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Graphic Recording for Illustrators

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80 Harbour Esplanade

Docklands, VIC 3008

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There is a movement afoot.

Across the globe, people are discovering that having a live illustrator present in the room fundamentally changes the dynamic of a conference, workshop, sales pitch, or board meeting.

This live illustration is known as graphic recording, which is a subset of the field of visual facilitation. You also may hear it referred to as scribing, graphic facilitation, or live sketching. Put simply, it is the ability to listen, crate, and capture a conversation in words and pictures, in real-time, on a large, visible canvas. Graphic recording is fast becoming an in-demand skill, and this is your opportunity to learn how to do it.

Who is this for?

This 3.5-hour workshop (including a break for morning tea) is for anyone who is interested in learning more about graphic recording. You don't need to be an accomplished illustrator, but it will certainly help if you have some confidence in your ability to draw basic shapes, which is why it's pitched at illustrators. However, more important is your ability to be a good listener, to have neat handwriting, to be quick at taking notes, and be full of enthusiasm for learning a new skill!

Matt scribing at the Show Don't Tell event

What will you learn?

I'm not pretending that I can turn everyone who attends this workshop into an accomplished graphic recorder in only 3.5 hours—there are practitioners who have dedicated their life to honing their craft. But this will be an intense, hands-on session that will allow you to grasp the basics, and give you the opportunity to try your hand. We'll cover everything from materials, working with a facilitator, sketching objects and people, typography, metaphor, layout, timing, types of engagements, and whatever else we can manage to squeeze in.

Matt sketching at Melbourne Convention Centre

Why is it so cheap, and what's included?

I'll be transparent here: my passion for sharing what I've learned about graphic recording over the last few years, while very real, is not my only motivation for running this workshop. At Sketch Videos, we've developed a reputation as a provider of high quality graphic recording services, and there is more work than our team can handle.

The obvious solution is to grow the Sketch Videos team. Last time I ran this workshop, a handful of illustrators came on board to make videos, create illustrations, and continue to work on their live sketching skills. I'm hoping the same will happen again from this workshop—that I'll meet some talented people who show potential and interest in graphic recording, who I then might be able to actually engage professionally down the track. That said, please don't come along feeling like this is a job interview—all skill levels are welcome. But if you decide after the workshop that you're interested in pursuing this as more than a hobby, I am indeed looking to build a team of talented people to subcontract out to the amazing clients that we're currently working with.

So the ticket price is purely to cover the costs of materials and venue hire—you'll be provided with a canvas and markers to draw with. Normally I charge upwards of $900 for similar workshops, so this really is a unique opportunity to learn some rad skills that could change how you work. It won't be repeated.

Will there be food?

Morning tea will be provided. If you're worried about lasting three hours then I recommend starting the day with a hearty breakfast, so you're not starving while exercising your brains and your drawing hand.

Matt presenting on stage in Istanbul

Who is the instructor?

Matthew Magain is an award-winning designer, illustrator, author, speaker, visual facilitator, and the founder of Sketch Videos, a creative services agency specialising in all things sketchy. He is an active member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners, and has been working professionally as a graphic recorder and graphic facilitator since 2011. Over the years he has sketched conference talks about web technologies, seminars on legal education, round table discussions about domestic violence, panel discussions about innovation, keynote presentations about preserving historical artifacts, and many other diverse, interesting topics.

Matthew's work has been featured in several books, and he has presented at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Asia. He likes swimming, cycling, and Lego.

Matt sketching a City of Melbourne event

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