Creative Discovery - MUSI 2559 UVA Course
The course is not about the specialties of professional artists and requires no previous artistic experience. We’ll focus on unlocking our creative potential and bringing liberating, exploratory practices to our daily lives. We’ll discuss research on joy, creativity, and being in flow; we’ll explore awareness, availability, balancing, and flow through introspective exercises; we’ll consider our sense of identity and how it shapes our reality; and we’ll discuss patterned thoughts and actions, and their impact on our own creative living.
Class activities include weekly readings and discussions; brief weekly responses collected via a Google Form; two reflective papers; a brief presentation on a “found” resource; and one creative project in a medium of the student’s choice.