On December 4, Susan Thompson of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising provided an excellent presentation to digital imaging students on "Discovering Your Creative Abilities." Using the California Visual Arts Standards, Thompson guided students through "the interplay between left-brain and right-brain thinking through exercises in drawing, visualization, analogy, and brainstorming."
Especially informative was the discussion surrounding the stages of creativity:
Incubation / Withdrawal
Insight / Illumination