Creative Jewish Art Practice
I would be delighted to bring the Jewish Studio Process to your group or community through Zoom.
What to expect:
“If there has ever been a time to make art… now is that time… When we tap into our creative capacity, we can access the deep wellspring of our radical imagination to bring about a more just, loving, and peaceful future for us all.” -Rabbi Adina Allen, founder, Jewish Studio Project
Our tradition calls us to see the world and ourselves anew. Especially in our times, this call requires all of the imagination and creativity that we can cultivate. In conversation with Jewish texts, we will draw on mindfulness meditation and the Jewish Studio Process methodology as we engage in learning and creative arts (visual and writing) to see the truth of our lives more clearly and awaken our imagination and creativity. Please bring materials that you have in your home- colored pencils, markers, paints, magazines, tape/glue; unlined blank paper or journal; pen. No specific materials needed.
Please note that no background, experience or skill in meditation or art is necessary. This process is about accessing our inner wisdom through the art and writing process, not about creating beautiful images!
What people are saying:
“I LOVE this course. It is calming, inspiring, communal (but not too communal), and is unlike any other experience I have had. The JSP taps my creativity and instincts. I usually find Zoom experiences to be an energy sap, but this the complete opposite. I look forward to this 90 minutes all week. Margie and Donna have created the most warm and welcoming experience that is both simple and profound. I highly recommend.” -Amy
“Rarely have I resonated with Jewish concepts as I do when I listen to Rabbi Margie. I could listen to her all day– her calming, intuitive guidance and her insightful teaching- is a joy to experience. I have been consistently surprised with the insights I am able to receive from my own intuition through this art process. This weekly group, especially during an incredibly difficult time (Covid pandemic and racial injustice) has been a sanctuary for me.” -Joanna
“Our JSP session is the highlight of my week – I look forward to learning, creating and connecting with this new community. It has become such an incredible opportunity for me to leave aside my daily work and participate in something so meaningful and reflective. In these few short weeks, I have gained tremendous insights. I have also committed to a daily creative expression as a means of stress management.” -Debbie
“Margie has been a great leader and guide through this process! Our “virtual-community” felt very safe and comfortable – both to share ideas, questions and our art!”
“Since beginning this practice, I have committed to some form of creative expression each day. I have found it so rejuvenating – especially during this pandemic – it has provided me with a great distraction and escape! Thank you to Margie and the JSP for this gift.”