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Anatomy in Clay® Centers Announces Groundbreaking Partnership With Colorado Learning Center of Human Anatomy

Joint workshops begin later this month in Denver


Denver – WEBWIRE
A student at the Career Education Center in Denver working with the Anatomy in Clay® Learning System.
A student at the Career Education Center in Denver working with the Anatomy in Clay® Learning System.

Denver, CO — Oct. 12, 2016 — Anatomy in Clay® Centers today announced a new partnership with the Colorado Learning Center of Human Anatomy (CLCHA) that will allow students to engage in two proven methods of learning.
 
This unique collaboration will be evident at a pair of groundbreaking two-day workshops at the non-profit Anatomy in Clay® Centers in Denver. The first is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23 and will focus on the anatomy of the arm. The second is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20 and will focus on the leg.

“These classes will rely on two proven techniques for learning anatomy, alternating back and forth between building clay onto model skeletal sculptures and examining the preserved cadaveric specimen,” said Anatomy in Clay® Founder Jon Zahourek. “We will build from inside-out and also examine outside-in, providing a fully immersive education. All anatomy students quickly realize both the profound reality of our anatomy, but also the beauty of its underlying simplicity.”

Dissection, said Zahourek, has long been considered the traditional “gold standard” of anatomy study. Over the past 25 years, the Anatomy in Clay® Learning System has been adopted for use in over 10,000 classrooms around the United States and has been validated through 17 published university and medical school studies. In the Anatomy in Clay® approach, students learn hands-on construction of anatomical forms. The end result is a three-dimensional model from clay.  Research has demonstrated that the Anatomy in Clay® approach results in improved long-term retention when learning human anatomy.
 
Colorado Learning Center of Human Anatomy (CLCHA) was designed as a community resource in education of human anatomy and physiology through the art of dissection. In dissection, which relies on hands-on deconstruction­ of anatomy, students learn from the outside-in, memorizing three-dimensional anatomy in the process.
 
The classes will be co-taught by Jon Zahourek and CLCHA instructor Bev Boyer. 
Anatomy in Clay® Centers Fall Workshops
The non-profit Anatomy in Clay® Center is offering a full schedule of workshops for Fall, 2016 that will give students the chance to study a broad variety of joints and body systems including the ankle, knee, shoulder, arm, wrist, elbow, hip and the full complex of core anatomy.
 
The classes are for all individuals interested in anatomy and zoology, no matter their age, preparation, level of education, or motivation.
 
The systems of the body are built from the inside out, on scale-model skeletons. Zahourek’s models allow participants to see and touch the physical evidence, the “how” and “where” of muscle attachment and function. Muscle activity is compared and tested with the real-life forms of the individuals building them in clay.
 
The full workshops include:
 

  • Monday, Oct. 17, Ligaments of the Shoulder and Hip (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23, Clay & Cadaver: The Arm -- Anatomy in Clay® in collaboration with Colorado Learning Center of Human Anatomy (CLCHA) (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26, Pelvic Floor (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2, Muscles of the Ankle (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Nov. 12, Muscles of the Knee (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Monday, Nov. 14, Human Face (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, Clay & Cadaver: The Leg -- Anatomy in Clay® in collaboration with Colorado Learning Center of Human Anatomy (CLCHA) (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10, Clay & Cadaver: The Core -- Anatomy in Clay® in collaboration with Colorado Learning Center of Human Anatomy (CLCHA) (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, Muscles of the Shoulder (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)

 
Continuing Education credits are available. To register, visit Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/) and enter “Anatomy in Clay” in the search to access details on any of the workshops above. Space is limited.
 
About the Anatomy in Clay Centers
The non-profit Anatomy in Clay Centers seeks to “promote and conduct anatomy education using an innovative method of instruction” in order to “empower self-discovery in each of us by forming anatomy with our own hands.” The Anatomy in Clay® Centers is located one block south of the Evans Light Rail Station at 2207 S. Delaware St. 
 
More Information
Call 720-570-7820 or email info@formativehapticscenter.org anatomyinclaycenters.org. Members of the media interested in learning more about the Anatomy in Clay Centers may contact Mark Stevens ( mstevens@ecentral.com or 303-495-8699).
 
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