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Master your craft
Doing what is impossible for a skilled practitioner is the mark of a master
For centuries, visionary visual artists have delved deep into a creative process that helped them develop unique spatial, synthetic and holistic visual thinking processes that enabled them to absorb impressions different from those of the average person.
Visual thinking processes
Learn to see where things are in relation to other things, and form a more complex, abstract understanding of how parts go together to form a whole.
Understanding how to conceptually construct discrete things together to form fluid, modular wholes.
Seeing whole things at once with heightened clarity, and more effectively perceiving the overall patterns and structures, which often leads to divergent conclusions.
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.Detailed workshop information
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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 Thrive 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.
> 03 / 05 : Benefits for STEM
Learn to perceive arrangements, identify patterns and seek conclusions differently
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.
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.
> 04 / 05 : Related articles
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.
Engaging with art is essential to the human experience. Almost as soon as motor skills are developed, children communicate through artistic expression. The arts challenge us with different points of view, compel us to empathize with “others,” and give us the opportunity to reflect on the human condition. Read more →
In the modern educational framework, life science and visual art are usually presented as mutually exclusive subjects. Despite this perceived disciplinary contrast, visual art has the ability to engage and provoke students in ways that can have important downstream effects on scientific discovery, especially when applied in a practical setting such as a laboratory course. Read more →
The Art Rounds program uses visual thinking strategies (VTS) to teach visual observation skills to medical and nursing students at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. This study's goal was to evaluate whether students' exposure to VTS would improve their physical observation skills, increase tolerance for ambiguity, and increase interest in learning communication skills. Read more →
> 05 / 05 : Contact me
Expand the potential of your unique skill set today
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 firstname.lastname@example.org