Three Ways To Look At Creativity


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    1. 1. Three ways to look at creativity
    2. 2. Three ways observation visualization composition
    3. 3. observation <ul><li>The Raw material principle More the choice of raw material – more the variety we can cook up </li></ul><ul><li>Usually, children are made to get into “making” too soon. </li></ul><ul><li>Soaking-in is imperative – the creative process is charged when we observe, observe and observe more. </li></ul>
    4. 4. observation <ul><li>Lets observe each other’s face; Features, lines and curves, colours, shades, textures, sizes, ratios between features, location on face, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Lets also observe the various masks given to us – both physical masks and pictures of masks. </li></ul><ul><li>Lets close our eyes and feel the counters, texture etc of our own face and also each other’s . Compare how you feel your own skin as compared to others. Lets also feel the masks given to us. </li></ul><ul><li>Lets also observe other textures, surfaces, outer coverings – bark of a tree, wall of a house, a wrapper and so on. </li></ul>Example: Create an African mask
    5. 5. visualization First see. Then see it differently . To see differently just change your point of view. Just like detectives see the crime from the thief's point of view. Not only different perspectives are refreshing to the mind – but they also stop the mind from getting conditioned, to settle down. Visualising is agitating the mind – yeast is required to create the bread
    6. 6. <ul><li>Visualize mask in different ways: </li></ul><ul><li>You are the mask, now how does it feel and look? </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine a bucket of water is like a mask or a mountain is like a mask or a bowl of cereals, … </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine a mask walking by you. Or a mask talking to you or teaching you or as your enemy or friend or as your mother or … </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine cars wearing masks or cricketers wearing them or a phone that look like a mask or …. </li></ul>visualization Example: Create an African mask
    7. 7. composition Constraints stir up imagination. The mind is tuned to thinking, doing and exploring different routes when it encounters any constrains. Close normal to open-up novel . Also, do not depend on eraser, rather embrace spontaneity !
    8. 8. <ul><li>Now start your work on the mask – but with constraints. Try, play around with: </li></ul><ul><li>A masks made only out of circles / rings </li></ul><ul><li>A masks made only of one colour </li></ul><ul><li>One side of face mask </li></ul><ul><li>A mask made of leaves </li></ul><ul><li>A mask made by a bird </li></ul><ul><li>A mask with each feature is double the size of the previous feature </li></ul><ul><li>A mask with only eyes or more than three eyes </li></ul><ul><li>A mask drawn with left (or other than normal) hand </li></ul>Example: Create an African mask composition
    9. 9. <ul><li>When one works from the premise of creativity one becomes very accepting and that helps. We realise that creativity is not a visually appealing painting, a pep music, but something that is more fundamental, more pervasive, ….. A thinking process, a way of life. </li></ul>C r e a t i v i t y
    10. 10. C r e a t i v i t y <ul><li>Creativity is within us. </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity comes out with a constraint. </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity is manifested as JOY </li></ul>
    11. 11. thank you C r e a t i v e G e n i e A summer program themed Countries from around the world. For children 4 to 7 years Click here for more information