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Creativity Unpacked

When you hear the word "creativity" what do you think of next?

This workshop is designed to unpack the creativity myth that equates "creative" with "artistic" by inviting participants to explore the creative process and investigate the nature of their own creativity.

  • Creativity is an extended process involving many steps rather than a single a-ha moment.
  • Creativity is choosing the path of curiosity instead of the path of fear. Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye. Dorothy Parker
  • Creativity is about liberating human energy. Howard Gardner
Workshop Description

Workshop Description

This hands-on workshop explores concepts of divergent thinking, multiple intelligences and inquiry. Through art, play and interactive exercises, participants will tap into their innate creative potential and discover that creativity is a muscle that needs to be exercised. Participants will walk away with increased creative confidence as well as practical ideas and tools to apply to their professional and personal lives.
Workshop Details

Workshop Details

This hands-on workshop is ideal for team-building and energizing groups to work together more effectively.

  • Facilitated by: ArtStarts Staff
  • Number of participants: 10-25
  • Where: ArtStarts Lab (808 Richards St, Vancouver)
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Cost: Free / By donation
  • How to book: Email elfred@artstarts.com
    or call 604-336-0626 ext 106
The Creative Process

The Creative Process

Graham Wallas, an English social psychologist and London School of Economics co-founder, developed this insightful theory in 1926, outlining the four stages of the creative process:
  1. Preparation: Research, planning and entering into the right frame of mind.
  2. Incubation: A period of unconscious processing spent either in conscious mental work on other problems, or in a relaxation from all conscious mental work.
  3. Illumination: That flash of insight where things click together and connections happen.
  4. Verification: Testing the validity of the idea and deducing next steps.