The importance of imagination

The importance of imagination

Imagination is innate in all of us. 'Daydreaming', 'musing', 'creating', they are all integral to our ability to navigate the world. My favourite and most intriguing part of starting any project large or small is the quiet knowledge and appreciation that this starts with the vision in my mind. 

Children humble us tremendously as they do this so effortlessly, enquiring and yet so free. This freedom allows them an ability to express their authenticity in a way that can get dimmed in adulthood. 

Fortunately, a little reminder that we have always got the capacity to return to this way of looking at the world is the gift of imagination that we can return to at anytime as to be alive is an act of creation and this will always have imagination at it's essence. Be Brave, Imagine and allow the magic to unfold...

Imagination and Creativity can change the world.
— Anonymous

Children & Creativity

Children and creativity

Invariably when we start a session with my young people we will always have one if not more person who says they are not very creative.  

The magic of what we do at Alchemy Arts Collective during the workshops, always without exception, shows them that there are a multitude of ways to express their creative abilities. It’s the exploration, enquiry and the unfolding of this that is the most rewarding and humbling thing to watch (and how we ‘created’ our name). 

A young person lighting up the room with the art they’ve produced, the dance routine or a poem that they never knew they would have the confidence to perform in front of their friends or a wider audience. All of this comes from that blend of creating a trusting and safe environment, with no judgement attached to whatever the process involves.