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Learn What it Takes to Become a Visual Practitioner

Have you ever left a meeting and felt like it could have gone better or that it went so well but wasn't sure how to maintain the momentum? Do you find yourself doodling in class or meetings but don't know why? Are you an artist itching for a new career path and want to be appreciated for your creativity? Are you an educator who wants to make a lasting impact in your classroom? Or are you a team lead, project manager, or meeting facilitator looking for better ways to keep people engaged and productive?

What skill can anyone living and working within this broad spectrum—Artist to CEO—obtain to increase impact in the work they do? Working with visuals!

From classroom to boardroom, you can leverage the power of visuals to increase understanding, participation, impact, and retention.

In this free, two-hour gathering you will meet two professional visual practitioners ready to meet you where you are, share their experiences, and lead you through hands-on activities so you can get a feel for what it's like living and working as a visual practitioner. 

About About Heather Martinez: 
Heather Martinez ( is a graphic recorder/facilitator, part of the OGSystems Visioneering team and a Neuland Ambassador. She presented the Basics of Lettering at the 2015 IFVP conference in Austin and Beyond the Basics at IFVP2016 in DC. She and her husband, Ray, are currently traveling across the country in a remodeled teardrop trailer. You can read more about their adventures at:

About Renee Andriani:
Renee is an illustrator and graphic recorder based in Kansas City. In her former life as a 9 to 5 cubicle-dweller, she began "doodling" notes as a way to cope during endless meetings, and came to realize that her sketchy approach always seemed to make more sense and made information easier to retain than traditional notes on lined paper. Fast forward a bit to becoming self-employed and working as a graphic recorder, where the jitters of working "live" quickly gave way to the enjoyment of picture-making and the realization that working this way genuinely serves to engage, educate, and entertain! 

Whether you consider yourself an "artist" in the traditional sense or not – whether you can sketch effortlessly or simply draw stick figures – we are all visual learners and there is genuine fun and benefit to be had in bringing information to life through pictures.

Please join us at the Corinth Library! All supplies will be provided.

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
Johnson County Library Branch Libraries
8100 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS 86620
United States
Event Type: 
VP Gathering