graphic recording workshop

in Calgary, Alberta

Learn the art of Graphic Recording at our hands-on workshop!  Unleash your creativity and capture ideas visually!

Join Us!

Are you passionate about visual storytelling? Do you want to learn how to capture ideas and concepts through engaging visuals? Then this workshop is for you!

In this hands-on workshop, you will discover the art of graphic recording and its practical applications. Led by two local professional graphic recorders, you will learn various techniques to visually represent information, ideas, and discussions in real-time. Whether you are a student, professional, or simply curious about this exciting field, this workshop will provide you with valuable skills and insights.

What to expect:

  • Introduction to graphic recording and its benefits
  • Essential tools and materials
  • Basic drawing techniques and layouts
  • Live practice sessions
  • Tips for effective visual storytelling
  • The business side of Graphic Recording

Who should attend?

  • Graphic Recorders and Facilitators
  • Professionals who work in facilitation, coaching, consulting,or any field that involves leading group discussions or workshops
  • Artists and Designers
  • Teachers, Trainers, and Educators
  • Business Professionals
  • Students studying various subjects, including business, communication, education, or the arts
  • Event Organizers
  • Trainers and Coaches
  • Anyone interested in Visual Communication

Graphic recording is a versatile skill that can be applied in various contexts, so this workshop welcomes participants from diverse backgrounds. It’s not limited to those with a specific expertise but can be adapted to suit the needs of different individuals and professions.


When & Where

June 7-8, 2024 9 am – 4 pm

Kensington Art and Supply
# 120, 6999 11 Street SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2H 2S1

About Your Workshop Hosts

I am excited to team up with Sam Hester to offer this workshop! We will each bring our unique styles and ways of working. We can’t wait to share what we have learned over our 20 years of combined experience, get the tools in your hands, and grow the Graphic Recording scene in Alberta!

For the past ten years, Sam Hester, of The 23rd Story, has worked as a graphic recorder in Calgary/Moh’kinsstsis, creating visual stories that draw upon deep listening skills, a passion for community-building… and a lot of markers.

When she’s not taking notes at live events, Sam does independent comics journalism and advocates for the graphic medicine movement.

Sam attended the Universities of Calgary and Toronto, as well as OCAD University, way back when it was still the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Visit Sam’s website here!


As you may already know I am Joleyne Mayers-Jaekel the Principal of ViClarity Inc., a professional graphic recorder and aspiring lettering artist based in Calgary. I love to help individuals, teams and organizations make complex information more accessible and engaging through the creation of visual representations of ideas, conversations, and presentations in real time.

I am a member of the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild and have always been creative at heart!

In addition, I hold a MA in Leadership (Health) from Royal Roads University, am an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator, and World Café Host. 

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Note: Limited seats available.
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what supplies are included?

You will receive a graphic recording kit filled with everything you need to get started. The kit includes specialized mark making tools, a workshop manual and a one-time Neuland discount code so you can add to your kit.

We will have paper, paper, and more paper, as well as other mark making tools to experiment with. All you need to bring is a coffee mug and comfy shoes!

Coffee, tea, juice and water will be available and there is a small kitchen at the venue you are welcome to use. There are several restaurants close by to purchase your own lunch.


The two-day in-person Graphic Recording Workshop is $1650.00 (plus GST, and Eventbrite fees). You can skip the Eventbrite fees and pay by e-transfer if you prefer. Email for details. Payment in full must be received 30 days prior to the workshop start date.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel with a full refund minus processing and Eventbrite fee up to 60 days before the course. You can skip the Eventbrite fees and pay by e-transfer if you prefer. Email for details.

Cancellation 30-59 days before the course is a refund minus 25%. We understand that life happens so do provide the option of transferring your spot to someone else.

Cancellation up to 29 days with a refund is not possible unless you transfer it to someone else.


Join us for a fun and interactive day of learning, networking, and unleashing your creativity. No prior experience is required, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your visual communication skills!