We are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of a workshop series hosted by members of the Femspec community!
All workshops meet 4 times for 40 minutes each via Zoom. Registration is a flat fee of $150 and includes registration for all four sessions.
Workshops Currently Enrolling
Painting from the Divine Feminine
Instructor: Batya Weinbaum (email@example.com)
Dates: 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 at 10am
Audience: All Ages
Maximum Participants: TBD
A special way to give, greet and connect with friends and loved ones in a spiritual way, and to honor your sacred ties with others in symbolic ways. You will need a notebook, pens, and watercolors or color pencils. I will give sketching instructions in a technique I learned from a Chilean painter in the 80s. We will explore how the archetype connects with our psyche and then color or paint. Goddesses explored will include Durga, Kali, Ixchel, and Inanna.
Testimonials: "Don't think you can draw? No worries! This class is about feeling it, not getting it 'right". Great information about the Goddesses from a very knowledgeable instructor. When I connected to the divine being of the day, I found attributes that I could use in my everyday life!"
- Reverend Jenni Vinecourt (Church of the Angels, Cleveland)
Teaching Young Adult Dystopia
Instructor: Jennie Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates: 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 at 6pm
Audience: Educators and anyone interested in teaching or reading YA
Maximum Participants: 20
In this workshop, we will explore titles and best practices for using young adult dystopia to teach critical thinking, reading, and writing in grades 7-12 and higher education. Registration includes free access to teaching materials. We will explore pedagogical potential of popular titles such as The Hunger Games as well as other contemporary YA dystopias such as the work of Marie Lu, Neal Shusterman, Scott Westerfeld, Veronica Roth, Victoria Aveyard, Marissa Meyer, and many more.
As a former MS/HS English teacher and a current college writing instructor, I've used speculative literature to teach to state and national standards as well as to connect students with fascinating, complex contemporary YA literature.