Collaboration

This spring, I am stretching my creativity by participating in #creativesprint , a 30 day prompt challenge. You’ll see my creative process in three parts: 1. Making an Image   2. Reflecting on Ideas and   3. Sharing insights and excitement about the Art Yowza Camp Heroes Journey.

1. IMAGE

 Make something from a  disposable cup.  #creativesprint

Make something from a disposable cup. #creativesprint

2. IDEAS

 Starting to work with my hands helps me get into 3-D thinking.  As a warm up, I used my first cup to make a chair throne.  

With a second cup, I wanted to be surprised so I experimented  and  

  • made a crown by trimming off the bottom

  • cut a Matisse pattern into the side

  • pulled down wings from triangular cuts

  • taped on legs and details with the warm up scraps

I thought about the riddle of Humpty Dumpty .... the assumption that a clumsy person falling off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, whereas an egg would be.   I thought about Growth Mindset and about getting past labels like good or bad egg.   And then I looked up some quotes about leaping.

3. INSIGHTS

On Thursdays during Summer Camp, we work in pairs and teams as Future Inventors using design thinking.    

It's my job to convey a sense of safety that communicates, "You'll figure it out.  Give it a try. There's freedom in knowing how to fly."  Excited to use their creativity, campers love exploring what could benefit our community partners (Operation Smile, FAAS or the Golden Gate Audubon).  Using empathy, we define, ideate, prototype and test our ideas. 

Hero Journey Guides (ages 12-15) are on hand to help the campers:

  • Understand the need

  • Work with other people

  • Create workable bite-sized pieces

  • Piece together prototypes

  • Share their out of the box ideas

Design-thinking is a rewarding process that kids can use their whole lives.

Art Yowza Camp is a place where  you can

  1. Be curious,play and discover

  2. Share you ideas and listen to your team

  3. Keep an open mind

  4. Try your ideas to learn what works

  5. Make improvements by getting feedback

HEROES JOURNEY TIP

We bust the box and build with the pieces.

We fly by testing our wings.


CREATIVE COMMENT CHALLENGE

What's your favorite quote about leaping?


Experimentation

This spring, I am stretching my creativity by participating in #creativesprint , a 30 day prompt challenge. You’ll see my creative process in three parts: 1. Making an Image   2. Reflecting on Ideas and   3. Sharing insights and excitement about the Art Yowza Camp Heroes Journey.

1. IMAGE

 What words can you spell using only the  letters of your name ? Make something inspired by what you come up with.

What words can you spell using only the letters of your name? Make something inspired by what you come up with.

2. IDEAS

I made a list of words I could find using the letters A R T  Y O W Z A.

Here's a few observations from this creative exercise--

!. I changed the order of the letters to see more possibilities.

2. Making up new words is so fun.   Yas and Zow could be fun names for cats.

3. The words "Rat, Tar and Rot" seem like wild challengers in a way that "Arty, Tray and Toy" do not.

 

3. INSPIRATION

Heroes are explorers on a unique path.

Discovery comes through play and staying curious.

Having a mission gives your Heroes Journey a starting structure .


HEROES JOURNEY TIP

Get ready to improvise creatively. You can’t know what’s ahead.


CREATIVE COMMENTS CHALLENGE

Can you make a new word with the letters in ART YOWZA?


Resilience

This spring, I am stretching my creativity by participating in #creativesprint , a 30 day prompt challenge. You’ll see my creative process in three parts: 1. Making an Image   2. Reflecting on Ideas and   3. Sharing insights and excitement about the Art Yowza Camp Heroes Journey.

1. IMAGE

 Find out something that happened  today in history  and make something inspired by it.  May 7, 1934- World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan - Philippines

Find out something that happened today in history and make something inspired by it.

May 7, 1934- World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan - Philippines

 

2. IDEAS

I started drawing a pearl that morphed into something more.   

Can you see .....

a map,

a rock,

a bird,

an island....  

ripples

and dawn?

 

3. INSPIRATION

Occasionally, at the end of the day, we play a treasure hunt game.   

I always say keep your eyes open AND it's ok if you don't find anything this round because I'll teach you how to seek.  

The fun of the game is often what grows perseverance.   

 

HEROES JOURNEY TIP

Grit is what starts the pearl.


CREATIVE COMMENT CHALLENGE

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU FOUND THIS MAP AS A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE?