Drawing for Story is a workshop developed by myself and Luke Watson. It’s designed to introduce you to sketching storyboards as a way of communicating.
You could also describe it the way Lori did.
Prior to the workshop, we ask participants to come up with a communication challenge they want to work on. We also set them a tiny bit of pre-reading.
Lots of business-type people have done sketchnoting classes (learning to quickly take visual notes) and we see this workshop as being a natural follow-on from that.
We give you some tools to help you turn your story from idea to storyboard and help you knock that visual story on the head.
We usually run a 3 hour workshop. 8 to 10 people is a good number, though Luke and I have run it together with up to 20.
We can run it with whole teams, but we’ve found it works best when each of the participants has their own, different communication challenge (as in design, diverse groups are best)!
Some comments from participants:
"With each new drawing I am slowly getting better so thank you for today and for all your help previously as it's really opening up my way of thinking."
"Breaking down the story - this wasn't just great for the activity we completed. It's something I can utilize when trying to communicate any message."
"I found this class super useful in helping me think through a problem and articulate the solution."
"Having to tie an emotion to each part of my story made me actually assess how my business problem was affecting people emotionally."
If you’re interested in getting some people together and having a Drawing for Story workshop at your workplace, drop us a line.
Here's a PDF that'll tell you a bit more about the workshop.
Product, service, strategy, communication design
Leave your details. I'll send you a link to my whitepaper and you'll be on the list to find out when I'm running Drawing for Story classes.
Drop me a line.
+61 (0)422 509 144
309 Victoria St, Brunswick