How to be creative

Youngson, Annabel (2018) How to be creative. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81 (S8). p. 36.

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Abstract

Aim: The aim of this workshop is to get you started on engaging with and developing your creativity.

Background: This occupation work station addresses the question: ‘How can I be more creative?’ Creativity is seen as a skill of occupational therapists in education, in the occupational therapy process and in the use of craft occupations. Lack of time and lack of confidence can hinder the creative process and this workshop looks at techniques to overcome some of these barriers.

Session plan: Participants are asked to bring an inexpensive A4 or A5 unlined exercise or sketch book and an open mind. The workshop will start with planning a project and with ideas for attentive looking. Time will then be spent in the conference exhibition area to inspire you to focus on the detail and the overall impression of the occupational therapy world. The sketch book will be the creative space through which you record your thoughts, and in which you can gather source material. Phones/cameras can also be used to capture images. Once impressions are gathered, techniques for creatively using this source material will be shared. Discussion and activity will focus around making connections, ideas for exploration and design. While there will not be time to make a finished product, the workshop aims to reach a point where you will be able to take your ideas away and develop your creative self.

Resources: Room or exhibition space with table and chairs.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: SAGE Publications / College of Occupational Therapists
ISSN: 1477-6006
Departments: Rehabilitation
Additional Information: Published in RCOT 2018 book of abstracts, a British Journal of Occupational Therapy supplement, session S46.1.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 11:10
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 13:41
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4608

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