Encourage natural curiosity
A transformative creative process for STEM workflows
Thrive is a workshop designed to assist teams in elevating the standard and output of their professional practise, powered by the Engine of Creativity.
Inspect. Interpret. Improve.
A skilled practitioner does easily what other find difficult
Yet exceptional skill alone is not always enough to excel at one's practise. To accelerate your teams professional and person development, you can enhance established STEM workflows with divergent, artistic modes of processing.Discover new solutions
This allowed them to form fleeting new combinations of multiple elements and formulate them in new, unusual ways.
Learn your way
No two Thrive workshops are the same. Designed from the ground up to address your specific needs, Thrive is based around my proprietary approach to teaching creative visual thinking. Its fluid, modular framework means I can adapt its delivery to efficiently suit your preferred learning style, while contextualising the core principles of each workshop session to most effectively deliver your required outcomes.
Learn to see where things are
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Transcend your craft
The mark of a master relies on one's ability to discern between, and interrelate, two parallel modes of operation. In order to truly transcend one's own craft, practitioners need to be able to propel these two discrete modes forwards by learning to more effectively link them together.
Learn more about the benefits of combining STEM and artistic thinking to help organisations elevate the standard of their professional output.
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If creating something that transcends its raw materials relies so heavily on learning to see different, STEM organisations can benefit by exploring and incorporating the processes practised by visionary visual artists throughout history.
Benefits for STEM
These veritable creators explored the laws of their medium to both create and communicate simultaneously in the abstract and mechanical.
This creative process heightened their ability to relate these two discrete outcomes, enabling them to transcend their craft by creating a timeless object imbued with a life of its own.
Visionary visual artists process in new ways the ordinary sensory data available to us all.
Through mastering two distinct modes of operation, they unwillingly discovered the laws of their own growth and vision, while learning to relate the two in order to create an object with a life of its own which transcended mere craftsmanship.
From practitioner to master
Thrive is based on established creative visual media practises
Utilise extraordinary insights
Across a decade of teaching creative media professionals, I gained a unique insight into the benefits afforded to these visual storytellers whose profession helped them develop a more sophisticated visual imagination.
Incorporating these findings into my Engine of Creativity framework, I have developed Trhive expressly to help STEM professionals utilise these extraordinary benefits to their advantage. Thrive will help you unlock latent visualisation and perceptive abilities with tasks which develop the unique artistic mode of seeing and processing.
Process non-verbal, visual information in the divergent manner utilised by artists.
When I eat a tomato, I look at it the way anyone else would. But when I paint a tomato, then I see it differently
Learn to see differently
Visual thinking advantages
2) They will learn to relate the two discrete modes of artistic operation, in order to practise their craft with clarity and purpose, transcending the habits and goals of simply skilled practitioners.
Divergent, creative solutions to familiar problems, whether professional or personal, will be accessible through these new, unfamiliar modes of thinking, seeing and perceiving.
Thrive is a completely custom learning experience. It is designed from the ground up to address your particular needs.
It can be a single two hour workshop style session, or it can take the form of a complex learning program, spanning multiple weeks with regularly scheduled check-ins and assigned non-contact tasks.
To create a Thrive workshop unique to you, I start by carefully listening to what you want to achieve, and then adapting my modular framework to construct your ideal tailored learning program.
If you would like to learn how to utilise creative visual thinking methods, approaches and strategies to better identify and uniquely transcend the limitations of your field, email me today start a conversation that could change your future.Email me