I always started out my sixth graders each year by trying to
the four components of a creative person: Fluency, Flexibility,
and Originality. Off the top of my head the contemporary artist that
mind is Judy Chicago. She lives about 35 miles south of here in Belin,
New Mexico. I'm going to try and convince the Docents at our museum to
arrange a visit to her studio.
Fluency: Means coming up with a large number of ideas.
Flexibility: Means coming up with varied concepts.
Elaboration: Means putting lots of information into your work.
Originality: Means to be new and unique in your thinking.