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Be a Graphic Recorder


Being able to capture someone's content and turn it into engaging pictures is an amazing skill. It’s also a wonderful, creative way to raise your profile at work or generate your own income stream.

This is a course that could change your working life!


This online course gives you the skills and techniques that need to start capturing conversations and content into visuals. Whether that's in live sessions creating big visuals for clients, sketchnoting for your own learning in lectures and meetings, or translating written documents into visuals, this course will take your practice to the next level.

If you want your team to join in with you then get in touch for a group discount.

Places are strictly limited to a small group per course, to ensure you get the best individual attention from your tutor Cara Holland. Once each class is full, we'll close registration.

This is a 12 week, 28 lesson, semi-live course in the Academy. You go through lessons at your own pace with tutor support and feedback and a completion certificate. Allow for approximately 5 hours a week of reading, drawing and reflection time at a time that suits you, from home.


Next start dates:

  • 8th September 2020 - 12-week term


At a glance:

Format: Online self-paced learning from home with additional live community group and individual tutor feedback.
Individual feedback: Yes - tutor feedback on all the work you share throughout the course
Duration of course: 12 weeks
Quantity of work: approx 5 hours per week
Certificate: Yes
Class size: Strictly limited to just 20 places - booking closes when full



£583.33 (+UK Tax where applicable = £700).

You can bundle with Be a Graphic Facilitator for a discounted bundle price of £1000 (+UK Tax if applicable = £1200). You can then choose to take one course in early 2021.

Here’s a quick run through some of the tools and techniques we cover each week:

Drawing for Graphic Recording

Complete these foundation exercises and you'll have the drawing skills you need to get started. If you have completed the Boot Camps already you can skip ahead straight to Week 1!

Week 1 - Basics

We'll cover some more basics by exploring equipment, colour and text. This gives you a great foundation for the rest of the course.

Week 2 - Dream

This week we're focussing on YOU - why you're here, and what unique skills and experience you'll bring to working visually.

Week 3 - Jump in!

You’ve got the basics sorted so now it’s time to jump in the deep end and have a go at graphic recording.

Week 4 - Reflect

A week to slow down in. Take time to reflect and be your own Critical Friend.

Week 5 - Before the Session Begins

In this week we’ll get down to practicalities, starting at the beginning of the graphic recording process and exploring what’s involved before the session has even begun.

Week 6 - In the Session

It’s time to explore what happens whilst you’re in a live session. These exercises will look at the main activities that are going on for you, listening, filtering, translating.

Week 7 - On the Page

To get that WOW factor you need to think about how your work connects on the page. This week we’ll be exploring the impact of relationships, space and scale as well as the importance of continuity

Week 8 - Pause

We'll take the time here to review what you've done so far, and set yourself up for completing the course.

Week 9 - Perfectly you

In this module we're going to focus back on YOU - what's your dream? And what's your own recording style?

Week 10 - Do Over

Use all your newly learnt skills to tackle your next graphic recording and graphic translating exercises. See how much you've improved already!

Week 11 - Catch Up

This is the week to give yourself a chance to catch up with the lessons, to refine what you want to practice again, and get yourself ready for the final week of the course.

Week 12 - Finishing touches

You’ve learnt a lot and now it’s time to pull it all together in one final piece of work. I’ll share some of my on the job disasters with you as well as give you some next steps as you head out into the world.

What makes this course so special is the individual attention you get from your expert tutor. You get individual feedback and suggestions for how to improve your work as you progress through the course. This is not a mass group generic Q&A, but actual 1-1 attention, feedback and advice from an industry expert throughout the course.

This online course is the equivalent to well over a week of face-to-face training with Cara Holland, giving you over £5,000 of training and support…with all the benefits of online flexible learning from home. It’s the best of both worlds.

BONUS: Whilst you’re waiting for your supported course to start, we also open up the Draw More Boot Camp and Next Level Boot Camp (worth £60) for free for you to kickstart your drawing practice, ready for the course.

Here’s a final reminder of the amazing value of this course package:

  • Be a Graphic Recorder 28 Lessons in 12 modules, with self-paced progress through each module
  • Complete in 12 weeks in the Graphic Change Academy – or longer if you need it
  • Commit 5 hours a week (8 hours a week if you combine with Be a Graphic Facilitator), but you can do more or less!
  • Individual support from a real, experienced, practitioner, Cara Holland, with Ask the Tutor function.
  • Group support from your cohort in our private Pinterest Group where you can share your work, see the work of others and get feedback from Cara Holland and your peers (optional)
  • Downloadable PDF Certificate on completion of the course (once your tutor has checked your work).
  • + Access to resources in the Graphic Change Academy
  • + BONUS Draw More Boot Camp 5 lesson course
  • + BONUS Next Level Boot Camp 8 lesson course


Next course starts:

  • 8th September 2020 – 12-week term


  • £583.33 (+UK Tax if applicable= £700)
  • You can bundle with Be a Graphic Facilitator for a discounted bundle price of £1000 (+UK Tax if applicable = £1200). You can then choose to take one course in early 2021.

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