DAY 1 - Peter Bellerby - In the modern age, with the advent of GPS in addition to the abundance of mass-produced globes and maps, the art of globe-making has seemingly long disappeared. Only two workshops in the world still make modern handcrafted globes; one of them is us….. Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, a studio based in London, England.
Peter Bellerby struggled to find a quality globe for his father’s 80th birthday present. Faced with a choice between cheaply made modern globes or fragile, expensive antique reproductions, Peter decided to try and make his own. The process turned out to be more complicated and costly then he imagined. After two years of trying to create the perfect globe, Peter turned this newfound passion into a business. The process requires patience. Each "gore" --the shape necessary to cover a sphere --is painted both before and after it is adhered to the surface. The final stage involves painting varnish over the globe to make it shiny and to protect it.
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CREATIVE THINKING SKILL: PATIENCE
The ability to slow down, take your time, be careful, do your best... is so so important to the creation process.
DAY 2: Delta Airlines Safety Video - When flying on commercial aircraft, each person must pass through security (that means going through a metal detector, taking off your shoes and running them and your carry-on bag through another detector). Then you wait in line to board the plane. Before the plane takes off, passengers see a safety procedures video. This safety procedure video was always the same and was repeated over and over again. Most travelers didn't even pay attention to it because, honestly it was boring. BUT...but that's not the case now. Delta decided to use their creativity and make the video informative AND funny. Everyone listened! Just shows you creativity combined with humor can get people's attention!
CREATIVE THINKING SKILL: ATTENTION GETTERS
If you want people to pay attention, you have to GET their attention first!
Compare the two videos below. The first was shown 7 years ago. The one on the bottom is shown on Delta flights today. Which would you enjoy watching?
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DAY 3: Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (considered the greatest seascape artist ever)
CREATIVE THINKING SKILL: NOTICE