Sketchnoting School of Kasia Shilina

The methodology how to structure information
and design it beautifully

In a month you will be able to

Beautiful and clear notes

Thanks to the author's methodology, you will be able to create your own original sketchnotes, and not just use ready-made templates

To organize information

You will learn dozens of structural patterns and learn how to choose the right one for your works or create one yourself

Explain your ideas to others

Visual tools will help you more accurately explain your ideas to the team, the client in a consultation, or the audience

Memorize information better

Accompanying text with pictures increases memorability by 3 times. After a month we remember 25% of the text information and 75-90% of the visual-text information.

Pump up your creativity

All tasks teach you generate new ideas and unleash your creativity

Develop your visual thinking

Sketchnoting engages both hemispheres of the brain (imaginary and logical), i.e. doubles its effectiveness and gives new tools for solving problems

Students' works

Why this technique?

Emphasis on practice

Overcome the "non-artist" complex and create your portfolio.

Choosing the difficulty level of the task

You adjust the level of difficulty and the topic you are interested in for each task yourself

Pumping creativity and visual thinking

Learn how to create your own original works, and not just use ready-made templates.

Both ways of drawing

You can draw both on paper and on a tablet. * The course "Visual Notes" has a lesson on digitization and digital tools, including hand-drawn videos.

Detailed feedback

For each work, get detailed and friendly comments from the teacher.

Chat for participants

These are additional materials on lessons, discussion of tasks and not only, learning in a creative environment.

Suitable for whom?

If you are a marketer

Make original posts and presentations, be remembered by the audience, communicate more effectively with customers

If you are an IT specialist

Share your ideas on meetups, take notes during discussions, draw icons

If you are a coach or a business coach

And you want to explain information in an accessible format, create illustrations for your posts and speeches

If you are a designer

Master a new visual format (hand-drawn infographics), experiment and rock creative thinking

If you are a manager

It is more efficient to process and memorize information, plan, convey your thoughts to the team in a visual form

If you are a lover of self-development

Master advanced techniques of taking notes and planning, unleash your creativity and try art therapy

If you are a marketer

Make original posts and presentations, be remembered by the audience, communicate more effectively with customers

If you are an IT specialist

Share your ideas on meetups, take notes during discussions, draw icons

If you are a coach or a business coach

And you want to explain information in an accessible format, create illustrations for your posts and speeches

If you are a designer

Master a new visual format (hand-drawn infographics), experiment and rock creative thinking

If you are a manager

It is more efficient to process and memorize information, plan, convey your thoughts to the team in a visual form

If you are a lover of self-development

Master advanced techniques of taking notes and planning, unleash your creativity and try art therapy

And many others...

And many others...

Our courses

350 BYN

22.11.2021 – 21.12

A comprehensive sketchnoting course for beginners. A great start for people with burning eyes.

150 BYN

22.11 – 21.12

Basic Sketchnoting course for beginners

200 BYN

22.11 – 21.12

Workshop on the creation and design of sketch notes

200 BYN

22.11 – 21.12

Practical part of the main course

100 BYN

from the 1st day monthly

Practical classes
for continuing students

How much is it in your currency? Check at the current exchange rate

Kasia Shilina

Illustrator

UNICEF, NASA, illustrations for IT, business and coaching

Project Manager

Sketchnoter

Infograph

Member

of the Union of Designers

Teache

of sketchnoting

The author of a serious book

and a non-serious manuscript

Kasia's works

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Students' reviews

Svetlana Pokrovskaya
Svetlana Pokrovskaya
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The course provides a large amount of material (text, video, sketches). The course itself is made up in a spiral – from simple to complex. Therefore, the development of sketchnouting takes place in a comfortable mode. Timely, constructive and detailed feedback on the work performed. I liked it: the points that need to be corrected are immediately clear. A warm, friendly, creative atmosphere was created in a separate group of participants of the course. This created a great mood for work. For those who have never encountered sketchnouting, this course will be an excellent springboard for the development of this skill. And I've definitely got a new hobby. My task, which I planned after starting sketchnouting training, has been fully realized. I will use the course skills to visually design my course. I am very happy that I took this course. This is not only an acquired skill, but also a great mood, which improved dramatically and rose while working on tasks. Ekaterina, thank you so much!
Yuri Globa
Yuri Globa
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Everything turned out to be useful on the course, starting with instruments (I didn't know about such things as liners and windscreens before) and ending with sketchnouting elements and composition options. Well, there are many beautiful examples that inspire. I recommend the course for those who want to share their own and others' thoughts. So far I've been doing this using just text. Now that's going to change.
Maya Butorina
Maya Butorina
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I'm a little crazy about self-development courses – I've participated in everything over the past year. But there are few worthwhile products. Despite the competition, there are still a lot of stupid courses and master classes. I wanted to understand how the world of sketchnouting works, and how much I, who cannot draw, will be able to use this tool. When choosing a course, I was hooked by the works of both the students of the course and Ekaterina. Her works completely coincide with my idea of the beautiful and logical. It turned out that Catherine's course is just my joy and love. How the lessons are built, how they are designed and how feedback is carried out is worthy of the highest praise! What a pleasure the work brought when you draw the final version directly on the finish. At first it was difficult to move from the process in my head to the implementation on a piece of paper, but by the end of the course I already knew that I would definitely achieve, even if not an ideal option, but a worthy one. That is, minus the fear. It is a pleasure not only to take classes, but also to follow the analysis of the works that Ekaterina conducts in telegram. Thank you so much for the course!
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The study of the lesson materials takes 5-15 minutes. The time for homework depends on the level of difficulty that you choose (easy, medium, advanced), the degree of personal perfectionism and additional practice. In general, focus on 2-3 lessons and a total of 3 hours of practice per week (but many cope with tasks faster. There are even those who manage to complete the course in a week).

