1. SWBAT identify the stages of the Creative Process.
2. SWBAT organize their ideas to make meaningful work.
3. SWBAT connect their ideas in creative ways.
4. SWBAT make independent work without specific guidelines.
1. Open a discussion about the fear involved in being creative and making art just for their own joy. (15 mins)
- The fear of an empty white page
- Why courage is a necessary ingredient for creativity
- Perfectionist tendencies
- Comparing your work to others
- Failure is necessary for growth
- Creative Block
2. Explain that having a clear process, measured steps, and artist can take will help reduce the fear involved when being creative.
3. Show video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNeBz2Oo1n0&t=1s
4. Invite students to use the Creativity Brainstorming Worksheet to plan and organize their ideas to create an independent project.
I usually do a one on one check in once students finish their Creativity Brainstorming Worksheet. We talk about their creativity and composition and I give them hints on how to move forward or make changes for improvement.
This is a great way encourage independent work for beginners and advanced students.