Workshops

YOUR SPIRIT IN LIGHTS! WORKSHOP. In this hands-on workshop, which may be tailored for specific holidays, Debra Band inducts participants into the grand tradition of Hebrew manuscript painting, focusing on guiding them toward creating an illuminated painting expressing their own spirit. The workshop is preceded by a 10-minute magic carpet ride across the history of beautiful Jewish books from the dawn of writing to the internet age. Participants will learn basic gilding technique, creating a miniature illuminated manuscript of a significant word of their choice in color and gold leaf. The emphasis in this workshop is to help the participant to find a way to express an abstract value on paper, consequently, prior to the session, please suggest that they think of elements of their lives to express in their paintings. Limited to 25 participants, ages 12 to adult. 90 minutes. Materials cost: approximately $8 per participant (unless school already has necessary materials) Hands-on portion only in-person.

YOUR SPIRIT IN LIGHTS! JUNIOR WORKSHOP. In this hands-on workshop, which may also be tailored for specific holidays, Debra Band guides young children toward creating an illuminated painting expressing their own spirit. The workshop is preceded by a 7-minute magic carpet ride across the history of beautiful Jewish books from the dawn of writing to the internet age. Participants will learn basic gilding technique, creating a miniature illuminated manuscript of a significant word of their choice in color and gold leaf. The emphasis in this workshop is to help the participant to find a way to express an abstract value on paper, consequently, prior to the session please suggest that students think of elements of their lives to express in their paintings. Limited to approximately 25 participants (more with teacher support), first through sixth grades. 60 minutes.  In-person only.

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Ketubot

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