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Amy Sparks on Graphic Recording: Making Conversations Visual Using Words, Pictures, and Color

  • Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis MN 55403 United States (map)

Join us at this free program. Visitors are welcome to attend to see if they would like to join our guild. Read more about our rhythm of programs and workshops.

On the third Saturday of February 2020, we are excited to introduce Amy Sparks, of A Visual Spark, who will present on “Graphic Recording: Making Conversations Visual Using Words, Pictures, and Color.”

A Closer Look at Health Disparities, graphic recording by A Visual Spark

A Closer Look at Health Disparities, graphic recording by A Visual Spark

Amy Sparks

Amy Sparks

Harvest Organic 2051, graphic recording  by A Visual Spark

Harvest Organic 2051, graphic recording
by A Visual Spark

Graphic recording uses large hand-drawn images, words, and color to record and support important group conversations.

Amy will present the basics of graphic recording, how the discipline developed, preparation for a job, materials and supplies, her criteria for success, “palettes” of color and lettering styles, how to use quickly drawn images to support content, and resources for learning more.

She will be showing examples of graphic recording from around the world as well as some of her own work.

The lettering principles used in graphic recording can also be applied to your note-taking, flip-charts, or lettering projects.

This program will also include a hands-on activity to experiment with lettering styles, weights, and color as a way to distinguish key concepts from supporting details.


Before the presentation at 1:00pm, visit the Demo Corner beginning at 12:30pm, where Sally Wightkin will be demonstrating “Neuland Variations and Inspirations.”

During this social time, those who attend are also invited visit the Colleagues Library table, and to bring calligraphy to “Show and Share.”

Light refreshments and coffee will be provided.