Clare Hedin, lecturer from Central St Martins, will run a session on 'Do I have the skills to be creative?'
Creativity can be both challenging and inspiring! A skill for life and work; it’s how we convey meaning, problem-solve, and capture people’s imaginations. We can shift what gets in the way of our natural ability to be creative so we can enjoy its riches. It’s a little different for each of us but our access to creativity is 100% inbuilt in each of us. 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.
Look at creative process:
Explore implicit/explicit environmental issues that enhance or diminish our creativity:
Consider what we would like to do with our creativity ‘if we really had it’:
Creativity as a natural impulse that needs expression:
Environmental factors and their impact on creative possibilities. An exploration of our own creative enhancers and inhibitors:
Stages of creative process & Inviting in new ways to language creative ideas:
Courting your creativity:
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.