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Customized hands-on visual workshops and retreats aimed at practicing the skills involved in visual work.

These experiences are designed for individuals and teams who wish to learn about and practice the skills involved in visual work to complement, enhance, and expand their own work.

To get a refresher on why working visually is worth your consideration and investment, click here.

Here are some of the skills practiced during our visual trainings:

  • BEING HUMAN: welcoming the arguably vulnerable process of tapping into our visually creative selves
  • VISUAL LANGUAGE: connecting with your natural capacity to recall and create symbols, combining words and images 
  • SIMPLE SKETCHING: practicing observation and imagination, drawing simple shapes, using color
  • VISUAL MAPPING: mapping out processes visually, organizing complex content visually
  • LISTENING: capturing the essence of an idea or a message visually
  • COLLABORATION: using the visual tools to hear from everyone and co-create
  • CONNECTION: building proximity to ourselves and our peers as we work visually together, practicing appreciation and empathy 
  • REFLECTION: using our visual practice as a tool for personal and/or collaborative reflection and growth

Note: These experiences are, by nature, hands-on and interactive.

Get started with visual skills training & facilitation:

  1. Book a 30 min consultation call via Zoom or phone to discuss your interest.
  2. Project fees starting at $1,500. Full project fees will be determined upon completion of the consultation call. Fees include content creation tailored to your needs, facilitation of event, post-event image processing work & edits, and files.

Featured Experience

4th Grade Leadership Institute @ Episcopal School of Dallas, TX

Lower School Faculty Visual Training @ Episcopal School of Dallas, TX

“We hired Sophie to work with our fourth graders in our leadership program, and she had our students eating from the palm of her hand….and she was remote! Students dove right in and remained actively engaged while learning the difference between visual thinking and drawing, the art of shading, and how to use nuance to evoke emotions. We saw students’ confidence soar as they transferred their newly-acquired visual thinking skills to the classroom setting.

Visual thinking isn’t just for students! We asked Sophie to lead a lower school faculty visual skills training at the end of the year. Teachers today need a variety of tools in their tool belts to meet a variety of learners’ needs. When I saw Sophie’s visual thinking work, I immediately thought about how these skills might be of interest to teachers in their work with students. Visual thinking taps into that creative side of the brain, and elementary teachers love the creative process. Whether creating welcome back postcards for students and families or using visual thinking on the walls of the classroom to communicate in colorful, fun ways, teachers now have an important new tool that they love using.

We are ready for Visual Thinking 2.0 and can’t wait to get started next school year!”

~Tracey Shirey, Head of Lower School at ESD, Dallas, TX