How To Be Creative

Einstein said that we’re all born geniuses - gently suggesting that a lot of us must therefore have been educated into mediocrity.

We know from small children that there does indeed appear to be a native spark in them which too often dies out in adults. We are not naive about some of the good reasons why this is: adult responsibilities and duties are crucial.

However, too often something of genuine importance has been lost, which can be usefully captured by the word 'creativity.' In this class, we wonder where creativity goes once childhood ends, and what we might do to recover the best and most useful aspects of it.

The class employs a range of experiments to help us gain practical access to our latent creative selves. We discover how to boost a key ingredient of creativity: confidence. We explore why intuition, play and daydreaming are essential to innovation. We find out how blocks and boredom can, paradoxically, become creative triggers. We take an honest look at what motivation we need to sustain us, and examine ancient and modern wisdom on how to handle failure and setbacks - all in the name of unearthing our intelligent and mature creative potential.


18.00    Welcome & Class commences
19.45     Break (times vary)
21.15     Class finishes

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'It was great. It was comforting to know that others feel the same as me with their creative blocks.'
– Participant


After studying drama and performance art, Jo Lippold found herself back in her home town of London where she embarked on a seven year stint agency side in Advertising and PR. Coming up with creative campaign concepts and collecting, connecting, and sharing the dots as stories. Since moving to Australia in 2012 she has managed restaurants, become a certified life coach, volunteered at festivals of ideas and events on kindness, completed her yoga teacher training, and is the communications manager at Loving Earth. She believes everyone is creative and that remembering that simple fact is key to removing the roadblocks in life.


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.

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How To Be Creative


When and where:
  • Wednesday 23 August 2017 6 – 9.15pm,
    The School of Life, 669 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000


Full price: $80.00
Concession: $70.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0434 492 669 or email

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