A selection of drawings by delegates attending Shut Up & Draw, a creativity workshop conducted in silence
Sue Knight Inspire Days, Chennai, India.
I was honoured to have the opportunity to deliver my silent drawing workshop, “Shut Up and Draw!” at Sue Knight’s Inspire Days, and two-day NLP conference in Chennai, India. Delegates on the workshop demonstrated amazing creativity and I’m delighted to share some of their drawing here.
These brilliantly imaginative drawings were produced by delegates on my “Shut Up & Draw” silent drawing workshop at Sue Knight’s “Inspire Day”, Bix Manor, Henley, 28th July 2014. The task was to come up with as many ideas as possible for customising a “brick”.
Everyone secretly selects someone else in the room, designs a shoe for them and draws it on a Post-it note. All the shoes are then attached to a board, and each delegate selects the shoe they think fits them best and “wears” it.
Working in pairs, one person must communicate a dance move to the other through drawing alone. Then everyone gets up and performs their moves in a silent disco. This experiential session integrates kinaesthetic to visual and visual to kinaesthetic problem solving.
These drawings were produced by delegates when I asked them to give feedback on their experience of each other using only stickmen. The elemental line drawings with minimal detail convey a remarkable sense of a person and their state.
Thanks to all the delegates who have contributed their drawings to this gallery, and a special thank you to everyone at Sue Knight’s Inspire Day, who freely took a leap of faith, giving me their imagination, humour, creativity and above all their invaluable feedback.