Storefront for Somatic Practice
A 5-week series for children ages 3-7 years based in the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education and modeled after Move Like the Animals and Monkey Moves, developmental movement activities created by educator Stephen Rosenholtz and artist Yoshiko Fujita.
Through storytelling, song and movement sequences, this series supports children as they explore and refine their balance, coordination and self-regulation. We will alternate formal and informal exploration, originating with suggestions from the teacher, animal movement models, musical accompaniment and the children’s own discoveries and example. We will lead and learn from one another as well as current research in embodied play and early childhood development.
February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7
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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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
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