The Creative Process

C.R.E.A.T.E.

Connection, Resilience, Exploration, Awareness, Enjoyment, Transformation, 

We believe a person has to be self aware to know their own creative process. It is different for everyone. However, it involves practice and application. Using our five core values, we have designed a creative process that will help youth and adults achieve innovation in any subject area. 

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The Creative Process

The creative process involves critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. 

  • Exploration stage: As you begin the creative journey, the first stage involves prep work and idea generation. This is when you gather materials and conduct research that could spark an interesting idea. 

 

  • Awareness Stage: When you have finished actively thinking about your idea, the second stage is where you let it go, so it can incubate in your subconscious. 

 

  • Connection Stage: The light bulb clicks on as spontaneous new connections are formed. In this third stage, the answer to your creative quest strikes you, and an idea is formed. 

 

  • Resilience Stage: During this stage, you consider the validity of your idea and weigh it against alternatives. This is also a time of reflection when you look back at your initial concept or problem to see if your solution aligns with your initial vision.  

 

  • Transformation stage: Now, you finalize your design, bring your idea to life, and change the world.