The Agerbeck Method By Brandy Agerbeck – Free Download Course
If you can put pen to paper, you can learn your new superpower: Visual Thinking.
I am Brandy Agerbeck, and I am your guide in learning the vitals of visual thinking. Yes, the tools are so simple, but the new thinking skills are rich and complex. But investing in yourself and this lifelong skill is oh-so-worth-it. I am here to help you reclaim drawing as your best thinking tool, a.k.a. your new superpower.
The Agerbeck Method is a 90 day, on-demand, video-based online course to teach you how to use drawing as your best thinking tool. This specific type of drawing — drawing to think through your ideas, to learn, to listen better, to problem solve, to clarify and communicate — is called visual thinking.
Our educational systems and workplaces are heavily verbal, auditory and text-based. We were taught to express ourselves through learning the 3 R’s: reading, writing and arithmetic. This word-centric approach forces linear thinking: reading, writing and thinking from left to right, from top to bottom.
And while that’s a great way to distribute information, it’s a lousy way to process information. Just think –
When’s the last time you solved a problem in a straight line?
Visual thinking uses words AND images AND lines AND shapes AND colors AND symbols AND numbers AND all sorts of elements to make drawings that lets you take your thinking in ANY direction it needs to go! Using drawing as your best thinking tool enables you to draw out your ideas in all their complexity, patterns, inter-dependencies. Allowing you to see The Big Picture and how all the pieces fit together.
Visual thinking is an endlessly adaptable and mighty powerful life skill. It only needs very simple materials: paper and pen. And it is always at your fingertips.
BUT it’s not the fastest or easiest skill to learn.
As our cultures get more and more visual, we are becoming more and more sophisticated as viewers. We can read a lot into the images we see. But those classrooms and workplaces have left us woefully unprepared as makers. Instead, the past primacy of written and spoken words has left us with the unrealistic expectation that we can always express ourselves in words and that we can make them all line up beautifully. And if we don’t, we’ve failed. And pictures? Well, drawing is silly, that’s doodling, that’s the artsy-fartsy stuff.
Module 1: CANVAS
Pick the surfaces and formats that fit your objectives.
Day 1-3: How to Succeed
Day 4-6: The Landscape
Day 7-9: The Stack
Day 10: CANVAS Review + Reflection
Module 2: PROXIMITY
Shift to spatial thinking, place the pieces thoughtfully.
Day 11-13: Listbusting!
Day 14-16: What Goes Where?
Day 17-19: Spatial Cues
Day 20: PROXIMITY Review + Reflection
Module 3: TEXT
Choose words that best represent your thinking.
Day 21-23: Words + Images = ❤️
Day 24-26: Distill
Day 27-29: Penmanship
Day 30: TEXT Review + Reflection
📱 Easy Access
Login and watch this video-based course from phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
Take this course at your own pace. Lessons will be released over the 90 days (not all at once), but you set your speed for watching and practicing.
⏲️ Access any time
Choose the time that works for your schedule. Course is available 24/7/365.
✏️ No special tools
You only need a device to watch from, blank paper and a few pens to complete this course.
⏳ Lifetime access
Once purchased, the course stays in your personal library.
Easy processes that you can return to again and again.