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THE JEWISH CALENDAR: A VISUAL ARTS JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITHIN
In this course we will study various aspects of the Jewish calendar, including elements of the holidays, Jewish texts on seasons and time. We will reflect, express, meditate and create pieces reflecting the cycles around and within us. Time and movement are tied to each other, and as time moves and the seasons change, we can tap into deep and ancestral places of movement and personal growth.
This class will utilize traditional Jewish texts, explore elements of Halacha, symbolism and Jewish thoughts as well as various art mediums.
The course is given in English, in collaboration with the Jewish Community in Stockholm.
No artistic or textual experience is needed, come as you are!
Course material is included in the course cost.
About the teacher
Esther Amster moved to Stockholm as a Rabbanit in the Jewish Community and lives here with her husband, Rabbi Mattias Amster, and their three children. Esther received her Masters degree in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and has studied Jewish texts, thought and history at schools in the US and Israel, receiving her BA from Touro College. She has taught studio art for over ten years, led art therapy groups with a focus on identity and empowerment, and taught Jewish texts with special attention to symbolism in Jewish thought and practice.