Fast & Loose Sketching®: Home Study Kit

For Process Professionals Who Work Visually With Groups and/or Individuals

 

TWO NICHE EXPERTS HELP YOU

DRAW BETTER AND FASTER!


NOW AVAILABLE IN 10 MODULE HOME STUDY KIT. LEARN FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME!

 

The niche field of Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation (GR/GF) has taken the world by storm as it radiates from North American and European urban centers out across the globe. As a result, more and varied Process Professionals are using spontaneous, live, hand drawn visual techniques to help people effectively think and feel. Both as employees embedded in various kinds of organizations (corporate, governmental and not-for-profit) and as self-employed independents in the gig economy.

Given the live nature of the GR/GF approach, Practitioners need to be able to listen, write and DRAW FAST in order to quickly mirror the thoughts and feelings of clients.

Process Professionals who aren’t artists need to develop good-enough sketching and caricature skills for the live and spontaneous aspects of working visually.

Process Professionals who do possess formal art training need to release perfectionism and standard rules in order to work in the speedy manner that GR/GF work demands.

This Home Study Kit caters to both audiences — Process Professionals who have no or little formal art training. And/or artists who do have formal art training who need or want to loosen and quicken their style.


Sketch The Action in the Room
Capture Speakers and Audiences

HOME STUDY KIT OUTCOMES:

  • Learn the Fast & Loose Techniques To Boost Your Drawing Range and Speed;
  • Integrate Into to Your Own GR/GF Practice Or Whatever Field You Play In;
  • Get Immediate Access to the Same Content As Rhoda and Christina’s Live Courses Without Travel or Having to Wait for the Next Offering;

CURRICULUM:

10 eLEARNING MODULES THAT YOU COMPLETE AT YOUR OWN PACE:

This Home Study Kit follows the path of a live online course lead by Rhoda and Christina. You follow along via the video recordings and other course materials at your own pace. Add on the Deluxe Level for direct feedback and interaction with both instructors.

MODULE 1: KICK OFF AND BASELINE SKETCH

  • Meet Rhoda And Christina And Their Participants From Around The Globe;
  • Learn About The 4 Applications In The GR/GF Niche Field. What Christina Calls The 4 Animals: Studio Work, Graphic Recording/Scribing, Visual Process Work With Groups And Visual Process Work With Individuals;
  • Get Introduced to Rhoda’s Principles for Sketching Fast and Loose®;
  • Hear Appropriate Places To Weave Fast & Loose Sketching Into GR/GF;
  • Complete Your First Sketching Assignment To Determine Your Current Baseline.
Christina Merkley
Graphic Facilitator, Trainer & Coach
Rhoda Draws
Sketcher and Caricature Artist

MODULE 2: MATERIALS

  • More Introductions of Participants From Across the Globe;
  • Review and Feedback of Previously Posted Assignment;
  • Analog Sketching Supplies and Where to Source Them;
  • Digital Environments: Hardware and Software Recommendations;
  • Show and Tell of Other Helpful Resources;
  • Assignment: Gather Your Materials.
Analog Kit
Digital Chops

MODULE 3: OBJECTS AND CRASH COURSE IN DESIGN

  • Review and Feedback of Previously Posted Assignments;
  • Design Sense Including Composition, Perspective and Color;
  • Develop a More Effective EYE by Learning How to Properly SEE;
  • Move Beyond Beginner Icons (Outline Drawing) to Consciously Employ Shadows, Tones and Depth For A More Artistic and Sophisticated Aesthetic;
  • Assignment: Drawing Objects with Eye for Perspective and Shadow;
Vocab of Lines
Power of Color

MODULE 4: PLACES – INSIDE, OUTSIDE AND LANDMARKS

  • Review and Feedback of Previously Posted Assignments;
  • Why Symmetry Is For Sissies!
  • How to Read the Overall Sweep of an Inside Space or Outside Place and Quickly Depict Surroundings and Significant Features;
  • Guidance on One-Point, Two-Point and Three-Point Perspective;
  • Structured Assignments To Do, Do and Do!
Outdoor Places
Perspectives

