Creativity is helpful in almost any field of study. It can lead to artistic masterpieces or innovative solutions to problems. Some people seem naturally more creative than others, but fortunately, the skill can be taught.
This product contains 3 lessons that begin the process of teaching creativity. They are geared toward an art class, but many of the activities would also be suitable for other subjects where creativity is encouraged. Each lesson has a suggested script (which includes questions for class discussions), activities, and homework. There is also a Powerpoint file with a few visual supplements as well as links within the Word document for further resources. Most of the files are editable to better suit your classroom needs.
Depending on the length of your class time, the lessons may take longer than 3 days.
Lesson 1: Learning to Think for Yourself
This lesson helps students to “think outside the box” by overcoming assumptions of how they think things should be done.
Lesson 2: Making Connections
Creative people can see connections between unrelated objects or ideas. Most of these activities do not involve creating art but lead the students to think more creatively.
Lesson 3: Embracing Mistakes
Mistakes are useful, either by teaching a lesson or by becoming something beyond the intended outcome. Students discuss mistakes, see an example (since no one is perfect), and then complete a piece of artwork by embracing the mistake.
The lessons can be edited for your personal classroom use, but no part may be copied, sold, given away, or posted online (except on private classroom sites for student access only). Your purchase grants the use of these lessons to 1 person. Additional copies may be purchased at a reduced rate for your colleagues. Thank you for respecting the time and effort that went into this project.
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