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Art Midrash with Jay

Explore the weekly Torah portion with art and community!

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • From 5 US dollars

Class Details

Tuesdays @ 5pm PT/8pm ET April 1 - June 28 ● Online Looking to creatively connect to the weekly Torah portion? Join teacher Jay Smith to discover how art-making can deepen your relationship with the Torah. Each week there will be a new series of creative prompts to spark conversation and provide scaffolding to push you (warmly) out of your comfort zones. Join us to learn more about yourself, the text, and most importantly, the relationship between the two. This class is for people who are interested in: Developing a text-based, spiritual art-making practice Diving deeper into your existing art practice utilizing creative prompts and exploring new materials Discovering new ways of relating to sacred Jewish text Just as Torah Studio welcomes learners at all levels, this class is for people with any or no experience with art-making. And just as everyone has their individual relationship with the divine, so too does each person have their own individual relationship to art-making. No special arts materials are required. We do not expect anyone to prepare anything outside of class. Each class will include Hevruta paired text study, prompted individual art-making, gallery viewing, and group discussion. About the Teacher Jay Smith (they/them) is an illustrator, clinician, and longtime Torah Studio learner based in Western Massachusetts. They have no formal arts education and credit their grandmother Sylvia with teaching them to paint at an early age. Their work explores themes of Jewish identity, ancestry, queerness, and longing. They currently reside in Florence, MA with their partner, Clare, and two fur babies Gene and Charlie.


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