Arts Education & Facilitation

As an artist, my work is about bringing color and light into the world.  As an educator, my goal is to empower others to take risks and to embrace their own creativity.

Nancy has been facilitating art experiences & leading workshops forever, and loves nothing more than to share the joy of art making with people of all ages.

She is successful in convincing even the most skeptical in their ability to engage in the creative process.

Inspired by Chagall workshop at SFMOMA
2 women making handmade midrash NewCAJE 2017
two men proudly showing their artwork
mark Liebowitz art historian showing slides of stained glass in Gothis cathedral reflective light
 

Nancy & Mark welcome visitors to their studio in the beautiful village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

They are also available to travel to your community to provide presentations & workshops that celebrate art making, Jewish art, & stained glass.

Mark enjoys sharing his love of glass.

 

He earned his degree in Art History in the early 70's--- the days of slide projectors and bell-bottoms.

Mark earned extra money sitting in the back of dark lecture halls responding to the prompt  “next slide, please.”  The experience stayed with him.

Today the process is digital, but that does not diminish the excitement of discovering what the next slide will reveal from the fascinating world of art.

With over 40 years making stained glass, working on important projects around the country, Mark has a vast collection of ‘slides’ and stories to share.

Mark & Nancy each have decades of experience developing & creating contemporary Jewish Art.

Their insights are enlightening and they are eager to share their knowledge with others.

Below are videos Nancy created which celebrate the Hebrew alphabet.

Nancy created the Alef video (on the left below) for "Art, Creativity, & Community," a weekend celebration of Jewish arts which she organized for Temple Israel of Greenfield, Massachusetts in March of 2017.


She created the second video for a workshop entitled "Celebrating the Beauty & Delight of the Alef Bet," which she offered at NewCAJE8 in August of that same year.

Her intention is to inspire others to open their eyes to see familiar things in new ways, and to explore their own creativity.

Since 1992, when she first discovered silk painting, Nancy has worked with hundreds of individuals to proudly make their own tallitot/prayer shawls.

 

This video was created for an exhibit at Mills College in 2006 which celebrated the creativity of Jewish women & girls. It shows many creating their personal tallitot in her Berkeley studio, something which Nancy is, unfortunately, no longer able to offer.

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