Creativity is all about problem solving and persistence in getting it right. Generating ideas and developing concepts can be effective in helping you connect with others.
Here's a video of a presentation I gave for the DigiStory group. It covers some of the ideas I share with students.
Digital may be cutting edge, but sketches and hand crafted prototypes are an effective way to
communicate your ideas. I've given classes on paper craft pop-ups asking students to illustrate a scene
that is moving or funny to them. I held a pop up workshop at Truman High School around the holidays.
I was impressed by their energy and the fun and animated concepts they created.
That same passion and enthusiasm was on display at the 2017 KC Makers Faire at Union Station. I helped demonstrate stop motion animation at the digiKIDS claymation booth. We won 2 Merit of Maker blue ribbons teaching the fundamentals of filmmaking. But I also showed how to build a simple claymation character.
I had lumps of clay on hand for building.
Without prompting, kids would break off pieces
and start molding them together.
Show curious builders the basics and then get out of their way.
There's a good chance they'll surprise themselves as much as they will you.