Spring 2021 Workshops
CARe Workshops (Spring 2021)
In Spring 2021, CARe will continue to offer an array of online workshops covering a wide variety of themes in the arts and religion. Each topic is covered by two 2-hour-long workshops. Open to students and community members alike, each workshop pair carries a $100 fee. CARe workshops are open to all - no experience in any of the fields necessary!
GTU students, please note that these are not credit-earning workshops.
All workshops have now ended. Keep an eye out for next semester's slate of arts-based workshops!
The Right Way to Experience Art | Dr. Sabrina Klein Poetry from Home and Away | Rev. Nate Klug Musical Messiahs and Rituals of Memorialization | Dr. Richard Lindsay The Spirituality of Spontaneity | Rev. Kit Novotny Art, Symbols, and Spirit | Karen Sjoholm (MA) ReMapping the Pandemic Body | Dr. Michelle Summers On the Edge: The Wonder, Beauty, and Wisdom of Illuminated Manuscripts | Louise Victor (MFA)
Dr. Sabrina Klein (The Right Way to Experience Art) is a theatre artist, educator, researcher, arts learning and social justice advocate, and a mother (not necessarily in that order). All her life's training has brought her to the belief (for which she sees daily proof) that artists and art-making truly make the world a better place. Through her many roles - co-founder of Teaching Artists Support Collaborative (TASC) of California, former Executive Director of Teaching Artists Organized and of the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts in Berkeley, theatre director, director of Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Programs, writing and theater teacher at UC Berkeley and Harvard University, and as a teacher-educator bringing artists in to Bay Area classrooms since 2000 - she has worked with partners to find ways to articulate the values that artists share with other artists, parents, business leaders, politicians, educators and other community members. She is committed to not-for-profit arts, education and services organizations and the government entities that serve them. Sabrina has created arts-based curriculum, trained teachers and master teaching artists, and facilitated community conversations with over 50 nonprofit and education organizations, learning about what really matters to people in their work and helping them plan to act on those values in a meaningful and sustainable way.
Rev. Nate Klug (Poetry from Home and Away) is a poet, translator, and essayist. He is the author of Rude Woods, a modern translation of Virgil's Eclogues (The Song Cave, 2013), Anyone, a book of poems (The University of Chicago Press, 2015), and the forthcoming Hosts and Guests (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, 2020).
His writing has been supported by fellowships from the James Merrill House, the MacDowell Colony, and the Poetry Foundation. He lives and works in the Bay Area of California.
Dr. Richard A. Lindsay (Musical Messiahs) received his PhD in Art and Religion (allied field Homiletics) from the Graduate Theological Union in 2012. He received his BA from the University Louisville and his MDiv from Yale University. He has taught several courses for CARe, including Pop Goes Religion: Religion and Popular Culture; Comics, Science Fiction, and Fantasy; Religion and Cinema; and Jesus in Film. His book is titled, Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day, (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2015).
Kit Novotny (The Spirituality of Spontaneity) is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and serves as Associate Pastor at First Church Berkeley. Kit performs improv comedy with the Berkeley Players and has a background in professional theater. She is a certified yoga instructor with training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, which informs her embodied spirituality of healing for personal and collective liberation. She has taught many workshops weaving together the wisdom of improvisation, comedy, dance, Theater of the Oppressed, clowning and beyond for congregations, seminaries and retreats across the wider church.
Karen Sjoholm (Art, Symbols, and Spirit) is an artist and arts educator who has served in Bay Area educational institutions for almost twenty years. Her art work, which includes artists’ books, installation, ceramics and mixed media, is focused on issues of memory, spirituality, the environment and social issues. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. As an educator, she believes that creativity is an inclusive, embodied experience that connects all participants to the deepest meanings of life and invites us to be present to its ever changing movements. She is a member of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, the College Book Arts Association and the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.
Michelle Summers (ReMapping the Pandemic Body) is an active dance scholar, teacher, and choreographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies and an adjunct lecturer at CARe. Originally from Arkansas, Summers' dancing has taken her across the US as she completed her BFA in Ballet and BA in English from Texas Christian University, and then received her MA in Performance Studies from New York University. She completed her Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies at UC Riverside in 2014.
Louise Victor (On the Edge: The Wonder, Beauty, and Wisdom of Illuminated Manuscripts) was born in Elmwood Park, Illinois. She has been a practicing artist for over 35 years, and has worked and instructed in most visual media, including printmaking, photography, installation, encaustic, sculpture and primarily painting. Studying at Northern Illinois University under such artists as David Driesbach and Nelson Stevens, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, continuing on to Graduate School for her MFA at the University of Minnesota. She has had solo shows in Illinois, California, Colorado and Oregon, and has participated in group shows in throughout the United States.