I am so excited to share this with you today. Earlier this month I ran a creative play workshop for Unity Technologies, as part of their Expat Community program, and it was so much fun!
Unity Technologies is a global games development company, and they employ people from all over the world to come and work at their head office based in Copenhagen. These international employees relocate to Denmark, with their families, and Unity does a fantastic job of helping them settle in and integrate into Danish life. They were looking for a fun event they could run to bring everyone together.
I proposed my Creative Play workshop:
“Using a series of fast-paced, quick-fire practical exercises and activities, this workshop is designed to challenge the participants to think creatively under pressure (both individually and as a team); uncouple their creative work from self-doubt and self-judgement; and refocus their energy on to the pure joy of creating (which is where the best work gets made).
Combining a light-hearted and enjoyable experience with important lessons gleaned from Eli’s extensive knowledge of the creative process, the aim of this workshop is to reconnect creative people with the joy of the process, thereby easing creative blocks, resistance, perfectionism and creative fear.
The tools and techniques in this workshop are applicable to all creative disciplines, and are not confined to those who identify as ‘artists’ in the traditional sense. From development to copywriting to design, anyone who creates anything will find this workshop beneficial.
Play is one of the most powerful learning tools at our disposal, particularly in the field of creativity, and it is central to Eli’s approach. The activities we will be doing involve drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture-making from scrap materials (imagine a kindergarten art class crossed with an art therapy session). It’s great fun, and very powerful.”
I’m delighted to report that the event was a roaring success and we had an absolute blast!