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‘Anatomy in Motion’ workshop at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon Saturday

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Participants in Saturday's workshop at Walking Mountains Science Center will re-create all of the functioning parts from colored clay applied to a detailed, realistic plastic model.
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What: Anatomy in Motion: Muscles of the Knee Workshop.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

Cost: $50 for adults.

More information: Purchase tickets online at www.walkingmountains.org/knee or call 970-827-9725; seating is limited.

AVON — The knee is a strong joint that allows for perfect shock absorption during the many activities and sports we all love to do. It also has a role in coordinating with the movements of the hip and the ankle to get us where we want to go — with the form we want to get there, providing both power and finesse.

Walking Mountains Science Center will host Anatomy in Clay Centers of Denver on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for “Anatomy in Motion: Muscles of the Knee.” This workshop will focus on the muscles responsible for moving the knee joint, how they tend to malfunction and how to correctly use good mechanics to support the joint throughout an active life. Participants will re-create all of the functioning parts, from colored clay applied to a detailed, realistic plastic model. Building in this way is an active learning process that is both engaging and informative. Included within the workshop is a movement session using exercises and stretches that focus on the muscles that are being made.

The Anatomy In Clay Learning System, created by Jon Zahourek, is a hands-on approach that has led the way in innovative anatomy education for more than 30 years. Amy Anderson has been a pilates instructor-trainer for more than 20 years and is a gold certified pilates method alliance teacher. A dance medicine specialist and professional ballet dancer, she has developed a series of very effective exercises and stretches to aid in the prevention and rehabilitation of joint issues. Gregory Gonzales leads hands-on sessions using the Anatomy In Clay Learning System to explore and understand the mechanisms of the hip, the knee and the foot-ankle system. Gonzales has an academic background in kinesiology and decades of work as a professional dancer and dance instructor.

Participants will enjoy this unique, hands-on approach to exploring human anatomy, as you will be able to see and touch the physical evidence of muscle attachment and function. Purchase tickets online at http://www.walking mountains.org/knee or call 970-827-9725; seating is limited.