Creativity Inside and Out.
Marks-Tarlow. New York: Addison-Wesley, 1996. Illus., 193 pp.,
Subtitled "Learning Through Multiple Intelligences" with a
forward by Howard Gardner, readers will find this book to be chock-full
of stimulating ideas and lessons--most of which are art adaptable. The
author, a clinical psychiatrist who had also attended the Rhode island
School of Design, presents hundreds of activities, within twenty-seven
lessons, designed to enhance creativity. A typical lesson is
"Feeling Talk" that explores emotions through a series of six
exercises and nine discussion topics that revolve around writing, drama
and art, with emphasis on Expressionism and Fauvism, mask-making and
cartooning. A brief review of this book cannot begin to describe the
numerous teaching ideas and strategies contained in its pages.
Recommended for upper grades through high school.