Underlying the artistic revolution known as Impressionism is an incredible story of how drive innovation. Most attention has been paid to the Impressionists’ biographies and their great works of art. Less attention has been paid to the way they anticipated societal trends, how they used the technology of the day with which to experiment with materials and concepts, how they collaborated (even on their canvases!) This program examines and involves participants in the actual making of innovative art as a basis for identifying current opportunities for novel thinking and action. Can we begin to identify opportunities to transform our world by understanding the artistic dynamics of the Impressionists?
+ Understanding parallels between our world and that of the Impressionists
+ Practice and play with actual historic artistic technologies for insight
+ Apply methods to contemporary challenges
+ Implement tools for ongoing development