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Creativity and Innovative Thinking

Creativity and Innovative Thinking

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Alexandra Antonopoulou


Creativity and Innovative Thinking provides a unique learning experience which will help you to identify your individual strengths through creative thinking.

By developing your passions into expertise, you will identify how your strengths can stand you apart from the crowd. By participating in a variety of workshops, you will use alternative ways of learning, including narrative, making and the spontaneity of play. Through these workshops you will unlock your interests and explore the idea of creative identity.

Using critical reflection, analysis and experimentation, you will gain confidence in taking an innovative stride towards shaping your future creative pathway.

Topics Covered

  • About ourselves
  • Visit to Tate Britain
  • Creative authorship
  • Future Directions
Course Outcomes
The course will lead to an understanding of the undeniable need for creative identity as a tool to navigate through the creative industries and the everyday need for creative thinking. An essential component in a world in need of unique and innovative thinkers rather than people with a ‘wholesale’ knowledge and identical skill sets.

Who Should Attend
Creativity is an essential ingredient in your day to day life - this course is ideal for any creative looking to find their place in the industry, challenge or define themselves and gain the confidence to develop a unique vision.

All Levels Welcome

View PDF to explore progression: Graphic Design: Your Journey [954kb]

Tutor Description

Dr Alexandra Antonopoulou is a practicing designer and children’s book illustrator. Alexandra considers both design and story-making as tools for life. As part of this her teaching, research and practice are concerned with discourses on learning, shared authorship, power and collaboration. Currently a Senior Lecturer, her multidisciplinary design practice and research has been showcased at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the London Design Museum, the Whitechapel Gallery, the E4 channel and several universities and research institutions internationally.


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen
  • Sketchbook
  • Preferred drawing- making material
  • A camera to document your work
  • Your favourite object
Most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Available dates