mccollcenter_logoCHARLOTTE, N.C. — The McColl Center for Visual Arts is launching a “Think Like an Artist” series, offering community members and groups creative experiences led by an expert facilitator and professional artist. The museum claims the curriculum will help participants “fulfill their creative capacity, unleash their curiosity and summon the courage to act on their ideas.”

The first of the seminars will begin June 5-6, with individuals first having the opportunity to participate in the new two-day program.

The McColl Center’s Innovation Institute is overseeing the new project.

“Since launching in 2005, the Innovation Institute has delivered powerful artist-led programs to more than 50 global companies designed to increase creativity capacity,” Suzanne Fetscher, president and CEO of the McColl Center for Visual Art, said in a release. “Participants in our programs graduate with the skills they need to make bold moves they otherwise would not have made that change their futures – some transition to more fulfilling careers, start successful business, transform company operations and even launch new products.”

McColl Center says it is the only non-profit in the country offering the unique individual creativity seminar.

With the enhanced program curriculum, participants learn to “think like an artist,” experiencing the artist’s creative process: risk taking, courage in the face of failure and working through ambiguity,” McColl said in a release. “Expert facilitators show participants how seeking different perspectives actually improves and maximizes creative efforts. Gaining this new and different perspective helps individuals to see patterns that allow them to break out of habitual thinking.”

Tuition of the two-day program is $1,200, including materials, breakfast, lunch and parking. For more information or to register, visit the McColl Center online.

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.