Developing your Visual THINKING
skills gives you the keys to make the messy drawings
to help you create clarity for yourself and those you work
with anytime and anywhere.
In this 6 hour discovery workshop, Brandy Agerbeck
gives you the fast track to making meaning through making drawings.
Friday, December 3rd, 2021
Live online workshop from
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Chicago time, CST (GMT-5)
Overwhelm is a near constant state. We're holding in all our thoughts, feelings, ideas, tasks, worries, what-ifs for ourselves. Logistics, care, and concern we carry for our partners, family, close friends. All the work tasks and tangles to boot. Oh, AND the uncertainty and news swirling all around us.
Visual Thinking is a tool
The first and most basic benefit of visual thinking simply getting all that stuff OUT and onto paper.
Even in words, good ol' lists and journaling, making your thoughts, feelings, and ideas TANGIBLE is a powerful source of relief.
In Vitals of Visual THINKING, you'll learn exactly what visual choices make your thinking sing!
Placement + Size
While we may strive to "place all our ducks in a row" very little of life is that tidy or linear. First we use PROXIMITY and PLACEMENT to take our ideas in any direction.
Next, the scale of our words and and images can convey tons of meaning. Yet, most visual thinking lacks HIERARCHY. You will learn how to scale the PYRAMID to distinguish the BIG ideas from their smaller, supporting details.
Lines seem tooooo simple, right?
Nope! Lines can take so many paths and shapes and transform your visual thinking. Yo will learn how to your lines to:
- Show the relationships by CONNECTING ideas
- Make CONTAINERS for ideas with distinct shapes
- Highlight important ideas or groupings of ideas
- Create flow and direction in your drawings
Brandy will teach you exactly how to "use color a lot vs. using a lot of colors." Understanding how color and contrast works to build LAYERS of information in your drawings.
It is amazing how much complexity and meaning you can fit into a single drawing once you've know Steps 1 through 3.
Shading + Icons
Shading is simply using lines or solid shapes to add even more depth to your line-tastic drawings. Basic shading can help your drawings POP!
Brandy called this workshop Vitals of Visual THINKING for good reason. There is massive amounts of THINKING you can do without the kind of visuals most folks think of: icons, illustrations, pictorial drawing. The workshop will end on how to find how imagery fits in your practice.
By the end of December 3rd, you will hold all the Vitals of Visual THINKING in your hands.
You will own the instantly accessible and endlessly adaptable tools to make the drawings to make meaning for yourself.
Yes! In one day, Brandy can teach you how to take your visual thinking from this...
Give Brandy one day and she will give you the Vitals of Visual THINKING.
With an emphasis on thinking, Brandy leads you through hands-on experiences and concrete tools to:
Learn how to create Hierarchy using LEVELS
- Understand when messy is better
- Organize your thinking
- Master hierarchy and scale
- Create at-a-glance order in your drawings
Create depth in your drawings with LAYERS
- Choose colors that help your content flow
- Create 'visual depth' that makes your drawings easier to navigate
Create a lifelong skill with LONGEVITY
- See your unique success path
- Cultivate your creative and analytical mindset
- Share your visual thinking to make progress in your projects
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for those who want both smarts and speed. No drawing skill is required. While Brandy teaches the nuts and bolts of visual elements, it is all in service of the glorious THINKING we seek to make clear. Vitals of Visual THINKING welcomes:
Beginning Visual Thinkers
Everything you need to catalyze your practice is in these six hours.
Capture the "fuzzy front ends" or the "messy middles" of a deliciously complex projects with smarter drawings.
Are your sketches more spaghetti than structure? Take your idea mapping skills to the next level.
Analyzers and Synthesizers
Love how your brain processes and organizes info, but struggle to get it on paper? Brandy has the tools for you.
Where and When will Vital of Visual THINKING take place?
Vitals of Visual Thinking will take place live online Friday, December 3rd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Chicago time, CST (GMT-5).
The workshop will take place live on Zoom. To make the most of your time and investment, be sure to join Brandy December 3rd for the live experience. You'll get to ask questions, connect with fellow visual thinkers, and enjoy the momentum of the day's work and play.
An unedited archive of the workshop will be in your Loosetooth.com Library. You will have lifetime access to your workshop archive. Come back to the experience the day any time you want.
