but haven't yet launched it.  Will this workshop still be relevant for me?
Yes.  This workshop is the perfect place to start - even if you have already registered your business.  It covers all the topics that a business needs to consider before launching in the market and is even useful for businesses that are already up and running but would like to refresh their knowledge or make some changes.

I am considering changing my website but I'm confused about which platform to use.  Will you discuss different options?
Yes.  We will give you all the information you need to choose the best platform for your business.


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The Inner Circle - Group Coaching for Small Business
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Inner Circle - Group Coaching for Small Business

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The Assembly Hall’s Inner Circle is an intimate Coaching Group lead by Organisational and Coaching Psychologist, Helen Barker. With over 15 years experience in executive coaching and leadership development, Helen helps clients to overcome barriers, work effectively and to achieve their goals with joy and purpose. 

Designed with small business owners in mind, joining the Inner Circle will help you to maximise your personal potential and to tackle challenges, helping both you and your business to flourish and thrive. 

 Through the Inner Circle you will gain: 

  • Access to a supportive group; a network of peers who share the challenges and joys of starting, growing and running a small business in Singapore  

  • Coaching input to help you gain insight into and move forward with your personal challenges and goals 

  • Resources, tools and exercises to help you to sharpen your clarity on the purpose and mission that fuels your success

  • A safe space to explore some of the key questions that are fundamental to achieving your dreams and to thriving as a small business owner  

Join us and we will guide you towards meaningful and lasting change for both you and your business. 

So…what are you waiting for? 

With 1 session per month across 6 months, this Coaching Group will take you on an informative and insightful journey, leaving you with practical tools, a map for how to move forward and everything you will need to hold you accountable in your role as a small business owner. 


Who is The Inner Circle perfect for

  • Small business owners interested in unlocking their potential and looking at how and why they work the way they do

  • Small business owners who have been running their businesses for a while and feel stuck or are lacking in inspiration

  • Budding small business owners who are looking to expand, grow or change their offering but are seeking guidance and support in doing so

  • Both new and seasoned small business owners who want to meet and connect with other small business owners in a nurturing and motivating environment

  • Anyone who lacks confidence, direction and motivation and feels the need to be held accountable and supported by a group of like minded people 


How does this group work?

Each group session will be 2 hours long and facilitated by Helen. The same 6-8 members will attend each session – a  great way to make connections with other small business owners.  

Topics covered in the Group Coaching sessions will include: 

  • Defining and honing your personal purpose as a small business owner

  • Understanding your strengths, and how to translate these for success 

  • Overcoming personal blockers such as procrastination, perfectionism or low self-confidence

  • Creating harmony between your business and personal life through setting and managing boundaries

  • Creating relationships that make a difference

  • Creating a plan to bring your goals and dreams to life

In between each session, there will be activities to be completed and brought along to the next session for discussion. 

Everything that is shared in the group will remain completely confidential. We create a safe, trusting, non-judgmental space for all group members and as such the guarantee to uphold these group values is an important condition of entry into the coaching.  

What is the investment and what is included?

For $250 per month, you will attend 12 hours of face-to-face time with Helen during the 6 group coaching sessions.

In addition to the 6 face-to-face group sessions, your Inner Circle membership includes a range of ongoing and additional support: 

  • A private 30 minute coaching call with Helen before the first session to discuss problem areas and desired outcomes 

  • A private 30 minute coaching call with Helen after completing the course to discuss your tailored plan and action points 

  • Comprehensive notes and take home material 

  • Option to join a private Instagram group with other members to continue supporting each other through all your small business ups and downs 

  • Option to continue private coaching with Helen at a discounted rate 

6 month Membership Price = $1500 per person


How can you join?

Absolutely any type of small business can join The Assembly Hall’s Inner Circle. We would love to have you! We will be running two separate groups concurrently – Group A will run on Tuesday evenings and Group B will run on Fridays at lunchtime. Please let us know your group preference when you register your interest below so that we can try to allocate you to the group that works best for you. We are also seeking to enhance the group dynamic so we will be mindful not to allocate conflicting businesses to the same group. 

