Lifelong Creativity

“The real essence of art turned out to be not something high up and far off – it was right inside my ordinary daily self.”
–Shinichi Suzuki, violinist & teacher (The Musician’s Way, p. 109)

I’m always surprised when I hear people attribute creativity to luck when, in fact, creative energy effervesces within each of us, within our “ordinary daily selves.”

All we have to do is act.

What enables me to create, for instance, is my commitment to working coupled with a bank of creative skills that I’ve acquired – skills that anyone can acquire.

To enable more people to gain creative skills, I’ve just released a 17,000-word online course, costing $25 or less.

10 Steps to Lifelong Creativity
Titled 10 Steps to Lifelong Creativity, the ten-lesson course is published by DailyOm.com and takes about 5 weeks to complete.

Those who enroll first identify project goals that they can accomplish at home and then progress through a series of exercises that allow them to achieve their goals regardless of the disciplines they pursue.

Whether you want to compose music, choreograph dances, design clothing, write, draw, paint, or invent, this course empowers you to remove blocks and do meaningful work.

Here are the titles of the 10 lessons:
1.  Pinpointing Creative Goals
2.  Sanctifying Time and Space to Create
3.  Centering
4.  Sketching, Researching, and Incubating Ideas
5.  Practicing the Creative Process
6.  Problems, Mistakes, and Creative Thinking
7.  Uniting Ideas
8.  Positivity and Motivation
9.  Working on Your Project
10. Living a Creative Life

Creativity for Everyone
In essence, the course focuses on the universal processes via which we generate and shape ideas, dive into difficulties, and transform kernels of inspiration into finished products.

And it’s offered with a flexible pricing structure that permits even people of modest means to enroll.

I invite you to take a look.

Learn more about 10 Steps to Lifelong Creativity.

© 2011 Gerald Klickstein

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One Response to “Lifelong Creativity”

  1. Jon Brantingham said:

    Sep 30, 11 at 13:47

    I like what you wrote here. Creativity, while at first can seem to be a mystery, is in actuality, something that can be cultivated.

    Most people that are considered creative geniuses have worked many, many… many hours honing their craft.

    Good stuff. Keep it up.

    Jon