Provided by: Creativity Workshop

The Creativity Workshop in Florence March 10 - 14 2018

Personal Growth and Self Help

The Creativity Workshop in Florence will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.
The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructorsa ™ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.
Work with many different mediums to develop your creativity in your chosen field.
Use your memories to trigger your imagination.
Engage your curiosity every day and make it work for you.
Establish a 15 minute a day creativity practice to accomplish your goals after the Workshop ends.
Related Awards, Degrees or Certifications: You can get up to 3 Graduate level credits or professional CEUs (Continuing Education Units) from the University of the Pacific
Related Jobs or Careers: The only requirements for attending our workshops are curiosity and a desire to explore the creative spirit inherent to us all.
This is primarily ilt training
workshop / seminarThis is a workshop seminar
instructor led trainingThis class may be available at a classroom in New York, NY,
Course Level:basic through advanced
Duration:5 days
Training Presented in:English
Certificate Program Provided by Creativity Workshop
The Creativity Workshop in Florence March 10 - 14 2018
Day 1:
Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
Relaxation: Relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero s journey as a framework.
Automatic Drawing: Finding our hidden imagery.
Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
Instructors talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.
Day 2:
Relaxation.
Mapmaking: Mapmaking as a way to find, chart, and communicate your creative process and projects.
Automatic Writing: How automatic writing (also known as free writing ) can help you create in new and surprising ways. How you can use automatic writing to outrun your inner judge, get over creative blocks, and discover new ways of developing and editing written work. How alternating between writing and drawing can help you develop creative flexibility and mental dexterity.
The Interview: Listening to and experiencing a life outside your own. How listening is as important as doing in creative work.
Writing in Cafes: an exercise that will continue to take place over the next 2 days.
Instructors talks may include:
How to do ongoing creative work in short modules of time.
How to use luck and coincidence to jump-start creative projects.
Day 3:
Letter Writing: Letter writing as a way to express voice, character, and audience.
Miniature Worlds: Storytelling with found objects.
Writing in Groups: How writing and/ or drawing with others can stimulate your imagination and expand your point of view.
Instructors talks may include:
The importance of play in creative work.
Valuing creative process over product.
How to do ongoing creative work in short modules of time.
How to use luck and coincidence to jump-start creative projects.
Day 4:
The Myth of the Other: Imagining yourself living a parallel life. What would you do that you aren t doing now?
Trips to the Past: Using a foreign environment to invoke memory and inspire transformation.
The Close-Up: Using photography and drawing to focus on details and change the way we see.
Instructors talks may include:
Following your innate creativity and listening to its intuition.
How to rekindle fearless imagination.
The Power of the Magic phrase: What If .
Day 5:
The Legend of the Hand.
Automatic Writing and Drawing with a new twist.
Cafe exercise: Writing, drawing, photographing about people you find in local cafes.
The Sand Mandala: A collaborative exercise in combining mediums and perspectives.
Instructors talks may include:
The Gift of the Amateur.
Creativity is a Muscle: Use it or Lose it.
Making your home and work environments inspiring.
How to stay creative after The Creativity Workshop ends.
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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