MODULE 5: BODIES AND LINES OF ACTION

  • Review and Feedback of Previously Posted Assignments;
  • Male and Female Body Proportions;
  • How to Quickly Find and Sketch the Line of Action in a Body;
  • Common Action Poses and Generic Figures for a Multitude of Uses;
  • How to Capture the Unique Figures, Gestures and Dynamic Movements Within The Rooms and Topics That You Work In;
  • Live Instructional Demos By Rhoda;
  • Guided Assignments to Immediately Apply What You Learn.
Line of Action
Easy Gestures

MODULE 6: HEADS AND FACES

  • Review and Feedback of Previously Posted Assignments;
  • Head Proportions and Head/Face/Neck Angles;
  • Live Instructional Demos By Rhoda;
  • Frank Discussion of Diversity, Client Politics and Power Dynamics in the Room (How To Be Respectful Yet Also True To What You See);
  • Pros and Cons of Working From Photos Versus Live Sketching;
  • Guided Assignments to Immediately Apply What You Learn.

MODULE 7: CARICATURE

  • Review and Feedback of Previously Posted Assignments;
  • Overview of Caricature Concepts and Gallery of Examples;
  • How To Do Caricatures of Celebrities, Leaders, Speakers and Others;
  • Live Instructional Demos By Rhoda;
  • Caricature Assignment.
Travel Tales
Family Fun

MODULE 8: ODDS AND SODS

  • Review and Feedback of Previously Posted Assignments;
  • Additional Support on Facial Expressions and Emotions;
  • Drawing Hands and Hand Gestures to Connote Energy, Mood, Tone and Emotions;
  • Live Instructional Demos By Rhoda;
  • More Assignments to Keep You Applying Your New Craft.
More People
Break Times and Other Huddles
And More People

MODULE 9: GR/GF APPLICATION and INNER WORK FOR SKETCHERS

  • Review and Feedback of Previously Posted Assignments;
  • GR/GF Application: Christina And Other GR/GF Practitioners in the Cohort Share Their Learning Curves to Apply the Fast and Loose Techniques to Their Client Work;
  • Custom Coaching and Inner Work Assistance to Overcome Analysis/Paralysis, Comparison-itis, Perfectionism and Other Self-Imposed Limitations;
  • Visual Coaching Demo By Christina: Visioning and Resistance Exercises;
  • Inner Work Assignment.
Visioning Demo
Inner Work Demo

MODULE 10: BUSINESS ESSENTIALS AND Q&A

  • Review and Feedback of Previously Posted Assignments;
  • Rhoda and Christina Discuss the Financial Aspects of Their Careers Including How they Get Clients, What a Typical Client Day is Like, Contracts, Fees, Space Logistics, Etc.;
  • Christina Shares Her Business Essentials Model for Developing an Independent Practice in the $50K-300K Range (Also Applicable to Internal Roles) and Field Questions;
  • Closure for Basic Level Members. Segue to The Working Visually eCommunity;
  • Deluxe Members Continue for 3 Monthly Integration and Support Webinars.
GR/GF Gigs
Caricature Gigs

6 BONUS VIDEOS AND ONGOING MONTHLY eCOMMUNITY

  • Video: GR/GF Definitions: The 4 Animals of Working Visually
  • Video: The Grove Consultants: Supplies and Products with Laurie Durnell
  • Video: Neuland: Supplies and Products with Guido Neuland
  • Video: Art Lettering with Heather Martinez
  • Video: Working Virtually With Lisa Moore
  • Video: Working Virtually with Rachel Smith (Includes Brush Set)
  • The Working Visually eCommunity: Ongoing Monthly Support ($297.00 value)

DELUXE MEMBERS: ADDITIONAL INTEGRATION SUPPORT

  • Access to the 3 Additional Integration Sessions For Deluxe Members;
  • Additional Resources on Facial Features, Emotions and Expressions;
  • Plus Two Private Mentoring Sessions – One With Rhoda and One With Christina. Via Online Web Conference (45 Minutes Each). Directly Connect to Get One-to-One Feedback on Your Work, Ask Questions and Pick Ours Brains.
Sketchy Collages of People
Sketch Scenes and Environments

WHO THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR:

This program is specifically designed for Visual Process Professionals — people who help groups and/or individuals think, feel and process in corporate, governmental, not-for-profit and other settings. Consultants, Facilitators, Trainers, Managers, Supervisors, Coaches, Counselors, Therapists, Graphic Recorders and the like.

