Creative Expression Workshop
Class Description

The Creative Expression Workshop, taught by master teacher of acting and creative process Thurman E. Scott, will introduce you – through the metaphor of acting – to the process of how to reveal your creative potential and enhance all of the different areas of your everyday life.

Mr. Scott teaches his original creative process technique in a series of custom exercises that help students from all walks of life improve communication skills, develop their presence and learn how think more creatively and spontaneously.

  • Freeing Your Emotions: Students learn sensory exercises to free emotional expression, open the imagination and feel movement and life force. This foundation of Mr. Scott’s technique allows students to begin to express their talents and develop a powerful presence and creative intelligence.
  • Opening the Imagination: Students learn exercises that further open the imagination. A free and powerful imagination and emotional freedom are the cornerstones that enable actors to bring words, images and ideas to life. Students begin to experience truth and life in a creative state that tunes their creative instruments.
  • Developing Awareness of What You See: Students present an object they observe in nature – a tree or flower, jewels or a person on the street. This powerful observation exercise allows people to see more of what exists and to be clearer and more specific about everything they encounter in life.
  • Learning to Choose an Action: Students must discover how to choose an action that will best serve the demands of the play, job or situation. The way we justify our choice must touch our souls. Each choice must create a deep burn and commitment to bring life to the situation. It is often said in acting, “Within the choice lies the talent.”
  • Script Analysis Leads to Interpretation: In scene study, the ideas on the page must be brought to life – it is the actor’s job to interpret those ideas. Learning to take impressions from written material opens a path to interpreting the material, leading to a universal truth and an understanding of one’s place in society. This understanding creates safety so the student can relax and allow his or her talent to express itself.
  • Character Development: A play has an overall action. An actor cannot play an overall action. But we can take the small steps that together make up the action. The way we do the steps of the action allow us to bring the characters to life and reveals the essence of the play.