Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do – Leonardo da Vinci
Best known for his iconic paintings The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci is regarded by historians and scholars as the ‘Universal Genius.’ Far more than a painter, da Vinci’s artistic mind thrusted him into scholarly endeavors of science, engineering, anatomy, astronomy, architecture, writing and more. He embodied the humanist ideals of the Renaissance.
On Monday, November 21, local artist Kira Kamamalu presents the workshop, ‘How to think like Leonardo da Vinci’ at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar from 5:30-7:30pm. The workshop is designed to nurture the creative spirit and self-expression through structured practices and the creative process.
“Creativity is often something that people feel they have or they don’t have – that it’s mystical and magical,” said Kamamalu. “While creativity is indeed mystical and magical, I believe we all have the capacity to develop it further.”
As one of the greatest role models for human capacity and potential, Da Vinci’s inspiration is the catalyst for Kamamalu’s workshop, as she hopes to nurture curiosity and imagination in the artistic minds of the participants.
“The exercises practiced in the workshop will encourage the creation of new thought pathways, sometimes referred to as neuroplasticity,” she said. “We all create our own patterns in life, especially in thinking. We will incorporate specific questions that we can apply in any given situation, because all creativity starts with asking questions.”
Kamamalu believes in the process of creativity, and feels it’s vital for problem solving. She uses Da Vincian principals to activate creative thinking, enliven experiences through the refining of senses, and recognizing the interconnectedness of all things. She will incorporate these principals into the workshop as well as encourage participants to define and share their own uniqueness and individuality.
The cost for the workshop is $45 and includes wine, beer and food samplings. Bring your notebooks or journals. From more information call 808-327-JAZZ or email firstname.lastname@example.org