FREE Enhance Creativity With Art Based Practices On-Demand

FREE Enhance Creativity With Art Based Practices

The Creative Advantage Life Cycle Series

Learn on demand, at your own pace
20 minutes
Video(s), Instruction Document(s)
Lifetime access
Over 20 people have attended this class


We know that creative approaches can lead to innovation across many domains. But what about a more ‘hands-on’ experience through art practices that enable us to express ourselves creatively?

There’s been a growth in studies that quantify the mental health and overall well-being benefits of creative practices. Engaging in creative activities has been attributed to improving rates of depression, reducing the body’s response to stress, assisting with cognitive decline, boosting the immune system to an increase in happiness.

Participating in the arts through everyday creative activities and utilising the creative potential that we all possess at any age, by engaging in dancing, drawing, painting, performing and more broadly craft making, are being understood as an essential part of a holistic healthcare system.

This free course is part of an existing course 'Optimising Creativity for Well-Being' that explores how creativity can assist throughout our life with a focus on overall well-being as we mature and age.

Creating art is a basic human need,  but it’s only recently that research has finally caught up to the notion that it’s also something we can’t afford to live without. This research is making it clear that experiencing or creating art has a dynamic effect on our brain. This form of creativity can potentially address some of the most difficult issues of our time including chronic stress and associated illnesses, pain management and addiction, learning differences, depression and mental illness, and reduced productivity and innovation.

This is a self-paced course that you can do in your own time.

This online program includes:

  • 20 minutes of video,
  • Comprehensive summary of video transcript

This online program covers a section of the overall program:

Everyday Creativity Through the Arts

  • Crafting a healthier mindset
  •  Innovative approaches to healthcare
  • The benefits of creative activities on mental health
  • Utilising the arts to assist learning
  • Do the arts have a superpower?

About the Program Creator and Facilitator:

Maria Simonelli is a creative catalyst and passionate about encouraging others to dive into the power of their creative potential.

As an author, educator and artist, Maria has spent her life building creative capacity across business and community that results in real and positive change.

With qualifications in education, science, research, visual arts and neuroscience, she combines these disciplines to support individuals and organisations to develop their creative skillsets, by identifying and creating the conditions that enhance creativity.

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What you will learn

  • Explore the health benefits associated with creative art practices

What you will get

  • 20 minutes
  • Transcript of the video

What to bring

  • Your interest to learn!

What to wear

No lab coat needed - Just come casual

Appropriate for

No prerequisites, just a keen interest in creativity, education, and contemporary science.

The Creative Catalyst

(1 Review)

The Creative Catalyst provides a range of unique approaches that build creative competencies, skillsets and collaborative workplace cultures.

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5.0 (1 review)
Mariarated it
16 May 2021
Love this short course- Science and Art are the most creative combination

Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Creative Catalyst or organised by The Creative Catalyst must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by The Creative Catalyst


I agree to give The Creative Catalyst unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Creative Catalyst  classes and events or on The Creative Catalyst premises. (For use of The Creative Catalyst marketing materials).


The Creative Catalyst requires 14 days notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by The Creative Catalyst, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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