Graphic Fundamentals is a fun, easy, hands-on introductory workshop on using basic visuals, graphics and images in your facilitation practice to encourage interactive, engaging, and productive meetings. Designed to build confidence in incorporating graphics and visuals into group meetings, the session is chock-full of opportunities to put your knowledge into practice.
No previous drawing experience necessary! No matter how small or big your talent, you will take your first visual steps on large paper and learn how to use small details to make spaces look clear, attractive, and lively. You will work alone and in small groups with lots of opportunity to address each participant's needs.
What You'll Learn
In this interactive one-day workshop led by graphic recorder Corrie Melanson, you will learn the basics of graphic language and its potential to enhance your facilitation effectiveness. You will:
• Understand the principles and benefits of visual thinking and learning
• Acquire basic techniques for typography and lettering, drawing simple shapes, icons and people
• Learn effective use of colour and metaphor
• Walk away with your own inventory of ready-made icons
• Practice “live” recording and adding visuals to a variety of facilitation processes
• Learn and have fun!
And you'll get a goodie bag of materials including markers, pastels, sketchbook, paper cutters, etc. to help you do all of your work! Snacks and coffee/tea included.
Who should participate?
Educators, facilitators, project managers, team leaders, consultants, planners, teachers and anyone who would like to engage others beyond words.
About the Facilitator
Corrie Melanson’s passion for visuals comes from witnessing the benefits of visuals for thinking and learning in her work as a facilitator, trainer, and graphic recorder. Her work maximizes group dynamics, validates different learning styles, and builds on strengths while focusing on key objectives and outcomes. "I get a lot of satisfaction out of facilitating sessions that help my clients achieve breakthrough sessions. Maybe the only thing I enjoy more is teaching people how to make breakthrough moments occur for their own clients and colleagues. I believe integrating visuals into effective facilitation processes is a skill not a role."
Join me on a Visual Learning Journey!
For a full description of all training offerings see http://www.seemeaning.ca/training
When & Where
See Meaning Graphic Facilitation
Corrie Melanson of See Meaning is an experienced facilitator, trainer and graphic recorder based in Halifax, NS.