Creative Thinking Prompt: Sound Story
Begin by collecting sounds. Go on a nature walk. Record the sounds you hear.
Listen to songs of instrumental music. Which instruments remind you of the nature sounds you heard?
Walk around your town or city. Record sounds. How do the sounds you heard in a city environment differ from the sounds you heard in a countryside?
Write a short song story about yourself, using the sounds you have collected to represent you instead of words.
To add more nature sounds and other sounds to your sound library, visit:
To listen to sounds of instruments, visit:
Creative Thinking Prompt: Scientific Artist Paul Friedlander
Pairing his two university degrees, one in physics and one in fine arts, Paul Friedlander, a kinetic light artist, creates sculptures from bands of light waves. He explores visible waves that have expressive power, a music of light as he calls it.
Listen to Paul speak about his process in this short Youtube video:
Creative Thinking Prompt: How might you create a light sculpture using flashlights or other materials of your choice?
To learn more about Paul Friedlander and view his gallery, visit:
To view more of his light sculptures, visit:
Creative Thinking Prompt: DIY Book Covers
To make these cool book covers, visit Suzy Myer’s blog at http://suzyssitcom.com/2015/08/more-book-cover-patterns-for-school.html
Creative Thinking Prompt: Design and create book covers that represent you or the subject matter of the book in an abstract manner.
- Brainstorm a list of materials that can be used to cover a book. Here are some ideas to get your list started: legos, puzzle pieces
- Make a list of different things, colors, animals, etc. that you feel a connection to.
- From this list, sketch out different designs on paper before deciding on one.
- Once you’ve decided on a design, experiment with different materials from your list to build your design.