Think Like Ink ® Workshop

Organizing Your Visual Notes: Composition


Clarifying Composition

Do you struggle with the layout of your visual notes? What points and visuals go where? Why are some things we capture larger than others? Let us demystify how we arrange our notes into clear compositions in this 90-minute workshop. We’ll walk you through the fundamental concepts that inform composition in visual note-taking and introduce you to our favorite four go-to compositions (and when to use them). 

This workshop is for people who want to learn this foundational concept of visual note-taking; we won’t be teaching other skills essential to taking visual notes in this workshop. If you’ve already taken our visual note-taking 101 or Brainstorming workshops, this workshop will be a good way to enforce and practice composition skills.

Virtual Workshop

This workshop will be taking place on Zoom. Please make sure you are able to use Zoom before buying a ticket. We’ll be sending out meeting details, registration information, and passwords about a week before the workshop, so please make sure you are able to receive emails from and

Can't attend live? Purchase the recording

If you aren’t able to attend the live workshop due to time constraints, you can purchase a recording of the workshop that will be available for you to view for up to 2 months. The recording will not be available to download or share.

To purchase a recording for $59, please email Do not purchase a ticket to the workshop if you do not wish to attend live.

Live attendees will also receive a recording of the workshop that they can view up to 2 months after the workshop date.


We’ll be teaching this workshop with accessible materials in mind.

Something to draw on:

  • Can be a sketchbook, or loose paper, but make sure you have a lot of blank pages to work with.
  • The bigger, the better, but make sure your page is at least 8.5"x11.”

Black markers to write with:


  • Correction tape
  • Color markers that won’t bleed when used with your black markers (one light color, one medium color, and one dark color are suggested).

Dry-erase boards will work well in place of paper, but make sure you have enough makers with plenty of ink.

If you have experience with and want to use a drawing tablet, you are welcome to, but know that it may be more difficult for you to share your work out with the group unless you have an easy way to screen share from your device. We won’t be speaking about how to draw with or use a tablet.


You may request a full refund for the workshop up to 7 days before the date of the workshop. Please keep in mind that our payment processing company keeps a non-refundable fee of $2.61 for selling tickets, and that amount is not refundable. Tickets purchased are not transferable to other workshops.

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Organizing Your Visual Notes: Composition

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
90 min | Online, Zoom

Please only register for one session. Both sessions have the same content.

Session A

9 am - 10:30 am CST

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Session B

5 pm - 6:30 pm CST

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