Beginner Sketchnotes: Using metaphors to explain big ideas

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Alexis Finch reteaching this Sketchnotes class for the third time due to popular demand! This class is meant for beginners, so no background in art, design, among others, is needed. Just bring your passion for creation.
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!

We'll start out with a quick lecture to introduce you to the form, then some exercises to give you the tools you need, then switch to full on workshop mode so you'll walk out the door with a couple sketchnotes under your belt. We'll be listening to RadioLab WNYC, and 99% Invisible KALW as our source material.

What will you get?
  • Create a repertoire of characters
  • Learn about Fonts and Words words words
  • Acquire tricks and tips for layout
  • Master timing and triaging material

What do you need to bring besides your awesome self?
  • Sketchbook [preferably 8x11]
  • Pencils [mechanical suggested, but not required]
  • Eraser [white gum]

We'll also have you working with crayons!
Psss: Want to learn about inforgraphics and datavis as well? Then, come to the other class Alexis is teaching a week before this one. Check it out here!

As in all pariSoma CoLearning classes, snacks and beverages will be provided!
The maximum number of students for this class is 19 so get your ticket *now*!

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"
"Very practice based, direct feedback, tips, resources & techniques"
"Very easygoing yet I learned a bunch!"

  • Beginner Sketchnotes: Using metaphors to explain big ideas

    pariSoma Innovation Loft

    169 11th Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Wed, May 30th, 2012

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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An open incubator where ideas meet execution

Alexis Finch is the pencil behind, 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. When she's not sketching up a storm, Alexis is a freelance UX Researcher and Strategist working with startups in SF and NYC.

Alexis Finch doing sketch notes for the Future of Work sessions in the US.

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