Everyone has a creative core. It can become hidden or lost, but the ability to recognize one’s creative source and tap into it at will provides an increased range of communication options. This course focuses on defining creativity and innovation, de-mystifying creativity and learning to cultivate creativity and innovation. We will use the “whole brain” approach while learning about the current research showing the neurological pathways of creativity and practice accessing and stimulating these pathways. A critical aspect of this exploration will be learning how to keep a mixed media journal and playing with expression that combines both text and visual elements. Students will be challenged to solve problems, take risks, and look at themselves and their creative energies in new ways. The experiences and activities of this course build skills and confidence in using one’s creativity and innovative thought.