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Draw your complex ideas in just a few minutes
Anyone can learn how to draw, but what will set you aside is how well can you think in visuals. Have meaningful, impactful and memorable visual conversations with your audience.
Yes! I want to draw my thoughts.
How many times have you thought to yourself, "if only I could show you what’s in my mind, you would understand what I'm trying to say"?

How many times have you felt like words are not enough? Or they are just too much?
Have you ever felt at a loss for words to explain connections and flows?

If you related to any of these, you're not alone. We are visual beings. We think interms of pictures and connections and flows and layouts. We get overwhelmedwhen numbers and text is thrown to us in bulk!

We understand emotions better when there is an emoji used. We assign colours to people and places, because that's what the vibe tells us. We may forget names, but will remember faces. We might forget numbers, but will remember what the graph curve was like.

Our mind is a complex web of visuals. We are all already thinking in visuals all the time.


It's time to take it one step further!
Let's draw these thoughts!


But wait, you can’t even draw a circle properly? How will you draw your ideas?

This is where Draw Your Thoughts Cohort comes in.

DYT is not about making you an artist. It is about updating you with a new way to communicate... through simple lines, and dots, and curves, and doodles. It's that simple! Trust me :)
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I will teach you how to:
  • Develop a Visual Thinking process, that fits you the best
  • Filter : Identify the key points from a cluster of thoughts
  • Create clarity in thought by visualising these ideas
  • Put these ideas on paper, while making sure they are legible & neat
  • Speed up your visual thinking & expression process, allowing you to use it during conversations & meetings
  • Monetise everything you learn

Course Schedule

4-5 hours per week
Week 0: Enabling your Visual Thinking Process
Live Session: 26th March, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (IST)

We are what we eat. The same applies to our work. Our thought process depends on what we feed our brain, and so does our expression. After all, 75% of the drawing happens in our mind. We will focus on:

  1. Visual Thinking Process
  2. Shaping our Consumption
  3. Building a Visual Library
Week 1: Live Scribing v/s Sketch-Noting
Live-Session: 2nd April, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

Drawing takes a lot of time, hence I don't draw, "everything feels important when I take-notes" or that "My sketch-notes are a mess". If this is how you feel about drawing your ideas, this module will help you through it. We will focus on:

  1. Building your filters
  2. Speed
  3. Tools/medium
Week 2: Filtering content ON-THE-GO
Live-Session: 9th April, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

Not everything you read/hear needs to go on the visual and hence it's important to pass it through filters. In this module, we focus on:

  1. Distilling content
  2. Identification of key message & elimination of fluff
  3. Disruptive Layouts


Week 3: Deep-dive into the world of Metaphors
Live-Session: 16th April, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

Add fun & depth to your visuals through clever metaphors. Learn to define the metaphors that you use every day & know how you can invent new ones. We focus on:

  1. Identifying content that can be made into fun visuals
  2. Avoiding the Icon and cliche trap

Guest session by the Master of Metaphors: Dario Paniagua

Week 4: Live Graphic Recording
Live- Session: 23rd April, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

When we need to listen, process, visualise and draw, all at the same time, we need stronger and faster processes in place. We focus on:

  1. Prep work to do for Live Sketchnoting
  2. Active Listening
Week 5: Wrap-up | Master Project Display
Live-Session: 30th April, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

When we need to listen, process, visualise and draw, all at the same time, we need stronger and faster processes in place. We focus on:

  1. Prep work to do for Live Sketchnoting
  2. Active Listening
Guest Speaker Session: Avoiding Cliches with Dario Paniagua
Live- Session: TBD
Bonus Session: Picture in Prose with Saachi Pimprikar
Live-Session: TBD

Storytelling comes in many different forms and shapes and one among them is Zines! It's fun, easy to make and comes rather naturally to us. It sits well with the story teller within us and hence, we can't wrap DYT without exploring the process of Zine Making.

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“I took this class and recommend it 1000%. Drawing helps me get my thoughts out of my head and start to become tangible. I loved this class and am still drawing daily as a way to engage my creative side and be more productive. I am NOT an artist...but am better at what I do when I can draw it out.”

Kira Kistner

External Services Project Manager at CIRA

Hi, I am Tanvi Agarwal
I've spent more than 4 years researching and learning new ways to use visuals in my personal and professional life. Personally, I have experienced my creativity unfold in unimaginable ways by simply structuring my thinking processes.

I am an expert at near-real time translation of thoughts to visuals. I have performed this skill countless times on stage, where speakers will take the stage, and I scribe in real-time everything they say. It is my creative adrenaline.

