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Imagination in action : secrets for unleashing creative expression / Shaun McNiff.

Imagination in action : secrets for unleashing creative expression / Shaun McNiff.
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ISBN 9781611802016 (paperback)
Classification 153.35 MCN
Personal Name McNiff, Shaun
Title Imagination in action : secrets for unleashing creative expression / Shaun McNiff.
Portion of title Secrets for unleashing creative expression.
Edition First edition.
Production & Copyright Details Boston Shambhala, 2015.
Physical Description viii, 236 pages ; 23 cm.
Content type text
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Note Machine generated contents note: pt. One Creativity Is a Force of Nature -- 1.It Can Be as Natural as Breathing -- 2.Re-Visioning the Creative Act -- pt. Two The Best Things Happen -- 3.A Failure-Proof Starter -- 4.Move ... and Pause, Too -- 5.Shifting to Response Mode -- 6.Momentum and Creative Contagion -- 7.Shaping and Moving Things Around -- 8.Aspirations and Desire -- pt. Three To Witness Rather Than to Judge -- 9.Witnessing Others and the Self in Action -- 10.Depth Is on the Surface -- 11.Knowing the Judge -- 12.Overthinking -- 13.Dynamics of Witnessing -- 14.Leading -- 15.Interpretation as Witnessing -- 16.Contemplating Physical Things -- 17.Thin Places -- pt. Four Creating with the Shadow -- 18.Art Alchemy -- 19.Accepting Angst -- 20.An Engine of Change -- 21.Sanitizing -- 22.Welcoming the Strange -- pt. Five Resistance Is a Gateway -- 23.Stalled -- 24.Letting Go and Forgetting -- 25.Feeling Safe -- 26.Using Resistance -- pt. Six Quality Matters -- 27.Unique Character --
Contents note continued: 28.Skill -- 29.Perfectionism and the Role of Mistakes -- 30.Let Nature Act through You -- 31.Make the Commitment -- 32.Serendipity and Endless Possibilities.
Summary Note The theory and practice of creativity--culled from the lifetime of experiences of an esteemed art educator/therapist. With proven techniques he's discovered for jump-starting the creative process. There are art teachers--and then there's Shaun McNiff. An accomplished painter himself, with a fascination for the creative process, he's been teaching art for something like forty years, both to people who identify themselves as artists, and to those who carry no such identity--most notably to the many clients and mental health patients with whom he's worked to use art making as a therapeutic method. Having observed and worked with such a broad spectrum of art makers has caused him to observe the creative process--in others as well as in himself--in depth over a long period. In this book, he will offer his observations about creativity, what it is and how it works, along with practical advice on how to jump-start the process in oneself. His history and experience give his observations on this topic a good deal of heft.
Subject - Topical Term SELF-HELP / Creativity
ART / Study & Teaching
Creative ability
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
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