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Virtual Sketchnote Workshop with Heather Martinez – May 16

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sketchnote for Learning Fun, Saturday, May 16.  

Spring in person Workshops Canceled 

We are sorry we can’t meet in person May 16 & 17 for the Sketchnote and Lettering Tour Workshops with Heather Martinez due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and safe social distancing. However, we are excited to use this opportunity to offer our first live virtual Sketchnote Workshop on Saturday, May 16 from 10am – 4pm.

We will be using the Zoom video conferencing app as a way to deliver the workshop. You can use this link to dial in around 9:55am into the live virtual session: https://zoom.us/j/698815645

New to Zoom? Simply click this link before the class and create a login account: https://zoom.us. We will spend the first 10 minutes getting familiar with Zoom. You can sit at your desk with your materials and a laptop or desktop with a webcam. There will be plenty of breaks and we will practice good virtual learning techniques. We ask that you commit for the entire session.

This virtual session is free to those who join the session May 16, 10am-4pm. It will be recorded and offered online for participants to refer to anytime. For those who can’t attend live, you may purchase the online course for $25. We will work with pens and markers in sketchbooks or paper pads. No digital or calligraphy tools are needed, unless you have experience using these tools and is the way you want to work.

Here are some of the supplies you will want to have on hand:

  • Sketchbook, any format or size. Use what you normally use to take notes in a workshop or class.
  • Variety of small-nib markers or pens, any color and any type of nib: round, brush, chisel/wedge.
  • Pencil/eraser

A few FAQs:

How will we see what Heather/the instructor is doing during the session?

She will be using a document camera so you can follow along.

Will I be recorded?

Not your face, but maybe your voice. You don’t have to self identify and you can use the chat window to ask questions. All of the group sharing will be omitted from the recordings. The only thing seen in the recording will be the instructor: her face and hands.

I don’t know if I can commit to the entire day. What should I do?

Please attend as much as you can. We will take regular breaks and have a lunch break. You can always watch the recoding later if you miss something. This is a hands-on virtual workshop so you won’t be bored if you follow along.

If you have any other questions, you can email Heather at heather@heathermartinez.com.

About Heather

Heather Leavitt Martinez learned how to sketch note before she sought training in calligraphy. She is a visual practitioner, art coach and lettering artist living in Durango, Colorado. After studying with master sign painters, graffiti artists, and calligraphers—which she continues to do today—Heather decided to translate what she learned to teach other visual practitioners the tradecraft of breaking down any lettering styles into the professional tools they use in their work. Heather believes that what we write on the wall is more than mere handwriting—letters are the building blocks of communication.

Heather’s graphic recording work has been featured in Letter Arts Review where she was named an Amanuensis to master calligrapher, Mike Gold. A peak-career experience that bridges the gap between art and being a visual practitioner.

Neuland Ambassador, Heather’s recent book, “Lettering Journey” was inspired by her North American cross-country trip and will influence her next project, European Lettering Tour. You can sign up for her free online course Unlock Your Neuland Markers at www.LetsLetterTogether.com.

Instagram & Twitter: @corpgraffitiart
Facebook: @corporategraffitiartist

For help connecting to Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAILJTL6FBI


May 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Colorado Calligraphers’ Guild


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