You can take lessons at a convenient pace. The main thing is to meet the end of the course. Please note that the course is not postponed (you can extend it for a month for a fee).

LESSON CONTENT
The lesson consists of theory, examples, homework (of different levels of complexity) and its analysis. There are also creative discussions and additional utilities in the group chat.

FORMAT
Combined lesson format: text, sample sketches and a short video. The study of the lesson materials is designed for 10-20 minutes.

schedule
Lessons are not tied to a specific time. You choose the pace of passage yourself: new lessons open after completing homework.
The recommended pace to meet the end of the course: 2-3 lessons per week.

TERMS OF TRAINING
Feedback and training materials are available for the duration of the course (30 days). You can extend the training for a month for a fee.

  • Learning to draw (sketchnouting does not require academic drawing). The course focuses on quick drawings. The task of sketchnouting is to visually convey the main idea, and not to create paintings for the Louvre.
  • Learning to work in the Procreate application (there will be an introductory lesson on digital tools). To get acquainted with the program, I recommend the textbook “Procreate. Learning to create masterpieces on iPad” Max Streetnay (2020).
  • Teaching scribing and artistic sketching with markers (these are separate visual directions).

You can choose for yourself where to sketch – on paper or on a tablet (iPad).

To draw on paper , you will need:

A black capillary pen is a liner to draw an outline and write text. Ordinary gel pens are easily smeared when coloring. To begin with, you can choose a universal version of 0.5 mm (for example, Faber-Castell or Pigma Micron).
Markers for sketching are windshields. They have different tips: a hard thin brush (like a felt-tip pen), a soft brush (like a classic brush), a beveled wide part (like a marker). With the first brush, it is convenient to draw thin saturated lines, with the second – to draw soft lines and make shading, with a wide beveled end – to paint over large areas. Beginners should not immediately buy a full set of colors. At first, 1-2 contrasting colors (green, blue, orange, lilac) are enough for accents and gray for shadows. The rest of the colors can be added when you decide on your favorite palette. Popular brands are Copic (considered the best), Tombow, Touch, Ecoline, Promarker, Koi.
A notebook, album or sketchbook will suit anyone – with a hard cover, dense white sheets (with a density of 140 g / m2, the drawing will not leak). It is easier for beginners to draw with a dot line. The optimal size is A5.
For some lessons, you may need: Sakura Gelly Roll 0.8 gel white pen for glare and proofreading, stickers for fixing the main theses, a 6-12 mm thick Neuland marker for presentations on a large format.
Optional: a simple pencil and ordinary office paper for sketches, an eraser.
If you plan to draw on an iPad, you will need a stylus and a graphic application: paid Procreate or free Paper, Adobe Sketch. To get acquainted with the program, I recommend the textbook “Procreate. Learning to create masterpieces on iPad” Max Streetnay (2020).

Where does this myth about non-artists come from? Everyone in childhood draws with pleasure from the process and without asking permission. Later in school, after the triples in iso and a couple of caustic comments, there is a conviction in only two options: either immediately draw pictures that hang in museums, or not even try. You understand that all other skills – writing code, cooking, swimming – can and should be learned, and for some reason the barrier regarding drawing is “I can’t [don’t allow myself] to draw.”

Yes, if you want to become an artist, you need to study it professionally. But to keep visual notes, it is enough to be able to draw simple geometric shapes and create icons from them, to notice the bright details of the image. If you don’t know how to draw, then you just need to practice more often, especially at the beginning. The formula “Talent = Desire + Time + Effort” works in any field.

When you practice:
Draw what responds to you. For example, take our step-by-step icons and exercises from Visual Notes for training Mike Roadie.
Give up perfectionism. You do not create a work of art, but convey meanings through an image. It is immediately more important to “fly in” a certain drawing experience and understand at the expense of which details it works than to create one almost perfect drawing.
Create a creative atmosphere for yourself: a beautiful sketchbook, a new set of windshields, a beautifully designed book with sketches, a creative environment. Many other tips are in Julia Cameron’s bestseller “The Way of the Artist”.

If self-study is not your strong point, come to the “Basic Sketchnouting Course”. The lessons are designed for those who have not been engaged in drawing. The material is presented in clear language, accompanied by examples, interesting tasks. You will be able to choose the level of difficulty of tasks for the lesson. For each work – a detailed analysis and recommendations of the teacher.

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