I Can't: Visual Note

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Event Overview

Mac & Cheese Productions℠ is an inclusive, no judgment (of self or others) space, and welcomes all human beings. This is a virtual offering. Times are CDT; convert for your location. You are encouraged to turn on your video to make conversation more conversation’y but being on camera is not required. You should be able to attend live; this is not a replay offering.


Saya started visual note-taking as a way to focus, process, engage in something tangible that created something tangible, and to use her beloved yet gathering-dust writing utensils and notebooks. (More middle-aged school supply use, please!)

This workshop is —

Laid-back hands-on. Therapeutic. Meditative. Beginner. Perspective-shifting. Joyful. Simple.

Learn how to listen differently and effectively, and how to organize and graphically visualize your thoughts. We’ll talk basics, then we’ll apply. And apply. And apply. Where apply = put shapes and words on paper.

You do not need to be artistic. You do not need to be creative.

Can you write words?

Can you draw a line?

Can you sign into Zoom?

You have all the skills and experience required.

I Can't: Take Visual Notes is part of Mac & Cheese Productions' I Can't series, where adults state they're unable to do something, they try it/learn about it with a bunch of other adults who also "can't," and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, "That wasn't so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good for me! What's next?!" Past I Can'ts have included yoga, improv, draw, have a dog, side hustle, and buy a home. To see other current offerings, head here.


If you have a favorite notebook or other favorite supply, you’re encouraged to use them! You’ll be encouraged to experiment so variety is good.

  • A device with Zoom downloaded on it and the ability to connect to the internet

  • Note taking materials

  • Food/drink if you’d like

You can absolutely use WHATEVER you have a home; below is a guide, don’t feel you to follow this list exactly

  • Blank white paper (loose or bound; if you use a notebook, it’s best if it lies flat and stays open); ideal size is 5x7 - 8.5x11

  • A black rollerball pen like this

  • A black felt-tip pen like this

  • A black fiber-tip pen like this

  • Your favorite coloring utensils

  • Markers, colored pencils, gel pens, planner pens...

  • Suggested you bring ones of varying sizes and colors

  • Crayons are the only coloring utensils not recommended

  • Optional:

  • other blank paper — textured, colored, different weight...

  • a set of lettering pens like this


Minimum age

1 years or older

Cancellation Policy


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A TEDx speaker and one of Brazen Careerist' s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, Saya has discovered how to turn her love of creating community, challenging herself and those around her, and enjoying life to its fullest into her “job.” Via her company Mac & Cheese Productions℠, she helps others (and herself) live a Life of Yes℠. Saya is from Evanston, went to Boston College, and resides in Chicago.

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