For girls between 10 – 15 years old
We use creativity in its traditional form – art, design, food – to teach the creative process.
With this memorable 5 step creative framework she will confidently examine any problem, explore any possibility and embrace any opportunity in order to thrive into the future.
Jane Harbison’s background is accounting and commerce and only recently has taken to design. She speaks about the importance of doing what you love, because it is a good career move.
At school Jane felt she had to be able to support herself. She didn’t want to be reliant on her parents. They had already worked so hard to give her amazing opportunities and put her through school.
Jane knew accounting was a good option – you can always use accountancy and get a job with it. So she made subject choices at school that she thought would help her get a good TE Score – maths, chemistry, french. Problem was she was really good at art, home economics (particularly the sewing/clothes design/fabrics) and history.
She did a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and did ok at it, but was never going to be GREAT at it because she didn’t love it. She wasn’t ever going to really dedicate the deep learning to it that you do when you really get a kick out of what you do.
20 years on Jane had a career change. She did an intensive graphic design course and has used it every day since. From this Dreaming Big for Little Girls was born.
Now she curate unique creative events for girls that open their mind to possibilities and opportunities. This contributes to their confidence and resilience.
We live in a world where kids are anxious about an uncertain future. They don’t know what they want to do or who they want to be.
We use creativity to teach the creative process. The creative process is a clever problem solving tool, which takes the anxiety out of not knowing.
To be successful in the world, it is important to combine two things
1) what you love doing and
2) what you are good at.
We use creativity to make the exploration and discovery of what you love and do, fun.
Once you know this and you have a process to see possibilities and seize opportunities, anything is possible.
We cannot reach everyone through our workshops and events, so we wanted to create an inspiring ‘mobile space’ in the shape of a Journal for Girls. It is a place to practice creativity in your own time and place. There are no inspirational quotes, lists or to-dos. Just a blank canvas, spattered with unique design and bursts of colour – some bold some subtle. Let your mood take you to a new page.