The theory and practice of creativity—culled from the lifetime of experiences of an esteemed art educator/therapist. With proven techniques he's discovered for jump-starting the creative process.
There are art teachers—and then there's Shaun McNiff. An accomplished painter himself, with a fascination for the creative process, he's been teaching art for something like forty years, both to people who identify themselves as artists, and to those who carry no such identity—most notably to the many clients and mental health patients with whom he's worked to use art making as a therapeutic method. Having observed and worked with such a broad spectrum of art makers has caused him to observe the creative process—in others as well as in himself—in depth over a long period. In this book, he will offer his observations about creativity, what it is and how it works, along with practical advice on how to jump-start the process in oneself. His history and experience give his observations on this topic a good deal of heft.
About the Author:
SHAUN MCNIFF is the granddaddy of the creative arts therapies, internationally known and respected in the field. He's University Professor at Lesley College in Cambridge, former president of the American Art Therapy Association, and himself a painter whose work has been exhibited widely.