Creative MINE Workshops
Following the success of his book The Art of Creative Thinking, Central St Martins Lecturer, Rod Judkins, has run creative-thinking workshops for many organisations, in the fields of science, medicine, economics, business and higher education.
"In January 2018, I attended Rod’s 100 Design Projects Course at Central Saint Martins. This was the course which inspired Rod’s latest book ‘Ideas are your only currency’. I have worked with schools, colleges and businesses and produced sculptures for nearly 30 years, but Rod’s course was so refreshing that it marked a turning point in my approach to thinking and planning.
By the end of the course, Rod and I had decided to form a collaboration and work together to help organisations learn the benefits of creative thinking and then capture and mark their discoveries in a lasting sculpture. "
The collaboration was named Creative MINE and now aims to provide innovative workshops for businesses and organisations to encourage creative thinking, facilitate team building and sharpen focus.
There are two Workshop formats offered: the first is an Express 1-hour Workshop with Rod, followed by a bespoke sculpture commission by me; and the second is an Extended half-day Workshop with Rod, followed by a bespoke sculpture commission by me, with a more considerable input from the team. For more information on both formats, please see below.
Express Workshop | 1 Hour
Through these workshops, your business team gets a 1-hour taster of Rod’s 5-day course, 100 Design Projects, tailored to your organisation.
Rod’s method cuts through to the core of an idea with quick-fire concept generation and is built on 15 years’ lecturing experience at the world-famous arts and design college Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London.
A collection of the designs, ideas and sketches created by your team will then be used as the basis for a bespoke and unique sculpture created by me, for your business office, atrium or entrance.
The workshops can take place at any suitable venue and can accommodate either small or large teams.
All express workshops are bespoke and so pricing is dependent on several factors. Availability is also limited, so please contact me below to discuss your idea and bespoke options for your organisation.
The first workshop in this format was held for IBI Group architects at a team event in their new London office in March 2018. It was an amazing experience for all involved, and it had a fantastic impact on the team, significantly highlighted by their bespoke sculpture (pictured here), which was installed in their office in June 2018.
Was a great evening and it definitely made our creativity pop up even more!! Hope we can do this again.
Keeping people's spirits high on a continual basis is extremely hard work and trying to think up things and ways to get people engaged and then follow through and deliver is tough.
The Friday workshop that you did just after moving in was great and to then have the sculpture as an out turn is even better. I smile each time I walk down to get coffee and see the sculpture… it adds a unique finishing touch to the office.
Graham Harris | Studio Principal
Through these workshops, a half-day session is structured and tailored to the requirements of your company, covering a much broader selection of exercises and examples that Rod uses within his courses at Central Saint Martins and business and academic engagements.
It also incorporates a team design session for your business team and within this timeframe, your team’s input can also considerably inform the overall bespoke sculpture design.
As with the express workshop, this workshop can take place at any suitable venue and can accommodate either small or large teams.
Please note that this workshop is bespoke and availability is also limited, so please contact me below to discuss your idea and the pricing options for your organisation.