Creativity Exercises for Every Level



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Introduction 2:33

Philosophies and Strategies for Teaching Creativity 2:50

Simple Projects to Develop Creative Thinking

Simple Drawing Projects 2:24

Painting Ideas for Creativity 2:19

Color Matching and Problem Solving 2:27

Idea Generation

Brainstorming and Lists 4:39

Creating a Framework for Creative Projects 3:07

Pushing Beyond First Ideas 4:14

Sketchbooks and Other Minor Assignments

Activities and Challenges that Develop Creativity 1:42

Working with Themes and Prompts 3:05

Bringing More Creativity Into Student Work

Classroom Strategies to Develop Ideas 5:19

Conclusion 1:00

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Creativity Exercises for Every Level

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn specific strategies for developing your students’ creative abilities

  • 2 Discover ways to help your students brainstorm, develop problem-solving skills, and generate new ideas

  • 3 Explore how to help students push beyond their first ideas and create a framework for creative work

Creativity is one of the most important skills our students can develop in the art room. But, how exactly do we teach students to be more creative? In this Learning Pack, gain specific strategies to develop your students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. Walk away with the ability to help your students approach artistic problems in original and personal ways. No matter what level you teach, these videos and resources will give you concrete ideas to get started.

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
3.12 Provides experiences to practice creative thinking strategies
3.13 Supports opportunities for students to learn from mistakes

Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.


Timothy Bogatz

Timothy Bogatz

Events Director

Tim is the Events Director for the Art of Ed, and previously worked as an AOE writer and graduate instructor. Before working for AOE, Tim taught high school art for 14 years in Omaha, Nebraska. As a teacher, he focused on creativity, problem solving, and higher order thinking skills, using Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, and whatever other materials might be available.


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