Friday, 11 November 2011

Creative Detox

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Last week the third year Creative Advertising students attended Mandy Wheeler's Creative Detox workshop. The workshop was held in Lincoln's amazing Tokyo nightclub and the students explored team working dynamics, creative thinking methodologies, energising techniques for idea generation and strategies for maximising creative output.


This is what Level 3 student Jade Sturman wrote about the event:

'After experiencing Mandy’s Creative Detox workshop I feel much more optimistic as a creative and more confident about the way in that I will be working in the future. Mandy highlighted many things about the way a creative person's mind works and how they can often create rules and barriers that can hinder their creative thinking.'


'Mandy helped us all to understand that these self-inflicted rules are unnecessary and counter-productive. Using a range of fun and innovative exercises she taught us how to relax when generating ideas and proved that by having an inquisitive and positive attitude how much more productive idea generation can be.'


'One of the main things I personally took from the experience was that when coming up with ideas not to be overly self critical; that it’s OK to get it wrong or even look a bit silly in the process. It was also reassuring to discover that my peers (and most creatives for that matter!) also carry the same or similar insecurities as me.'

'Overall the Creative Detox workshop has left me feeling much more confident and less tense when generating ideas. It has helped me understand a little bit more what's necessary to be an effective creative practitioner.'

The event was held in the amazing Tokyo nightclub

The intriguing flock wallpaper added the final touches to a special environment 

This workshop has become a regular feature on the Lincoln Creative Advertising course and it's always a pleasure and a privilege to welcome Mandy to teach on the programme.

Thank you VERY much Mandy for such a wonderful workshop and we look forward to seeing you back in Lincoln soon.

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