By John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Marshalling creativity may be more art than science, especially where a Seattle drawing instructor is concerned.READ MORE: Four Children Among Five Killed In Pottstown Home Explosion, Police Say
Carla Sonheim, hoping to get both children and adults to open up to drawing, created a worksheet based on one premise: everyone is in third grade.
“Delight in the small things; not coming at everything with a huge amount of judgment or pre-existing ideas of what things should be, but just let things be as they are. If you can do this in a drawing way, you can also carry this over in a life way and it’s a good thing,” Sonheim explains.READ MORE: Beach Erosion Will Keep One-Third Of North Wildwood Beaches Closed Memorial Day Weekend
The worksheet eventually became a work book called The Art of Silliness, a series of drawing exercises designed to get you to think outside the lines.
One trick is to draw with your off hand, which engages new parts of the brain.
Voila, creativity! Although, if your off-hand drawing looks anything like mine, you’d just have to take my word for it.
For more information visit: www.carlasonheim.com.MORE NEWS: CBS3 SummerFest: 2 St. Joe's Grads Bringing New Tiki Cruise Experience For Adults To Wildwood