Author: Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher


Category: Art

Page: 186

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The purpose of this handbook is to demystify art for parents and teachers and to help them understand what the art experience is like for the child/adolescent. The book discusses visual art concepts in simple terms and presents art as a vehicle for educationally transformative experiences. The book also provides sample dialogs between adults and children for parents and teachers who wish to help children approach art projects creatively. The "I can't draw syndrome" is explained and stages of artistic development are discussed from scribbling to adolescent art. The text also offers ideas and projects to help adults support the authentic vision of the child/adolescent throughout all the stages. Major sections include: the art experience, creativity and the child, stages of artistic development, keeping creativity alive, art projects for children ages 2 to 12, and art projects for adolescents ages 12 to 17. Also provided are an appendix on art materials and safety information and a glossary. At the core of this book is the belief that children are born artists and that artistic talent emerges from the interplay of proclivity, cultural enrichment, and nurturance. This exceptional handbook will raise consciousness and foster understanding about the nature of the art experience, and it will help adults find ways to keep the creative process alive at home and in the classroom. Visit Author's Web site.

The Creativity Book

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Whatever you do, says Dr. Eric Maisel, creativity helps you do it better. Creativity encourages the artist to paint more frequently and authentically. It allows a busy executive to see her options more quickly, make changes more fluidly, and become more self-directing and confident. In this book, America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process presents a complete one-year plan for increasing and unleashing your creativity. It includes two disucssions/exercises per week, and culminates in a guided project of your choice—from working on a current novel or symphony to planning a new home business or becoming a more effective supervisor.

The Really Useful Creativity Book

Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 129

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The Really Useful Creativity Book provides creative teaching approaches and ideas that will enable children to develop their creative thinking and learning. Written for the primary school teacher, student or trainee teacher, the book shows you how to enable creativity to flourish in your classroom.

The Power of Creativity (Book 3)

Author: Bryan Collins

Publisher: Bryan Collins


Category: Self-Help

Page: 122

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Is there a hidden, powerful secret to becoming more creative and finding success with your work? Did creative masters like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Henri Matisse possess an abundance of talent the rest of us can only dream of? This book is the third in a three-part series about the Power of Creativity for new writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists. It’s for anyone who has a great idea (or even just a little one) but they’re finding it difficult to act on their idea, do deep work and finish their most important creative projects. In this book, you will discover these strategies: ˃˃˃ 1. Immerse Yourself in Your Work There’s a mindset successful creative people adopt too. Call it flow, call it a fugue, call it total immersion: I’ll show you how creative masters turn on and off this mindset at will and how you can do the same. ˃˃˃ 2. Seek Out Solitude Extroverts thrive when working in the company of others, but many writers, musicians, painters and artists do their best work alone. So how can you create alone and still feel positive about your work and the self? ˃˃˃ 3. Be Obsessed It takes a level of focus and even obsession to see a creative project (like writing a book or composing an album) from beginning to end. If you’re alarmed, know that obsession is something you can embrace rather than fear”with the right approach. ˃˃˃ 4. Root Out Perfectionism Like a Weed Perfectionism is a nasty weed that could be choking the life out of your ideas. I’ll guide you through the types of perfectionism to watch out for” and then root them out. ˃˃˃ 5. Practice Your Craft Deliberately What is deliberate practice? It’s not enough to just practice writing, drawing or painting every day. You must be smart about the techniques you use for learning, practicing and problem solving. ˃˃˃ 6. Cut the Cord For every creative person, there comes a time when you must focus on what’s important, commit to doing the work” and cut the rope. In this personal story, I explain what this looks like ˃˃˃ 7. Fall Forwards Making messy mistakes is part of the creative process. The trick is to getting positive results is to test your ideas sooner and learn from your mistakes. If you want to discover how to conquer procrastination, finish your work and find success, download a sample or buy now.

Handbook of Culture and Creativity

Author: Angela K.-Y. Leung

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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The Handbook of Culture and Creativity is a collaborative effort to provide readers with an in-depth and systematic inquiry into the cultural processes of creativity and innovation, as well as the creative processes of cultural transformation. As the editors acknowledge, creativity emerges from dialogical interaction with cultural imperatives, norms, and artifacts, but culture also evolves and transforms through a generative process fueled by creativity. In order to illuminate nuanced insights on the complex culture-creativity nexus, this volume is organized into four broad sections: reciprocal relationships, socio-cultural contexts, diversifying experiences and creativity, and policy and applied perspectives. Edited by Angela K.-Y. Leung, Letty Kwan, and Shyhnan Liou, this cogent volume features cutting-edge evidence and research, and lays the groundwork for pursuing a new science for integrating the study of culture and creativity.

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

Author: James C. Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Education

Page: 783

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The largest and broadest-ranging Handbook of creativity yet, presenting comprehensive, rigorous, and up-to-date scientific scholarship on creativity.