Group B - Friday lunchtimes 12:30 - 2:30pm (Venue TBC)

Session 1: 20th September

Session 2: 11th October

Session 3: 15th November

Session 4: 6th December

Session 5: 23rd January 2020 (Thursday)

Session 6: 28th February 2020

Group A - Tuesday evenings 7pm - 9pm (Venue TBC)

Session 1: 17th September

Session 2: 8th October

Session 3: 12th November

Session 4: 3rd December

Session 5: 21st January 2020

Session 6: 25th February 2020



Commonly Asked Questions

I currently work in a corporate job and I am thinking about starting my own small business soon. Is this course right for me? 

Yes! Exploring your vision and mission with a psychological lens can be extremely helpful in the early days as it will anchor the business to who you are as an individual. This will provide a solid platform for you to launch your new business when you’re ready. 

 I can make it to 4 out of the 6 sessions as I will be away on holidays for two of them. Is there any way I can make up those sessions on another date or receive a discount? 

Unfortunately no, we will not be offering make-up classes, substitutes or discounts. Sorry! The group nature of the course means that we need to restrict flexibility. Please ensure that you are available to attend all 6 sessions. If you are sick or unable to attend on the day due to an unforeseen circumstance, we will be able to send you the relevant course material via email to get you back on track for the next session.  

I’m a shy person and feel intimidated by groups. Will I have to talk in front of other people and share my ideas with the group? 

Not if you don’t want to. We understand that some people will be more comfortable with the process than others, and it is entirely up to you how much you would like to share with the group. 

 I run a small business with my business partner. Should we both come to the course? 

This course is designed as a journey for the individual rather than for the actual business. Of course you and your partner can both come along and look to align your outcomes for the business however it is not essential to do so. 

 I’ve got a new business idea, but I don’t want to share the idea with the group as I’m worried someone will take it. Can my business remain anonymous? 

Of course. As long as you know what you are working towards, there will be no need to share any sensitive information with the group if you don’t want to. 


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Helen Barker

Helen has over 15 years experience as an Organisational Psychologist and Executive Coach. She has been based in both London and Sydney, before moving to Singapore in 2012. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with the BPS (UK) and a Registered Psychologist with AHPRHA (Australia), an accredited AC Coach, Coaching Supervisor and Facilitator. 

 She is passionate about helping people to grow in their business and personal journeys. As a coach and facilitator she is warm, collaborative and stretching, blending depth of knowledge with quick insight into the individual and what makes them tick.  She has worked with clients such as Unilever, Diageo, PZ Cussons, BP, BHP Billiton, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, and Intercontinental Hotels Group. Prior to starting her own Consultancy Helen’s career included Sales Management in FMCG, Talent Management in Investment Banking, and Leadership Consulting roles in Europe and Asia Pacific.


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Styling the Home
Oct
3
9:30 AM09:30

Styling the Home

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The Interior Styling workshop is a relaxed and practical 4 hour workshop designed to give you all the tools you need to create a beautifully styled home. Unearth your own personal interior style and find out how to create beautiful and considered spaces. 

With an array of beautiful homeware items to practice with, this workshop gives you hands-on experience under the guidance of Interior Stylist Charlie Cameron in a real home setting.

You’ll leave the workshop with an understanding of interior styling principles and plenty of practical tips and tricks to make your own home look beautiful.


Who is this workshop perfect for?

