is the ability to create
that produce positive effects. The capacity
and ability to think creatively. Make or cause to be or to become. Bring into existence.
Having a creative outlet is important.
Celebrate. Participate. Educate.
is the formation of a
of something that is
perceived as real
and is not present to the
ability to form mental images of things or events.
The ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems.
is the creative ability to form images,
, and sensations in the mind without direct input from the
, such as seeing
or hearing. Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving
problems and is fundamental to integrating experience and the learning
process.Figment of your imagination
is something imagined or created by your mind. Something that someone
believes to be true
, but in
actual fact does not correspond with reality
and is made up in their mind.Storytelling
is something that is imagined but
are imaginary worlds.
is a situation imagined by an individual that
expresses certain desires or aims on the part of its creator. Fantasies
sometimes involve situations that are highly unlikely; or they may be
quite realistic. Fantasies can also be sexual in nature. Another, more
basic meaning of fantasy is something which is not 'real,' as in
explicitly by any of the senses
, but exists as an imagined situation of
object to subject. In everyday life, individuals often find their thoughts
pursue a series of fantasies concerning things they wish they could do or
wish they had done...fantasies of control or of
for. An expression of
some desire or
. A want but not necessarily a
is a fictional universe created in
, such as
literature, film or games
Typical fantasy worlds involve magic or magical abilities, nonexistent
technology and sometimes, either a historical or futuristic theme. Some
worlds may be a parallel world tenuously connected to Earth via magical
portals or items; a fictional Earth set in the remote past or future; or
an entirely independent world set in another universe. Many fantasy worlds
draw heavily on real world history, geography and sociology, and also on
mythology and folklore.
is literary work based on
the imagination and not necessarily on fact.
is something resembling a
, characterized by fantastic imagery.
Fantasy Prone Personality
is an Overactive Imagination. A
disposition or personality trait in which a person experiences a lifelong
extensive and deep involvement in fantasy.
. Paracosms are thought generally to originate in
childhood and to have one or numerous creators. The creator of a paracosm
has a complex and deeply felt relationship with this subjective universe,
which may incorporate real-world or imaginary characters and conventions.
Commonly having its own geography, history, and language, it is an
experience that is often developed during childhood and continues over a
long period of time, months or even years, as a sophisticated reality that
can last into adulthood.
can consist of a detachment within the self
regarding one's mind or body, or being a detached observer of
. Subjects feel they
have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, less real, or
lacking in significance. It can be a disturbing experience.
are a psychological and social phenomenon where a
friendship or other interpersonal relationship takes place in the
imagination rather than external physical reality. Although they may seem
very real to their creators, children usually understand that their
imaginary friends are not real. (also known as pretend friends or
is a short-term detachment from one's
immediate surroundings, during which a person's contact with
and partially substituted by a visionary fantasy, especially one
of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, imagined as coming to
pass, and experienced while awake.
is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to
learn more about their fundamental
, purpose and essence. The earliest historical records
demonstrate the great
which humanity has had in itself. Human self-reflection is
related to the philosophy
, the topic of
awareness, consciousness in general and the philosophy of mind.
is a long and thoughtful
of your own
and desires and
is the experience of thoughts not remaining
on a single topic for a long period of time, particularly when people are
engaged in an attention-demanding task.
Default Mode Network
is unrestrained by deference
authority, tradition, or established belief.
is the process of realizing and
expressing one's own capabilities and creativity.
Thinking Outside The Box
is a metaphor that means to think
, or from a new perspective. This phrase
often refers to novel or creative thinking.
Exact Sensorial Imagination
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)Originality
is the ability to think and act independently
. The quality of being new and
original (not derived from something else)
is the aspect of created or invented works by as
being new or novel
, and thus can be distinguished from reproductions,
clones, forgeries, or derivative works.
is originality by virtue of being new and surprising. A
small inexpensive mass-produced article.
Sometimes when we create things or draw things
they may reveal things about ourselves, and other times they reveal
nothing at all, except that some people just like to be creative. So be
very careful of assessments.
