Source: » VizEd 2017
Happy, Happy, Happy dance! I get to offer a workshop with the fabulous Tracy Kelley of BC Campus in February on visual practices in higher education. (She made the visual above which I LOVE!) AND PSST, the early bird deadline is NOVEMBER 15th. You can read all about it here. It is one of two workshops we are cooking up. The second is a Liberating Structures immersion workshop and I’ll blog about that separately as I want to share some of the planning process.
I’m particularly excited that we are focusing the practice in all sorts of higher education contexts – teaching and learning, administration, design and… well, ANYWHERE! (Yes, all caps. Yes, EXCITED!)
Here is the blurb:
Have you ever noticed that moment when people are talking about something, then they whip out a pen and start sketching? Or when a conversation breaks open because someone goes to the whiteboard and draws something?
We are beings with many senses, but we often forget how powerful it is to make meaning using words and images. There is something so negotiable about rough little sketches that invites us deeper into understanding, instead of trying to “be right” or “prove my point.” Everything becomes just a little bit more negotiable. This is the power of creating visuals with and for each other.
Join us for a hands-on, full-on day of exploring the opportunities and practices of bringing hand made visuals into our teaching and learning. (P.S. “handmade” can mean electronic too!)
We will warm up with some exercises to banish our inner critics, then explore practices for going visual in our work. Bring your challenges! Bring your ideas! Bring your inner learner, your inner teacher and your inner child as we explore visual practices together.
What you can expect:
- Tips and practice for basic drawing skills (Courage! Confidence! Color!)
- Examples of visual exercises and activities, and where they might be useful in your work in higher education
- Explore templates for collaborative visual meaning making
- Experiment with the intersection of group process and visuals
THERE ARE NO “ARTIST” PRE-REQUISITES!
What to bring:
- Bring a notebook, your phone (or other camera) to capture visuals that inform and inspire you.
- You are unlikely to use a laptop during the workshop, but you might like to bring a tablet (and your favourite stylus if you have one!)
- Wear your most comfortable clothes and shoes you can get dirty (ink, chalk, etc.)