In its lengthy history, anatomy has been closely linked with the medical sciences but is also an essential element in the understanding of who we are and how we function in the world, a subject with broad implications. The system was founded by Jon Zahourek, who pioneered a new way of teaching anatomy more than thirty years ago with a hands-on approach to learning anatomy.
Learn More About Workshop. Thursday, September 27, - Wednesday, October 03, Jon Zahourek feels that this approach -- taking something apart to understand how its component systems work -- is not the best way for our minds to learn. Muscle activity is compared and tested with the real-life forms of the individuals building them in clay.
Just as in dance, there is an unforgettable personal experience involved in this kinesthetic activity, a synthesis of body and mind enhancing the subject being learned. Research over the last 10 years has found that this learning system represents a "best practices" application of anatomy education:. Anatomy in Clay Centers presents classes to individuals interested in anatomy and zoology, no matter their age, preparation, level of education, or motivation. A cardinal focus for us is programs for children and young adults -- in particular those who are disadvantaged -- a key population group with the most to gain from the increased self-confidence and personal competency that accompanies self-discovery.
For over 30 years, we have provided the most effective, informative and relevant anatomy education through the power of hands-on learning. Taking off from the Promethean myth of human creation, Gillian Sze's second poetry collection explores the “anatomy of clay” and the individual as a sentient.
Applications in classrooms include:. Applications for this advanced anatomy education system also include art schools, dance schools, sports training and therapy, occupational therapy, yoga, Pilates, Rolfing, pain management programs, and a variety of movement therapies. Want to Read saving….
Form bones, muscles, nerves and more with clay on scale models of humans, horses or dogs. The process is constructive rather than destructive. Jessica rated it it was amazing Aug 29, She says that takes critical thinking and exercises different parts of the brain. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection and am left questioning why I rarely read poetry.
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The Anatomy of Clay 4. At times reflective, instructional, playful, or strange, the first section, Quotidianus, offers observational poems, which recount intimate and ordinary moments often missed, overlooked, or forgotten. Sze tugs at the fabric of habit and amidst the urban mundane finds her subjects in a woman waiting for the bus, a neighbour who talks to his plants, a girl smoking after a storm.
The following section, Extimacy, takes a lyrical and confessional turn, veering inwards, dealing reflexively with the materiality of inner life: The Anatomy of Clay finds exceptions in the most prosaic conditions and the ineffable distinctions between people, selves, objects, and histories. Paperback , pages.
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Apr 03, Lauren rated it really liked it Shelves: The small moments - studied and observed. I liked Sze's treatment, her awareness of the world and the words. There were a few thematic decisions that detracted from a 5-star view spoiler [several references to violence against animals - why? Jul 18, mwpm rated it really liked it Shelves: I affirm that - for me - personality is a mystery; that mysteries alone are significant; and that love is the mystery-of-mysteries who creates them all.
Six Nonlectures We can never be born enough. Each part is accompanied by a quote from e. We speak of nobility like we can dine on I affirm that - for me - personality is a mystery; that mysteries alone are significant; and that love is the mystery-of-mysteries who creates them all. We speak of nobility like we can dine on it We are scared tatterdemalion hiding behind organdie We savour the cool feel of the spotted jewelweed, crush the leaves to administer after playing in poison ivy, the convenience that the two grow together We hope that the rest of our lives could be that propitious We are good sometimes We are all little children still stopped on the sidewalk calling, Wait for me!
They love the way she gathers her hair, her fingers minding her hairline, combing from the forehead, down to the temples, behind the ears. His hand grips a hand, mindful of the gap.
It blows you out to the sky and the whole world slows. There is a secret up here, you're certain.
Up here, you can confirm whether Beethoven really dunked his head in cold water to stay awake, or the Trojan horse was worth all the hearsay, or whether Death stops at your toes. You want the painted door back. You drew it to get to the next room. But looking down, even the waves of the river's current jump at you like startled eyebrows.