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Chanukah Arts Pop-up
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, 1-3 p.m.


Chabad of the North Shore is thrilled to announce the debut of the North Shore Jewish Arts Collaborative. Classes and workshops in fine arts, dance and more art forms, are just the beginning! Chanukah begins Sunday evening, December 2nd, and we are kicking off these classes with a Chanukah Arts Pop-up day of workshops! Please see class descriptions below. Chabad of the North Shore's new NORTH OF BOSTON KOSHER PIZZA CAFE will be open from 11 till 3 if you want to include a hot lunch.

Register using form below the class descriptions: 

Hip Hop-Jewish Dance Fusion

Grades K-4 (ages 5-9)

Learn a Chanukah dance routine to a fun, modern Chanukah song. Taught by Erin Pelikhov, a teacher of jazz, tap and ballet of 20 years. Erin has performed with Jewish Musical Theater Firelech of Brighton, MA, a company dedicated to exposing their audiences to Yiddish songs and Jewish theatrical and historical dances. Erin has also performed with a Bollywood-Hip hop fusion company, on the Boston Panthers dance team, and as a tapper and “Mother Ginger” in the Urban Nutcracker in Boston. She is currently Assistant Director of Forty Steps Dance, a modern dance company based in Nahant, where she also teaches adult jazz, tap and toddler classes.


Chanukah Still Life Painting

Grades 5-8 (ages 10-13)

Create a Chanukah-themed still-life painting, and learn new techniques for your own artistic expression. Taught by Tamara Wolfson, who teaches fine arts and painting to all ages, and has been teaching children’s art classes and workshops for adults since moving to the US from the Ukraine 15 years ago. Tamara recently sold work through an event in Nahant, and won first place at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Plein Air Competition in 2017. She has recently participated in several exhibitions in Lynn and Marblehead and life-painting events in Rockport, as well as holding several personal shows. Tamara also founded A+ Murals, and paints murals throughout Massachusetts and beyond.


Introduction to Portrait Drawing

For Adults and Teens

Learn to draw a portrait from a live model. Rickey Schwed will lead you step by step, teaching you how to draw a portrait like a master. Utilizing compressed charcoal on paper, you will gain an understanding of faces, as well as learn methods, discover materials, and learn how techniques like shading can be used to trick the eye into making a 2d surface appear 3d. You will gain basic knowledge and build the confidence to attend "drop in sessions" that will further enable you to work on improving your drawing skills. Anyone can be taught to draw, there are concrete methods that can be practiced and learned. Rickey Schwed will demonstrate techniques that will drastically improve your ability to capture proportions, perspective, and even a realistic likeness, while guiding you to complete your own portrait from a model. All materials are included in the class fee ($25).

Rickey Schwed has been drawing portraits since she could hold a pencil. An accomplished portrait artist since the 1980’s, Schwed currently resides in Marblehead, and is a juried “Artist Member” of the Marblehead Arts Association as well as the Salem Arts Association. Schwed was also recently on the MHTV show, Imagination, as a portrait artist.  She exhibits her work locally, and has been featured in publications such as the Jewish Journal, the Marblehead Reporter, and the Lynn Item. Rickey Schwed takes limited commissions, painting portraits as well as local landscapes.


All NSJ Arts classes and workshops are held at the Chabad Lynn Campus at 151 Ocean Street, Lynn, MA 

*Jewish Kids Club/Hebrew School students and Chess Club Kids, can add a Kosher pizza lunch and remain for these classes - must reserve in advance.

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