We all learn with and through our bodies.

Reading a book.

Leaning closer to a painting, 

then stepping back.

Taking notes.

Making gestures while talking on the phone.

Walking  on a specific pace.

We all learn with and through our bodies.

My work and research are situated in art museums and center museum visitors' bodies. I propose a Body Based Pedagogy (BBP) in the galleries that works against the binary and the mutation of the sensational self. While I consciously use the word body, I perceive the self as a body-mind-spirit entity.

 

Body Based Pedagogy in the Galleries (BBPiG) can be a movement around the artwork, a sigh, a step forward, or crossed arms. It can be a facilitated meditation, a drama pose, simple gestures --body based educational practices that nurture meaning-making. But it can be more than that.

We also run independent, interactive tours in awesome museums and exhibitions. These are for anyone who thinks art is boring and tours are so last year. Let's experience some art together!

participatory
walks
Chicago

In these workshops, docents and museum educators explore ways of learning through and with the body, within the galleries. In this way, they enrich the ways they engage their museum visitors.

museum educators'
training
UMMA

During one-time workshops or through a series of workshops, toddlers play and learn with their bodies, by expanding the ways of learning.

after school club for toddlers
London, Chicago, NYC

What can teachers do with their students when visiting a museum gallery? Well, they can do storytelling through drama! In this workshop we share tips and all the steps to get there.

teachers' training
Art Institute Chicago

In these after School clubs students build a story with their own bodies. These workshops help students to understand their bodies and create new meanings within their own narrative.

after school club
Public Schools

How can teachers incorporate students' bodies in their every day practices? In these workshops we play with our bodies in order to amplify teachers' power as educators.

student teachers' training
University of Michigan