15th January, 2019 at 9:30am
How to Begin: strategies for creativity
Workshop | YCN Rivington Rooms — For our members and programme participants

Michael Atavar will lead a group through proven and practical strategies for generating ideas, and moving new creative projects forward.

What are the challenges you face when starting a new project? Do you struggle with the blank page and how to start filling it? Or to sidestep your inner critic?

In this half-day workshop; artist, author and creative consultant Michael Atavar will guide us through a number of exercises designed to help begin, find a voice and generate new ideas. Drawing from his numerous books on creativity, and his work with brands, leadership teams and educational institutuons globally — Michael will provide us with a practical framework for understanding our creative process, and share proven techniques for getting our newest projects underway in 2019.

What we’ll cover:

• Working with the blank page

• Practical techniques for beginning

• Understanding and using the critical voice

• Dealing with obstacles, and keeping momentum

How the session will be structured: 

This will be a very a practical and energising workshop including games, challenges and other interactive elements. Expect to think, write and draw — and to discuss your processes and ideas with the group.

Who the session is for:

Anyone who finds beginning creative projects challenging, and wants to learn new approaches to put into practice. 

If you'd like to join the group, please drop us a line below.

Event Details
  • Location:
    58-60 Rivington Street,
    London, EC2A 3AU,
    United Kingdom View Map
  • Start:
    15th January, 2019 at 9:30am
  • End:
    15th January, 2019 at 1:00pm
  • Cost:
    For our members and programme participants

Joining our Learning Network

Imaginative organisations, large and small, use YCN to build capabilities throughout their teams in modern, motivating and memorable ways.

Our peer-led membership programme is a popular starting point; giving teams open and self-directed access to a weekly calendar of in-person learning, a digital learning platform and a personal relationship with our own connective central team.

Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting Nick Defty on nd@ycn.org.