(also known as arts therapy) is a creative method of
expression used as a therapeutic technique. Art therapy originated in the
fields of art and psychotherapy and may vary in definition. Art therapy
may focus on the creative art-making process itself, as therapy, or on the
analysis of expression gained through an exchange of patient and therapist
interaction. The psychoanalytic approach was one of the earliest forms of
art psychotherapy. This approach employs the transference process between
the therapist and the client who makes art. The
client's symbolic self-expression as communicated in the art and elicits
interpretations from the client. Analysis of transference is no longer
always a component.
Kinetic Family Drawing
are projective diagnostic techniques
in which an individual is instructed to draw a person, an object or a
situation, so that cognitive, interpersonal, or psychological functioning
can be assessed.
Draw a Person Test
is a psychological projective personality
or cognitive test
used to evaluate children and adolescents for a variety
House Tree Person Test
is a projective test designed to
measure aspects of a person’s
. The test can also be used to
assess brain damage and general mental functioning
. The test is a
diagnostic tool for clinical psychologists, educators, and employers. The
subject receives a short, unclear instruction (the stimulus) to draw a
house, a tree, and the figure of a person. Once the subject is done, they
are asked to describe the pictures that they have done. The
that when the subject is drawing they are projecting their inner world
onto the page. The administrator of the test uses tools and skills that
have been established for the purpose of investigating the subject's inner
world through the drawings.
Comic Book Therapy
is a form of art therapy in which those
undergoing rehabilitation express their experiences through personal
narratives in a graphic novel/sequential art format that enables them to
process their memories and emotions. It can also be used in a
psychotherapeutic setting whereby clients are encouraged to read specific
comic books and present their thoughts and feelings on the events that
occur within the books. This is done in an effort to reach a cathartic
moment of clarity and understanding of one's own life.
are methods that encourage creative actions,
whether in the arts or sciences. They focus on a variety of aspects of
creativity, including techniques for idea generation and divergent
thinking, methods of re-framing problems
changes in the affective environment and so on. They can be used as part
of problem solving, artistic expression, or therapy.
is intended to help artists (particularly
musicians) break creative blocks by encouraging
Thinking with our Hands
can help find new ways of solving problems
. (research from
Gesture Facilitates Children’s Creative Thinking
Child Directed Play
Guided Play APP
Games and Puzzles
Films about Creativity
Immordino-Yang: Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Selves
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Echelman: Taking Imagination Seriously
invisible? More than you think - John Lloyd
Bennett: The Truth Seeker (vimeo)
Phil Hansen: Embrace the Shake (video)
is the creation of a plan or convention for the
construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in
architectural blueprints, engineering drawings
, business processes,
, and sewing patterns). Design has different connotations
in different fields (see design disciplines below). In some cases, the
direct construction of an object (as in pottery, engineering,
coding, and graphic design) is also considered to use design thinking.
Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic, functional,
economic, and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and
design process. It may involve considerable research, thought, modeling,
interactive adjustment, and re-design. Meanwhile, diverse kinds of objects
may be designed, including clothing, graphical user
skyscrapers, corporate identities, business processes, and even methods or
processes of designing. Thus "design" may be a substantive referring to a
categorical abstraction of a created thing or things (the design of
something), or a verb for the process of creation as is made clear by
grammatical context. It is an act of creativity and innovation.
is a broad area that focuses on: Divergence –
Exploring possibilities and constraints of inherited situations by
applying critical thinking through qualitative and
to create new understanding (problem space) toward better design
solutions. Transformation – Redefining specifications of design solutions
which can lead to better guidelines for traditional and contemporary
design activities (architecture, graphic, industrial, information,
interaction, et al.) and/or multidisciplinary response. Convergence –
possible scenarios for better design solutions that
incrementally or significantly improve the originally inherited situation.
Sustainability – Managing the process of exploring, redefining and
prototyping of design solutions continually over time. Articulation - the
visual relationship between the parts and the whole.
, also known as design-based instruction, is an
inquiry-based form of learning
pedagogy, that is based on integration of design thinking and the design
process into the classroom at the K-12 and post-secondary levels.
