Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A post worth reading

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
~Maya Angelou

I got a big kick out of this post by Elizabeth Ellington:

Kindergarten Meets College: A Celebration of Coloring and Creative Mind Class
I taught the class for the first time last semester and added coloring to the syllabus on a whim. I had been reading many books about creativity to prep for the course, and one of my reads was actually a reread, Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor, which details a course she teaches at UW-Madison called “The Unthinkable Mind.” Barry’s class examines the brain on creativity: she introduces her students to research by neuroscientists and asks them to use themselves as guinea pigs for various exercises, writing assignments, and drawing assignments.
(from Tabatha: Sounds like a good book!)

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1 comment:

Linda B said...

I read this. Elisabeth's class sounds just wonderful, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing it, Tabatha. Have you started coloring yet?