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Draw your Thoughts


(5 ratings)


28 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Hosted by

Tanvi Agarwal

Visual Thinker | Illustrator | SillyStrokes

Course overview

Draw your complex ideas in just a few minutes

Anyone can teach you how to draw, but what will set you aside is how well can you think in visuals.

Have meaningful, impactful and memorable visual conversations with your audience.

Who should take this course?


Writers/ content creators with ideas that words fail to convey


Teachers & Coaches who wish to better convey their ideas and create timeless knowledge archives.


Thinkers looking to shift from boring presentations/reports/blogs to more engaging tools.

Course Outcomes

DRAW your ideas

75% of drawing is THINKING and happens way before it reaches a paper. In this course I'll guide you towards practices to train your brain to think visually and take them to a canvas.

Practicing SPEED drawing

If you find yourself with ideas that you cannot draw or take a lot of time, SPEED drawing is your answer. Learn how to make quick sketches of the ideas in your head.

Developing your STYLE

Think and Express in your own style, not the one you borrow from me. The course if designed in a way that encourages you to build your own processes and styles.

Create compelling Visual Notes

Compile all your learnings with my tried and tested processes, layouts and systems to build engaging sketchnotes that you and your audience will love.

Build your Creative Portfolio

The tasks and exercises have been designed to cover a wide range of topics and skill sets. They will not only help you learn more, but create work you can show-off ;p

Build and Audience and make a Revenue stream

Make your work, work for you. Leverage your skills to build an audience who will be willing to pay for your work.

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Course schedule

4-5 hours per week
  • Week 0: Visual Thinking

    Pre-Recorded Module, opens on 9th Aug

    In this module we dive into the details of visual THINKING

    I will help you build a Visual Vocabulary using cues from you own daily life & rich digital environment.

    Pre-recorded videos:

    1. Setting foundations for building a Visual Vocab,
    2. Drawing Humans
    3. Drawing Expressions

    + 4 Tasks

  • Week 1: Speed Drawing, Filters and Live-SketchNoting

    Live-Session: 16th Aug, 8:00- 9:15pm IST

    "Drawing takes a lot of time", hence I don't draw

    "everything feels important when I take-notes

    "My sketchnotes are a mess"

    If this is how you feel about drawing your ideas, this module will help you through it.

    Pre-recorded videos:

    1. Layouts
    2. Hand-writing
    3. Colours

    + 3 Tasks

  • Week 2: Developing your STYLE

    Live-Session: 23rd Aug, 8:00- 9:15pm IST

    In this module, I will help you develop your unique processes & formulate your style.

    Experience a major perspective shift through case-studies and well designed tasks. Deep-dive into practices that will help you find your own unique voice.

    This module has 5 tasks

  • Week 3: Draw complex concepts using simple metaphors and analogies

    Live-Session: 30th Aug, 8:00- 9:15pm IST

    Add fun & depth to your visuals through clever metaphors. Learn to define the

    metaphors that you use every day & know how you can invent new ones.

    Pre-recorded video:

    1. Frameworks & common metaphor Templates

    + 4 Tasks

  • Week 4: Self-Paced Visual Notes, Distilling and how to give and take Feedbacks

    Live- Session: 6th Sep, 8:00- 9:15pm IST

    Draw for your blog, twitter threads or a book. Learn to draw for yourself & others which may include clients & commissioned projects.

    With longer briefs, it's not about filtration, but distillation. Leverage your community & learn how to give & take feedbacks.

    4 Tasks + 1 Blog

  • Week 5: Audience Building, Sharing the business side of Drawing your Thoughts

    Live-Session: 12th Sep, 8:00- 9:15pm IST

    Know the story of how I built an audience & a creative business.

    I will open the session for questions where you can get deeply practical & surprisingly personal.

    Learn how sketch-noting is transforming things in all professional spaces.

    QnA + Wrap-Up

Meet your instructor

Tanvi Agarwal

Tanvi Agarwal

Founder and Illustrator at SillyStrokes

Tanvi has been practicing Illustrations and Sketchnoting for over 3 years now. She has successfully built a 6 figure business- SillyStrokes, creating compelling visual stories for brands.

She has worked with companies like IBM, AIM, Roche, Inmobi and Ernts & Young for Live-sketchnoting and interactive doodling workshops.

She uses her sketchnoting practice and process to create visuals for books, websites, wall murals, packaging, pitch-decks and merchandise.

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Topics Covered


Think in Visuals

If your thoughts are words and vague images, it's probably because you haven't given your brain a vocabulary to put your thoughts into visuals. To think Visually, we need to build the visual language and train our brain to use it.


Make quick drawings

You have ideas and you have visuals, but don't know how to get them on a paper? In this module, you will not just learn how to draw, but how to draw minimal visuals quickly.



Being able to draw quickly is not enough to make a real-time sketch-note. Learn how to establish filters, pick layouts and colours and weave all the elements together into one visual.


How to think in your own ways to draw like no one else

In this course, I will not teach you how I draw, but will share my processes and practices with you in a way that you can find and build yours too. By doing this you will not simply learn to draw like me, but will develop your own thinking and drawing styles that will define your work.


Draw complex concepts using simple metaphors and analogies

Metaphors and analogies are a huge part of our daily conversations and when used in visuals they add depth, layer, meaning and fun to the work.


Making self-Paced sketch-notes

While working for a client, your personal blog or a personal project you will have to distill content before you can start drawing them. Learn how to do this along with understanding briefs and feedbacks.


The Business side of SketchNoting

Learn how to Create and share your content to reach a quality audience and build a revenue stream.

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Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active learning, not passive watching

Learn with the best of both worlds: Live- sessions and short pre-recorded videos.

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through the Live-sessions, community platform and work on a self-decided project throughout the course.

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you.


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        What an awesome course! In 6 weeks I could expand my skills in drawing, sketchnoting in an encouraging & engaging way. I started thinking in visuals after 3 weeks. Organising & distilling info was nicely included & helped immensely to structure my work. The master project on my own interest made the experience a fulfilling journey & makes me proud.
Ines Höfliger

Ines Höfliger

Administrative Assistant at University Giessen
        I am switching my career after DYT. I loved how complex concepts were explained in simple ways. My Visual Thinking skills grew from 5/10 - 8/10 in just 5 weeks and I have already earned the money I invested in this course by monetising my learnings. I 100% recommend this course to people.


Freelance Comic and SketchNote Artist
        I always wanted to learn Sketchnoting , and I’m glad I learnt it from Miss Sillystrokes. Tanvi was very encouraging and patient with all of us. Apart from regular session, we would also have doubt clearing sessions & timely check-ins (for homework). I learnt a great deal! So much so that I started my visual newsletter.


Founder: Creators Nest
        I always sensed that I was visual thinker since a child. DYT helped in identifying my strengths, and areas of improvement. And helped me in making my thoughts towards my goals and my journey stronger. I am grateful to Tanvi for that, and for giving me this opportunity to learn, and interact with wonderful participants.


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