Immersive Experience. Creative Transformation.

Immersive Experience. Creative Transformation.

Meet Mo Golden

Mo Golden is an interdisciplinary artist and immersive learning expert whose work invites people to engage in mind-body connection and personal transformation through the arts. Her work centers around themes of belonging/otherness, intercultural connection, and integrating parts of one’s self via the creative process.

During her undergraduate studies at The Evergreen State College, Mo fell in love with interdisciplinary learning and received a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study indigenous plants and art in Peru and Argentina. Currently, Mo is a PhD student in Expressive Arts at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. She holds a master’s degree in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University, with a focus on experiential, arts-based, and intercultural learning.

Her certifications include:

  • 620-hour certification in Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy from PCETI in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Level 1 training in the healing modality Zero Balancing.
  • Prosci certification in ADKAR method of Organizational Change Management.

Mo developed her professional foundation through learning many approaches, including her study of Butoh with Dorothy Lenner and Emilie Sugai; Hanna Somatics and Modern Dance with Rob Esposito; Lessac acting with Laurie Mufson; and visual arts with Mark Flowers, Deborah Koff-Chapin, Marilyn Frasca, and Yanka Mikhailova.

Integrating her experiences and education, Mo co-founded the Jewish lifestyle brand Gold Herring, offering immersive products connecting people with Jewish wisdom and culture. She co-designed custom products and formed partnerships with prominent Jewish organizations such as Moishe House, One Table, and Hillel International.

Working independently, Mo’s curriculum design and experiential facilitation clients include:

 

Remembering Past Projects

Produced and facilitated a day-long expressive arts immersion with lectures, performances, and workshops.

  • Funded through a student enrichment grant at The Evergreen State College, February¬†2017.

Produced and facilitated an 8-week expressive arts immersion series with lectures, seminars, and workshops.

  • Funded through a student enrichment grant at The Evergreen State College, February 2016.

Produced and facilitated an 8-week expressive arts immersion series with lectures, seminars, and workshops.

  • Funded through a student enrichment grant at The Evergreen State College, February 2016.
  • Supported by student-directed studies at The Evergreen State College, February 2015.

Produced and facilitated an 8-week academic expressive arts program with lectures, seminars, and experiential workshops.

  • Two co-current cohorts, supported by student-directed studies at The Evergreen State College, December 2012.
  • Two co-current cohorts, supported by student-directed studies at The Evergreen State College, January 2013.
  • One cohort, supported by student-directed studies at The Evergreen State College, May 2013.

Immersive arts based inquiry workshop around themes of home/belonging/otherness, based on the expressive arts process of developing the one-woman show by the same name, a continuation of the Culmination Project after studying in Argentina and Peru through the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.

  • Weekend intensive, Tomato Spirit Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 2012.
  • Day-long workshop, El Centro del Circulo Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 2012.
  • Day-long workshop, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wa. USA, April 2016
  • 3-hour workshop, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wa. USA, April 2017.

Performed and produced one-woman show, as a continuation of the Culmination Project after studying in Argentina and Peru through the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.

  • Tomato Spirit Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 2012.
  • El Centro del Circulo Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July, 2012.

Designed and produced Immersive Retreat, hosted by El Centro del Circulo Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Exploring our relationship with plants through arts based inquiry and taste, touch, smell, somatic experiencing, October, 2012.

Co-designed event, facilitated workshop sessions. Hosted by PCETI Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • International symposium for expressive arts practitioners, September 2012.

Designed and facilitated class series for adults learning English. directed final performances. Tomato Spirit Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • 4-week series, February 2012.
  • 8-week series, March 2012.
  • 8-week series, May 2012.

Wrote and performed one-woman show, along with visual art exhibition, Culmination Project after studying in Argentina and Peru through the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.

  • The Cork Gallery, Baltimore, Md., November 2011.
  • The Train Station, Shepards Town, Wv., December 2011.