This introductory online program is for those interested in learning about “scribing”—an artistic practice that visually represents ideas while people talk. You may be familiar with sketchnoting, mind mapping, or other graphic methods, and interested in learning how to integrate them into your work and use them in a facilitative way. In this 3-week learning journey, participants will take initial steps in scribing, in service of collective seeing, meaning-making and navigation. No prior drawing experience is required to participate.



Week 1: Overview, Markers/Supplies, Lettering
In this session we will set the foundation for the program by: getting to know one another; mapping the 3-week learning arc and model of learning; and establishing some key parameters for our time together. We will introduce the practice of scribing; discuss markers and supplies; and learn the basics of lettering. 

Week 2: Drawing + Levels of Scribing
In this session, we will practice drawing basics, and introduce the four levels of scribing. We will also provide time to practice and discuss.

Week 3: Discernment + Layout
Here we explore a model for choice-making in scribing and use of space on the page. We will have time for practice, and close our program.



This workshop is ideal for those who want to start exploring the basics of visual practice and begin using drawing and visuals in their work, including leaders, facilitators and practitioners from all disciplines. Participants will be encouraged to apply their learning as much as possible between our online sessions. Drawing will be a primary form of practice. It is not required that participants have prior scribing experience – but be prepared to draw as one of the main modes of learning.

Please note: We will discuss the tools of the trade and recommendations, however the materials and supplies are not included.



Online: Each 90-minute Zoom session will include: framing and content that we encourage participants to scribe; break out groups for sharing; full group reflection; questions and answers. All sessions will be recorded and shared in the Mighty Network space in case you aren’t able to participate in the live session. We also schedule two 45-min open question and answer sessions [Q&A] sessions with special guests, which will be recorded and shared. 

Offline: Community space in Mighty Networks where participants can further share their insights from the live sessions, application in practice, images, questions, insights, and additional resources.



Dates and Time: The sessions will each take place at 5:00pm UTC (Universal Time Coordinated – Check the time for your location here) on the following Wednesdays:

  • January 22
  • January 29
  • February 5

Q&A Session: To be determined

Required Technology: Participants of the live sessions will need to have access to the following technology:

  • A computer or tablet with Zoom installed – or – a phone to dial into the weekly calls
  • A computer, tablet, or phone to participate in the Mighty Networks community
  • A wireless connection or phone signal that can support video conferencing




Reilly Dow has been developing and delivering Visual Practice Basics workshops in Latin America, and now co-develops this new introductory offering to meet a demand for entry-level learning. As a bilingual English-Spanish graphic facilitator since 2008, she creates visual representations of conversations, meetings and events to support greater creativity, engagement and productivity. By listening, synthesizing and communicating visually, she helps people share and understand ideas. Her background in education and MA in Interdisciplinary Studies informs a focus on learning and creativity. Reilly grew up in Canada and is now based in Mexico City. More


Jessica Riehl is charting new territory in “systems scribing”, helping to define and deliver studio sessions and labs. Noting  a need for entry-level learning, she now co-develops this new introductory offering. She is a designer and facilitator who uses collaborative-based design processes to gain insight and empower change, utilizing visual and systems thinking, mindfulness, storytelling, ethnographic research, cameras, sharpies, and Post-it notes. As an entrepreneur, nature lover, photographer and former Naval Officer, Jessica brings a unique perspective that informs her design process and facilitation. She is located in Tigard, Oregon where she lives with her son, husband, and two cats. More




In order to include a range of participation from around the world, we are experimenting with a model of a self-selected fee. Please register at the rate that feels most appropriate to your local economy, stage of professional development, and income. Whether you join the live sessions or not, all rates include access to: recordings of live sessions, the online community, and resource materials.

  • Rate One – Live Sessions $360 (Strong global currency, established business…)
  • Rate Two – Live Sessions $240 (Emerging markets, starting business…)
  • Scholarship – Email your request
  • 10% discount – for Visual Practice Workshop or System Scribing Lab alumni

Refund Policy: The amount paid minus a $35 processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before January 8, 2020. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after that time, but registrations can be transferred to other participants at no additional cost. The Organizer is not liable for an event cancellation due to riots, epidemics, or disabling weather conditions.