  • Anyone wishing to improve their interior styling skills

  • People looking for the confidence to freshen up their home themselves using the items they already own

  • Anyone looking to add to their home with some new on-trend homewares


What you will learn

1.  Defining your Style 

  • How to determine your own interior style

  • Where to look for inspiration

  • Mixing and matching interior styles

3.  How to...

  • Style surfaces such as your coffee table, shelves and side console

  • Use fresh flowers in your styling

  • Choose and display artwork

  • Pick the right rug

3.  Where to...

  • Where we shop for homewares and artwork in Singapore and online

  • Find out what our favourite styling objects and accessories are and where to get them from


Essential Info

Duration: 4 hours (including refreshment break)
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Maximum Number of Participants:  10
Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites
What to Bring: No need to bring anything - all styling items will be provided

Cost: $260

 

 


Commonly Asked Questions

I’ve never done any interior styling before, will this workshop be suitable?
Yes.  You don’t need to have any prior knowledge of interior styling to enjoy this course.  During the hands-on practical you will get the chance to have a go under our guidance.

I want to learn how to style the items I already own as I don’t want to spend a lot on new styling items, will you show me how to do that?
Yes.  By learning the principles behind styling you will have confidence to return home and style what you already own.  

I need some tips on where to find homewares in Singapore, can you help?
Yes, not only will we pass on the information of our favourite places to shop for homewares online and in Singapore, but you will also have the chance to style using our favourite pieces currently in the market.  It’s almost like a try before you buy!


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Styling & Photography for Social Media
Oct
8
9:30 AM09:30

Styling & Photography for Social Media

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The Styling and Photography for Social Media workshop is designed to equip you with the skills and know-how to create beautiful images for your business.  Whether it’s for your blog, website or social media channels, learn photography and styling basics and gain all the insider tips and tricks to transform your images into memorable and engaging photos.

Bring your own products, or borrow from our extensive prop range and get hands-on experience with product stylist and photographer, Charlie Cameron.

At the conclusion of the workshop you will have an understanding of basic photography and styling principles and an insight into the editing tools available.  More importantly, you will walk away with the confidence to build a portfolio of beautiful, on-brand and engaging images to enhance your business.


Who is this workshop perfect for

  • Entrepreneurs needing to create beautifully styled and photographed images for their business

  • Bloggers wanting captivating images to compliment their articles

  • Small business owners wishing to manage their own social media accounts and increase engagement

  • Aspiring product stylists

  • Creative individuals interested in photography and styling


What you will learn

1. Basic Photography

  • An introduction to photography using your camera on manual mode

  • Which lens types to consider

  • How to use lighting to enhance your photography

2. Styling 101

  • The principles behind successful styling compositions

  • How to arrange a flat lay

  • How to capture a product in situ

3. Editing

  • Learn the editing software options available

  • How to use editing software to enhance your images

4. Hands-on Practical

  • Bring your own products or use our props to style your own shoot with the support of The Assembly Hall

  • Upload your photos and process them using your newly learnt editing tools

 


Essential Info

Duration: 4 hours (including refreshment break)
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Maximum Number of Participants: 10
Pre-Requisites: A basic knowledge of your camera is useful
What to Bring: Your camera with a fully charged battery and memory card installed. 2. Your smart phone (fully charged) 3. A laptop (or other system) for transferring your photos from your camera to smart phone 4. A small number of items from your business that you would like to use in the hands-on practical styling session (optional)

Cost: $240

 

 


Commonly Asked Questions

Help! I’m a complete novice with my camera.  Can I still attend?
While it is helpful for you to know your way around the basics of your camera it is not a necessity.  We can help you to figure your camera out.  Just make sure it is charged and has a memory card installed and let us help with the rest.

I only own a smart phone.  Can I bring that along instead?
Of course!  While a smart phone doesn’t have the functionality of a DSLR camera, the general photography and styling information will still be relevant no matter which camera you are using.

My business is not in homewares, will this course still be relevant for me?
Yes.  While our set ups for hands-on practice will mainly involve homewares, the information and practical advice will be relevant whether you are photographing clothes, food or homewares.  If there is a styling component required for your images, then this course will be right for you.

I don’t have any product items to bring to use in the hands-on styling session.
That’s OK.  We have plenty of props that can be used on the day – either as a compliment to what you bring, or in their entirety.

I don’t yet own any editing software.  Is that OK?
Yes.  We will talk about our favourite editing software in the course and can show you how to download the software using the App Store on your phone. 

