Want to have fun practicing your visual skills?

Are you a …

• visual catalyst

• visual practitioner

• visual facilitator

• visual skills trainer

• visual learner



• facilitator

• coach

• change agent

• leader 

• graphic recorder

• sketchnote fan

• creative

• designer

• visual thinker


• student

• youth worker

• teacher

• school principle

• lecturer


A time to learn how visual thinking is inspired by your environment

A day in the park, along the river and in the village of Bleiswijk.

A space for people crazy about drawing, visualization, visual facilitation, visual notes, graphic recording, design and …

… simply want to have fun with other visual practitioners.

It’s for people who like to practice together while I provide many practices and help you see

things differently, draw things in new ways, co-create and explore the world visually.

Experiment, learn, practice and develop your visual skills in an inspiring environment with inspiring people.

Pam Welsby

Founder & CEO, Fast Forward International

visual skills summer fest slovenia

“I decided to attend the Visual Skills Summer Fest Slovenia as I was already participating in a modular Visual Facilitation programme with Mireille and felt this would be good way to practice what I was learning. It was a very enjoyable, relaxing and creative day, collaborating with like-minded people and gaining new ideas, tools and techniques. I gained greater confidence in my skills, new approaches, new ways of thinking and more practical ideas for using this in our workshops and trainings.”

What you get out of this day …

  • Experimenting, practicing and learning with other visual practitioners / creatives increases your resourcefulness in your work or visual note taking.

  • Practicing for a whole day and being offered many different practices, gives you ideas how to continue drawing on your own where ever you like.

  • Due to co-creation of visuals, you go home with a new visual vocabulary.

  • Practicing your visual skills boosts your creativity.

  • The practices we do increase your ability to think visually.

  • A relaxing day of have fun recharges your creative battery.

  • Learning to look at the world differently offers you plenty of inspiration to make use of in your work after the summer.

Your participation fee includes …

  • Guidance of a Mireille van Bremen, a Dutch illustrator, graphic designer,
    graphic recorder, visual facilitator & visual skills trainer

  • Drawing practice tour through town, along the river and in the park

  • Sketchbook

  • Lunch with a drink

  • One Coffee/Tea break with a bite

What you bring by yourself…

  • Your own set of markers, pencils, crayons, water color and favourite drawing tools

  • Drink – Water bottle, sun protection, repellent and shoes you can walk on comfortably making your way through Bleiswijk



visual skills summer fest slovenia

“A day with Mireille will give you a new perspective on drawing with purpose, to make meaning, or to use on an application with a drawing. It’s not about art or making it pretty but about creating something of value, discovering broader meaning or deeper connections between
simple & every day objects.”

Friday 23th of August, 2019
09:30-17:00 hours in Bleiswijk

Detailed information about the Meeting Point will be sent after registration.

Visual Skills Summer Fest Slovenia

Already took place in July this year. View the gallery:

About your facilitator

The Visual Skills Summer Fest The Netherlands is initiated and lead by
Mireille van Bremen, a Dutch national who lives in Slovenia since 2006.

This summer the first Visual Skills Summer Fest took place in Slovenia and
is now happening in The Netherlands as well.


My name is Mireille van Bremen and I work internationally as a visual catalyst. 

Everything I do as a graphic recorder, visual mediator, facilitator, visual skills trainer and coach, stems from an intention to invigorate creativity and empathy in order to catalyse potential, prevent conflict, navigate change and stimulate inclusion.

After a career as a graphic designer, art director and design department leader of an advertising agency, I merged all my knowledge and experience
visual communication with my intensive training experience on Nonviolent Communication, an empathy based model by Marshall Rosenberg.

Over the past years I trained hundreds of trainers, facilitators, coaches, educators and leaders from all over the world in becoming resourceful in their communication and their approach to have the impact they envision.

The programs I design and offer live and in the Online Visual Skills Training Academy which I founded, help people to develop visual communication skills that lead to greater understanding, stimulate confidence, empathic leadership, connection, engagement, creativity and increase the impact of trainings, seminars, workshops, presentations, meetings or conferences.


Graphic Recording • CNVC Trainer: Shona Cameron • Feedback

Graphic Recording • Coach: Veronique Prins • Business Coaching

VIENNA +25, 2018 – World Conference on ‘Human Rights’

ReSPA Annual Conference 2017 – ‘Innovation in Public Administration’

Friday 23th of August, 2019
09:30-17:00 hours in Bleiswijk

Detailed information about the Meeting Point will be sent after registration.

Cancellation and Refunds
  • If I cancel the program, your investment will be returned in full.
  • If you cancel any time before the program starts, you can transfer your fund to the next possible date or any other of my programs. Your funds will be tracked as credits.
  • It is possible to change participant names free of charge until 24 hours before the training starts.
  • No refunds available if you cancel after booking, if you do not show up, or if you stop before the end of the training program.
What is the spoken language in this program?
The workshop is held in English and so are the training materials.
Drawing... I have no talent. Is that a problem?


Perfect! Particularly if you do not know how to draw, join us. You will see and experience that you do not need any specific skill level and that no talent is needed to learn about visual language and facilitation.

My question is not listed. Can I contact you?

Sure! Send me your question(s) by email on mireille@thevisualcatalyst.com or give me a call at +386-51804995