ARTIST RESIDENCY:  Judith Joseph works with students in the context of curriculum or a purely fine art experience. She shares her experience of being a working artist while bringing students into her world of joyful creativity.

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ARTIST RESIDENCY AND COMMISSION AT WESTMOOR SCHOOL, NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS, 2015

"Relationships" Triptych, acrylic paintings on cradled panels, embellished with personalized "little people", glass and metal disks by students. Theme of triptych is “relationships”: with oneself (blue), with an individual (yellow) and with the community (red). Chosen colors are primary triad, introducing color theory about color relationships as well as social ones. During the one-week residency, every student in the school (over 300) made an individual “little person” or embellished disk to represent them, and all of them were incorporated into the paintings. The triptych was installed in a nook between the lunch room and the school library, an area of high traffic for the school.


ARTIST RESIDENCY AND COMMISSION AT K.A.M. ISAIAH ISRAEL CONGREGATION, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 2018

Several brain-storming sessions with Hebrew school students about what it means to them to be Jewish led to ideas about sending their sparks of light out into the world. This idea, combined with elements from the magnificent architecture and ritual objects in the historic synagogue sanctuary, led to the development of a sketch. The children contributed tooled brass foil disks (and painted disks, for the younger kids). These were incorporated into my composition for the final painting, a 48” x 36” multi-media work, which was permanently installed in the synagogue lobby.

TALLIT WORKSHOP AT CONGREGATION HAKAFA, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS

During two Sunday morning sessions, students used markers to decorate lengths of cloth for tallitot, then embellished them with markers and learned to tie tsitsit. Some of the students used the tallitot they made at their bar/ bat mitzvah.