Fashion students have very intense schedules. In addition to learning technical skills, they are constantly being challenged to be more creative. Long hours, multiple projects, and inadequate rest creeps up on them mid-term. Around this time I notice a decrease in their creativity.
The subject of creativity is something that fascinates me. For many years, I considered my own good ideas to arrive like an elusive strike of lightening. Yet the human brain is so much more complex than that. Creativity does not occur in a single, brilliant flash but in a chain reaction of many tiny sparks while executing an idea.
For tips on how to foster more creativity in your students – or even yourself – please read the rest of my post for Worn Through, On Teaching Fashion: Fostering CreativityGHTime Code(s): nc