Weekly creative prompts to support your creativity throughout the year.
365 Creativity Journal
This handy Journal will help Support your sketching journey
for a year, providing you with a series of 52 weekly prompts
to guide you through the creative process with an additional
weekly progression ideas section to extend your creativity.
As a Designer and Ex-teacher in Art, Design and Textiles, ever year marked
the start of a new intake of Students. Every year for the twenty years I
taught University, College and Secondary school students, the first project I
would set my students would be to develop a sketching journal. It was one
project I never tired of, no matter how many student came into my classroom.
Why? Because a sketching journal can be the catalyst to commencing the most
creative journey and bring out the most amazing ideas from anyone, making
them think in a manner they may not usually expect or even want to think in,
but potentially create the one single piece, through accident that shaped the
creative individual they were to become. This realisation to a student was one
of the most exciting experiences to witness as a creative teacher! This project
could turn many a students from ‘ I really don’t like being creative’ or “I can’t
draw’ to ‘I love being creative’ or ‘I love drawing’. It really is the essence of
how to develop your creative thinking and was the reason I loved walking into
a classroom day after day. This love, passion and appreciation of this
realisation can be in all of us is exactly why this book was created!
How to use this Journal
Each week has an introductory prompt, then some creative considerations for
moving forward throughout the week and your artistic journey. Follow the
prompts to support your journey into thinking creatively.
• 52 prompts to get you creative spark generated on a weekly basis
• 1 Initial creative prompt per week.
• A series of weekly progression ideas following on from your first
artwork development to get your creative juices moving and help you
‘think outside the box’.
• 7 pages of backgrounds to support your weekly progression following on
from your first prompt page.
You do not have to spend a lot of money to be creative. If you have special
media, great, but if you have not, Start with what you have, or pop to your
local supermarket or discount store and get some of the cheaper paints and
media options on offer – many have watercolours boxes or tubes, pastels,
markers, acrylics, tins of mixed grade pencils for very little cost.
Other things that are invaluable to you experimenting with art are again free
or very low cost. Consider collecting a couple of newspapers, old stamps,
envelopes, cello-tape, masking tape, gum tape, brown craft wrapping paper,
magazine cuttings, cardboard, old textiles scraps, thread, wool etc.
BASICALLY ANYTHING CAN BE USED TO CREATE ART!