Masters Matters brings together members of our community in the spirit of exploration and brainstorming to support The Masters School’s mission.
“Can Creativity Be Taught?” was the first of several dynamic and relevant educational topics addressed in the new Masters Matters series. Steve Apkon P’17, Founder of The Jacob Burns Film Center and author of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, and Peter Gelb P’08, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, were on hand to offer their thoughts.
The goal of Masters Matters is to bring together members of our community in the spirit of exploration and brainstorming to support the mission and beliefs of The Masters School. “We can’t help but create,” noted Mr. Apkon. “It’s our legacy as humans. We are meaning makers.” To foster creativity, we need to provide tools and opportunities and create a culture where things are not only done one way. “To teach creativity, we need to get out of the way,” he added. “We need to redefine the creative ways we process information.”