I don't know how to use Instagram.  Will you teach this social media platform in this class?
No.  This workshop is just about creating imagery for social media - if you wish to learn how to use Instagram for personal or business reasons, please see our Instagram workshops.

 


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Guide to Instagram Story
Nov
12
9:30 AM09:30

Guide to Instagram Story

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Come and learn how to create on-brand, engaging Instagram Stories in this 2.5 hour workshop. It is the perfect extension to our Instagram for Business workshop and is designed to get you using all the features that the Instagram platform has to offer. 

Learn how to craft beautiful visual content specifically for Instagram Stories as well as tricks and tips for using some of the content you already have from your Instagram feed or website. We delve into how Instagram Stories works and why it has become an integral part of any social media marketing strategy. 

You will walk away with ready-to-use techniques to create video and still images. 


Who is this workshop perfect for?

  • Small business owners already marketing themselves on Instagram

  • Entrepreneurs wanting to understand the Instagram Story feature

  • Anyone who has attended our Instagram for Business workshop


What you will learn

1.  The Basics 

  • What is Insta Story and how does it work?

  • Review of the features available

  • Why you should be including it in the marketing of your business

2.  Creating Beautiful Content 

  • Different creative approches to Insta Story

  • How to edit your images

  • How to create and edit video content in Insta Story format


Essential Info

Duration: 2.5 hours (including refreshments)
Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Maximum Number of Participants:  10
Pre-Requisites: Basic working knowledge of Instagram
What to Bring: Your smartphone with the Instagram too installed, a laptop (optional: Photoshop installed)

Cost: $185

 

 


Commonly Asked Questions

I have never used Instagram Stories before.  Is this workshop suitable for a complete beginner?

Yes.  This workshop starts by reviewing how instagram stories works so that you can immediately get an understanding of the feature.  There is no need to have prior knowledge.  This workshop is suitable for beginners through to the users who are looking to improve their use of this feature.

Will I be able to create an Instagram Story during the workshop?

Yes.  We will practice creating an Instagram Story in class that you can put in your feed.

I am completely new to Instagram.  Can I attend this workshop?

We recommend that you start with Instagram for Business as a first workshop before you attend the Instagram Story workshop.  However, it is not a requirement.

I am not a business but I still want to know how to use Instagram Stories, is this workshop suitable for me?

Yes.  Whilst the focus of this workshop is aimed at small businesses needing to use Instagram Stories for marketing purposes, anyone can attend and benefit from the tip and tricks.

 


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Christmas Wreath Making
Nov
28
1:00 PM13:00

Christmas Wreath Making

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Immerse yourself in the festive spirit this Christmas with our wreath making workshop.

Let us introduce you to all the beautiful fresh foliages and blooms arriving in the markets leading up to Christmas, and teach you how to create your very own Christmas wreath. 

With a selection of gorgeous fresh flowers and greenery to choose from you are sure to walk away with the perfect wreath to welcome your holiday guests. 

This workshop is also a perfect Christmas gift idea, so bring along a friend or a family member and make a morning of it! 


Who is this workshop perfect for? 

  • Anyone who loves fresh flowers

  • People who love to entertain at Christmas time

  • Individuals who are wanting to explore their creativity and meet with likeminded people

  • Anyone who is looking for a fun and festive activity to do with friends leading up to Christmas


What you will learn

  • Which foliages and flowers work best in a Christmas wreath

  • Which foliages and flowers live longest in the Singapore heat and humidity

  • How to design and make a Christmas wreath

  • How to hang your wreath at home

 


Essential Information

Duration: 2.5 hours (including refreshment break)
Time: 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Maximum number people: 8
Prerequisites: No prerequisites. Just a love of blooms!

Cost: $ 220

 


Commonly Asked Questions

Do I need to bring my own scissors and tools? 
No, The Assembly Hall supplies all materials

Can I make a group booking for a special event?
Yes. Please email us at info@theassemblyhall.com to enquire. 

