Virtual Creativity Exploration
Works from NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s permanent collection inspire this series of independent mindfulness experiences and art prompts for creating in the comfort of your own home. Learn about art and connect to your own creativity and wellness through inspiring ideas that promote personal discovery.
One of NSU Art Museum’s most popular adult education programs, Creativity Exploration promotes the development of creativity and self-expression through art-making and the practice of mindfulness.
Studies have proven that just 45 minutes of creative activity a day can reduce stress, encourage relaxation, and improve mental clarity. Creativity Exploration virtual workshops are designed to expand participants’ sense of well-being, as well as develop their perceptions of forms, while increasing brain connectivity through visual and cognitive stimulation. Virtual workshops are led by art educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education and a past president of the Florida Arts Education Association.
The program’s innovative and adaptive techniques support mindfulness, guided art-making and exploration, and creative and collaborative opportunities. Participants are provided with a list of materials prior to class and no prior art experience is necessary to participate. Each workshop concludes with a closing ritual to celebrate personal exploration, the creative community and collaborative efforts of the group.
Thinking about the work of Kiki Smith, begin to imagine how you could tell a personal narrative through objects, symbols, and images. Think about how these assemblages could be documented with your cell phone camera.
Creativity Exploration is sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.