The Creative Toolkit: 6 Techniques to Spark Original Ideas | Esteban Gast | Skillshare

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Esteban Gast, Writer, Host, and Speaker

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9 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:16
    • 2. Class Project

      2:04
    • 3. Defining Creativity

      8:40
    • 4. Lateral Thinking

      7:42
    • 5. Juxtaposition

      9:44
    • 6. Lotus Blossom

      8:09
    • 7. Reframing, Bad Questions, and Constraints

      10:06
    • 8. Space, Time, and Habits

      5:37
    • 9. Key Takeaways

      4:18
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About This Class

If you want to come up with more original ideas, explore your creative process, and learn how to use tangible tools to expand your creative potential, this class is for you! 

In this class, teacher, author, and comedian Esteban Gast breaks down the science of creativity and shares how the right systems and processes can create better ideas. 

Esteban gets it, he’s sat at his desk and waited for good ideas to come to him. He’s been jealous of other people’s ideas wondering why the muse didn’t visit him. So, in this course, there is no muse musings. It’s focused on building a toolkit of creativity that you can use regardless of your creative medium whether it be visual art, writing, music, entrepreneurship and beyond.

The creative toolkit that you’ll learn includes following techniques:

  • Juxtaposition
  • Problem Tree
  • Lotus Blossom
  • Reframing
  • Bad Questions
  • Constraints

There’s no equipment necessary and no software required. Many of the tools are visual, so some drawing and journaling skills would be great but Esteban can only do stick figures, so you’re probably good. 

Everything starts with an idea - this class will help you develop habits and processes to come up with unique ideas time and time again!