 


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Photography for Beginners
Jun
4
9:30 AM09:30

Photography for Beginners

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The perfect workshop for beginner photographers, The Assembly Hall are excited to partner with award winning photographer, Clare Barker Wells to bring you 'Photography for Beginners'.  

This 2-part workshop series for beginners covers everything you need to take your photos from ‘ordinary snapshot’ to ‘beautifully created image’.  Come and learn how to find the most flattering light, create interesting compositions and get to know your camera so that you can take beautiful photos with the auto setting turned off. Learn the principles and basic rules of photography and how to apply them to capture special moments in everyday life, whether you're using your iPhone or a DSLR camera. 

You don't need a fancy camera to attend this workshop, as the best camera is the one you already own. With extensive teaching experience, Clare will guide you over two separate sessions allowing you to practice what you've learnt in-between workshops and to give you the confidence you need.   

At the conclusion of the workshop you will have an understanding of basic photography and you will be able to use your camera on the manual setting confidently and effectively.


Who is this workshop perfect for

  • Individuals who want to capture special moments with their family and friends

  • Anyone who has a DSLR but hasn't learnt how to take it off the AUTO setting

  • Creative individuals interested in photography


What you will learn

Session 1: Light and Composition

1. Light 

  • Learn why light is integral to taking a good photograph

  • How light changes a photograph

  • Learn how to find good light in any situation

2. Composition 

  • Understand the basic ‘rules’ of composition

  • Learn how to create beautiful portraiture compositions

  • Learn how making simple changes in composition can take a photograph from a boring snapshot to an interesting and unique image

Session 2: Understanding Your Camera

3. How your Camera Works 

  • Learn basic technical knowledge to help you understand your camera better

  • Find out what aperture, shutter speed and ISO are, how they work, and why they're important to you

  • Understand lenses and focal lengths

  • Learn about exposure and metering

4. Taking Control of your Camera

  • Learn what all the buttons on your camera do, and which ones you need to use

  • Find out how to get those blurry backgrounds you see in professional photography

  • Learn why your photographs sometimes don't turn out how you want them to

  • Switch your camera to manual mode and never look back!


Essential Info

Duration: 4 hours each session (8 hours total) 
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Dates: Session 1: Tuesday 4 June / Session 2: Tuesday 11 June
Maximum Number of Participants: 10
Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites
What to Bring: Your DSLR or mirrorless camera with a fully charged battery and memory card installed. 

Cost: $390

 
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Clare Barker Wells 

Clare is an award-winning, internationally published lifestyle photographer who is basically in love with shooting families (her own, and other people’s). She’s known for her rich, authentic, often editorial style, always capturing the real beauty of her subjects. On top of this, one of her favourite things to do is to teach others how to take control of their camera and to find and take the photographs that make their hearts happy. She is originally a Brit, but having lived in Russia, Malaysia, and now Singapore, she has almost forgotten what a proper English cup of tea tastes like, so isn't sure she can really call herself British anymore (although the sarcastic sense of humour will never leave her.) To find out more about Clare and to see more of her work, visit here: www.clarebarkerwells.com

 


Commonly Asked Questions

I barely know how to turn my camera on!  Will I find this workshop too advanced and overwhelming? 
No. This workshop takes you right back to basics and delivers new information in a simple and practical manner. 

My camera is really old. Should I buy a new one?
Absolutely not!  Clare has extensive experience with many camera styles and models and will be able to assist you with what you already have. Clare will also discuss differing types of cameras in the class, and what suits different styles of shooting. You may find that you don't need the newest, biggest DSLR out there.

I already know about Aperture and ISO etc but still find it overwhelming putting it into practice. Is this course right for me?
Yes. Clare brings the whole class back to basics to give a solid understanding of not only what these things mean, but why they are important, and how they all work together. The practical element will allow you to put this all into practice and leave you feeling confident with your camera. 

Will I get any one-on-one time with the teacher despite it being a group class? 
Yes.  Clare has warm and approachable style, and always allows time to address and individual concerns or questions. 


