“The creative adult is the child who survived.” — Ursula Leguin

Ellis Paul Torrance, a pioneering psychologist in the 1960s, dedicated himself to unpacking how children and adults engage with creativity. He designed a non-conventional IQ test to measure a person’s creativity through a squiggle prompt on a piece of paper. Higher scores were awarded for answers that included rich imagery, implied narrative, or humor or fantasy.

In this month’s Creativity Guide, we included a similar activity. We shared two mini-canvases with abstract squiggles and challenged members to come up with a one-of-a-kind picture, using their imaginations.

Here is what the activity page looked like:

Torrance Test

Members have been sharing their creations in our private members community. It has been so fun to see the creative ways different people bring these simple squiggles to life:




What would you create? Download the Creativity Guide or pick up a Creativity Kit to give it a try.

Mike Radparvar
Co-Founder, Holstee

P.S. Attention Art Lovers! We just launched a new Art Membership option. It gives you access to all of the resources available in the Digital Membership plus we will send the monthly archival quality letterpress-printed art to you every month. It starts at just $10/Month. Learn more and sign up today!

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