Assignment #1 – Art in the Park

Wyrd Creativity

The aim of this assignment was to explore people”s barriers to being creative. It turned out though to develop into how to engage people in creative pursuits as well as how to organise a creative event.

I am blessed to belong to a conservation group (Bolton NEWT) who run regular events for local people and so I already had a platform, support and equipment for staging such an event. It was called Art in the Park and was advertised on Facebook as well as on a few posters dotted around. I initially wanted to encourage people to make their own mini wire figures and clay heads and came up with the idea of ‘create your own super hero’. This then extended to painting super hero masks and creating mini playgrounds or gardens for the wire super heroes.

I was lucky enough to have a very talented friend (chairman of the…

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