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Why We Create
Why do you choose to create?
How does the creative process affect you?
What makes a creative individual?
We posed these questions to artists visiting Opus recently. What they shared was a depth of passion for the creative process – personal responses that mirrored why so many of us choose to express ourselves through visual art.
Sometimes we all need that little reminder of why we do what we do, and hopefully this video will help to inspire and honour the creative individual in you!
Special Thanks to the artists in this video (in order of appearance):
If you would like to share your own answer to “Why do you create?”, we welcome you to sign in to your Opus Community Profile and comment below. You may also send your response to email@example.com.
For further offerings on the subject of creativity, here are some talks and articles we hope will leave you feeling empowered to express your artistic vision.
Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012
— Video from The University of the Arts (Phila., PA)
David Kelley: How to Build Your Creative Confidence
— Video from TED Talks
All About Creativity
— Articles from Psychology Today
Refine your skills, learn something new, or get inspired by other artists sharing their ideas and methods. Visiting Artist and Staff Demos are informative, free and happening at an Opus near you. Some workshops may require material fees.
Space is limited and registration is required for all demos. Please register in advance by contacting the demo location store directly.
Techniques for Painting on Location
(Langley)with Murray PhillipsWed, May 22, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop: Pourable Acrylic Mediums
Thu, May 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Create the Perfect Portfolio
(Langley)with Nancy CrawfordSat, May 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop: Zentangle on Gourds
(Kelowna)with Michelle DroettboomSat, May 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mat Cutting Essentials
with Jo Ann KonquistSat, May 25, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM