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Scribing Essentials

Image showing Kelvy Bird's model of practice from the book Generative Scribing

This 5-day online program will cover a range of core capacities required for a robust visual practice. Self-directed readings, videos, handouts, and guided practices combine with daily online sessions for live scribing and group conversations. We will have tracks with translated materials in Spanish and Traditional Chinese.

Course content will include:

  • Day 1: Being—Staying open; creative tension; containers
  • Day 2: Joining—Softening; fields of conversation
  • Day 3: Perceiving—Suspending judgment; mapping systems
  • Day 4: Knowing—Presencing; coherence; discernment
  • Day 5: Drawing—Learning scribing basics; Integrating domains

Mon Oct 3 – Fri Oct 7, 2022 (Live Zoom sessions Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-9:30 AM EDT)

More info and registration at

Faculty: Kelvy BirdReilly Dow, and Jayce Pei Yu Lee, with guests Dr. Ben ChanAC ChouKate MoralesFrans SugiartaWella Thurlow, and hosting by Emma DulskiAndrea FernandezCrystal Huang, and Vivien Leung. Read more about the faculty here.

Price: $300 – $500 USD (scholarships available upon request)

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Online - EDT
Boston, MA 02139
United States
Event Type: 
Online Course