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.

BOX OFFICE
Online | yorkcountyarts.org
By Phone | (803)328-2787
In Person | Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC
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

  • Margo Fonteyn

  • Diana Ross

  • Andie McDowell

  • The First Ladies of South Carolina

  • American Crafts Council

  • Lord Mayor of London

  • Harvey Nichols

  • Canterbury Cathedral

  • 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

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Center for the Arts

Monday – Thursday | 9 AM - 6 PM*

*Open from 5 - 6 PM by appointment 
Friday | 9 AM - 5 PM
2nd & 4th weekends each month:
Saturday | 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday | 2 - 4 PM

 

Gettys Art Center

Monday – Friday | 9 AM - 5 PM

CLOSED

 

New Year's Day | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Easter Monday | Memorial Day

Independence Day | Labor Day

Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday

Christmas Eve | Christmas Day | Boxing Day

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The Arts Council of York County is headquartered in Old Town Rock Hill. Downtown Rock Hill is a state-recognized Cultural District in South Carolina.

 

Support for this project is provided by the SC Arts Commission (which receives funding from the NEA), Rock Hill Accommodations Tax Grant Fund, York County Accommodations & Hospitality Tax,  the ACYC Annual Campaign, and Comporium Communications.  For visitors information including lodging, contact the York County Visitors Center at 888-702-1320.

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