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Sketchnoting Practice : Round 5 - first in 2014!

  • Jan 16, 2014 · 6:30 PM

It's time for Sketchnote practice...what better way to kick off the new year? If you come to this meetup, you'll have perfect attendance for 2014, woo hoo!

At this meetup we'll practice lettering and images in a series of Rapid Rounds, then jump into sketchnoting a TED talk. After that we'll share our work and offer constructive critique.

All skill levels welcome; come to the meetup to take your sketchnoting skills to the next level.

:: Here's the plan ::

• Welcome, get to know each other & setup [6:30-6:45ish]

• Warm-up/rapid rounds (quick 2-5 min practice sessions on lettering, pictures and concepts)

• Quick critique of work

• Practice session, sketchnote a TED talk (either a long TED talk or 2 short ones, ~15 min + 5 min to finish up)

• Gallery of sketchnotes & open critique (15-20 min)

• Maybe a second session if there's time.

• Wrap-up, feedback & what to do next time

:: What to bring ::

Please bring your own materials for sketchnoting: paper or journal (moleskine is great) and pens.

Snacks to keep your blood sugar up. This is a foodless meetup.

It's going to be fun. If you have questions or ideas to share, post 'em here on the meetup site.

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  • Jasper B.

    Thanks for the great (and humbling) event. There was some amazing talent in the room. I look forward to seeing you all at the next Meetup.

    January 20, 2014

  • Sonja

    Thanks Kate for the great evening!
    I just love this meet up and the awesome mix of people from all different professions. This is what makes it even more enjoyable to discuss.

    January 19, 2014

  • Anna I.

    Kate thank you for the amazing event!! Enjoyed friendly and cosy atmosphere and was glad to learn from you and others! I uploaded photos from my phone here, at meetup, and made a short video :) Thank you everybody!

    January 19, 2014

  • Kate R.

    Thank you all for coming, I had a great time! I'm away for the weekend and will post the photos and slide deck when I return. See you at the next meetup. :)

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Akanksha

    I'v never done sketchnoting before, but it sounds very interesting. Is it a good class to just come and explore???

    January 15, 2014

    • Kate R.

      Hi, Akanksha: Yes, the meetup is a fine place to just come and explore. It's a welcoming group and the participants have a wide range of experience from "never done it but interested" to "professional and love it." I hope you'll join us! If not this session, perhaps in Feb? Look forward to meeting you.

      January 16, 2014

  • Alexa R.

    Hey Kate, I might run a bit late - around 7ish as I'm coming from Mountain View. Is that ok or disruptive?

    January 13, 2014

    • Kate R.

      Hi, Alexa: No worries...but we only have someone downstairs until 7. If you're later than that, then it may be hard to get upstairs. If you DM me on Twitter I can send you my phone and you can text me if you're after 7...we'll try to send someone down for ya.

      January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to bring a couple of drawing notebooks to replace What i borrowed from your stash last session. Where did you find them?

    December 30, 2013

    • Kate R.

      Hi, Val: I got the moleskines at Dick Blick in Berkeley, but you can find them at a bunch of office supply or bookstores. :)

      January 3, 2014

  • Allison

    noooooooo I already bought a ticket for the Designers + Geeks event at this same time/date....! had a great time tonight, great meeting/seeing you all, & hope to see you in February...!!

    December 18, 2013

    • Kate R.

      We'll miss you, but have fun at the D+G meetup. Those are fun people. :)

      January 3, 2014

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