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Talisman-Making Workshop

Thu May 7, 2020 @ 18:00 - 19:00


We’re thrilled to be collaborating with artist Julie Gladstone once again for a special talisman-making workshop! Join us this full moon to learn how to make and activate your very own talisman using objects in your own home!

Julie will be leading participants in making talismans (amulets against the evil eye) while discussing their roots in Judaism as well as their protective properties that may act as spiritual aides during these challenging times.

What to prepare in advance of the workshop:

Go for a walk and find a small stone that you connect with – this will be your talisman

You can also use any small object that you already own including a coin, a key, a pendant etc.

Here are a few things you can prepare to decorate your talisman:

– Acrylic paint
– Permanent marker
– Nail polish
– White out
– Construction paper
– Any other arts and crafts supplies!

If you don’t have any of these things – not to worry! You can still participate using just a pen and paper or, take what you’ve learned from the workshop and create your talisman on your own time.


How to connect: You’ll need internet access and a computer to join us for this virtual event. To access the Zoom link, please click here to register through Eventbrite. The event is free and once you sign up, you’ll be sent the link to access the virtual workshop.


Julie Gladstone is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist well known for her abstract painting and installations, while also working in drawing, photography, sculpture and textiles. Currently an MFA candidate in the Interdisciplinary Studio program at OCAD University, Gladstone holds her BFA with a major in painting and drawing and a minor in film studies from Concordia University. She has participated in artist residencies in Iceland and on Toronto Island and exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions widely in Canada and the United States. Her first International solo exhibition produced with the support of the Judío David Melul Museum, in Béjar Spain in the summer of 2019 was followed by 3 month solo exhibition Return to the Fortress at the Museum of Jewish Montreal. Gladstone’s work has been featured by CBC Arts, Toronto Guardian, Toronto Life and the Canadian Jewish News.