Design-based learning environments can be found across many disciplines,
including those traditionally associated with design (e.g. art,
architecture, engineering, interior design, graphic design), as well as
others not normally considered to be design-related (science, technology,
business, humanities). DBL, as well as project-based learning and
used to teach 21st century skills such as communication and collaboration
and foster deep learning.
are animations produced for the specific purpose of
is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of Art
, beauty, and
taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty. It is more
scientifically defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional
values, sometimes called judgements of sentiment and taste. More broadly,
scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on art,
culture and nature". In modern English, the term aesthetic can also refer
to a set of principles underlying the works of a particular art movement
or theory: one speaks, for example, of the Cubist aesthetic.
or interior design
the art and science of enhancing the interiors, sometimes including the
exterior, of a space or building, to achieve a healthier and more
aesthetically pleasing environment for the end user. An interior designer
is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such projects.
Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual
development, space planning, site inspections, programming, research,
communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management,
and execution of the design. Interior design is the process of shaping the
experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume
as well as surface treatment for the betterment of human. functionality.
philosophical system of harmonizing
everyone with the surrounding environment. It is closely linked to
which emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao, which is a Chinese word
signifying 'way', 'path', 'route', 'key' or sometimes more loosely
'doctrine' or 'principle'.
are arts or crafts concerned with the design
and manufacture of beautiful objects that are also functional. It includes
interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are
often categorized in opposition to the "fine arts", namely, painting,
drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture, which generally have no
function other than to be seen.
is the process of visual communication and
problem-solving using one or more of typography, photography and
illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and
communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used
synonymously. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and
text to form visual representations of ideas and messages. They use
typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to create visual
compositions. Common uses of graphic design include corporate design
(logos and branding), editorial design (magazines, newspapers and books),
wayfinding or environmental design, advertising, web design, communication
design, product packaging and signage.
is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color
or other medium to a solid surface (support base). The medium is
commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as
knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used.
is a kind of paint intended to be applied with
the fingers; it typically comes in pots and is used by small children,
though it has occasionally been used by adults either to teach art to
children, or for their own use.
is the shaping of special modelling
balloons into almost any given shape, often a balloon animal. People who
create balloon animals and other twisted balloon sculptures are called
Twisters, Balloon Benders and Balloon Artists. Twisters often perform in
restaurants, at birthday parties, fairs and at public and private events
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is an association of artisans or merchants who control
the practice of their craft in a particular town.
is the use of rituals, symbols, actions, gestures, and
language with the aim of exploiting supernatural forces. The term magic
has a variety of meanings, and there is no widely agreed upon definition
of what it is or how it can be used.
(slight of hand illusions)
is a form of visual art in which a person uses
various drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional
medium. Instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes,
wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of
erasers, markers, styluses, various metals (such as silverpoint) and
is a rapidly executed freehand drawing that is not
usually intended as a finished work. A sketch may serve a number of
purposes: it might record something that the artist sees, it might record
or develop an idea for later use or it might be used as a quick way of
graphically demonstrating an image, idea or principle.
is a technical drawing of a building
(or building project) that falls within the definition of architecture.
Architectural drawings are used by architects and others for a number of
purposes: to develop a design idea into a coherent proposal, to
communicate ideas and concepts, to convince clients of the merits of a
design, to enable a building contractor to construct it, as a record of
the completed work, and to make a record of a building that already
a type of technical drawing, is used to
fully and clearly define requirements for engineered items. Engineering
drawing (the activity) produces engineering drawings (the documents). More
than merely the drawing of pictures, it is also a language—a graphical
language that communicates ideas and information from one mind to another.
Most especially, it communicates all needed information from the engineer,
who designed a part, to the workers, who will make it.
is the act and discipline of composing drawings that visually communicate
how something functions or is constructed. Technical drawing is essential
for communicating ideas in industry and engineering. To make the drawings
easier to understand, people use familiar symbols, perspectives, units of
measurement, notation systems, visual styles, and page layout. Together,
such conventions constitute a visual language and help to ensure that the
drawing is unambiguous and relatively easy to understand. Many of the
symbols and principles of technical drawing
are codified in an
international standard called ISO 128. The need for precise communication
in the preparation of a functional document distinguishes technical
drawing from the expressive drawing of the visual arts. Artistic drawings
are subjectively interpreted; their meanings are multiply determined.
Technical drawings are understood to have one intended meaning. A drafter,
draftsperson, or draughtsman is a person who makes a drawing (technical or
expressive). A professional drafter who makes technical drawings is
sometimes called a drafting technician. Professional drafting is a
desirable and necessary function in the design and manufacture of complex
mechanical components and machines. Professional draftspersons bridge the
gap between engineers and manufacturers and contribute experience and
technical expertise to the design process.
