Roy Blumenthal does a visual facilitation for top international speakers at the NSASA Convention 2008

Welcome to Roy Blumenthal’s visual facilitation pictures made during the NSASA Convention 2008, at the Sibaya Convention Centre near Durban. Roy Blumenthal is a Professional Member of the Johannesburg chapter of the National Speakers Association of Southern Africa. View his NSASA profile page at http://snipurl.com/nsasaprofile, and consider hiring him to create a memorable record of your next event. After observing and being on the receiving end of Roy in action during the conference, Joe Sherren, President of the International Federation for Professional Speakers, sent this…Continue Reading “Roy Blumenthal does a visual facilitation for top international speakers at the NSASA Convention 2008”

2008-01-16 Welcome to Your New Classroom With Jennifer

2008-01-16 Welcome to Your New Classroom With Jennifer, originally uploaded by royblumenthal. Yesterday I helped Jennifer set up her classroom. I installed some shelves for the kids to pop their shoes into. And I also did a little drawing of Jennifer on the whiteboard. I took a few snapshots of it with my Nokia N91 phone camera. And then transferred them to my computer. Then Photoshop CS2 came into play in a big way to sharpen the images, and reconfigure the elements into a more…Continue Reading “2008-01-16 Welcome to Your New Classroom With Jennifer”

My new Flickr profile — I’m available to do visual facilitation work for you

I’m a Visual Facilitator, also known as a Graphic Facilitator. Imagine a workshop or seminar. Sitting in the corner is an artist with an easel. That artist is visually interpreting the ideas that are flying around the room. That artist is me. I work on my Toshiba Tecra M4 tablet pc, painting primarily in ArtRage 2.5, with a video projector hooked up to my machine so that people can see what I’m painting. At the end of the session, everyone gets to take home the…Continue Reading “My new Flickr profile — I’m available to do visual facilitation work for you”

Using a tablet pc to make art

This is a recent post of mine on the ArtRage Tips and Tricks forum… Here’s my solution to the tablet pc angle conundrum… In this pic, you see it configured for use on a tripod. That’s why I have the artist’s palette slotted in at the front. Normally when I’m at my desk, I don’t slot the palette in. But the keyboard and mouse are standard accompanying dishes. The tablet all alone on the easel is a bit lacking. I find that I need the…Continue Reading “Using a tablet pc to make art”

Intense ‘crash test’ — ArtRage survives — with some tweaks

Here’s a post I recently offered to the ArtRage feedback forum… I recently stumbled into becoming a visual facilitator. It’s a field that requires real-time live capturing of people’s ideas in a meeting or seminar. The visual facilitator basically sits in the room capturing the content of the session, interpreting it visually. Some visual facilitators use traditional art-making tools. I use my tablet pc, with ArtRage 2.5, with a video projector hooked to my machine, displaying my stuff in-progress on the back wall of the…Continue Reading “Intense ‘crash test’ — ArtRage survives — with some tweaks”

Roy’s Visual Facilitation — a one-sheet of what’s on offer

Roy’s Visual Facilitation — a one-sheet of what’s on offer, originally uploaded by royblumenthal. Having recently come across the field of ‘visual facilitation’, I’m striding headlong into this as a way of earning my living. This is a quick read for people to get a sense of what it is I do. It’s little more than a skim overview. But hopefully it arouses some curiosity. From the top, the interventions I’ve used are: o John Tschohl (www.johntschohl.com). o Benjamin Zander (www.benjaminzander.com). He wrote to me…Continue Reading “Roy’s Visual Facilitation — a one-sheet of what’s on offer”

2007-08-07 Ben Zander at Jeppe Girls High

2007-08-07 Ben Zander at Jeppe Girls High, originally uploaded by royblumenthal. This afternoon I attended a talk by Benjamin Zander at Jeppe Girls High. I took my computer and easel with, and thought I’d do a visual summary of the session. This is the result. Benjamin Zander is co-author (with his wife, Rosamund Stone Zander) of the book, THE ART OF POSSIBILITY. It’s a must-read. A must-live. Check him out on www.benjaminzander.com. And if he’s ever in your part of town giving a talk or…Continue Reading “2007-08-07 Ben Zander at Jeppe Girls High”