Out of the Box
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” Steve Jobs
‘OUT OF THE BOX’ workshop series (2)
Come, free your mind and relax into the magic of doodling and colouring!
Once again, we enhance our creativity by
- drawing on the right side of the brain
- colouring + doodling
- playing word games
- solving visual puzzles
- doing the right-brain dancing
- writing stories and poetry
During the workshop, we expand our horizons; explore and release blockages to our creativity, practice being creative and as a result we peek out of the box and see what lies beyond.
New tools are introduced to those who attended the fist workshop in the series in June.
Bring your favourite tea and biscuits to share!
The workshop will inspire you to awake the functions of the ‘right side’ of your brain and to develop an attitude of ‘out of the box’ thinking. The workshop can also support you to start approaching problems in a completely different and new way. Furthermore, it can help you to reconnect with the child within who has no inhibitions, who is full of imagination, playfulness, and effervescence.
Ultimately, the aim of the workshop is to extend our vision of ‘what is’, to learn to see beyond the apparently visible.
During the program we offer tools in order to encourage participants to learn how to awaken the ‘right side of their brain’ (functions of the right hemisphere) and to balance it with the left side creating harmony between the two.
Being creative is a way of living!
List of activities offered:
- drawing on the right-side of the brain
- meditative creative exercises
- problem solving games
- colouring & doodling exercises
- creating a piece of creative writing
- dancing one-brain style
- and more!
“That corny phrase ‘thinking outside the box,’ that’s what I do for corporations,” he says. “In teaching them how to draw, I’m teaching them an entirely new way to see. They unbox their minds and absorb what’s really there, with all of the complexity and beauty. One of the common phrases that students use afterward is that the world appears to be so much richer.”
Saelee Oh says she thinks she became an artist because it reminds her of how it felt to be a little kid. “It was always what I liked doing most back then, so when I make art, it takes me back to a time in my life when I was willing to use my imagination. When you let go and draw or paint, you channel this part of your brain that’s somewhere between meditation and dreaming. Or like dancing. Your brain gets loose and intuitive, rather than thinking logically.”
An interesting video on creativity
Burstein identifies four lessons that creative people should embrace:
- Pay attention to the world around you, and be open to experiences that might change you. (aka being present and self-awareness)
- Realize that the best work often comes out of the life experiences that are most difficult. (aka acceptance)
- Get comfortable with the fact that pushing up against a limitation can actually help you find your voice. (aka willingness to move on)
- Don’t be afraid to explore loss — be it rejection, heartbreak or death — because making beauty out of these things is so powerful. (aka awareness and co-creating)
More TED videos
… and some more! 🙂