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Communication Skills Exercise: Build an Identical Sculpture

Communication Skills Exercise: Build an Identical Sculpture
Leadership, Exercises, Team Building, Giving Feedback, Memory, Art

Article Rating:::: 88 Ratings :::: Monday, August 12, 2013

This exercise helps delegates to practice communication skills. In particular it focuses on observation skills, how to describe something in simple yet meaningful ways and how to provide feedback. It is an ideal exercise for team building as it helps to improve inter-team communication. 

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Art Exercise: Cooperative Sculpture

Art Exercise: Cooperative Sculpture
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Art

Article Rating:::: 69 Ratings :::: Monday, June 17, 2013

This exercise helps delegates work together to create a sculpture out of clay. It is ideal for classes on ceramics hand building with clay but it can also be used for a fun team building activity.

This is also a very useful exercise for creativity as it is relatively fast paced. Delegates have little time to get carried away with too much detail on any specific work and so are forced to express their creativity in a focused and meaningful way.

You can use this at the beginning of a multi-day class on making sculptures to break the ice and get people to become more comfortable with each other.

In this exercise, delegates contribute to each other’s design sequentially and everyone participates in the creation of all sculptures.

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Recap Exercise: Visualise What You Learned Today

Recap Exercise: Visualise What You Learned Today
Exercises, Train the Trainer, Creativity, Memory, Art, Learning

Article Rating:::: 28 Ratings :::: Monday, May 13, 2013

Research has long shown that visualisation can lead to better recall and learning. As a trainer, you can exploit visualisation to your advantage. One area where visualisation is useful is when recapping on content already covered or at the end of a course. This exercise helps you to take advantage of the power of visualisation.

The visualisation produced in this exercise can also act as a reminder for the delegates and will help to reinforce associations and memory.

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Creativity Exercise: Employ Your Favourite Actor

Creativity Exercise: Employ Your Favourite Actor
Exercises, Acting, Marketing, Art, Illustration, Storytelling

Article Rating:::: 5 Ratings :::: Monday, March 25, 2013

In this exercise, delegates get to practice making a TV advertisement. The aim is for the delegates to think creatively and quickly with given resources and come up with an effective ad for a new product launch.

The exercise is useful for practicing art, marketing skills, management skills and creativity skills. The given scenario makes the exercise entertaining and realistic so the results are also meaningful.

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Creativity Exercise: Introducing Random Associations

Creativity Exercise: Introducing Random Associations
Exercises, Problem Solving, Brainstorming, Art, Creative Writing

Article Rating:::: 23 Ratings :::: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This is a template for a problem solving exercise that help generates a variety of solutions. The technique can be used in brainstorming or any creative thinking activity. It aims to bring randomness into the activity to stimulate thinking and inject non-obvious ideas into the process. You can also use random visual content. This can be particularly useful for brainstorming on design and artistic values of a product or service.

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Brainstorming Exercise: Brain Sketch

Brainstorming Exercise: Brain Sketch
Exercises, Problem Solving, Brainstorming, Art, Illustration

Article Rating:::: 34 Ratings :::: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In this exercise, delegates practice a visual brainstorming technique known as Brain Sketch (VanGundy 1988). The aim of this technique is to encourage visual solutions in isolation and also facilitates systematic exchange of ideas for creative problem solving.

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Illustration Exercise: Head, Torso and Legs

Illustration Exercise: Head, Torso and Legs
Exercises, Icebreakers, Art, Illustration

Article Rating:::: 13264 Ratings :::: Monday, October 1, 2012

This drawing exercise is ideal for art classes on life drawing, or making illustration. The drawing results are often inspiring, helping delegates learn more about drawing techniques. This exercise also allows you to explore the topic further.

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Illustration Exercise: Statement to Collage

Illustration Exercise: Statement to Collage
Exercises, Goal Setting, Art, Illustration, Storytelling

Article Rating:::: 10 Ratings :::: Monday, August 27, 2012

This exercise helps the delegates practice visualising a given statement. In the process they will practice composition, working with limited resources, working under time pressure, making a visual story and get to exercise their creative expression and style.

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Illustration Exercise: Artistic Evolution of Animals

Illustration Exercise: Artistic Evolution of Animals
Exercises, Exercises for Kids, Art, Illustration

Article Rating:::: 3 Ratings :::: Monday, August 13, 2012

In this creative exercise, delegates get to use their illustration skills and imagination in making new creatures that resemble known animals. It is a great exercise to use the power of imagination and encourage participants to be as bold and imaginative as they can. It is also a suitable activity for kids to help them exercise their drawing skills creatively.

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Illustration Exercise: Circular Life Drawing

Illustration Exercise: Circular Life Drawing
Exercises, Icebreakers, Creativity, Art, Illustration

Article Rating:::: 13 Ratings :::: Monday, July 23, 2012

This standard exercise is ideal to get a group of delegates practice drawing from life without using a specific model.

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