Creatis was created as a passion project in 2017 by TKRL
Creativity is an activity. It's about using your skills. Learn a new art form or delve deeper into an existing domain. Choose from a copious amount of art forms. Our classes are hands-on with an emphasis on details, taught by masters that have a collective experience of 300+ years. Explore, experiment, play, doubt assumptions, assauge your curiosity, engage in deliberate practice.
As you learn, you get to create a product uniquely yours. Play with maker tools, designs, colors to personalize your experience. Use different media - physical & digital - to create. Express yourself via your newly discovered medium. And, whilst creating, discover your creative process and explore the world inside you. (In some classes you may not be able to design your own product due to time constraints. See class description.)
A membership pass that allows you studio access for a period of time. Spend a day or several days to combine and connect different art forms to imagine new possibilities. Creativity is recombinatory - combining new thoughts with existing information that will lead to continual improvement. Use the Learner Pass to make clothing for yourself, get a master to help you with a class project or to make a prototype to launch your own brand.
Design custom clothing or reupholster old furniture and create something fresh and unexpected. Hire a master to assist you in your creative endeavors.
A well equipped toolbox is essential for creativity. As J.J. Abrams put it, “when you have the right pen it actually helps you. It’s a really inspirational thing, like ... you rise to it.” It also expands the possibilities, like sewing a LDR sensor on a piece of cloth to make an auto portable hand torch.
"If the meeting of opposites does not take place, nothing is created.” — Dario Valcarenghi. The attempt at Creatis is to bring people from different disciplines, so that we may broaden our interests, to search for unexpected connections. Our current studios include fiber arts, visual arts, woodworking and electronics.
a way of being
A state of flow, as frequently described, is a state where you feel your best and perform your best. This state is often experienced during a creative task where you are focused, challenged and experiencing novelty. The attempt, at Creatis, is to have the challenge slightly greater than the skill. To get you to stretch. To get you into a mindset where it's not so much about what you making but about a way of being.
The vibrant colors we perceive, the texture of fabrics brushing against our finger tips, the sound of the printing blocks tapping the fabric, the roar of a sewing machine- these are all a part of the sensory experience you will encounter at Creatis.
As Steve Jobs put it, “creativity is just connecting things.” In order to make connections you need to have a bag of experiences. Seek out different experiences, diverse inputs. Travel a different path to create your own path.
At Creatis we're interested in hacking creativity. We're fascinated by the creative process, for all its benefits, and want to further understand, explore and make it part of our everyday living. And we can do so by learning new skills, leveraging appropriate tools, being active & playful, adding to our bag of experiences and having the right mindset. "Let's go play. Cognitive play is where it's at."
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