For girls between 10 – 15 years old
Creativity is a process that puts her in control of a rewarding life.
She knows, if she goes through the process she will create something better because she thinks about it more.
At Dreaming Big for Little Girls, we feel her anxiety and know she wants to make an impact in this world combining what she is good at and what she loves doing.
Because of this, we have spent many years perfecting a process so when she ‘creates’, she creates something truely original that has value.
We do not want this process to be a one hit wonder for her, but one that will put her in control of an extraordinarily rewarding life.
Jane Harbison’s background is accounting and commerce and only recently has taken to design. She speaks about the importance of doing what you love, because it is a good career move.
At school Jane felt she had to be able to support herself. She didn’t want to be reliant on her parents. They had already worked so hard to give her amazing opportunities and put her through school.
Jane knew accounting was a good option – you can always use accountancy and get a job with it. So she made subject choices at school that she thought would help her get a good TE Score – maths, chemistry, french. Problem was she was really good at art, home economics (particularly the sewing/clothes design/fabrics) and history.
She did a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and did ok at it, but was never going to be GREAT at it because she didn’t love it. She wasn’t ever going to really dedicate the deep learning to it that you do when you really get a kick out of what you do.
20 years on Jane had a career change. She did an intensive graphic design course and has used it every day since. From this Dreaming Big for Little Girls was born.
Now she curate unique creative events for girls that open their mind to possibilities and opportunities. This contributes to their confidence and resilience.
Doing so puts her in control of a rewarding life.
We live in a world where kids are anxious about an uncertain future. They don’t know what they want to do or who they want to be.
Imagine a year from now your daughter has surrounded herself with good friends who lift each other up. She is calmly navigating yet another problem at school with originality. This is leadership.
No longer will she just create. She knows, if she goes through the process she will create something better because she thinks about it more. People will take notice and she will be rewarded handsomely for it.
We use creativity to teach the creative process. The creative process is a clever problem solving tool, which takes the anxiety out of not knowing.
To be successful in the world, it is important to combine two things
1) what we love doing and
2) what we are good at.
We use creativity to make the exploration and discovery of what we love and do, fun.
Once we know this and we have a process to see possibilities and seize opportunities, anything is possible.
We cannot reach everyone through our workshops and events, so we wanted to create an inspiring ‘mobile space’ in the shape of a Journal for Girls. It is a place to practice creativity in your own time and place. There are no inspirational quotes, lists or to-dos. Just a blank canvas, spattered with unique design and bursts of colour – some bold some subtle. Let your mood take you to a new page.