FOR YOUR BRAIN
Creative Boot Camp is a 30-day crash course on creativity; an exploration into what creativity is and how it works along with a 30-day creative training program that will have you generating ideas in greater quantity and quality.
CRASH COURSE IN CREATIVITY.
It is commonplace to wonder how some people can be blessed with seemingly endless creative output, as if the gods of creativity have somehow bestowed upon them a divine gift. But what if I told you creativity isn't what you think, that it's not a mysterious moment that strikes suddenly and sharply? What if I told you creativity isn't a rare talent but rather a practical skill? What if I told you that creativity could be taught, that it can be trained? What if I told you that creativity isn't a moment, creativity is a habit? And you can get better at it.
Creative Boot Camp is a 30-day crash course on creativity, exploring what creativity truly is, how it works, and what you can do to generate ideas in greater quantity and quality. Complete the Creative Boot Camp program, track your results online here and discover how relevant and novel your ideas can be.
BUT FOR YOUR BRAIN.
Creative Boot Camp is a five-week program that features five focus sections, each lasting one week. Each section contains six exercises designed to be completed one per day (you get one day off, recruits!) Each exercise describes the goal, provides a description, and explains the restrictions. No exercise will take more than 15 minutes to complete.
The exercises are meant to be light and fun, so don't stress—enjoy them. They span a variety of executional mediums: design, illustration, writing, photography, and improv. The goal of Creative Boot Camp is to strengthen your problem solving skills, so it doesn't matter whether you are executing your ideas as words, pictures, photographs, or line drawings. The program measures the quantity and quality of the ideas you generate, not your ability to write or draw so you're free to enjoy the variety of mediums the program features.
At the end of each week, you will be issued a section progress exercise. These divergent thinking exercises must be completed within three minutes each. It is these time-restricted, section progress exercises that you can track here on the Creative Boot Camp website. Every participant starts off with a Creative Boot Camp score of 0 and rank of Private. By completing each stage, you get an updated creative score and you earn new stripes:
- Starting Rank: Private
- Complete Pre-Test: Sergeant
- Complete Section 1: Lieutenant
- Complete Section 2: Captain
- Complete Section 3: Major
- Complete Section 4: Colonel
- Complete Creative Boot Camp: General
THE BOOST BEGINS.
In the Creative Boot Camp training program, you'll survive 30 days of creativity exercises designed to present fun, engaging opportunities for creative problem solving. Through this practice, you develop skills that you'll use every day by solving problems with defined purpose and escalating restriction. Once you've solved those 30 exercises, it would be far less fruitful to go back through the program and solve those problems again. Wouldn't it be great if there were another set of exercises you could complete that would challenge you in the same way? Introducing Creative Boot Camp Booster Packs.
The Creative Boot Camp Booster Packs offer 90 new creative exercises, separated into 2 collections: The Medium Collection and The General Mix Collection. The Medium Collection offers the 90 exercises segregated by medium: 30 Designer, 30 Writer and 30 Photographer. The General Mix Collection offers the same 90 exercises in 3 mixed packs: Brigadier, Major and Lieutenant. Each mixed Booster Pack contains 10 designer, 10 writer and 10 photographer exercises.
IF IT AIN'T LIVE.
While daily creative training is great, little can jump start the creative engine quite like getting away from the normal environment and experiencing something live. That's why we're taking Creative Boot Camp on the road. Whether it is a 1 hour session, a 3 hour workshop or a weekend Creative Boot Camp getaway, come get a jolt of creative energy with author Stefan Mumaw at a live event. When you register for the program, you will be notified of Creative Boot Camp events coming to your area. You can check the list to the right to see all of the upcoming talks, workshops and weekend retreats as well. Come out and fire up!
Interested in booking Stefan Mumaw to lead a Creative Boot Camp event in your area? If you're looking to turbo-charge your idea quantity and quality, Creative Boot Camp can be tailored to fit your event. 1-hour lectures, 2-3 hour workshops, weekend Creative Boot Camp retreats and private events are all available.