printmaking making multiples

printmaking making multiples

Solomon’s Chair at Hannah Senesh Community School

Solomon’s Chair at Hannah Senesh Community School


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February 6

1-4 pm

Interactive Installation accompanied by printmaking workshops.

previous event at JCC in Manhattan

Hannah Senesh Community Day School

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Solomon’s Chair

Solomon’s Chair

This big scale Installation containing 42 separate pieces will invite audiences of all ages to actively participate. The audience will be able to rearrange the pieces and construct their own Solomon’s Chair, an amassing artifact that originally emerged as a result of genius engineering and magic. As artists we are inspired by the idea of opening space for people to actively engage with the art and offer everyone a chance to participate in the making off the project. Similarly to how The original Solomon’s Chair changed based on who had approached it, our installation will change as more and more people pass through it.

If viewed from a distance or by taking a picture with a camera the image of Solomon (fragment of the painting by Nicolas Poussin 1649) can be seen(if it is hard to see squint your eyes or move away from the screen).

The Installation is accompanied by artist talk and printmaking workshops. Participants create a print inspired by the artist process using intaglio method of printing.

Hannah Senesh

JCC of Manhattan

Solomon’s Chair is supported by Cojeco Center Without Walls and Genesis Philanthropy Group

Tot Тусовка

Tot Тусовка

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Stamp printmaking project with parents and children under 3 years old at the kick off event for Tot Tusovka.

In this exploration project we used the stamps with various shapes and paint as well as some found objects like top part of the “matreshka” nesting doll and a large lego piece to make shapes of various size circles and squares. Similarly to our Sukkot Printmaking Project various shapes can be used along with partially cut fruits and vegitables.

Solomon’s Chair at JCC of Manhattan

Solomon’s Chair at JCC of Manhattan

Generation R

This big scale Installation containing 42 separate pieces will invite audiences of all ages to actively participate throughout the course of 3 days while it will be on display at the auditorium space at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. The audience will be able to rearrange the pieces and construct their own Solomon’s Chair, an amassing artifact that originally emerged as a result of genius engineering and magic. As artists we are inspired by the idea of opening space for people to actively engage with the art and offer everyone a chance to participate in the making off the project. Similarly to how The original Solomon’s Chair changed based on who had approached it, our installation will change as more and more people pass through it.


Chavurah Reunion teen group

instructions for printing

Reflection notes from Pre-k classes:

Nov 22 Solomon’s Throne

November 22

The Making of Solomon’s Chair

The installation will be accompanied by artist talk with Misha Sklar and Zhenya Plechkina. Families and children of all ages are invited to participate in a special art making workshop inspired by the making of Installation, with Zshuk artist and teacher Zhenya Plechkina.

The installation will be open 10am-6pm November 20-22.

The 2 art making workshops will take place:

Saturday November 20

2:15-3:00 and 3:00-3:45(space is limited)

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“For no king was the throne made like it, and no kingdom could produce similar ones.  This throne was made as follows: Twelve lions of gold stood upon it, and opposite to them twelve eagles of gold, a lion opposite and eagle, and an eagle opposite a lion. The right paw of the golden lion was toward the left wing of the golden eagle, and the left wing of the golden eagle was toward the right paw of the golden lion. The sum of all the lions upon it was seventy-two, and there were the same number of eagles. Towards the top, where the king’s seat was, the throne was round. It had six steps of gold, as it is written: ‘The king made a throne of ivory, and this throne had six steps’ [1 Kings 10:18-19]. Upon the first step lay a golden ox, and opposite to it a golden lion; upon the second step lay

a golden bear, and opposite to it a golden lamb; upon the third step lay a golden panther, and opposite to it a golden owl; upon the fourth step lay a golden eagle, and opposite to it a golden peacock; upon the fifth step lay a golden cat, and opposite to it a golden hen; and upon the sixth step lay a golden hawk, and opposite to it a golden dove. Upon the throne stood likewise a golden dove, holding a golden hawk in its claws. Thus one day will all nations and languages be delivered into the hands of King Messiah, and into the hands of the house of Israel….”

Megillah Esther, Targum Sheni

image source: painting “The Judgment of Solomon”, 1649 by Nicolas Poussin

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This project is made possible with a grant through Mini Grant From COJECO and CWW .


Sukkot printmaking project

Sukkot Decoration printmaking mural using fruits and vegetables is a first kick-of event by Zshuk Children’s Art Initiative. At the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan Zshuk’s artist Zhenya Plechkina had lead two early childhood groups from Russian Shabbat Club Sundays in creating a fabric mural using fruits and vegetables as stamps. more images

Lesson Plan for Sukkot printmaking project