PRESENTED BY: Creative Education Foundation • Journal of Creative Behavior 

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Wednesday, June 14

8:30am EDT

SP09 Amplifying CPS Through Drawing, Painting, Model Building and Sculpting
Come and use hands-on craft skills and art-making experiences to express your ideas in the context of creatively solving problems. While today's current technology provides access to huge amounts of data, it falls short in its ability to quickly and economically manipulate two- and three-dimensional objects. Our prehistoric ancestors, in contrast, basically moved to become modern through the hands-on use of materials to create inventions. This may soon become a lost art. In this session, recover some of this for yourself. Beyond the playtime, arts and crafts provide another language to enable Creative Problem Solving. This visual and tactile aspect amplifies the linguistic understanding of a problem and provides a gateway to explore solutions non-verbally. You will:
• Apply visual techniques through all steps of the CPS process.
• Integrate art and craft techniques to create strong and effective presentations.
• Create multi-view drawings.


Craig Kosinski

Corporate/Museum Creativity Consultant
Craig Kosinski started building models at seven years old. He was one of the first graduates of the master’s program in creative studies at Buffalo State College,and later earned another master’s in arts management from the University at Buffalo. His early-career contributions... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm EDT
Greiner B120

8:30am EDT

SP17 Using Photographic Composition and Poetic Form to Amplify Expression and Discovery
Imagine a world saturated with beautiful photos and inspiring poetry. This workshop invites you to create such a world. We are going to explore traditional and non-traditional guidelines for composition in photography by looking at photographic gurus whose photos leave a lasting impression. We will discuss compositional considerations and highlight those that seem to be the most effective in intensifying a photo's beauty. We will also look at photos that amplified their effect by challenging compositional assumptions and photographic norms. After that inspiration, we will then take some time to compose and take beautiful photos around the University at Buffalo campus. After sharing, some digital editing, and creating a gallery of marvelous images, we will shift to sharing and discussing poetic form. We will become familiar with several poems and their poetic forms. Using these poetic forms and our collaborative skills, we will author some new poems. We will create a beautiful gallery of photos and poems so that each person can select and share a poem and a photo that synergistically go together. You will:
• Learn photographic and poetic compositional guidelines.
• Create photos and poems with composition in mind.
• Use creativity to evoke or challenge traditional composition guidelines.

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Cheryl Nee-Gieringer

Oregon, United States, Worksystems
Cheryl Nee-Gieringer is a communication professional with a passion for understanding the relationship between communication and creativity. She has a background in training program development, marketing, and organizational development. At Worksystems, a Portland-based nonprofit... Read More →
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Mary Ellyn Vicksta

Wisconsin, United States, Vicksta Innovative Practices
Mary Ellyn Vicksta specializes in creativity training, creativity workshops, team building, and team development. She is a seasoned facilitator who is trained in Creative Problem Solving and certified in Edward deBono thinking tools. Lately, she has been exploring online collaboration... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm EDT
Greiner B116