Sketchnotes are a visual form of note-taking that can include drawings, various lettering sizes and styles, color, icons, arrows, boxes and more — whatever works for you. And the best part is that you don’t have to be a creative genius to do it. It’s called Sketchnoting, not Art School!
This class is meant for beginners, so no background in art, design, among others, is needed. Just bring your passion for creation! If you would like a more advanced class, check out this class happenning in the same month. We will be listening to RadioLab WNYC as our source material for sketchnote practice.
We will work on the basics of sketchnoting, such as:
- Loosening up
- Creating a repertoire of characters
- Words words words
- The basics of layout
- Conquering the big white page
What do you need to bring besides your awesome self?
- Sketchbook [preferably 8x11]
- Pencils [mechanical suggested, but not required]
- Eraser [white gum]
- Alexis will be bringing the charcoal, newsprint paper, reams of printer paper and crayons.
As in all pariSoma CoLearning classes, snacks and beverages will be provided!
Read what former pariSoma CoLearning class participants saying about Alexis' teaching:
"Very welcoming, safe space to show silly drawings. Humorous!"
"The teacher [Alexis] was awesome"
"Learned a lot in a relaxed environment"
"Very easygoing yet I learned a bunch!"
About your Instructor
Alexis Finch is the pencil behind GraphiteMind, specializing sketchnoting the usually opaque and dry topics of technology and the sciences. She has been sketching, painting, blowing glass, sculpting and throwing pots for the past 16yrs. Alexis' background is in Human Factors and User Experience for Fortune 500 companies. She used graphic facilitation to keep focus groups focused before moving into sketchnoting.
When & Where
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