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Photography for Beginners
Nov
15
9:30 AM09:30

Photography for Beginners

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The perfect workshop for beginner photographers, The Assembly Hall are excited to partner with award winning photographer, Clare Barker Wells to bring you 'Photography for Beginners'.  

This 2-part workshop series for beginners covers everything you need to take your photos from ‘ordinary snapshot’ to ‘beautifully created image’.  Come and learn how to find the most flattering light, create interesting compositions and get to know your camera so that you can take beautiful photos with the auto setting turned off. Learn the principles and basic rules of photography and how to apply them to capture special moments in everyday life, whether you're using your iPhone or a DSLR camera. 

You don't need a fancy camera to attend this workshop, as the best camera is the one you already own. With extensive teaching experience, Clare will guide you over two separate sessions allowing you to practice what you've learnt in-between workshops and to give you the confidence you need.   

At the conclusion of the workshop you will have an understanding of basic photography and you will be able to use your camera on the manual setting confidently and effectively.


Who is this workshop perfect for

  • Individuals who want to capture special moments with their family and friends

  • Anyone who has a DSLR but hasn't learnt how to take it off the AUTO setting

  • Creative individuals interested in photography


What you will learn

Session 1: Light and Composition

1. Light 

  • Learn why light is integral to taking a good photograph

  • How light changes a photograph

  • Learn how to find good light in any situation

2. Composition 

  • Understand the basic ‘rules’ of composition

  • Learn how to create beautiful portraiture compositions

  • Learn how making simple changes in composition can take a photograph from a boring snapshot to an interesting and unique image

Session 2: Understanding Your Camera

3. How your Camera Works 

  • Learn basic technical knowledge to help you understand your camera better

  • Find out what aperture, shutter speed and ISO are, how they work, and why they're important to you

  • Understand lenses and focal lengths

  • Learn about exposure and metering

4. Taking Control of your Camera

  • Learn what all the buttons on your camera do, and which ones you need to use

  • Find out how to get those blurry backgrounds you see in professional photography

  • Learn why your photographs sometimes don't turn out how you want them to

  • Switch your camera to manual mode and never look back!


Essential Info

Duration: 4 hours each session (8 hours total) 
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Dates: Session 1: Thursday 15th November / Session 2: Thursday 22nd November
Maximum Number of Participants: 10
Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites
What to Bring: Your DSLR or mirrorless camera with a fully charged battery and memory card installed. 

Cost: $390

 

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Clare Barker Wells 

Clare is an award-winning, internationally published lifestyle photographer who is basically in love with shooting families (her own, and other people’s). She’s known for her rich, authentic, often editorial style, always capturing the real beauty of her subjects. On top of this, one of her favourite things to do is to teach others how to take control of their camera and to find and take the photographs that make their hearts happy. She is originally a Brit, but having lived in Russia, Malaysia, and now Singapore, she has almost forgotten what a proper English cup of tea tastes like, so isn't sure she can really call herself British anymore (although the sarcastic sense of humour will never leave her.) To find out more about Clare and to see more of her work, visit here: www.clarebarkerwells.com

 


Commonly Asked Questions

I barely know how to turn my camera on!  Will I find this workshop too advanced and overwhelming? 
No. This workshop takes you right back to basics and delivers new information in a simple and practical manner. 

My camera is really old. Should I buy a new one?
Absolutely not!  Clare has extensive experience with many camera styles and models and will be able to assist you with what you already have. Clare will also discuss differing types of cameras in the class, and what suits different styles of shooting. You may find that you don't need the newest, biggest DSLR out there.

I already know about Aperture and ISO etc but still find it overwhelming putting it into practice. Is this course right for me?
Yes. Clare brings the whole class back to basics to give a solid understanding of not only what these things mean, but why they are important, and how they all work together. The practical element will allow you to put this all into practice and leave you feeling confident with your camera. 

Will I get any one-on-one time with the teacher despite it being a group class? 
Yes.  Clare has warm and approachable style, and always allows time to address and individual concerns or questions. 


