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Graphic Change Academy

Working visually is powerful. It's engaging. It's memorable. It's inclusive. We believe everyone can learn to work visually. Including you.

At Graphic Change we've spent over a decade helping organizations globally to create positive change by communicating visually, with hand drawn big pictures, illustrations and whiteboard animations .

We set up Graphic Change Academy to help more people learn simple, powerful visual skills to improve their communication. 

 

We run engaging and high quality courses and workshops in person to get you drawing and thinking visually for your work. You can contact us here if you have any visual working training requests for your own organisation.

We run visual thinking courses in our online Academy so you can learn in your own time, at your own pace to fit around your schedule, anywhere in the world (with a basic level of English). 

 

This is no ordinary online training: our online Academy hosts clear, simple tutorials taking you through everything you need to know across a range of visual practices. You get a member-level login ID with access to our online community and individual feedback from a practitioner so you can get the most out of each course. We think it's the best of all learning combinations. See below for our current range of online courses.

 
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Draw More Boot Camp

A brilliant place to start if you don't have drawing confidence.

Working more visually will help you engage people more, help people remember what you say, and communicate more clearly at work.

Warm up your visual thinking mojo and learn to draw simple icons that will help you build up your visual muscle memory.

No drawing skills required. You've got nothing to lose but your fear!

PLUS you could be in with a chance of winning a HUGE discount on one of our other online courses!

Cost: FREE to all!

Online

Duration: 5 days

Time needed: flexible 1 hour a day max

Delivery: Lessons released each day on our online Academy

Level: for absolute beginners and everyone who is just plain scared of drawing

Bonuses: 

- Unique student login to our online Academy dashboard

- #Hashtag to share your work with your peers and the course tutor

- Chance to enter our prize draw to win a massively discounted place on one of our paid courses for just £60 (instead of £360)!

Next course date:

4th June 2018 - FULL - registration CLOSED

9th July 2018 - registration OPEN

I’ve never been able to draw, so I am really enjoying having a go. I’m surprising myself!”
— Annie G

Next Level Boot Camp

Cost: just £60

Online

Duration: self paced 

Time needed: flexible 

Delivery: 8 lessons accessed via our online classroom

Level: for beginners

Bonuses: 

- Unique student dashboard in the online Academy

- # to share your work with your peers and the course tutor

- In course live tutor Q&A through private Ask the Tutor fields

- certificate of completion

- Draw More Boot Camp lessons included

- unlocked bonus Academy content

Designed as a follow on course from the Draw More Boot Camp, this new course is for those of you who don't feel ready to jump into one of our big courses, but do want to carry on learning.

8 lessons designed to move your drawing onto the next level, adding detail and character to your functional drawings. Level Up option to tackle a more advanced drawing challenge.

Easy-to-follow exercises with illustrations and videos to help you continue building your functional drawing skills.

*Heads up - this course is included as bonus FREE material in our full courses.

 

 

Course goes live 11th June 2018 - registration OPEN now

(This is a self paced course; book yourself on anytime to start after the 11th June)


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Be a Visual Facilitator

Cost: £360*

(*please note after 16th July the course will become an 8 week course and the cost will increase)

Online

Duration: 5 weeks

Time needed: flexible 5 hours a week (recommended)

Level: for facilitators & trainers with basic drawing skills*

*the Draw More Boot Camp covers the basics

Delivery:

- Online course content, including how-to videos

- Supportive private Facebook peer group to share your work in

- Regular feedback from your tutor

Bonuses:

- Tutor Q and A session 

- Draw More Boot Camp lessons included

- Next Level Boot Camp lessons included

 

 

This is the course for you if you want to take your facilitation and training skills to the next level. 

Working visually will engage your audience and communicate your content with real impact. It also takes the work out of running a workshop.

Based on years of tried and tested in-person training content, this online course gives you the practical know-how to start using visual skills and tools, whether you're running workshops, delivering sessions or training people face-to-face.

Next course dates:

16th July 2018 

15th October 2018

Highest praise to you Cara for designing a course that is so enjoyable. My visual brain is well and truly engaged.
— Mark H.

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Be a Graphic Recorder

Based on years of tried and tested in-person training content, if you want to become a professional Graphic Recorder, this online course is for you.

Whether you're just starting out or are already out there doing it, this course is a great skills boost.

Using over a decade of experience drawing live at meetings and events, Cara Holland will join you on a journey designed to get you really thinking about your live, real time drawing practice and moving it on to the next level.

This is a unique opportunity to learn directly from one of the most established practitioners in the UK (check out our client list) without even having to leave your home or office!

Next course dates:

16th July 2018

15th October 2018

Cost: £360*

(*please note after 16th Julythe course will become an 8 week course  and the cost will increase)

Online

Duration: 5 weeks

Time needed: flexible 5 hours a week (recommended)

Level: for those of you comfortable working visually who want to become a Graphic Recorder

Delivery:

- Online course content, including how-to videos

- Supportive private Facebook peer group to share your work in

- Regular feedback from your tutor

Bonuses:

Tutor Q and A session 

- Draw More Boot Camp lessons included

- Next Level Boot Camp lessons included

Much more than how to roll out a big piece of paper and draw icons. I liked how the class unfolded over time with a mix of fun drawing projects, practice doing graphic recording, and lots of encouragement to self-reflect.
— Amy S.
 

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