I am SOOOOO excited that my alter ego Dr Suzie Starfish is joining Mermaid Michelle (International Award winning author http://www.michelleworthington.com) for more creative fun “Under the Sea” these September school holidays! Our workshops turn the tide on plastic pollution in our oceans through interactive, creative sci-art storytelling with the important message of “Don’t trash where they splash!”. I talk about the problems of plastic pollution in the sea and show kids how to reuse and recycle everyday plastics to create one-of-a-kind art! Mermaid Michelle then takes children (and adults!) through the wonderful world of creating picture books using their own words and pictures. This ocean commotion allows children to play, think and create and imagine what they can do to “be the change they want to ‘sea’ in the world“. Dressing up is always lots of fun too! Workshop details and booking information are below and on my website at: https://drsuepillans.com/education/workshops/
Our two workshops are being held in Brisbane during the September School Holidays:
- Monday 25th September 2017 from 10:00am – 11:30am at Books@Stones at Stones Corner, event information and bookings here:
2. Wednesday 27th September 2017 from 9:30am – 10:30am at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Capalaba, event information and bookings here:
You can dive in with me as Dr Suzie Starfish on Facebook and @suepillans on Twitter and Instagram. Please don’t hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like us to visit your school or group or would like to attend one of our”Under the Sea” Workshops.
The past few months have seen me busy ‘drawing out’ the discussions, ideas and presentations of people, teams and organisations focusing on a wide range of issues from: enhancing the welfare of our Returned and Services League (RSL), leadership of Queensland nursing and midwifery through to wine strategies, research commercialisation and Far North Queensland education. You can now SEE how I capture these important group discussions in a time-lapse video which was taken of me graphic recording at the UniQuest Research Commercialisation Workshop — which shows how I visually capture two days of workshop discussions and presentations in just 97 seconds! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUzu9Ew-O2A&t=12s
The art of my visual storytelling is all about listening + interpreting + synthesising information which I then translate into words and pictures = YOUR Story. This visual approach is a powerful way of engaging with people as I am considered an independent in the room and only draw what I hear which allows teams, groups, clients and stakeholders with the unique opportunity to be heard. By capturing discussions I am also able to show people the ‘Big Picture’ and take people on a journey vs the standard Powerpoint approach. The visuals that I create are also an important communication tool which can be used throughout and post-workshops, conferences and meetings as a point of reflection, a visual representation to share with others and a reminder of the key messages and outcomes from the day.
You can see more of my visual storytelling and client stories via my Graphic Recording and please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com if you would like me to help you or your organisation to “Picture your ideas“! You can also follow my creative journey via my alter ego Dr Suzie Starfish and @suepillans on Twitter and Instagram.