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Creative Thinking Prompt: Snow Artist Simon Beck

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Simon Beck Snow Art

12-2-16 Creative Thinking Prompt: Snow Artist Simon Beck

With an engineering background and a keen sense of direction, snowshoe-cladded Simon Beck treks through the snow creating awe-inspiring geometric art.

In this six minute video, watch Beck work and discover what inspires his designs. https://vimeo.com/155292692

Creative Thinking Prompt: Design a geometric image. First sketch it on paper, then draw it in fresh snow or in sand.

To learn more about Simon Beck, visit:

http://snowart.gallery/about_Simon_Beck.php

To view more of Simon Beck’s snow art, visit:

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/01/simon-beck-snow-art/

Creative Thinking Prompt: Get Creative with Juggling

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Creative Thinking Prompt: Get Creative with Juggling

Juggling increases the connectivity in our brains, helping us to focus, develop our hand-eye coordination and improve our spatial reasoning. In my opinion, if juggling betters all these brain processes, juggling can increase those same brain functions that are needed for creative thinking.

So…to learn how to juggle three balls, watch juggler instructor Niels Duinker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWqpTUsIH_I

Creative thinker Viktor Kee, a contestant on the TV show, America’s Got Talent (AGT), has brought juggling to an elevated work of art, combining artistry, acrobatics, dance and drama to pioneer his original exclusive style.

To watch Viktor’s performance on AGT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM_LbLHoC7A

To learn more about Viktor, visit:

http://viktorkee.com/biography/

ee cummings: Poet and Creative Thinker

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enormous SMALLNESS: A story of E.E. Cummings ”

Visually entertaining and poetically written, this book honors poet ee cummings and his writing spirit. Cummings so loved lowercase letters that he wrote his name as ee cummings. Nature inspired his passion for writing. A rule breaker of rhythm and rhyme as well as a new word inventor, ee cummings was a creative thinker.

This story promotes the creative traits of a creative person – taking risks, passionate, imaginative, different perspective, and the desire to be creative.

TITLE: enormous SMALLNESS: A story of E.E. Cummings

AUTHOR: Matthew Burgess

ILLUSTRATOR: Kris DiGiacomo

PUBLISHER: Enchanted Lion Books, 2015

AGE GROUP: 6-9

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creative traits of a creative person – taking risks, passionate, imaginative, different perspective, desire to be creative

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Author Matthew Burgess wrote that E.E. Cummings “drew many pictures from great circus of his imagination.” Cummings displayed many creative traits of a creative thinker. (see creative components) What creativity traits do you have? On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how important is your creativity to you? How do you express your creativity?

2) For his 15th birthday, E.E. Cummings received The Rhymester, a guide to writing poems, which became one of his prized possessions. What is one of your prized possessions and why?

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Matthew Burgess, visit:

http://www.matthewjohnburgess.com

To learn more about illustrator Kris DiGiacomo, visit:

http://krisdigiacomo.com

To learn more about E.E. Cummings, visit:

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/e-e-cummings