Jewish Art as Prayer: A Guided Art Session
February 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ESTFree
Jewish artists over the centuries have used art as a form of prayer. In this interactive session, we’ll learn about the evolution of Jewish art and begin a new piece of art of your own. Participants are encouraged to bring in an image of their favorite piece of Jewish art that will become part of our discussion. We will close by sketching a piece inspired by an aspect of Judaism that is meaningful to us. Together we’ll learn about the rich history of Jewish art, engage with others interested in incorporating art into spiritual practice, and create in a supportive environment. Participants are welcome to use the medium of art most comfortable for them (written/vocal/visual/movement, etc.). No art experience necessary. Bring your enthusiasm to try something new!
Ayeola Omolara Kaplan (she/her) is a Black, Queer, and Jewish artist. Through depicting the intersections of identity, class, and spirituality, Ayeola hopes to meaningfully contribute to the growing body of revolutionary art. Her work features electrifying, surrealist imagery, created to celebrate the empowerment of oppressed people. In her experience, art is equally a spiritual and political medium. Art is the language that Ayeola uses to fully reclaim the power within herself. She hopes that through sharing her work, she is able to help spread joy and inspire folks to live truthfully and committed to building a world where we can all experience peace, freedom, and equity.
The session will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.