Fast And Loose Sketching: Heads and Hands

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


TWO NICHE EXPERTS HELP YOU
DRAW HEADS AND HANDS!

7 Live Webinars: Tuesdays, 4:30-6pm pacific
Feb. 18 – March 31, 2020

5:30 Mountain, 6:30 Central, 7:30 Eastern,
Morning Austral-Asia. Late for Europeans
(participate via recordings if you aren’t a night owl). See Time Converter to convert times to your zone.

Deluxe Members: 3 More Webinars on April 21, May 12 and June 25

Christina Merkley
Graphic Facilitator, Trainer & Coach
Rhoda Draws
Sketcher and Caricature Artist

Rhoda Draws and Christina Merkley have joined forces to assist Graphic Facilitators, Graphic Recorders and other creatives in applying Fast and Loose drawing techniques to studio and real-time creations.  Their full Fast & Loose Sketching curriculum is available in a Home Study Kit and via Day of the Dead Sketching Retreats (Halloween) and Semana Santa Sketching Retreats (Easter) in beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

This new Heads and Hands online course provides a customized container specifically focused on faces, emotions and hand gestures.   You are welcome to attend whether or not you have already taken the fuller Fast & Loose Sketching program as we are not making it a prerequisite at this time (although it’ll certainly be handy for context if you have done it).  


COURSE OUTCOMES:

  • Learn Fast & Loose Techniques To Quickly Depict Faces, Emotions and Gestures;
  • Integrate This Fast Drawing Approach Into to Your Own GR/GF Practice (or Other Artistic Expressions) to Please Clients and Yourself;
  • Receive Personalized Feedback and Encouragement From 2 Niche Experts and Connect with an International Cohort of Colleagues from Across the Globe (no travel required);

AGENDA OVERVIEW:

Over this 7 Week Online Course You:

SESSION 1: INTROS AND LAUNCH

  • Meet Rhoda Draws and Christina Merkley and Your Fascinating Cohort Mates from Around the Globe;
  • Understand the 4 Distinct Applications in The Niche GR/GF Field. What Christina Calls The 4 Animals: Studio Work, Graphic Recording/Scribing, Visual Process Work with Groups and Visual Process Work with Individuals;
  • Understand the Common Places that Heads and Hands Weave Into the Work; 
  • Hear Rhoda’s “Fast and Loose” Principles That Likely Push Your Status Quo;
  • Learn About Common Sketching Materials and Supplies and Where to Source Them Depending on What Size and Delivery Method You Use;
  • Get Tips for Working in Digital Environments: Hardware and Software Suggestions, including Brushes and Specialty Effects;
  • Determine Your Current Sketching Capacity (No Competition) Which Helps You Chart Progress Over Time.

SESSIONS 2-6: DEEP DIVE ON FACES, EMOTIONS AND GESTURES

  • Get Extensive Practice of Drawing Faces, Emotions and Gestures Via Live Models and From Photos;
  • Receive Guidance on Face and Hand Proportions, Composition and Other Essential Foundations;
  • Develop a More Effective ‘EYE’ and Properly Choose and Depict the People You Want to Sketch;
  • Make Effective Decisions About Black & White Simplicity and/or More Complicated Color Applications;
  • Determine the Line Between Sketching and Caricature and Push Into Caricature If So Inclined (Rhoda Is a Skilled Caricaturist);
  • Develop More Sophistication with Fore, Middle and Background Nuances;
  • Receive Tips for Working in Live, Spontaneous and Crowd Conditions and Handling Client Politics;
  • Get Inner Work Assistance to Overcome Analysis/Paralysis, Comparison-itis, Perfectionism, and Other Self-Imposed Limitations
  • Practical Feedback Sessions On Your Own Work and the Work of Your Colleagues (Learn From Each Interaction)
  • Guided Assignments to Apply What You Learn into Your Own Unique Practice;
  • Grow Your Skill and Confidence and Really Improve Your Sketching Comfort and Know-How!

