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Notebook, 1993-

COURSES OF DEVELOPMENT

Creativity

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Invention, Change, Effect, Originality . . . . Process, Innovation, Productivity . . . . Definition, Renewal, Transformation . . . . Discovery, New . . . . To Found / Contrive . . . . To Evolve / Produce . . . . To Make . . . . To Do / To Occasion . . . . To Derive / To Extract . . . . To Initiate . . . . To Constitute / To Cause . . . . To Perform . . . . To Arrange, Constitute, Fabricate . . . . Begin . . . .

To bring into existence . . . . The act of bringing the world into ordered existence . . . . To invest with a new form, office, or rank . . . . To produce or bring about by a course of action or imaginative skill: Cause, Occasion



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One may get started from any perspective and find Developments will proceed through selected courses of interest. For personal appreciation --or through concentration of interest in one or two courses through which to demonstrate expertise --all forms of development require the investment of time and interest.

The focus here is on 'Creativity.'


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Developments may in this way proceed through an appreciation of the arts and art works on a very general level . . . . or . . . . through engagement in materials, processes and methods . . . . through work with visual relationships . . . . . through consideration of aesthetic theory and practice . . . . through an interpretation of a specific discipline . . . . through reference to tradition . . . . . through a review of history or attention to cultural norms or through the development of specific topics, events, or issues . . . .


C  O  N  S  I  D  E  R  A  T  I  O  N  S

Originate/found/contrive

Invent/evolve/produce

Discover



Contrive

Devise

Concoct

Fabricate

Produce

Make

Cause

Evolve

Perform for first time

Constitute

Appoint

Occasion

Bring about

Arrange

Intend

Design

Do

Make

Extract

Derive

Found

Take

Initiate

Begin

Arise


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Create 1. to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes: God created Eve from one of Adam's ribs. 2. to evolve form a person's own thought or imagination, as a work of art, an invention, etc. 3. Theat. to perform [a role] for the first time or in the first production of a play. 4. to make by investing with new functions, rank, character, etc.; constitute; appoint: to create a peer. 5. to be the cause or occasion of: give rise to. 6. to cause to happen; bring about; arrange, as by intention or design: He wanted to create an opportunity to ask for a raise in his allowance. to create a revolution. 7. to do something creative or constructive. -adj. 8. Archaic. created. [ME creat (ptp.) < L Creát(us) = creá- (s. of creáre to make) + -tus ptp. suffix] -Syn. originate, invent.

Creativity 1. the state or quality of being creative. 2. creative ability or process.

Originate 1. to take or have origin or rise; arise; spring. 2. (of a train, bus, or other public conveyance) to begin its scheduled run at a specified place. 3. to give origin or rise to; initiate, [prob. back formation from origination < L oríginátion- (s. of originátió). See origin, -ation] -Syn. 3. See discover.

Origin 1. the source from which anything arises or is derived. 2. the rise or derivation of something from a particular source. 3. the first stage of existence; beginning. 4. birth or parentage; extraction: Scottish origin. 5. Anat. a. the point of derivation. b. the more fixed portion of a muscle. 6. Math. a. the point in a Cartesian coordinate system where the axes intersect. b. the point from which rays designating specific angles originate in a polar coordinate system with no axes. [ME < L orín- (s. of orígo) beginning, source, rise < orírí to rise] -Syn. 1. root, foundation. 4. ancestry, lineage, descent. -Ant. 1. destination, end.

Invent 1. to originate as a product of one's own device or contrivance: to invent a machine. 2. to produce or create with the imagination: to invent a story. 3. to make up or fabricate [something fictitious or false]: to invent excuses. 4. Obs. to come upon; find [late ME invente < L invent(us) found (ptp. of inveníre) = in- IN- + ven- come + -tus ptp. suffix] -Syn. 1. device, contrive. See discover. 3. concoct.

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]

1 Create vb [ME, fr. L creatus, pp. of creare; akin to L cr escere to grow -more at Crescent] vt [14c] 1: to bring into existence [God created the heaven and the earth -Gen I:1 [AV] 2a: to invest with a new form, office, or rank [was createted a lieutenant] b: to produce or bring about by a course of action: Cause, Occasion [famine __s high food prices] ba: to produce through imaginative skill [__ a painting] b: Design [__s dresses] -vi: to make or bring into existence something new

Creation n [14c] 1: the act of creating; esp: the act of bring the world into ordered existence 2: the act of making, inventing, or producing; as a: the act of investing with a new rank or office b: the first representation of a dramatic role 3: something that is created: as a: World b: creature singly or in aggregate c: an original work of art d: a new usu. striking article of clothing

Creative adj [1678] 1: marked by the ability or power to create: given to creating [the __ implulse] 2: having the quality of something created rather than imitated: imaginative [the __ arts] 3: managed so as to get around legal or conventional limits [__ financing]: also: deceptively arranged so as to conceal or defraud [__ accounting]

Creativity n [1875] 1: the quality of being creative 2: the ability to create

Creator n [13c]: one that creates usu. by bringing something new or original into being; esp. cap: God]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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