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Developing Your Creativity

Developing Your Creativity

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Rod Judkins


What is creativity? What makes some people more creative than others? How can you improve your ability to generate original ideas and solutions? This beginners course will give you some tools that will help you to learn how to broaden your scope for ideas. Through practical exercises you will explore different directions, unlock your imagination and expand your horizons.

There is a myth that artists and designers just wait passively for inspiration to come. They don't. They work at it.

Topics covered

  • Many different approaches for generating ideas are explored in an atmosphere that is stimulating, enjoyable and supportive.
  • The techniques are examined through slide shows and talks, and then put into practice to tackle various creative projects.
  • Participants will work individually and in groups to aid the flow of ideas.

You will leave with the confidence to experiment with unusual solutions to challenging situations requiring a creative approach.

Who should take this course?

The course is designed to help anyone who needs easy steps to develop ways of thinking creatively.

Entry requirements: None apart from an open mind and a willingness to take risks.

Level: Beginners as well as experienced students

Read more about the tutor, Rod Judkins, on the CSM Short Courses Blog

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Rod Judkins is a London-based artist, illustrator, designer and writer. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art he has had numerous solo exhibitions in London and abroad. He teaches on conceptual-thinking seminars at many colleges and has written two books, The Art of Creative Thinking, and Change Your Mind: 57 Ways to unlock Your Creative Self.

Read an interview with Rod on the Short Course blog here.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Notebook and pens

Available dates