Sketchnote Club

The Sketchnote Club is a fun informal learning workshop encouraging you to practice a form of visual note taking called “sketchnote”. The workshop is divided into 4×90 minute online sessions. See full program below. 

“More than 50 percent of the cortex, the surface of the brain, is devoted to processing visual information.”

– William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics

Visual thinking is quickly gaining popularity as a set of tools to help solve large, complex problems and uncover innovative solutions. Adding visually-oriented thinking techniques – like mind mapping, diagramming and drawing– to your skill set is one of the most powerful ways you can add value to your learning path or work experience.

DATES: 3, 10, 17, 24 September 2021, 17:30-19:00 (CEST)
Registration Deadline: Friday 20 August 2021

Sketchnotes are rich visual handwritten notes combining text and visual elements such as shapes and arrows. Regular notes are linear, whereas sketchnotes are nonlinear and encourage active listening, learning and remembering.

Who is this workshop for?

LEARNERS who want to recall key concepts faster.
EDUCATORS who want to engage their students in a visual way.
ENTREPRENEURS who want to better explain their ideas quickly.
ANYONE wishing to explore a creative way of taking meaningful notes to support their learning path or work experience. 

What will you gain?

    • Sharpened active listening skills
    • Structured and organised notes in a meaningful way
    • Improved memory retention

What will we do?

    • Explore creative ways of synthesising ideas into visuals
    • Practice mapping information 
    • Experiment with colour and visual accents to show emotional expression

You do not need to know how to draw.
All you need is a desire to learn and think creatively in a fun and friendly environment.

Supercharge your note-taking skills by
learning the power of Sketchnotes


Day 1 – 3rd September – 5 Basic Visual Elements (self-directed)

    • Participants receive an introductory video
    • Practice drawing 5 basic visual elements – Frames, Arrows, People, Icons, and Type. 

Day 2 – 10th September –FRAMES & ARROWS (Online session)

    • Exploring FRAMES and ARROWS
    • Layout  and mapping – discover ways of arranging ideas

Day 3 -17th September – PEOPLE & ICONS (Online session)

    • Exploring PEOPLE and ICONS
    • Hierarchy – ordering and grouping ideas

Day 4 -24th September – TYPE & EFFECTS (Online session)

    • Exploring TYPE and adding EFFECTS
    • Develop listening skills while capturing ideas at the same time

DATES: 3, 10, 17, 24 September 2021, 17:30-19:00 (CEST)
Registration Deadline: Friday 20 August 2021

About the trainer

I was blown away when I first discovered Sketchnotes. The ability to visualise thoughts and ideas just with a pen and paper. It was like I discovered a super power. It completely transformed my learning, thinking and communication. It gave new life to my learning. I have used it to support groups and companies to explore and unlock what drives them. My biggest ambition is to get visual thinking into the hands of everyone and especially young persons. I wish I attended a Sketchnote Club Program like this one when I was younger. It would have definitely made my learning experience a lot more fun and engaging.

Christopher Malapitan is an independent creative facilitator and trainer based in Brussels.
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Further information

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