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Veterinarians, vet techs, dog owners, dog trainers, breeders, artists, zoologists, naturalists, teachers and students who want to learn more about canine anatomy are invited to attend a six-day workshop beginning Wednesday, July 29 in Denver. The creator of the ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System, anatomist/artist Jon Zahourek, will lead attendees through building comprehensive canine musculature with clay onto skeletal scale models. A wolf’s body provided the dimensions of the CANIKEN® model which will be used in the class. As a result, this workshop will also be valuable to anyone interested in learning more about this apex predator. The wolf will be in the political spotlight later this year in Colorado as voters decide a ballot measure that proposes official reintroduction of the species. Zahourek’s innovative learning approach makes anatomy both playfully simple and profound. Students’ understanding of the dog—and wolf—will be powerfully intuitive, artistic, and scientific as they discover the underlying simplicity of anatomical patterns common to dogs, man, and all mammals. Working with clay, workshop participants will build all the major muscles of canine anatomy. “CANIKEN® CoreData™1 Workshop: A Canine Anatomy Event” will be held at the non-profit Anatomy in Clay® Centers in Denver, 2201 S. Delaware St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will run from Wednesday, July 29 through Tuesday, Aug. 4 (with a day off Sunday, Aug. 1). PLEASE NOTE! For health and safety precautions, there will be social distancing of at least 6 feet between work tables, and only one person per six foot table in this workshop, held in a large space. Depending on the state and the city's COVID-19 restrictions, the class may change to an online workshop. For updated information, visit: www.anatomyinclaycenters.org/workshops. The course fee is $1,500. A $150 discount is available for registrations received by May 31, 2020. To register, contact Mary Bahus-Meyer via email at [masked] or call[masked]. About Jon Zahourek Jon Zahourek has taught human and animal anatomy for over 40 years. He created the Anatomy in Clay® Learning System during his tenure at Parsons School of Design in New York, teaching students anatomy by building it with clay on the scale model skeletons he developed. He has taught workshops in comparative primate anatomy at the Smithsonian Institution, and in comparative mammalian anatomy at the Darwin Centre/Natural History Museum in London. Zahourek trained the Smithsonian Institution’s forensic facial reconstruction specialist, Betty Pat Gatiliff, who taught Zahourek’s approach for decades across the United States. About the Anatomy in Clay Centers The non-profit Anatomy in Clay Centers seeks to “make anatomy accessible to all, through providing educational classes to the public at large, including schools and organizations, using a kinesthetic approach to human anatomy and zoology.” The Anatomy in Clay® Centers is located one block south of the Evans Light Rail Station at 2201 S. Delaware St. More: http://www.anatomyinclaycenters.org/ More Information Call[masked] or email [masked]. Members of the media interested in learning more about (delete the) Anatomy in Clay Centers may contact Mark Stevens ([masked] or[masked]).