Graphic Recording Workshops
In our Think Like Ink workshops, a hands-on instructor from the Ink Factory team will teach you and your team to think like our artists–from the foundation of listening and synthesizing to drawing inspiring visuals. Our graphic recording training starts from the ground up. No drawing skills are necessary to take any of our workshops.
Designed for your needs
Flexible Group Size
We can teach workshops with personalized one-on-one feedback for smaller groups, and fun, engaging workshops for larger ones.
Our Place or Yours
We can host 15 people in our Chicago studio, or travel off-site for larger workshops anywhere around the world.
For Anyone and Everyone
Student and professionals alike can think, learn, and communicate better with visual note-taking. We can teach grades 5 and above.
A Tailored Agenda
We'll teach topics that are most relevant to your group, and we have three different options that can fit your budget and time restrictions.
What's included in our graphic recording course?
An Ink Factory team member with a career full of creating visual notes for clients will teach your team and provide one-on-one feedback.
We'll provide all the tools you and your team need to participate in the workshop, so there's no need to bring anything.
We offer add-ons for our your private training:
Ink Factory Sketchbooks
Our Ink Factory branded sketchbooks are designed to be perfect for drawing small scale visual notes. Two sizes are available.
Get more personalized feedback and support during your session, and see visual note-taking by a professional happen in real-time.
For participants to take home. Includes an Ink Factory branded pencil case, pencils, and markers selected to work with our sketchbook.
One Hour Workshop
An instructor will teach you:
The rich history of the visual language
How to use different tools and materials
Easy ways to improve your handwriting
The basics of turning ideas into visuals
Three Hour Workshop
In three hours you’ll dive into the tips and tricks of visual note-taking. We’ll give you the building blocks to transcribe your words into the universal language of imagery, and make your drawings pop with the right composition, lettering, and color. You’ll leave with a new skill in active listening and the ability to synthesize ideas into easily understood and better retained visuals, which strengthens your communication all-around!
Our three hour graphic recording training includes:
All the fundamentals from the one hour workshop
How to identify the elements of design in visual notes
Ink Factory's strategy for taking live visual notes
Full Day Workshop
Our full day workshop is a visual note-taking bootcamp in 6-8 hours. We run the gamut of skills our artists have practiced and perfected to take your visual note-taking to the next level. A longer day gives you more time practicing with each topic, or more flexibility to customize your agenda for a deep dive on any one area. You’ll get all the benefits from each shorter workshop plus the time to “Make It Real.” This is a jumping-off point for using the visual language in your day to day life!
This graphic recording training includes:
All the fundamentals from the one & three-hour workshops
How to start mastering visual note-taking techniques
How to develop your own visual library
Come to a graphic recording workshop!
Take a crash-course in visual note-taking with a group of like-minded individuals at Ink Factory's headquarters in Chicago.
Our Visual Note-Taking 101 workshops are a full-day immersive experience into the world of visual thinking and communication. You'll leave our introductory workshop with all the fundamental tools you need to start taking visual notes in your everyday life.