WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
5 - 6 PM
CENTER FOR THE ARTS
121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730
ADMISSION | FREE
*Please reserve your space in advance through our box office.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PRESENTATION FOR EVERYONE
Why do some people have hundreds of ideas about a given situation whilst others, of equal age, experience, and knowledge, struggle to suggest just one solution?
Much has been written about ‘creative thinking’ and its application and value in education and industry. This presentation outlines significant individual ‘start points’ that shape the way we think and how we can break creative ‘blocks’ in the arts and commerce.
The presentation will appeal to artists and designers in all fields of ‘The Arts’ – plus middle management in industry and CEO’s wishing to utilize the full potential of their work force as creative thinkers in business and product development.
Online | yorkcountyarts.org
By Phone | (803)328-2787
ABOUT ALFRED D. WARD
After receiving his graduate degree in product design and ceramics at the University of Birmingham in England Alf Ward became a professor Design Technology at the University of London in 1966.
The Design Technology program developed at the university became a mandatory element of design education in British high schools in 1984.
In 1973 Ward became Head of the Department of Silversmithing and Allied Crafts at the Sir John Cass College of Art – City University in London. Having moved to the United States in 1981 he taught design studies at the University of Michigan and Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. In 1975 he was appointed Director of the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee and finally became Chairman of the Department of Art and Design at Winthrop University in South Carolina in 1989.
He was awarded the Distinguished Professor Award at Winthrop in 2009 and the Medal of Honor in the Arts in 2011.
WORKS IN MUSEUMS
Mr. Ward has his work in the permanent collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and several museums in England and America.
COMMISSIONS & DESIGN CONSULTANCY
As a consultant designer for Spink & Sons in London Ward designed and produced international gifts for Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Phillip.
Design and production commissions include:
Revlon of Paris
The First Ladies of South Carolina
American Crafts Council
Lord Mayor of London
Saudi Arabia Royal Family
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS on DESIGN EDUCATION AND THINKING
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Mint Museum Charlotte
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Charlotte NC
University of Michigan