Seminar / Training
The Creativity Workshop teaches individuals in all disciplines ways to develop their unique creativity and use it in their lives and work.
We will meet 3 hours per day.
Introduction to the hows and whys of the Creativity Workshop. Exercises in relaxation technique and guided visualization. Visualization: writing and drawing using the myth of the hero’s journey as our framework. Automatic Drawing exercise: Finding our hidden imagery. Exercise in ‘show and tell’ as a means of honing our natural storytelling styles and retrieving childhood memories to spark ideas. Instructor talks about famous writers, scientists, artists and their sources of inspiration, and how we can use some of those same sources.
Relaxation exercise followed by a visualization using map making. Map making as a way to find, chart, and tell fictional stories and true lifeexperiences. Exercise in Automatic Writing. Howautomatic writing allows you to brainstorm and create in new and surprising ways. How we can use automatic writing to get over creative blocks and discover new ways of developing and editing work, while avoiding self-censorship. Why alternating between writing and drawing aids us in developing creative flexibility. The Interview: Listening and experiencing a life outside our own. How listening is as important as doing in creative work.
Today's visualization exercise uses letter writing as a way to explore voice in writing. Miniature Theatre: an exercise in storytelling with found
objects. Automatic Writing continues with Writing in Groups. How writing and/or drawing with others can stimulate our imaginations and expand our points of view. Topics of instructors' talks may include: the importance of play and the need to value the creative process over product. Cafe-Sitting: the art of relaxed observation. How to carve out time for creativity in a busy schedule. How to do on-going creative work in short modules of time. How we can use luck and coincidence to jump start creative projects. Creative freedom requires discipline: Developing daily practice.
Today's visualization is The Myth of the Other: imagining ourselves living a parallel life. The lesson of the sand painting: How process can also be a product. Automatic drawing and writing exercises continue with a concentration on collaborative work. Instructor talk: Giving ourselves the time, permission, and nourishment to do creative work. How a team can recognize and use their creative instincts together. Life after Workshop: Ways to keep using these techniques to keep our imaginations alive and flourishing.
College Credit Availability for our Workshops in New York
Through an agreement with The University of Arizona participants taking the Creativity Workshop in New York can obtain graduate or undergraduate credit hours. Contact us for details.
Organizer : The Creativity Workshop
Lorsque Pilote est né au début des années 1960, la BD était cantonnée à la presse enfantine, peu imaginative et produite à la chaîne par des dessinateurs plus ou moins talentueux. Pilote a cassé les genres, ouvert des espaces de liberté et misé sur des auteurs atypiques et talentueux.