This event explored the power of imagination.
Each of us already knows how to create things in our imagination, in rich and vivid ways, seeing colour and movement, hearing sound, sensing texture. But can we get more skillful in directing our attention around the internal world, at transforming ideas in a smoother, more original way?
Our workshop allowed attendees to explore and play with the use of unusual imagery in creative settings, to learn strategies for creative thinking.
Some of our games happened only in mental space; we learnt how to transform, reshape and experiment with images in our minds. Others were more physical. We explored how imagery might interact with the external world, through play, improvisational games and exploring movement based creative tasks. The movement games gave insight into how choreographers and dancers use imagery in their choreographic practice, inspired by the Dancer’s Mind project (www.dancersmind.org.uk).
The experience introduced attendees to a creative, imagery tool-box that can be applied to any situation that requires creative thinking, whether in work or play. It was accompanied by online resources, placing the experience in the wider context of creative practice and providing material beyond that were shared on the day.
All participants were provided with a personal set of Creative Principles cards as a souvenir and inspiration for their future creative exploration.