Workshops

Birds sing, spiders weave, and beavers build; artistic expression is as natural as breathing. Whether you are a seasoned artist or budding creative, your art is sacred and welcome.

Botanical color on your table

May 2, 9 2021 at 12:30-2pm EST

Kol Atzmotai

In this two-part workshop, you’ll create a luxurious silk challah cover dyed with botanical materials easily found around your home and table. We’ll experiment with berries, onion skins, cabbage, and turmeric in a process known as ecoprinting or botanical contact printing. Pre-mordanted (i.e. ready to dye) silk covers will be mailed to participants.

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Sliding scale $36-144. All abilities warmly welcomed; this is a workshop for budding creatives and seasoned artists alike. Ages 12+. Class will be live captioned.

Shomrei Adamah and Hiddur Mitzvah

January 2021, Kesher Israel

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Explore through discussion and chevruta the connections between beautifying ritual actions and honoring the Earth. We’ll learn about the historical and modern practice of illustrating and illuminating Psalms and choose selections from Perek Shirah to illustrate.

This class is for Jewish teens ages 14-17 as part of Kesher Israel’s teen learning series.

Tu Bishvat Botanical Monoprinting Workshop

January 2021, Congregation Beth Israel Worcester

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In honor of Tu Bishvat, we’ll create earthy illustrations of Jewish text using a botanical monoprinting technique. After a text study of the Earth’s voices recorded in Perek Shirah, we’ll use leafy greens from the kitchen to illustrate a passage of your choosing.

Tu Bishvat Botanical Printmaking Workshop

January 2021, Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue

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In honor of Tu Bishvat, we’ll create bright botanical art in this two-part workshop. Using a technique known as botanical contact printing or ‘ecoprinting’, we’ll print paper with leaves and berries in a dyebath of turmeric. Following a text study of Perek Shirah’s vocalizations of the Earth, we’ll use our botanically printed paper to create beautiful illustrations of selected passages.

Printmaking Workshop

December 2020, Kol Atzmotai

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In this three-week workshop for Jewish artists and budding creatives, you’ll learn the basics of linoleum cut block printing and gain the skills needed to go from concept to creation of beautiful printed Judaica. We’ll explore block printing as an artistic technique, the history of printmaking within Jewish communities, and brainstorm as a group how you’d like to create your challah cover. Participants will carve and print a challah cover in time for Khanike, as well as gain confidence in using block printing skills beyond the context of this workshop!

Elul Shiviti Workshop

September 2020, Kavod Boston

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A Makom Torah is a place of loving Torah learning. How do we create sacred space to hold High Holiday ritual during a pandemic? Join me in learning about the practice of creating Shivitis and Mizrachs, Jewish calligraphy pieces marking sacred prayer space, and create your own Shiviti to mark the makom Torah of your home.

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