Think Like Ink®

Graphic Facilitation Training 2020 Schedule


Visual Note-Taking 101

$499 | Chicago, IL | Dates Available:

Our full-day workshop is a visual note-taking bootcamp in six hours. We run the gamut of skills our artists have practiced and perfected to take your visual note-taking to the next level. You'll have enough time to practice with each topic, ask questions from industry pros, and try your hand at real-time visual note-taking.

This is a jumping-off point for implementing the visual language in your day to day life! New and more experienced visual practitioners are welcome, as you'll receive one-on-one feedback from industry professionals.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've made the decision to switch all our 2020 in-person workshops to a virtual setting.

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An Ink Factory artist demonstrates what's possible after graphic facilitation training


Who should take a graphic facilitation training workshop?


Working professionals

Working Professionals

People who want to make sure their ideas are heard and improve the way their teams think and communicate.

Students and Teachers

Students and Teachers

People who want to learn or teach others how to take better notes and think through or explain difficult concepts with visual techniques.

Visual Thinkers

 Visual thinkers

Anyone who is curious about the power of visual note-taking and wants to dive in and explore!

A photograph of visuals from a graphic facilitation training workshop

What you'll learn

Two Ink Factory team members will take you through...


HistoryThe rich history of the visual language

ToolsHow to use different tools and materials

HandwritingEasy ways to improve your handwriting

Organizing IdeasThe basics of organizing ideas visually

TypographyHow to identify the elements of design in visual notes

Live drawingHow to draw live visual notes

Visual note-taking masteryHow to start mastering visual note-taking techniques

Visual LibraryHow to start developing your own visual library


Ink Factory's Accessibility and Inclusion Statement

Accessibility & Inclusion

Our studio is ADA compliant and gender-inclusive (holla gender-neutral toilets!). Our side entrance is wheelchair accessible, and we can coordinate with you for easy front door wheelchair entrance as well. Email to chat about what could make your workshop experience more comfortable.

A participant draws in their sketchbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the workshop?

Virtual workshops will be held as Zoom meetings. In-person workshops will be held in our brand new studio! Our address is 3638 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60618. Please click here for detailed driving and transit instructions. Please note that all of our 2020 in-person workshops have been transitioned to virtual settings.

What time is the workshop?

Check the Eventbrite listing for the specific workshop. Times vary depending on the workshop you've signed up for.

What if I need to cancel?

Cancellations and refunds will happen through Eventbrite. Refunds are available up to 7 days before the start of the workshop. Please note that Eventbrite keeps a non-refundable fee.

What materials do I need?

For virtual workshops, please see our list of recommended materials here.

Will lunch be provided?

For in-person workshops: There will be an hour break for lunch on our agenda. We will be providing water, coffee, and tea. Please click here for a list of nearby lunch options with suggestions for dietary restrictions. You're welcome to keep food in our fridge and use our microwave if you prefer to bring your lunch.

Is there an age limit?

Workshop participants are required to be over the age of 18.

More Questions?

Email and we'll get back to you ASAP.

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