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can either refer to a 19th-century mobile theatre
device, or, in modern usage, a three-dimensional full-size or miniature
model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum. Dioramas are
often built by hobbyists as part of related hobbies such as military
vehicle modeling, miniature figure modeling, or aircraft modeling.
is the process of making the illusion of motion
and the illusion of change by means of the rapid display of a
sequence of images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as
in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon.
Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation.
Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a flip book, motion
picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated
GIF, Flash animation, and digital video. To display animation, a digital
camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that
are produced. Animation creation methods include the traditional animation
creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and
three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images
are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per
second. Computer animation processes generating animated images with the
general term computer-generated imagery (CGI). 3D animation uses computer
graphics, while 2D animation is used for stylistic, low bandwidth and
faster real-time renderings.
- Visual Effects
is the activity or skill of making items from
wood, and includes cabinet making (Cabinetry and Furniture), wood carving,
joinery, carpentry, and woodturning.Wood
is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting
tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a
chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine,
or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also
refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures to hand-worked
mouldings composing part of a tracery.
is the act of using tools to shape something from a
material by scraping away portions of that material. The technique can be
applied to any material that is solid enough to hold a form even when
pieces have been removed from it, and yet soft enough for portions to be
scraped away with available tools. Carving, as a means for making
sculpture, is distinct from methods using soft and malleable materials
like clay, fruit, and melted glass, which may be shaped into the desired
forms while soft and then harden into that form. Carving tends to require
much more work than methods using malleable materials. Kinds of carving
include: Bone carving, Chip carving, Fruit carving, Gourd carving or gourd
art, Ice carving or ice sculpture, Ivory carving, Stone carving,
Petroglyph, Vegetable carving, Thaeng yuak (Banana stalk carving), Wood
carving, Hobo nickel.
is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is
one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used
carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material,
as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since
Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and
process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as
carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded, or cast.
is the craft of making ceramic material into pots or potterywares using
mud. Major types of potterywares include earthenware, stoneware and
porcelain. The place where such wares are made by a potter is also called
a pottery (plural "potteries"). The technical definition of pottery used
by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is "all fired
ceramic wares that contain clay when formed, except technical, structural,
and refractory products.
is an inorganic, non-metallic, solid material
comprising metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and
covalent bonds. This article gives an overview of ceramic materials from
the point of view of materials science.
is the science and technology of
creating objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials. This is done
either by the action of heat, or at lower temperatures using precipitation
reactions from high-purity chemical solutions. The term includes the
purification of raw materials, the study and production of the chemical
compounds concerned, their formation into components and the study of
their structure, composition and properties.
is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often
transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative
usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics. The
most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of glass are "silicate
glasses" based on the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide, or
quartz), the primary constituent of sand. The term glass, in popular
usage, is often used to refer only to this type of material, which is
familiar from use as window glass and in glass bottles. Of the many
silica-based glasses that exist, ordinary glazing and container glass is
formed from a specific type called soda-lime glass, composed of
approximately 75% silicon dioxide (SiO2), sodium oxide (Na2O) from sodium
carbonate (Na2CO3), calcium oxide, also called lime (CaO), and several
is a glassforming technique that involves
inflating molten glass into a bubble (or parison), with the aid of a
blowpipe (or blow tube). A person who blows glass is called a glassblower,
glassmith, or gaffer. A lampworker manipulates glass with the use of a
torch on a smaller scale, such as in producing precision laboratory
glassware out of borosilicate glass.
involves two main methods – the float glass
process that produces sheet glass, and glassblowing that produces bottles
and other containers.
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is the term for the action of improvising . In
a technical context, this can mean adapting a device for some use other
than that which it was designed for, or building a device from unusual
components in an ad-hoc fashion. Improvisation, within the context of
performing arts, is a very spontaneous performance without specific or
scripted preparation. The skills of improvisation can apply to many
different faculties, across all artistic, scientific, physical, cognitive,
academic, and non-academic disciplines.
is a craftsman fashioning useful items (for
example, tools, kitchenware, tableware, jewellery, and weapons) out of
various metals. Smithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations.
