BY MAX LIPSEY
Often in the creative process people get lost in the overabundance of choices and possibilities. Facing this can provoke paralysis and uncertainty. This workshop challenges participants to play freely, while learning tools to structure their process and navigate the uncertainties toward a desired result.
Students will pick words out of a hat at the beginning of the workshop. Everybody draws two words. These words are their criteria to express something in the given material (paper and tape). Students will be encouraged to experiment, play and engage this material in a hands-on way. While this workshop is specifically oriented to those in the creative and design professions, the idea of structuring creativity can be applied broadly in all fields where being comfortable with uncertainty is useful.
A short critique at the end will focus on how well their creations express the guide words. In this way, we can have a quite sharp, objective and helpful critique.