Stained Glass Kishroniyah!

Take a look at the beautiful work created by participants in our stained glass kishroniyah!

In this group, led by visiting artist Emily Bhargava, kids discovered the magic of stained glass!  They began by practicing the basics, including cutting, wrapping and soldering glass.  Each camper then was able to design and make their own small panel to take home, and the group also worked together to create a stained glass window that will hang at Camp Ramah to bring light and color to the camp all year long!

Emily is an artist from Somerville, MA who works in mosaic, stained glass and steel, and also incorporates a wide variety of upcycled materials and found objects into her work.  She transforms blank walls and empty spaces into colorful, quirky and playful designs that inspire reflection, learning and community ownership.  Emily often works at the intersection of art and public health, helping communities utilize the arts as an effective tool for health promotion. She currently serves as the Community Art Director for The Beautiful Stuff Project, a creative reuse center based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she helps to upcycle materials on a large scale and bring creative play into schools and community spaces.

Kishroniyah is one of our centerpiece programs for our Tzad Bet (B-Side) chanichim (campers).  Kishroniyah comes from the Hebrew word kishron, which means skill.  For one week each summer, we invite an array of high-level specialists into camp to run intense special programs for our older campers.  Machon and Nivonim have 12 hours of Kishroniyah from Sunday-to-Wednesday, and Magshimim and Bogrim have 8 hours of Kishroniyah from Wednesday-to-Friday.