Teaching creativity and authenticity

I use validated and replicable methods to help you to create your tools for being more creative in your work- and personal life.

On this page, you see my model of how creativity works. And here a project proposal which pretty well outlines the base theories I use.

My lectures are an adventure and never the same. I avoid needles repetition and never teach from a book. Instead of reading from a book, we explore, discover and reflect.

History

In 1985, I taught an art class when I was still at high school. I took over a few times the art class as the teacher was away, and she saw my enthusiasm for helping my fellow students. I liked it, but I was not very much aware of me doing some topical teaching.

When I arrived in Finland in 1995 my first teaching was in a pretty much similar situation: taking over a class. Gradually I began to teach more, see the list below.

Topics

Painting, imagination and freedom

Get started with painting with acrylics and learn about imagination & creativity. These are workshops on location with a group of between the five and ten people. You bring your colleagues, team members or friends, and I bring all the other ingredients. All possible again after this corona stuff is finally over.

Creativity, consciousness and the physics behind it

Learn about creativity, how to apply it in work and private life. Learn about various techniques and practice these. My specialism is to give relevant examples from physics on how for example great ideas might be less about luck and more about the state of mind.

Teaching Experience

2021

Private teaching

  • Private email-based teaching on painting techniques and learn to paint what you really want to paint
  • about being authentic, being courageous and honest
  • practical paint techniques explained when problems or choices occur, so no dwindling theoretical stories.

2020

Scheduled – Design and Creativity

  • A zoom lecture. I found this very uninspiring and non-human, and am not going to do this again.
  • Design at the Fuzzy Front End Design lab. See the course summary here
  • University of Jyväskylä‘s Fuzzy Front End Design lab.

Creativity and Leadership

2019

Design Practices in the Contemporary World

Design and Creativity

2018

Creativity and Leadership

UX Design and Interactive Content Design

2017

Dynamic Visualization Design

  • 1 Semester
  • MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)
  • Aalto University MediaLab

Creativity in Education

“Ajatus” Ideas and where they come from

Creativity in Education

Creativity in Business

2016

Dynamic Visualization Design

  • 1 Semester
  • MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)
  • Aalto University MediaLab

“Ajatus” Ideas and where they come from

  • 1/2 day
  • workshop “Ajatus” on how to get ideas for 1st year art and design students
  • Aalto University – Department of Art

Imagination

Creativity & Imagination

Practical use of Intuition for Researchers

  • 1/2 day
  • Lecture about the practical use of intuition for researchers
  • VTT biotechnology at the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland

2015

Dynamic Visualization Design

  • 1 Semester
  • MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)
  • Aalto University MediaLab

Council of Nordic Ministers

1996 to 2014

Dynamic Visualization Design

  • 6 years
  • 1 Semester
  • MA course Dynamic Visualization Design (DVD2)
  • Aalto University MediaLab

Design Strategies

Information Visualization

  • 1/2 day
  • Lecturer on Information Visualization for MA design students
  • Aalto University

Infographics and Understanding the Media

Information Visualization

Infographics and Understanding the Media

Product Development

Information Sciences on Future Interfaces

ICT in Teaching

Spatial Planning

  • 1 Semester
  • BA course on spatial planning at the department of spatial design
  • Aalto University