for Zshuk Art Initiative at Russian Shabbat Club at JCC in Manhattan.
Fridays. 4:30-5:30pm, September 23, 2011 -January20, 2012
New and exciting program that emphasizes Jewish learning, art, and pedagogy in a fun environment. Our curriculum has connections to beautiful Jewish texts, stories, multidisciplinary creating, and concepts and teaches children to think deeply, flexibly, and imaginatively. As a result children are able to construct a very personal connection to Judaism, express themselves and to become self-reliant, creative, and independent thinkers. All clases are taught in Russian and take place in an exciting and beautiful space at a fully-stocked classroom at the JCC of Manhattan. At the end of the semester everyone will be able to participate in a spectacular Theatrical Performance Show for the entire family! Â This semester, kids will have a unique opportunity to learn with the following artists:
Dmitri Slepovitch (Composer, Musician) Ph.D. (Musicology, Ethnomusicology) Educator, clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist, composer, conductor, and Yiddish singer, a founding member and the Artistic Director of the Minsker Kapelye and Litvakus bands. He serves as an Assistant to the Artistic Director at the National Yiddish Theater â€“ Folksbiene, New York. He performs and teaches Ashkenazi Jewish music and other Eastern and Central European musical traditions. Â
Zhenya Plechkina (Artist/Print-maker) Founder of Zshuk Art Initiative Received MPS from NYU Tisch School of Arts Interactive Telecommunications Program(ITP) and Masters Degree in Visual Art Education from Pratt Institute with a NY state license to teach pre-k-12 grade. Artist in residence at a variety of NYC public schools for over 6 years. Exhibited art internationally(Moscow and Venice Biennial) and in the US (Queens Museum of Art, American Institute of Architects). Â If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit zshuk.com to see our last year’s projects.