A Hands-On Experience
HHP’s Dr. Joslyn Ahlgren invited Morgan Yacoe, instructor and MFA candidate in sculpture at the College of the Arts, to lead a sculpture seminar for her undergraduate teaching assistants.
Yacoe teaches sculpting to physicians and surgical residents, as well as an interdisciplinary course at UF.
During the seminar, Yacoe taught students how to focus on proportions of the elements within the hand.
She encouraged students to move around their sculpture and frequently change perspective to be sure that they were looking at their sculptures from multiple angles.
Ahlgren said, “The goal of this seminar was to get my teaching assistants to think about anatomy from a totally different perspective. Additionally, I wanted to give them a learning experience that was outside their comfort zone so that they could better embrace the role they play in teaching a tough subject like anatomy to hundreds of anxious students each semester.”