Past Meetup

Sketchnoting Practice : Working BIG [March 2015]

This Meetup is past

20 people went

Price: $5.00 /per person


101 Vallejo Street · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

Someone will be at the door until 7pm; after that, text Kate at 510-898-6845 and we'll come down and get you.

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** ALERT ** This Session has been rescheduled, from Mon Mar 16 to Mon Mar 23. The new location is listed below.

Ever wonder about making sketchnotes that are larger-than-life?*

At this session we'll practice working BIG on whiteboards and large paper!

We'll start with a quick intro to large-format visual notetaking, do some warm-ups and then live capture TED talks. Between each talk we'll have a 'round-the-room gallery to learn from each other and discuss our process.

If you're new to sketchnoting, this is a big and brazen way to get started. For folks with visual notetaking experience, this is a fantastic way to expand your personal practice and experiment with how to work in large-format. All skill levels welcome!

* Pssst: working big is called Graphic Recording (, which is a technique similar to sketchnoting, but BIG.

:: Here's the plan ::
Welcome, get to know each other & pizza [6:30-6:45ish]
• Short intro to working BIG
• Warm-up/rapid rounds
• Short session, working big practice with critique (~5 min + 5 min to finish up)
• Long session, sketchnote a TED talk (~15 min + 10 min to finish up)
• Collaborative learning/practice from each other
• Wrap-up, feedback & what to do next time

:: Please bring ::
• A set of large markers and/or
• A set of whiteboard markers
• If you really want to explore color, bring a set of dry chalk pastels, like this: (Note: NOT oil pastels)
• Paper will be provided

:: Info about getting to Tradecraft ::

• Located 2 blocks off of the Embarcardero, across from Pier 7 and the Exploratorium.

• Public Transit: 10 min walk from Embarcadero Bart, or take the F Market train

• Metered street parking is available, $3/hr until 7pm, $ after that.

• Someone will be at the door until 7pm; after that, text Kate at[masked] and we'll come down and get you.

:: Note about food/drinks ::
• We haz pizza! Your $5 registration helps to offset the cost.

Hope to see y'all there!