As creative professionals, we are consistently on the lookout for new ways to become more creative. This blog post addresses different ways we can enhance our creative skill set.
First, study art history. This is a fantastic way to become familiar with what make an excellent piece of art. If this is something you are considering, you can check out your local community college and see if they offer classes on the subject.
Second, studying the art of other cultures can be a terrific way to become more creative, as it will give you an idea what other people consider good art and perhaps even give you a new artistic style.
Third, go to a museum and see what other people are creating. This can give you an idea of what other types of art are out there and ultimately enhance your creativity.
Fourth, take an online class. This is a brilliant idea if you are looking for a specific skill that you are wanting to enhance. There are many different types of classes out there from drawing to calligraphy. You can do an internet search and see what is available for you. Who knows, it might be fun!
Fifth, read tutorials. Reading tutorials can vastly improve your creative skills. Much like online classes, there are various topics that you can learn about, but tutorials are generally free.
Sixth, attend a webinar. These are short online presentations about various topics usually lasting around an hour. Some Webinars that I have attended before were from Nik Software, which is a company that makes plugins for Photoshop. For example, How Design has classes on graphic design if that is something you are interested in.
Finally, acquire new tools, e.g., new software. It is said “The tools do not make the mechanic”, but they can improve your skills in a particular area if you learn to use them properly.
Putting these steps into action over time can substantially enhance your creative skills and make you a more creative person.
Voice your opinion! What are some other ways to become a more creative person?