What started with a simple belief that Visuals are a great tool for communication has now turned into a mission to reconnect people to their forgotten creativity & giving them a new vocabulary to capture their thoughts.

Draw Your Thoughts is a result of thousands of hours of research, learning, mistakes, experiences, teaching and feedbacks from the community.

I can't wait to share it with you...
3 Cohorts
30+ Attendees

Here’s what DYT attendees have to say:

“Thinking in visuals & drawing my thoughts is such a gain for me personally AND for work. Learning & being creative in DYT 1.0 & 2.0 really improved my quality of life! I loved the energy & good spirit of the group gatherings which motivated me to join all online meetings. We had so much fun–whata blast! with all the prompts we were amazed about the different angles to look at things. All the input from the participants made finishing my master project so much easier & better, thank you all for that! Will definitely join DYT 3.0!."

Ines Höfliger

Administrative Assistant at University Giessen

"I've had a long-standing desire to learn sketchnoting, and I'm thrilled that I joined DYT 2.0. The cohort experience has been instrumental in helping me recognize my strengths and work on my weaknesses. I've gained valuable insights not only from Tanvi but also from the fellow participants. The contagious energy and the learning opportunities provided by both the cohort members and Tanvi herself have been incredibly motivating, prompting me to attend every session and actively engage in enriching discussions. Personally, I find the exploration of metaphors to be the most fascinating aspect of this journey. I wholeheartedly recommend DYT  to anyone interested in embarking on a sketchnoting/visual thinking journey."
Maithrreye S.
Associate ML Scientist @ Amii

“I am switching my career after DYT. I loved how complex concepts were explained in simple ways. My Visual Thinking skills grew from 5/10 - 8/10 in just 5 weeks and I have already earned the money I invested in this course by monetising my learnings. I 100% recommend this course to people.”


Tanvi Agarwal
Comic & Sketch-Note Artist

Maithrreye
ML Scientist at AMII

“I always wanted to learn Sketchnoting , and I’m glad I learnt it from Miss Sillystrokes. Tanvi was very encouraging and patient with all of us. Apart from regular session, we would also have doubt clearing sessions & timely check-ins (for homework). I learnt a great deal! So much so that I started my visual newsletter.”

Monica
Founder, Creators Nest

Priya Lobo
CEO, ORMAX Compass

“I always sensed that I was visual thinker since a child. DYT helped in identifying my strengths, and areas of improvement. And helped me in making my thoughts towards my goals and my journey stronger. I am grateful to Tanvi for that, and for giving me this opportunity to learn, and interact with wonderful participants..”

Sudha
Artist @ The Drawing Board 24x7

"The DYT has been a gateway to a whole new world of possibilities for me. Tanvi's structured course not only broke down the basics that I would need to create sketchnotes but the well spaced guest lecturers and thought interventions & activities helped pave a way for a different way of thinking and imagining ideas. I've had some very simple yet profound takeaways from the DYT which I apply in reimagining data in visual form even now, months after completing the course!"
Gargi Shingte
Illustrator, Wall Muralist, Designer and Sketch-Noter

Yes! Let's get started.

Some questions you may be looking answers for:

What happens if I can’t make it to a live session?
All Live sessions will be recorded and made available to you for a lifetime within 24 hours of the live session.
How much does the course cost?
All the knowledge, frameworks and processes that helped me build a successful business will be available to you at Rs 50,000 (i.e. 620 USD)
I work full-time, what is the expected time commitment?
The course will demand 3-5 hours every week for 6 weeks, but it's designed to be self-paced on a weekly basis. Each Live session marks the end and start of a new topic. So, you just need to make enough time every week to o through the pre-recorded material and the assignments every week at your own time.
What is the refund policy?
Once you reserve a spot, cancellations and refunds will not be allowed. You can however transfer the spot to another friend (at full price)
I don't know how to draw, is this course for me?
Drawing is more of thinking and if you can't draw yet, you will learn how to. SketchNoting is more about making small icons and simple visuals than artworks which we will learn in the course.
There is ample free material on the internet. Why do I pay so much?
Yes! Most material you will learn here may be available somewhere on the internet for free. If you have the patience and will power to find and teach yourself everything that took me 3+ years to learn, then nothing like it. But why do all this when you can get the same value in just a few hours with the Draw your Thoughts course?
I can't afford this course right now. Is there any help I can get?
You can pay for the course in 2 instalments. The full payment however will have to be made before 2nd May, i.e., the beginning of the cohort.
If you absolutely cannot afford the course at the moment but believe this can help you, drop me a mail at tanvi@sillystrokes.com explaining why you believe this course will be useful to you.
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