Learning how to evaluate your work and developing an eye for improvement is a key skill for every visual practitioner. Many of us have come from other fields and do not know how to critique our work so we can make changes and develop. In this session, you’ll learn techniques used by architects and artists
May 4, 2017
This is the session where fine art meets lettering and graphic recording! There was a time in history where all books were hand-written original works of art. Let’s be inspired by those illuminated manuscripts and explore practical possibilities to use lettering as pattern and texture, putting them together in a chart. Let’s practice together and
May 3, 2017
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Each of us is a treasure chest brimming with experience and wisdom. The key is finding it!  During this session, we will work together in small groups to capture, harvest and synthesize the vast amount of experience that lies within our explorer team.  Whether you are a beginner or someone who has been at work
There is a wealth of metaphor lurking in everyday language that can provide a rich resource for visuals. We will listen for metaphor, simile, hyperbole, idiom, anthropomorphism, and other figures of speech in daily use and practice turning these into visuals that are unique, interesting and intelligent, and that actually enhance content. Come away with
Has your line-work lost its luster? Have your headlines lost their heft? Have your pearls of wisdom lost their pop? It’s time to polish those jewels to shine their brightest!   You’ve collected all of those conversational gems and nuggets of information, but they just lay there, flat and lifeless on the page.   Now
April 23, 2017
What techniques do you use to Listen for Diversity? Let’s find out what’s possible when we honour diversity as part of our visual practice! Diversity comes in infinite forms — race, gender, cultures, age, and abilities to just name a few. Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size fits
April 23, 2017
Journey maps are a valuable tool for any coach or facilitator who wants to help guide individuals or groups toward a stated goal, by visually connecting the dots from where they are to where they want to be. In this lively and interactive session, attendees will collaborate in charting such timeless sagas as Star Wars,
April 15, 2017
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Drawing visual storytelling cartoons with bikablo® emotions Tell a visual story in 90 minutes. Simple cartoons are perfect to transport emotions and situations in a team setting, to explain methods, to tell a success story or a customer journey. The visual dictionary (we like to think of a bikablorary) “bikablo®-emotions” will guide us through this