Midrash is the Jewish tradition of storytelling that expands and completes written scripture – the Oral Torah in addition to the Written Torah.  We will use art to make midrashic commentary for the two Genesis stories of the creation of humans (Genesis 1.26-28 and Genesis 2.4-7/18-23).

We will study text, including traditional and non-traditional commentaries and artistic responses, and then will make – and if possible, share – our own artistic midrash.  We will probably learn some startling and inspiring perspectives on universal human dignity and gender, among other things, while expanding our capacity for visual storytelling.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific

Teaching Staff: Rainer Waldman Adkins

Materials and Readings to Prepare:

Preparation for Visual Midrash 2020