Start the year with a new way of thinking.
Do you want something quick but meaningful?
Do you want something that requires no resources?
Do you want something simple she can do from home or on holidays?
Do you want her to learn something different that will give her an edge?
The 5 Step Creative Process will open her mind to possibilities.
Creativity starts with the need to solve a problem. The problem during the challenge is how to draw a word in abstract with confined parameters.
Focus forces creativity
We guide her through each step, each day and we use it to complete each challenge. We are there with her each step of the way.
The origins of this Challenge are based in research. We give the girls limited parameters to complete the creative challenges each day. The reason for this is creativity comes into its own when we have limited resources. That is why all she needs to bring is a black fine point pen, piece of white paper, her commitment and her curiosity. This is lots of fun!
Learn how to be creative in 5 steps.
We use abstract art to make it fun.
Each daily challenge only needs to take 15min.
The handbook has tips and tools and a place to complete each task.
All we ask is she brings her commitment, curiosity and an internet connection.
15 MINUTES TO COMPLETE
NO RESOURCES REQUIRED
The Challenge is coordinated inside a Closed Facebook Group (will need access to Facebook)
Fun extra stuff in ‘Units’ (her character strengths, love languages etc).
Feeling overwhelmed? this is where we answer her questions.
We want her to complete the challenge – enormous benefits in doing so.
GO LIVE EACH DAY IN FACEBOOK
EXTRA RESOURCES + HANDBOOK
ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS
We celebrate her creativity in an online gallery (over 100 children have experienced this process).
We come together online on the Sunday morning to announce prizes to those that successfully completed the challenge.
We are doing something a little different this year.
UNIQUE SELF EXPRESSION
ONLINE TO SHARE
I thought I’d take a risk and do this one blindfolded like Jane did with Happy. I was worried it wouldn’t turn out right, but then Mum reminded me there were no right or wrong answers or drawings. And besides, I could always do another one if I wanted to!
Parents supporting their children explore their creativity is invaluable, and this challenge is no exception. Help them plan and map out the idea if they are struggling. Let them complete the task. Be there to give support and answer questions.
We make your support possible during this challenge even if you are working.
The daily video containing the challenge is 5-7min long, which you can both watch together. We also go Live 5-10min each day at 10am and again at 4pm to answer questions and go a little deeper with the challenge of the day (optional viewing).
After she has watched the video, it can be helpful to talk through ideas with her. Sometimes the bigger ideas shine after sharing ideas.
We are here also to provide any help needed. We are available via phone, email, messenger, text and in the closed Facebook group.
15 minutes per day = 5-7 min to watch video + 8-10 min to do the drawing
Now she can do more should she choose to learn more.
We go live once a day within the facebook group to explain the day’s challenge and give some tips and tools to get it done.
These are optional.
We also talk about “when” is best to watch the video and when to be creative. We talk about personal hidden patterns in the day to build her ideal schedule to get things done.
This is something she can take beyond the challenge into daily life of homework, team sports and family life.
For example: she may watch the video in the afternoon. Let it percolate and sleep on what she has learnt. Let her brain think about the challenge while she sleeps.
Wake up and do her drawing in the morning when she is most creative.
Take a photo of it and upload it to the link we provide you.
Done! Next challenge…
Not everyone who starts the Challenge finishes it.
But we want her to finish it!
That is why we go live each day to address any overwhelm or anxiety.
We provide tips and tools to help her get through the challenge so it is a fun learning experience.
Finishing it contributes to confidence and resilience. Both essential qualities for a successful life.
If at ANY TIME before or during the 5DCC she is struggling we are here to help and support you. We are an email or phone call away.
We don’t give refunds if she doesn’t finish it.
Yes she can. You might like to watch the video with her in the afternoon/evening, but as long as she has access to the internet she can watch the video when it best works for her.
I think it works best to watch the video then leave some time before she then does the drawing. Ideally she wants to draw when she is at her most ‘creative’ and we share when that is for her during the Challenge.
We also recommend she tries to complete one challenge each day rather than leaving it all to the end. It is a good habit to start. It also takes the overwhelm out of the challenge. Complete a little each day.
Of course we appreciate everyone learns differently so she might like to absorb a couple of days content before completing her first challenge. We also appreciate life happens and things pop up.
Yes! She can do it from anywhere that has an internet connection.
It is a perfect holiday activity. We have also timed it to fit in with end of the holiday period when she is relaxed.
She will also learn valuable skills she can start the new school year with.
She will also need to access Facebook Closed Group we open just for the Challenge. She can access this via your account, she does not need her own.
This is where we deliver the additional lives each day and fun tips and tools that help with the 5 Day Creative Challenge (5DCC).
This is what is so wonderful about creativity, what is created is NEW!
It hasn’t been seen before.
There is no wrong answer just a different one.
Humans are not very good at celebrating new and untried ideas. Because they are untried, we don’t know what the outcome looks like. The outcome is uncertain.
This makes us feel uncomfortable because we feel like we are losing control. Humans don’t like feeling out of control.
This is why girls feel anxious about putting something new out there to be judged.
But this is part of the creative process and why we run this challenge. We get girls comfortable with uncertainty.
This Challenge is a safe place to test ideas and express them. It is what we want the girls to do. She is surrounded by like-minded individuals exploring their own self expression.
I have never heard any of the girls say anything but positive things about each other’s work. I have been running creative events for many years.
It is ideal for girls looking to experiment with their self expression. Discover a little more about themselves.
To complete the challenge they practice self reflection, develop their curiosity and build upon their resilience.
They set themselves simple goals and stick to them (confident girls set goals).
Completing the Challenge contributes to confidence.
Parents have shared how much insight they have gained into how their daughter thinks and feels over the 5 days. They really enjoy the process.
We also make this FUN!
This is an enjoyable challenge that results in some truly inspiring and thought provoking work from the girls.
You need to set aside some time each day (15min)
This 5 Day Creative Challenge is for 10 – 15 year old girls.
Yes she can!
Actually we encourage girls to do it each year because they have another year of experiences and knowledge under their belt so they way their interpret each challenge is bound to be different.
It is interesting for the girls to see how their self expression changes one year on.
So yes we encourage the girls to do it again – get a refresher!
And, if they didn’t complete it last time – now is the time to nail it and get it done.
SO MUCH is gained from completing it! – like most things in life.
Once a year so don’t miss the next one.
It is a bit special.
The idea for this challenge originated with research Francesco Riva conducted in Milan, Italy.
We have taken his work, with his blessing and extended it for tween and teen girls. Each work created contributes to his research to see if there are common links between concepts (words) and how they are interpreted visually.
Registration is Closed for 2020 Challenge
We have turned our attention to delivering the challenge to the girls.
It has been such an awesome experience so far! I'm really enjoying it.