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Instagram for Business
Oct
23
9:30 AM09:30

Instagram for Business

The Instagram for Business workshop tackles all your questions around how to build and manage a business presence on Instagram.  As the fastest growing social media platform, Instagram has become an essential marketing tool for increasing brand awareness and engaging with customers.

During the workshop we will discuss how to create engaging content, Instagram etiquette, when and what to post, hashtags and much more.  At the conclusion of the workshop you will leave armed with all the knowledge you need to kick your Instagram feed into the next gear and take charge of this important marketing tool.


Who is this workshop perfect for?

  • Small business owners wanting to increase engagement on an existing Instagram account

  • Entrepreneurs just starting out on Instagram and wanting to set up best practices from the beginning

  • Marketing professionals managing a social media account on behalf of a business


What you will learn

1. Instagram Essentials

  • An introduction to the size and reach of Instagram and the demographics behind it

  • Instagram terminology and what it all means

2. Enhancing Your Instagram Account

  • How to write a good bio

  • Syncing your Instagram account with other social media platforms

  • Instagram etiquette and best practices

  • When and what to post

3. Creating and Curating an On-Brand Feed

  • Learn how to create on-brand images

  • The basics of photography and editing software

  • How to write engaging captions

  • How and when to curate images

4. Hashtags and More

  • Create a hashtag strategy specific to your industry

  • How to create a successful Instagram competition

  • Third-party apps to help manage your Instagram account


Essential Info

Duration: 4 hours (including refreshment break)
Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm
Maximum Number of Participants: 10
Pre-Requisites: An instagram account
What to Bring: Your smart phone (fully charged)


Cost: $189


Commonly Asked Questions

I have only just started an Instagram account for my business, is this workshop suitable?
If you already have an account set up on Instagram and understand the basics of the platform, then we can help you to sort out the rest.

I don’t know anything about Instagram and don’t have an account set up but will be starting a new business soon and would like to learn how to use this social media platform, can I attend?
If you have no prior knowledge of Instagram and do not yet have an active account, then we suggest you start with the Introduction to Instagram workshop first where we help you to get everything set up.

My industry is not homewares or interiors focused, will you still be able to help me with hashtags?
Yes. We will teach you how to find the right hashtags for your industry – whatever that may be.

Will you teach me how to style and take photos for instagram?
We will touch on the principals behind beautiful imagery but in this course we do not teach photography or styling.  If you are interested in this, you may wish to consider our 'Styling and Photography for Social Media' workshop.


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Fashion: Finding your Personal Style
Sep
28
9:30 AM09:30

Fashion: Finding your Personal Style

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Come and learn how to style yourself better in this half-day workshop with Personal Stylist and Fashion Editor, Annabel Kerman. Understand how to define your personal style and pull together a cohesive look every day in a fun and achievable way.

With more than 20 years experience in the industry, Annabel will share with you her expertise and knowledge - from how to decipher what works best for you, how to style yourself objectively with what you own, plus how to navigate shopping in Singapore and online, with lots of practical advise and tips.

If you have ever wanted to refresh your look or learn how to make the most of what you own, this workshop is a must.


Who is this workshop perfect for?

  • Anyone who loves fashion and is interested in experimenting with their look.
  • Anyone wanting to define or update their personal style, particularly in Singapore
  • Anyone interested in sustainability within their wardrobe.
  • Anyone who needs direction of where to shop in Singapore

What you will learn

1. Define your style

  • How to unearth your fashion style
  • Wardrobe edit – how to decide what stays and what goes
  • Understanding your shape and how it can influence your style

2. Make your wardrobe work hard for you

  • Creating a capsule wardrobe
  • Making clothes work in multiple ways
  • The question of accessorising

3. How to style like a pro

  • Trends – how to keep on top of them in Singapore
  • Looking stylish in a hot city
  • Combining colour and pattern

4. Shop like a stylist

  • Store and mall tips and tricks:  Annabel’s Little Black Book
  • Sustainability and what it means for our wardrobes and our wallets
  • Shopping local, and how Instagram can help

Essential Info

Duration: 4 hours (including refreshment break)
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Maximum Number of Participants: 10
Pre-requisites: No pre-requisites
What to Bring: No requirements

Cost: $ 225


Commonly Asked Questions

Will there be a practical component to the workshop?
Yes.  Annabel will bring clothes to discuss and practise with.