SESSION 7: COURSE CLOSURE FOR BASIC MEMBERS

  • Final Opportunity for Basic Level Members to Ask Questions, Receive Feedback and Express Closing Comments to Cohort Mates. Segue into The Working Visually eCommunity as a Perk of This Program.

SESSIONS 8-10: ADDITIONAL SESSIONS FOR DELUXE MEMBERS

  • 3 More Webinars on April 21, May 12 and June 25 for Continued Feedback and Specialized Mentoring Depending on Your Needs. Two Private Mentoring Sessions – One With Rhoda and One With Christina.

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 (with Christina Merkley or other instructors in the field). And would like to broaden your ability and confidence in live, spontaneous sketching, drawing and caricature.

Other people who benefit from this course are artists, illustrators, graphic designers, urban sketchers and other creatives who want to loosen their style and drop perfectionism and design rules. Particularly if you are curious or contemplating trying to transfer your existing skills into the live and speedy Graphic Recording and/or Graphic Facilitation profession.

Please also see Fundamentals of Working Visually for more in-depth guidance about the niche GR/GF field.  Rhoda and Christina also offer a full Fast & Loose Sketching curriculum available in a Home Study Kit and via Day of the Dead Sketching Retreats (Halloween) and Semana Santa Sketching Retreats (Easter) in beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  None of these other courses are necessary to take this online course, however, they are much more robust courses for those who desire fuller instruction beyond Heads and Hands.  


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


DATES AND TIMES:

Fast and Loose Sketching is offered via 7 Weekly 90-Minute Webinars. Plus 3 More Webinars and Private Coaching for Deluxe Members.

FAST AND LOOSE SKETCHING:
HEADS AND HANDS®

Tuesdays, 4:30-6pm Pacific,
Feb. 18 – March 31, 2020


5:30 Mountain, 6:30 Central, 7:30 Eastern, Morning Austral-Asia. Late for Europeans
(participate via recordings if you aren’t a night owl). See Time Converter to convert times to your zone.

For Deluxe Members: Three Additional 90-Minute Webinars
Tuesdays, 4:30-6pm Pacific April 21, May 12 and June 25


 

WHERE IS THE TRAINING AND HOW DO I GET THERE?

This is an online course conducted via live weekly webinars. 

There is no travel required, you simply connect from your own geographic location via the digital device of your choice (computer, mobile phone or tablet).  

A dial-in U.S. phone number is also available.

All sessions are fully Video Recorded for easy replay should you need to miss a session and want to review it at a later time.

 


HOW THE TECHNOLOGY WORKS – IT’S SIMPLE!

We use  Zoom Webinar Conference technology and a handy online forum to host this training. At the appointed time, you join us online via your computer, tablet or mobile phone (you simply click a link that is sent to you via email).  During the weekly live webinars Christina and Rhoda deliver the course material and interact with each other, you and your classmates.

Plus, we also provide a private online forum, which allows communication throughout the length of the course and beyond.  The forum is an integral part of this program.Through it you post your assignments and read the posts of your colleagues.  We read and comment in the forum and give you individualized feedback via additional Q&A time after each webinar.


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

7 90-min Live Webinars

Video And Mp3 Recordings Of Each Webinar

Presentation Slides And Handouts

Generous Q&A after Each Live Webinar

Organized Assignments & Infrastructure

Online Forum For Interaction & Feedback

DELUXE MEMBER: $997.00

Everything in the Basic Level Plus:

3 More Webinars: April 21, May 12 and June 25, 4:30-6pm Pacific:

45-Minute Private Mentoring Session With Christina Merkley

45-Minute Private Mentoring Session With Rhoda Draws

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We’re both very excited to pool our knowledge and experience to assist you to up-level your drawing of Heads and Hands.  See you on the webinars soon!

Yours in visual expansion,

 Christina Merkley

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