Judaism has a rich tradition of art, craft, and sacred objects. In this series of workshops, we will explore imagery, symbolism, and technique as we look at historic and contemporary works and objects from Jewish traditions around the world. We will also consider how historic events and cultural considerations led to certain choices around these pieces.
Each session will have two parts: first, we will have a slide show of examples of various items and discuss what we see. Next, we will have the chance to try our hand at creating something meaningful of our own. The series can be attended as an ongoing class, or sessions can be stand-alone events. No previous art experience necessary. Open to everyone.
Session 2, February 23- Jewish Household and Sacred Objects
Many significant Jewish practices occur at home. How have Jewish people infused everyday objects with sacred significance? As today’s world becomes more secular, individuals are looking to personal practices to connect with spirituality. We will begin this session looking at simple household items like Challah covers as inspiration, and then make our own meaningful treasure to help connect to what is most sacred to us.
Amy Rubin (she/her or they/them) is an artist, counsellor, and practicing non-denominational Jewish person. She is so grateful to live in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people, in the Annapolis Valley.