You most likely have invested in some beginner or even advanced training in the niche skills of Graphic Recording and/or Graphic Facilitation (Fundamentals of Working Visually and Magic Marker Masterminds or equivalent experience) … and would like to broaden your ability and confidence in live, spontaneous sketching, drawing and caricature.

Others who benefit from this course are illustrators, graphic designers, urban sketchers and other types of artists and creatives who want to loosen their style and drop perfectionism and design rules … in whatever medium you like to work and play.

Sketch the Key Note Speaker
Listen & Sketch of Gabor Mate
Working BIG and Fast

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORS:

Christina Merkley is a seasoned Visual Practitioner specializing in Organizational Development and Change Management with a niche in Strategic Planning and Visioning with groups and individuals. A well respected trainer and mentor in the GR/GF field she’s trained 2500+ including many prominent personalities in the field. More info see www.shift-it-coach.com

Rhoda Draws (yes that’s her real last name!) is a professional artist with a specialty in caricature, cartooning and urban sketching. She’s a salty presence at business conventions, meetings and events across North America and pioneered video trainings for Corel’s Painter programs. Formerly based in San Francisco she now calls world heritage city San Miguel de Allende, Mexico her home, where she hosts sketching retreats and tours. For more info see www.rhodadraws.com


HOW TO ACCESS AND USE THE HOME STUDY KIT:

The Fast & Loose Sketching Kit is immediately available via online purchase. Upon registration you receive a personalized membership to Christina’s SHIFT-IT School with access to all Kit materials.

We encourage you to proceed through the material in the order it is laid out, however access to all modules is immediately given in case you want to follow the beat of your own drum.

The program is in English. A computer, tablet or phone is required to view and/or download videos and MP3s. A standard PDF Reader is required for documents. The program is divided into 10 Modules (listed earlier on this page) with 6 additional Bonus Videos. You simply watch the videos and read the PDFs on each module and follow along with the assignments.

The Basic Level of this Kit does not include private time with us – you are on your own with the recorded material. However you can pop on by The Working Visually eCommunity anytime you like. The Deluxe Level of this Kit comes with access to 3 Additional Integration Webinars PLUS 2 Private Mentoring Sessions – 1 with Rhoda and 1 with Christina (each Private Mentoring Session is 45 minutes each delivered by private web conference).

Immediate access is also given to The Working Visually eCommunity too (which has an extensive Video Library and Online Forum) plus the live monthly drop-in webinars.


WHAT’S INCLUDED:

There are two levels to this program: Basic or Deluxe.  Plus handy payment plans depending on your needs.

FYI, fees are in Canadian funds. Your Credit Card converts into your currency at time of purchase.  Currently the Canadian dollar is low (it hasn’t been this low for a decade), so for Americans, Europeans and some other locales this translates into additional savings of 25% or more! See currency converter.


CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION BELOW:

BASIC MEMBER:

$497.00 $297.00 Launch Special

10 90-min Video Recordings

Presentation Slides And Handouts

NING Forum Summaries

6 Bonus Videos

The Working Visually eCommunity

DELUXE MEMBER:

$997.00 $797.00 Launch Special

Everything in the Basic Level Plus:

3 90-Minute Integration Videos

Facial Features Library

Expressions and Gestures

45-Minute Private Mentoring Session With Rhoda Draws

45-Minute Private Mentoring Session With Christina Merkley

1 PAYMENT OF $497.00 $297.00ORDER NOW
3 PAYMENTS OF $182.00 $120.00ORDER NOW
5 PAYMENTS OF $119.00 $82.00ORDER NOW
1 PAYMENT OF $997.00 $797.00ORDER NOW
3 PAYMENTS OF $350.00 $285.00ORDER NOW
10 PAYMENTS OF $110.00 $91.00ORDER NOW


We’re both very excited to share our knowledge and experience to assist you to up-level your drawing skills and speed!

Yours in visual expansion,


Christina Merkley


Christina Merkley and Rhoda Draws

 

P.S. Questions? Email to admin@shift-it-coach.com. Also feel free to request an Exploratory Chat directly with Christina to discuss this Kit.