Reminder: next League play day is this Sunday, 22 April, noon to 3pm at Elm Park. We’re going to slow things down in recognition of Slow Art Day.
League is available to facilitate workshops on topics such as play and creative processes, strategy, collaboration, and team-building.
Here are some images from recent workshops exploring games and process, with the teen scholarship program from Arts Umbrella.
After an introduction to the notion of creative problem-solving as a kind of play and to the game-like structure of much artwork, the students embarked on game-design exercises involving existing games or conventional materials. The objective was to find some productive ground between convention and invention.
The groups displayed quite different problem-solving patterns:
- The everything-but-the-kitchen-sink brainstorming approach, in which a proliferation of ideas was unleashed before being reined in towards something coherent
- A methodical step-by-step form of process that stays more or less on track, but might produce fewer unexpected surprises
- A wild zig-zag following an ever-changing idea.
Of course there are other forms and patterns, and habits can be trained and changed. What are your own team’s habits?