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Learning through Movement/ Drawing
Storefront for Somatic Practice
Cambridge
2.8.17-3.8.17

A 5-week drawing and movement series for children ages 3-7 years involving individual and collaborative movement exploration and observational and imaginative drawing practice.

As a group, we will experiment with different approaches to drawing and moving. We will draw each other moving, draw what we ourselves have just been exploring in movement, and act out our pictures. We will investigate how the two modes of drawing and being physically active might be connected and generate ideas for how to relate them anew.

Many children love to draw when they’re not running around playing. This series will move between the two modes or “states” of drawing and playing. Children who prefer one or the other activity will get to venture into new territory with the influence and support of something they already enjoy. All children will develop their capacity to focus, reflect, and transition between activities.

Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15pm

February 8, 15 and 22, March 1 and 8

The Storefront for Somatic Practice is located at 1 West Place, Cambridge, MA 02139, right across from the Broadway Bicycle School and adjacent to City Hall Annex.

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Prorated tuition available, inquire for more details: helenelizabethmiller@gmail.com

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Led by artist Helen Miller, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and Film Study Center Fellow at Harvard University. The relationship of visual representation and embodied experience informs her video, performance, drawing and painting. She was born and raised in New York, holds a BA in Art and English from UC Berkeley and master’s degrees in Art from Harvard. Assistant Editor of The Feldenkrais Journal, her writing on art has been published by The Drawing Center, Trade School, Comet Books, The Bok Center, Mozarteum Salzburg, ESTAR(SER) and Feldenkrais Zeit. She is the Director of the Storefront for Somatic Practice in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches drawing and movement with the collective ARE (aestheticrelationalexercises.com).

Helen has 20 years of experience working with children and young adults in both formal and informal learning environments. She has taught through scholarship award programs such as Studio in a School, ArtsBridge and Americorps, at schools and cultural institutions including Wave Hill Garden and Cultural Center & the Family Art Project, Stone Barns Farm Camp, The Drawing Center, the Nightingale-Bamford School and the Allen-Stevenson School in New York City, and Longfellow Middle, Martin Luther King Jr. and Claremont Middle School in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her K-12 art & environmental education curriculum development was selected for the Strauss Scholarship by UC Berkeley.

Image credits: Drawings by Stone Barns Farm Camp campers summer 2008

Email helenelizabethmiller@gmail.com with questions and interest.