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shpring 2014 clahsses

HelloOoOo! Here are all my lovely classes for this term:

Reading the Body (an anthropology class that’s partially held in the dance studio - we talk about and feel BODIES - socially, personally, politically, etc. Basically my Plan)

The Science of Consciousness (what does it feel like to be an octopus?)

Butoh (modern Japanese dance that’s based off meditation/imaging - we do practices like “sneezing body,” and modern dance to Heartless while being taught by a cute Japanese man who teaches via a translator)

Yoga, Gymnastics and Dance (cartwheels are hard, child’s pose is easy)

Ukulele Ensemble (pronouncing Hawaiian town names is way harder than playing chords)

Lap/Mountain Dulcimer (old Appalachian 3-stringed folk instrument)

Conflict Confident (a mediation module that I haven’t started yet)

ANYWAY I am SO PLEASED with what I’m doing - finally all of my classes are directly in line with what I’m interested in, and I often get mixed up between the work for all my classes, because there are a lot of fascinating overlaps. Also all the books I ordered for just myself (not for class) are verrryyy similar to my class books. Next term I will delve deep, deep, deeeeep into the depths of the Psychology department.

36/100 drawings

36/100 drawings

first 8/100 drawings

first 8/100 drawings

ask me about my courses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fall 2012

Russian Jewish Literature (he made us challah on the last day)

Contact Improv (rolling on each other/painting our bodies with the floor)


Sacred Harp/Shape Note Singing (triangle notes, square notes, diamond notes)

Markmaking and Representation (drew angry women in nature for my final)

Normality & Abnormality (ha ha)

Field Work Term: lived, worked, studied, interacted, meditated, existed in a small, traditional Tibetan Buddhist monastery (!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Spring 2013

Experiential Anatomy (learning about the human body through touch, movement, and dance. and rolling on each other/painting with the floor)

Banjo (can’t get enough)

VALS (visual arts lecture series - interesting visiting humans talking about what they’re all about)

Photo Foundations (black & white film processing)

Hearing & Singing Music

Traditional Music Ensemble

Reading & Writing Poetry: Color, Text & Sound (workshopped grotesque poems about food and families, cleared my teacher’s aura with essential oils)

Fall 2013

Experiential Anatomy/Somatic Practices (mind-body connection, advanced rolling around)

Actor’s Instrument (exercising my emotional muscle)

100 Drawings (1 drawing every day until the last day of class, including breaks and weekends. we work with different constraints, i.e. microscopic view, cutting, palimpsest {where you erase what you’ve drawn but marks still remain}, etc. it’s intricate stuff.)

Philippine Kulintang Gong Ensemble (hitting gongs for credit!!!!!!!!!)

Philosophical Reasoning (how can you be sure that you exist?)