Micrography – Greek for “little writing” – is an old Jewish art practice of drawing visual patterns from lines of minutely written words. This class will teach the basic skills of micrography, focusing on technique of shapes and lettering. Special attention to creative processes will also be given. Simple text provided, though participants are encouraged to bring a small, meaningful text of their own to work from. Students will have both brainstorming and creation time to insure that they leave with a micrography masterpiece!
Kyna EM Levi is an artist, educator and innovator who hails from the heart of St. Paul. She uses found objects and transform them into cosmic creations with the use of Hebrew Calligraphy. She studied religious texts and Hebrew calligraphy in Israel, which inspires her art.
She believes in the value of repurposing items as a spiritual being who believes deeply in environmentalism. She views her process as “turning the profane into something sacred by illuminating the natural beauty in things the naked eye might not see.”