Shaping metal with a hammer (forging
is the archetypical component of smithing. Often the hammering is done
while the metal is hot, having been heated in a forge. Smithing can also
involve the other aspects of metalworking, such as refining metals from
their ores (traditionally done by smelting), casting it into shapes
(founding), and filing to shape and size.
is a metalworker who specializes in working with
gold and other precious metals. Historically, goldsmiths also have made
silverware, platters, goblets, decorative and serviceable utensils,
ceremonial or religious items, and rarely using Kintsugi, but the
rising prices of precious metals have curtailed the making of such items
to a large degree.
consists of small decorative items worn for personal
adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.
Jewelry may be attached to the body or the clothes, and the term is
restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many
centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal
material for jewellery, but other materials such as shells and other plant
materials may be used.
is any of several types of ornamentation used at Christmas time.
is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is
mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human
societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on body type,
social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing types can be
- Weaving, Knitting, Sewing
is a process of creating fabric by
interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a
crochet hook. The name is derived from the French term "crochet", meaning
small hook. These are made of materials such as metal, wood, or plastic
and are manufactured commercially and produced in artisan workshops. The
salient difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements
used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed
before proceeding with the next one, while knitting keeps a large number
of stitches open at a time. (Variant forms such as Tunisian crochet and
broomstick lace keep multiple crochet stitches open at a time.)
is a person who designs costumes for a
film, stage production or television. The role of the costume designer is
to create the characters and balance the scenes with texture and
etc. The costume designer works alongside the director, scenic, lighting
designer, sound designer, and other creative personnel. The costume
designer may also collaborate with hair stylist, wig master, or makeup
artist. In European theatre, the role is different, as the theatre
designer usually designs both costume and scenic elements.
is any writing that goes outside the bounds
of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of
literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft,
character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various
traditions of poetry and poetics. Due to the looseness of the definition,
it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered
creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the
content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character
development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this
category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and
poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated
into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original
style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or
horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and playwrighting—are
often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as
is a condition, primarily associated with
writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work, or
experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from
coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years.
Throughout history, writer's block has been a documented problem.
is a statement or question or phrase having a double or veiled meaning,
put forth as a puzzle to be solved. Riddles are of two types: enigmas,
which are problems generally expressed in metaphorical or allegorical
language that require ingenuity and careful thinking for their solution,
and conundra, which are questions relying for their effects on punning in
either the question or the answer.
are words that evoke an idea in sound, often a vivid impression of certain
sensations or sensory perceptions, e.g. sound, movement, color, shape, or
action. Ideophones are found in many of the world's languages, though they
are claimed to be relatively uncommon in Western languages.
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Quotes and sayings about
"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere."
"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the
conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent
for absorbing positive knowledge." Albert
"Limitations live only in
our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities
become limitless." —Jamie Paolinetti
"Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build
theirs." —Farrah Gray
"If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking."
are cognizant of many things that escape those who
""Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively
Luther King, Jr
differently from one another has many benefits because it allows
us to see more, and also to see things that we might have
overlooked or were unable to see ourselves. That is one of the reasons why
having more then one opinion
is very beneficial. It's only when
we disagree that thinking differently becomes a problem. But
it's not thinking differently that causes our problems, it's our
inability to communicate effectively
so that we can see the same
facts of reality that nature sees. You can't change reality by
thinking differently, but you can adapt to
by changing your thinking."
"I love my imagination
because I can be in two places at once, like an
"My imagination also allows me to be somewhere else other then
where I am now, so if I'm not enjoying the place where I am at the
moment, I can simply be somewhere else just by using my
"You have to be careful
with your imagination, you might just find yourself imagining
some things a little too often, creating a fantasy world that
would become so disconnected from the real world, that you might
find it difficult to tell them apart."
is only something that you should temporally visit from time to
time, it's not a place where you can permanently live all the
time, you have to take short visits when fantasizing or the
lines between what is real
and what is not real will begin to
blur. And don't confuse
digital representations of reality
reality. No matter how real something's may seem, it will never
be the same as being there. Sometimes you need to experience
things for yourself in order to fully understand them. So
your journeys well
, especially, the journeys of the mind."