What is included in my registration?
✔️ The one-day live workshop on December 3rd
✔️ Lifetime access to the video archive
✔️ A physical kit of materials including:
Your Vitals of Visual THINKING work/sketchbook
A copy of Brandy's book, The Idea Shapers: The power of putting your thinking into your own hands
Pens and markers to get you started
International shipping in included
November 19th is the kit shipping deadline that will get your kit in your hands by December 3rd.
Registering later than November 19th? Don't fret!
Brandy will send you the PDF of the workbook, and your kit will still be shipped.
About your instructor
Global visual thinking pioneer Brandy Agerbeck teaches you how to reclaim drawing as your best thinking tool so you can see and shape your life and your work in new ways.
In 2016, Brandy published The Idea Shapers: the power of putting your thinking in your own hands, an approachable and engaging visual thinking guide based on her 2013 TEDx Talk, Shape Your Thinking.
Teaching online through video, live virtually, and in-person, Brandy is a “triple threat” of world-class expert, top-notch trainer and seamless facilitator.
Want to learn more about Brandy? Click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I'm not sure I have enough experience for this workshop. Will I feel out of place?
A: Vitals of Visual THINKING is designed to meet you exactly where you are. We ALL have room to grow and explore.
This Discovery Day workshop is designed for those curious about or new to visual thinking. This is truly the catalyst to get you the farthest the fastest.
AND Brandy has found that folks with experience, still learn loads from her unique approach and de-emphasis on imagery, and focus on:
- spatial reasoning
- abstract and critical thinking
- organization and hierarchy
- structure and integration
Q: What kind of time commitment is Vitals of Visual THINKING?
A: This workshop was created specifically for those who want to build skills fast, through concrete, repeatable techniques. There's no required pre- or post- work, so your time investment is the single day of the workshop.
This is one catalyzing day for your visual thinking practice. You will need to continue to put all of these tools into practice.
You do need to do the work. But you don't need to do the work alone. And Brandy has designed the day to get you the furthest, the fastest.
Q: I am in (or are considering) The Agerbeck Method. How does this compare?
A: Great question! The Agerbeck Method is the #1 resource for developing visual thinking as a lifelong skill. The self-paced online course is comprehensive and has 20+ hours of video content, plus the time you'll take to put the lessons into practice.
If you are in "AgMe," Vitals of Visual THINKING acts as a sort of deep dive into the fifth module: LINE. If you choose to also take this workshop, you will see overlap in those lessons, plus additional hands-on exercises.
Choose The Agerbeck Method if:
- You want step-by-step learning on your own schedule.
- You seek a comprehensive knowledge of visual thinking.
- You like to learn in "bite-sized" pieces and have lots of time to process what you're learning.
Choose Vitals of Visual THINKING if:
- You like the intensity of fast-paced, in-depth workshop.
- You want the live learning experience with others.
- You've got a day to invest for now.
- You are good with a "firehose of information" and learning a lot in a short amount of time.
Q: Uh, would I want to do both Vitals of Visual THINKING and The Agerbeck Method?
A: If you follow up this workshop with The Agerbeck Method you will have a powerful combination to truly develop your skills for life. You will see familiar concepts in the 10 days of Module 5: LINE (of the 9 total modules).
If you are already in AgMe, only choose Vitals of Visual THINKING if you want to go deeper into LINE or you want the "booster shot" of a live workshop.
Q: I want both. Is there any bundle or deal to register for Vitals of Visual THINKING and The Agerbeck Method?
A: You betcha! You can follow this link to save $477.
NOTE: Your access to The Agerbeck Method will begin the day after the workshop, December 4th, 2021.
Q: I can't make May 7th, when is the next Vitals of Visual Thinking?
A: Currently, Brandy plans to offer this workshop twice a year. The next date offered will be December 3rd, 2021.
Q: What if I can't attend or want a refund?
A: Through November 20, 2021, you can email Brandy for a refund, to transfer your registration to the next session (April 2022 TBD), or transfer your spot to a friend or colleague. There are no refunds or transfers after November 20th.
Q: I have another question, where can I get an answer?
A: Click on over to Brandy's Contact Page to get her email and ask away!