Learning through Movement/ Environments
Storefront for Somatic Practice
A 6-week class for children ages 3-7 years involving the collaborative creation of magical fortresses, or environments.
One student will lead the warm-up each week, after which we will explore and experiment with objects and materials, plan, implement, and deconstruct an environment, city, system or set of sculptures. Interactive play, physical storytelling and reflection will be followed by intentional reversal of the process (aka clean-up). A variety of mats, rugs, pillows, balls, ladders, buckets, blocks, boxes, tubes, felt cubes and other objects will be provided for each class. The open space and sunlight of the Storefront studio will be temporarily transformed into a place for children to explore their curiosity about the natural world, the built environment and the combination and recombination of different materials, objects and effects. In the process, the Storefront will provide a complement and preparation for the different, related possibilities of the park and playground.
Led by artist Helen Singh-Miller, a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education with 20 years of experience teaching art, writing and environmental education to children and young adults in school and afterschool.
April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17
Inspired by AnjiPlay: www.anjiplay.com.
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.
Interested? Questions? Email helenelizabethmiller@gmail
Image credit: AnjiPlay student