Unlike anything offered at Holy Cross, CreateLab is an innovative team-taught course that moves away from the traditional classroom experience, inviting students to explore their creativity and imagination and to take risks in a range of activities that engage with the theme of the course through multiple disciplines and unexpected perspectives.
CreateLab, stemming from Arts Transcending Borders (ATB), brings together a diverse team of faculty and the College’s visiting artist-in-residence, along with students from varying majors and class years to participate in a semester of unconventional learning. Through lectures, performances, and collaborative projects that challenge students outside of their comfort zones, students are encouraged to think creatively and deeply; to articulate and tackle their fears; to tolerate ambiguity; and to honor process as well as product. Simultaneously, students develop the skills to build and stand by their arguments; to sustain long-range project development; and to collaborate and commit to teamwork. The faculty of this organic course facilitate, instigate, provoke, and support the students as they explore their limits and break past them.
In Fall 2016, CreateLab, titled Borders: Tension/Possibility, will be taught by:
Michael Beatty, Department of Visual Arts
Leah Hager Cohen, Department of English
Osvaldo Golijov, Department of Music
Lynn Kremer, Department of Theatre
Video Credit: Tom Rettig