Clare Hedin, lecturer from Central St Martins, will run a session on 'Do I have the skills to be creative?'
Creativity is fun! We need to shift what gets in the way of our natural ability to be creative so we can enjoy the riches it brings. It’s a little different for each of us but our access to creativity is inbuilt in each of us. It is relevant to our work and productivity, and to our identity and happiness. It is our vitality, and not only are we entitled to it, but we are already gifted with it. We need it - and so do our companies.
If we are born with the skills to be creative, why do we doubt it? And what can we do about removing things that might be getting in the way? There are internal and external factors that interrupt what should be an inspiring relationship to creative thinking, collaboration, and inspiration. It is an expansive conversation that can generate new ideas whilst increasing our confidence to express those ideas to others. It’s time to review the territory to see creativity - and ourselves - with fresh eyes.
We will learn both perspectives and skills to see that we are already gifted with 'what it takes' to be creative - it’s just a matter of meeting it, naming it, and claiming it!
Clare Hedin has been a multi-disciplinary artist for 30+ years. With a BA in Fine Art, an MA in Consciousness Studies (emphasis creativity). Currently focused on music, photography, writing, and performing. She lives in San Francisco, California, and London, and performs in California, UK, & Europe. She taught Creativity & Innovation to Management Track BA Students @ San Francisco State University for 10 years, researching and developing a deeper understanding of how environments, attitudes, the right questions, and curiosity help us invite our creativity. She currently is an associate Lecturer at Central St. Martin’s in Applied Imagination.