The Creativity Workshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

Photographic Treasure Hunt

Photographic Treasure Hunt

We would like you to go on a treasure hunt for some of the images we suggest below and capture them with your phone or camera. Print at least 8 (preferably in color) and bring them to the first day of the Workshop.

Hunt for and photograph some of the 11 following treasures:

1. Spirals in nature.
2. A dinosaur in a man-made object.
3. A chess board in a building facade.
4. Male and/or female raindrops.
5. An animal in a cloud.
6. A reflection of yourself in a window.
7. Fruits you can arrange to make a human portrait.
8. A person who looks like s/he belongs in another century.
9. Two inanimate objects that appear to be in love.
10. Ocean waves in a forest of trees.
11. A close up of crumbs, arranged at your discretion.

The above are only suggestions.
You can photograph something else if something else shows up.
The pictures don’t have to be literal representations. They also don’t have to look good—as a matter of fact, the less perfect, the better. Close up blurs are welcome. Work quickly without thinking too much.
You don’t need to spend more than 15 minutes on this unless, of course, you just can’t help yourself.
Feel free to take family members on your treasure hunt. Chances are they will see things that you don’t.

Tamir Greenberg
Tamir Greenberg, Award Winning Poet and Playwright, Tel Aviv, Israel
“The Creativity Workshop in New York went beyond my expectations both times I took it. It really helped me to listen to my instincts and emotions ag...
Craig Trickey
Managing Director, Victoria Keyboard Academy, Gisborne, Australia
“After denying my creative side for many years, this workshop was the perfect way to get the juices flowing again. It is helping me rekindle my pass...
Patricia Lancaster
Ph.D. Dean Emerita of the Hamilton Holt School and Professor Emerita of French, Rollins College, FL
“A perfect blend of relaxation and stimulation. The assignments fostered discovery and creativity, yet left us plenty of time to enjoy the wonders o...