Provided by: Creativity Workshop

Creativity Workshop in New York

Personal Growth and Self Help

March 16 - 19, June 8 - 11, August 17 - 20
The Creativity Workshop in New York takes place in Manhattan at the Meta Center in the Chelsea district. Chelsea is famous for its art galleries, small boutiques and cafes. The Meta Center is located at 214 West 29th St., about 10 blocks from Penn Station, Madison Square Garden and Macy's. We will meet for 3 hours and will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualization technique, automatic drawing and writing, map making, memoir, and storytelling. Throughout the workshop, the exercises and talks by the instructors will focus on ways to:
- Believe in your creativity
- Stimulate your perceptive abilities
- Find inspiration in the world around you
- Discover and use images from the unconscious
- Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure
- Engage your curiosity
- Recognize and use your creative instincts
- Give yourself the time, permission, and nourishment to do creative work
- Develop a daily practice to accomplish these goals
- Work collaboratively
- Use your memories to engage the imagination
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Related Awards, Degrees or Certifications: up to 3 university credits available
This is primarily ilt training
workshop / seminarThis is a workshop seminar
group study and discussionThis class may involve group study
instructor led trainingThis class may be available at a classroom in New York, NY,
Course Level:basic through advanced
Duration:4 days
Training Presented in:English
Training Provided by Creativity Workshop
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Creativity Workshop in New York
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.
Day 2:
Relaxation exercise followed by a visualization using map making. Map making as a way to find, chart, and tell fictional stories and true life experiences. Exercise in Automatic Writing. How automatic 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.
Day 3:
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. Enforced 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 a short modules of time. How we can use luck and coincidence to jump start creative projects. Creative freedom requires discipline: Developing daily practice.
Day 4:
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.
About The Training Provider: Creativity Workshop
Creativity Workshop - Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling. The Creativity Workshop teaches individuals in all disciplines ways to develop their unique creativity and use it in their lives and work. The Creativity Workshop achieves this through a specially designed series of techniques in creative writing, memoir, free-form drawing, collage, and storytelling. The...
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