Hand and Forearm Anatomy Workshop for Librarians Wednesday, Aug. 6; Training is Part of Program Offering Hands-On Anatomy Classes through Front Range Libraries

More than a dozen Front Range librarians and educators will attend a three-hour workshop on the anatomy of the human hand and forearm on Wednesday, Aug. 6. The workshop will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Anatomy in Clay® Centers (2207 S. Delaware St.) in Denver.

Librarians from Anythink Libraries, Louisville Public Library, Berthoud Public Library, Douglas County Libraries, Poudre Library, and Auraria Library are expected to attend. They will be joined by representatives from Northglenn High School, The Ricks School (University of Denver) and the Colorado Institute of Art, among others.

The workshop will be led by Anatomy in Clay® founder Jon Zahourek. Participants will create the functioning parts of the human hand and forearm using colored clay applied to a detailed, realistic model of the hand and forearm.

The workshop is part of a growing relationship between the Denver-based nonprofit Anatomy in Clay® Centers and public libraries. Several libraries have started offering free, fun and interactive anatomy sessions using a unique hands-on approach—the Anatomy in Clay® Learning System. Additional libraries and library systems have expressed interest in offering similar hands-on anatomy learning.

 The Anatomy in Clay® Centers workshops are a natural fit for public libraries, which increasingly are supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and what’s known as the “Makerspace” concept—community centers that connect tools, people and education to enable individuals to design and create works they otherwise might not be able to do on their own.

 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.”

 More Information

Call 720-570-7820 or email info@anatomyinclaycenters.org for more more about the Anatomy in Clay® Centers or about the renovation of the building where the workshops are taught may contact Mark Stevens (mstevens@ecentral.com or 303-495-8699).