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Thursday, February 20 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Exploring Creativity

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In this session Mike will explore the premise that creativity is really a set of skills that can be taught and honed. We will look at these skills and then play our way through a number of creativity exercises. These activities are suitable for use in Art (as sketchbook assignments or anchoring activities), useful for cultivating creative thinkers in the sciences, helpful for Humanities students as they analyse and write about issues and themes, super for teaching and expanding on sketchnoting skills and great for Brainbreaks in longer High School classes. You will take a way a set of creativity exercises and we’ll have some fun exploring ways to infuse our classrooms with creative thinking.

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Michael Shain

Mike is an artist, avid sketchbook enthusiast, provocateur, keen reader of Roman history, and long-time art teacher. For the past few years he has been exploring visual journals as an integral component of the art-making and art-teaching process. Mike’s own work often explores the... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 11:45am - 1:00pm
Telus 107 Calgary Telus Convention Centre