Will I be able to buy the clothes? 
No, but Annabel will send you off with a goodie bag full of discounts and treats at key stores.

Can I book with a friend?
Absolutely. The more the merrier!

Can I book this workshop for a group activity?
Yes.  Please send an email to us at info@theassemblyhall.com if you are interested.

 


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Annabel Kerman

Annabel is a British fashion editor, writer and stylist who has worked in the fashion industry for over 15 years. Annabel has worked as a style director at a national newspaper where she traveled the world styling models and celebrities, and as a a stylist working editorially and for screen with high profile clients, including styling the host of the UK's biggest show 'Strictly Come Dancing' for nearly a decade.

Now based in Singapore Annabel combines high fashion with a love of travel in her role as fashion editor at luxury glossy World Travel Magazine and runs her own personal styling business. She is also Sassy Mama's fashion columnist, The Style Hawker, where she blogs about combining fashion and style in Singapore with motherhood.

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Design your Website
Sep
21
9:30 AM09:30

Design your Website

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Our ‘Design Your Website’ workshop is the perfect starting point for anyone wanting to get their website off the ground, or perhaps give their existing website a makeover.  This half day workshop provides a practical step by step guide to setting up your website homepage on Squarespace. 

Hosted by Delilah Creative, you will learn all the tools you need to take the first step in creating your website – from successful font combinations to choosing a colour palette, Delilah Creative will help you to build your homepage with their expert guidance. 

By the end of this workshop, you will know how to use Squarespace to create a DIY website, be equipped with tips and tricks for creating and laying out your content to maximize stickiness and conversions, know how to integrate your brand’s colours and fonts, source stock images and have a brand new headshot taken by professional photographer, Charlie Cameron.


Who is this workshop perfect for? 

  • Small businesses who need to create a website
  • Entrepreneurs wishing to learn the Squarespace platform for their business
  • Individuals interested in creating a website that they can use for blogging
  • Small businesses who would like to refresh their brand presence online


What you will learn

1. Website platforms

  • Which website platforms are available and which will be the best fit for you
  • How to build your website using Squarespace

2. How websites work

  • Creating and displaying your content
  • How to maximize stickiness and conversion rates
  • Navigation, Calls to Action and Integrating Social Media or Newsletter Signups

3. Getting started 

  • Fonts
  • Colour palette
  • Layout
  • Content

Essential Information

Duration: 4 hours (including refreshment break)
Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm
Maximum number people: 10
Prerequisites: In order to attend this workshop you must have the following elements in place for your website:

  • Domain Name
  • Squarespace account (can be in trial mode)
  • A logo you would like to use
  • Your homepage content (text)

What to Bring: Fully charged laptop + laptop charger, your logo file (saved on your desktop), your written homepage content, a can-do attitude! 

Cost: $ 225
 

 

Delilah Creative 

Delilah Creative create awesome brands and kick-ass websites for entrepreneurs and small businesses. As Singapore’s premier Squarespace experts, there’s not much they don’t know about creating high-converting homepages, and attracting new customers and clients with well-crafted web design. www.delilahcreative.com


Commonly Asked Questions

Will I create my whole website in this workshop?
You will just create the homepage for your website in this workshop. 

I don’t have any content for my website homepage. Can I still attend?
We strongly encourage you to attend this workshop with at least one piece of content already written so that you can create the homepage in class and get the most out of your session.  If you don’t have anything (and are unable to write something ahead of time) you can use placeholder text instead.

I need a headshot for my website, can you help me with this?
Yes.  Charlie Cameron from The Assembly Hall will be on hand to take any headshots that are required on the day.


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