Center for Faculty Innovation

Opening Your Creativity (Workshop)

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location:  Madison Union room 208 Clubhouse

Please note that registration for this workshop is capped at 20 participants.


How can engaging in a creative practice support academic scholarship? In this workshop, Nicole Salimbene introduces Art as a contemplative practice to enrich scholarship. Nicole will lead participants in a series of writing and art exercises introducing the practice of keeping a visual journal as a tool for reflection, self-inquiry, and meditation. No prior art skills are necessary. This is not an art class to learn traditional representational art skills, but it is an invitation to open creative potential and conquer the barriers to productivity. Nicole has created a unique method for using the artistic process to gain clarity and mindfulness, and she has brought this approach to various academic disciplines and professional associations to enrich vocational wellness. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Using contemplative practice exercises to enhance scholarly productivity.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes: 

  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education, and
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.

Facilitator: Nicole Salimbene, B.A. English, University of Northern Colorado (visiting artist)

Partner/Sponsor: Corinne Diop, School of Art, Design and Art History

Other events with visiting artisit Nicole Salimbene:

  • "Moved By Water", A Two-Part Exhibition by Nicole Salimbene. Part 1: New Image Gallery (131 Grace St, inside artWorks Gallery),  24 Oct-2 Dec. Part 2: Duke Critique Space (Grace St entrance of Duke Hall), 24 Oct-11 Nov. Gallery Hours, Monday through Friday - 11am to 4 pm. 
  • Artist's Talk at 4:30-5pm; Opening Reception 5-7pm, Mon 24 Oct at New Image Gallery (131 Grace St, inside artWorks Gallery).

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