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Through the arts, our collective creativity has the ability to build personal and communal connections to our Judaism and to God. We named this festival in recognition of B’TZALEL, the chief artisan of the Tabernacle who was in charge of building the Ark of the Covenant. He was said to be highly gifted as a workman, showing great skill and originality in engraving precious metals and stones and in wood-carving. He was also a master-workman, having many apprentices under him whom he instructed in the arts. Through his wisdom and knowledge he was able to bring out great skills in others to create the place where God would dwell. Temple Beth El will host its first ever B’TZALEL ARTS FESTIVAL, where gifted artists from within our own temple community will be sharing their talents with us through a series of arts workshops through the month of May 2017. CONNECT! CREATE! COLLABORATE! The festival culminates on Sunday, June 4th at 4pm with an opportunity to SEE, HEAR, and TASTE the creations at our Artist Showcase.

Sponsored in part by an Impact Grant from Jewish Federation & Family Services



A Night of Fun & Clay
with Jennifer Joyce and Kerry Boulian

Class Dates/Time: Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 or 25, 7:30–9:30pm
Location: San Clemente home Age: 21+
Price: Member $30 per session/Non-member $40 per session

Come grab your friends and join us for a fun clay party! Over a two-hour session, each participant will create a ceramic plate over a two-hour session that will be glazed, sculpted, stamped, played with, colored, and ready to be fired twice. Finished products will be displayed at the B’tzalel Arts Festival on June 4th. Attendees are encouraged to bring wine and food to enjoy during the session! (Single session class, may be repeated)

The Art of Inner Expression
with Diane Hajnal

Class Dates/Times: Sunday, May 7 & 28, 12:30 – 3pm and Monday, May 15, 7–9pm
Location: TBE Art Room
Age: 16+
Price: Member $45/Non-Member $55

Come take this guided tour of self-discovery to find the artist within you! This unique teaching method encourages the creativity inside you to reach the canvas in colors, shapes, forms and textures. It is a fun way to unlock your talents. With the ability to express your inner self without beginning with a preconceived idea. The art of inner expression is individually geared to every student, regardless of age and prior art experience. (3-session class)

The Art of Introspection by Process of Extrospection
with Roger Gordon

Class Dates/Time: Tuesday, May 9, 16, 23 & 30, 7 – 8:30pm
Location: TBE Art Room Age: 16+
Price: Member $45/Non-member $55

An introspective course in learning how to see just beneath the surface in portraiture.
In four lessons, you will learn how to draw a portrait that you will take home and be proud of! In these 90-minute classes, you will learn sound fundamental skills that will improve your ability to create realistic drawings
(4-session class)

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