eLN Interactive Webinar Series: Relax and Reflect: the power of paper & pen!
Lots of people have discovered or rediscovered over the past couple of years, just how relaxing and refreshing it can be to spend time doing something hands on and creative. Drawing and colouring-in can enable you to step away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and find a calm and peaceful space for yourself.
We know that reflection is an important part of how we learn and develop behaviours. Often we find it difficult to do or don’t make time for it. This session will give you the opportunity to try out using drawing as a prompt for reflection.
The session will also give you the opportunity to see how an older technology – paper and pen – can be combined with a newer technology – a live online session – to create an effective learning experience.
The session is pitched for people who are brand new to drawing or who may not have drawn since they were a child – all you need is an open mind and to be willing to give it a go. The session will be hands on and practical. You don’t need to be an artist to use drawing to aid your learning, thinking or working.
No special equipment or resources are needed just plenty of plain paper, a black felt tip, a pencil and some coloured pencils or felt tips. It is helpful to have a table to lean on for this session, as you will be drawing throughout.
This is all about play, exploration and trying something out. Why not unpack your pencils and take part?
Dive deeper into Rachel’s own Pinterest world of Sketchnoting.
Rachel Burnham is an advocate of Sketchnoting, which combines words and simple pictures to create memorable notes, plan work and develop ideas. More recently her practice has developed to encourage visual thinking and the use of drawing for relaxation & wellbeing and as a tool for reflective practice.
She has worked with people from many different professional backgrounds to introduce them to drawing – engineers, L&D professionals, software developers, digital marketers, forensic scientists and coaches. Most of these people thought they couldn’t draw beforehand and were surprised to discover that they can!
Rachel is a Learning & Development consultant, with her own consultancy based in Manchester for the past 20 years. She is a member of the eLN. You can follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.