The writer Annie Dillard says that how we spend our days is how we spend our lives. With school as we know it upended, we have a unique opportunity to develop daily habits that contribute to lifelong independent learning and creating. We will look at practice as both verb and noun, paying special attention to the ways we embody the work (and change) we want to see in the world. Through somatic activities, talks with invited guests, projects, and readings (across the arts, sciences, philosophy, religion, and activism), we’ll revel in the interplay between process and product, solitude and community, structure and freedom, life and art.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is designed for all students, whether new to or experienced in somatic and/or art making practices.
We’ll meet as a group synchronously online twice a week. Because of body-based activities in this class, it is highly recommended that you are able to turn on your video during most classes. If that’s not possible, speak with instructor and we’ll figure it out together. Attendance in all classes and completion of all work is required to pass the course. Seats reserved for each class year; unused reserved seats will be released to all class years for further enrollment during Add/Drop.