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USING INK TO THINK webinar: Scriberia’s key techniques for visual thinking

7 May 2020
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Become a better visual thinker and communicator with Scriberia's foundation drawing course for non-artists

7 May 2020
16:00 – 17:30
Online webinar
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When you’re interacting online, how effective are your team’s usual ways of presenting, reporting and planning? How easy is it to share complex ideas and solve problems together? Do you need more lively ways to fire up people’s energy, attention and imagination? Especially colleagues and clients who are tired of reading reams of onscreen words?

Scriberia is a world-leading visual storyteller. Everything we do is drawing-based. We know just how effective a simple picture can be in cutting through confusion, uncertainty and disengagement. So we’ve created this 1.5-hour live and interactive workshop as our foundation course for non-artists. It’s designed to help you get started on using drawing to explain things more clearly, tell better stories and get to the point quicker than you could with words alone.

What will I learn?

  • Build your skills and confidence to use drawing as an everyday tool
  • Gain simple techniques to tackle any drawing challenge
  • Understand that a drawing is good if it does its job, regardless of whether it looks “artful”
  • Develop a visual language in common as a team
  • Go from drawing simple objects to people, action, emotions, abstract concepts and complex scenarios
  • Discover how drawing helps you analyse and explain
  • Come away with techniques and inspiration to keep drawing to help you think, work, create and communicate.

Where is it happening?

When you register, we’ll send you the Zoom.us meeting link and password by e-mail. (New to Zoom.us? Make sure you’ve downloaded the free version of the app well in advance so you face no delay in joining us on the day.)

How does this Scriberia Academy session work?

You’ll be coached in an online group live on ZOOM video webinar by one of our experienced creative trainers. We’ll take you through a series of fun lessons and practical drawing exercises together to discover Scriberia’s essential methods for visualising anything. Our aim is to give you the core techniques and confidence to start using drawing as a powerful multipurpose means for thinking, creating and communicating.

At the end of the session we’ll send you a poster (PDF) summarising the ten key lessons so you can keep referring back to it as you develop your practice.

What tech do I need? (Just paper and pen)

It often feels safer to make pictures with digital tools. But they can distract from the task or muddy the message. So this workshop focuses on capturing clear and sharp ideas at speed just with paper and pen. That means you don’t need special kit to take part. We will, though, recommend drawing software for your own projects outside the session.

Who trains with Scriberia Academy?

We set up Scriberia Academy to help adults from any background or discipline build drawing skills for critical thinking, creative problem-solving and flexible collaboration. We’ve trained architects, media planners, data analysts, engineers, health researchers, marketing executives, museum professionals, policy advisers, product managers, teachers, strategy consultants, science communicators, software engineers and UX designers. We’ve run workshops for Bupa, D&AD, Deloitte, Facebook, Google, IDEO, Mars, Mediacom, News UK, NHS England, Oxfam, the Royal Society, M&C Saatchi, Springer Nature Digital, Suntory, Tesco, Twitter and the UK Government.

*Note! This event is not a DKUK event, but one we have kindly offered to publish on behalf of a fellow member. DKUK cannot be held liable for anything related to this. Thus any comments, questions or reclamation please contact the organiser directly.

The event is organised by highly valued DKUK member Scriberia.