Facilitated by Emma Richard, illustrator, graphic recorder, and creative facilitator.


Visuals can be a powerful tool for capturing stories, making meaning, and communicating with one another. The good news is, you don’t have to be a great artist to be a great visual storyteller.

If you have attended Winter Rethink over the past several years, you will already have witnessed Emma’s unique ability to listen with intention and turn what she hears into a captivating graphic artifact.

In this session, Emma will lead us in:

  • Developing a visual vocabulary
  • Learning sketchnoting basics and building blocks
  • The process of witnessing and integrating what is seen, heard, felt
  • Working with our inner critic
  • Choosing the right materials
  • Navigating a big blank page
  • Integrating visual storytelling into your work

Together, we will consider how these skills may lend themselves to our professional practice and the ways we reflect on and document children’s learning.

This opportunity will involve sharing stories, learning from one another, and practicing new skills in a playful environment.



Emma Richard is a listener, graphic facilitator, and illustrator based in London. Her work focuses on witnessing conversations and capturing information in a visual, engaging, and generative way. Emma found her way to this work after obtaining a degree in mechatronic systems engineering, running a catering business, having an existential crisis, getting involved in the community, and reconnecting with her childhood love of the arts. Formally, Emma has been in this role for three years. In that time she has worked in large-scale conferences, intimate team meetings, interactive workshops, and many, MANY zoom calls. Informally, Emma believes the practice of listening deeply and expressing through the arts has been the work of her whole life.




Join us!

Tuesday, June 7th
6:30 – 8:00PM
Childreach Centre


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** Ticket Types are based on the County you WORK in.
***As per public health recommendations and Childreach health and safety protocols, a mask or appropriate face covering will be required at all times except while eating or drinking.