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Moving Clay: A Wellness Workshop for Clay Artists

April 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 5 ~ 6:00pm-7:00pm EST
Wednesday, April 12 ~ 6:00pm-7:00pm EST
Wednesday, April 19 ~ 6:00pm-7:00pm EST

Your alignment in the studio matters! Most clay artists aren’t taught how to sit or stand well at the wheel, wedging clay, or pinching pots. Did you know that your movements can actually retrain your body to create strength in areas that might be lacking? Your studio practice directly influences the longevity of your hands and body, which ultimately affects your career. It’s not easy to unlearn the patterns and habits that our bodies have adapted to. But the good news is that your body is capable of developing new movement patterns that can strengthen your studio practice in the long run. As an educator, Missy feels a strong sense of responsibility to create a new understanding surrounding the relationships between our bodies and our studio practices. In this 3 week series, Missy will teach you how to move in a way that helps you find the relief you deserve so you can keep experiencing a lifetime of making. Your body is worth the effort! Courses with Missy include a mix of background information, such as how knots develop in the body, and practical instruction, such as different ways to increase blood flow, circulation, and flexibility. These techniques are designed to help boost energy levels, alleviate pain, reduce the risk of injury, and improve posture.

This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

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Location: Online

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