Moon Tools: Primal Creative Process
Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

Moon Tools: Primal Creative Process

Are you passionate about a project, an art vision or a new habit? Do you find you don’t quite have the motivation or stamina to get it going, or you are halfway through and lose steam? Maybe you’re almost done but can’t seem to do those last few steps to complete it.

This workshop is for anyone at any of these stages. You’ll learn real skills to support all of the stages of working through a complete cycle. We will dive in together to learn how the moon provides a natural support for our bodies in completing creative projects and establishing new patterns. And we’ll use the Moon Tools workbook to identify and provide tangible knowledge based on hormonal changes to support our process.

In this daylong workshop we will walk you through the five phase of the primal sequence and corresponding moon cycle:

Intention – New Moon
Preparation – Waxing Moon
Action – Full Moon
Follow Through – Waning Moon
Integration – New Moon
We will engage in each phase by:

Viewing Primal Sequence film by Elsa Asher
Divination with Moon Angels by Rebekah Erev
Writing and sketching
Group work
Please note: this workshop is for all genders of people. We have done extensive research about the moon and hormones to support cis women, transgender people on or off estrogen and/or testosterone and cis men.

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Moon Manifestation for Adar
Mar
4
10:30 AM10:30

Moon Manifestation for Adar

So, what do you REALLY want? 

In this workshop we will learn to tap into the creative well that's inside each of us, the unending source that guides the universe. Using the energy of Adar (the month of joy!), the power of the moon and our personal chutzpah, we will learn to embody joy as a source of creativity. We will do writing exercises and use the Moon Angel / Malakh Halevanah Deck as tools for more humor and creativity in our lives as we will tap into our innate ability to manifest.

Unstuck your ruts! Walk with integrity! And bring about full bodied manifestation! Get ready to RrrAWR people.

This workshop will teach you to go from wanting to manifest to teaching you how to actually do it. This is a transformational workshop.

Brunch is included with this workshop. Come nash and manifest!

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Moon Tools: Manifesting New Year Creativity
Jan
22
11:00 AM11:00

Moon Tools: Manifesting New Year Creativity

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Are you passionate about a project, an art vision or a new habit? Do you find you don't quite have the motivation or stamina to get it going, or you are halfway through and lose steam? Maybe you're almost done but can't seem to do those last few steps to complete it.

This workshop is for anyone at any of these stages. You'll learn real skills to support all of the stages of working through the entire creative process. We will dive in together to learn how the moon provides a natural support for our bodies in completing creative projects and establishing new patterns. And we'll use the Moon Tools workbook to identify and provide tangible knowledge based on hormonal changes to support our process. Registration includes a copy of the 36 page Moon Tools workbook. 

 

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Embodying Moon Manifestation
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Embodying Moon Manifestation

What do you REALLY want?
What would your body FEEL like in the FULL manifestation of your desire?
In this workshop we will use the power of the moon to set and identify intentions. We will learn to harness the power of the moon for manifestation into the physicality of our bodies. Using somatic exercises, writing and the Moon Angel / Malakh Halevanah Deck as tools for more humor and creativity in our lives we will tap into our innate ability to manifest. Unstuck our ruts! Walk with integrity! And bring about full bodied manifestation! Get ready to RrrAWR people. This workshop will teach you to go from wanting to manifest to teaching you how to actually do it. This is a transformational workshop.

Click here to register.
 

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DIY Art School at WCCW
Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

DIY Art School at WCCW

  • Women's Center for Creative Work (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The DIYPhD and DIY Art School programs are interested in a radical shift from contemporary education that currently exists, one that funnels creators, activists, educators, thinkers and/or artists through higher education programs leaving them in debt and with little resources to feel supported in creatively expressing themselves. Our programs seek to provide support and understanding of a creative process that comes from within and is generative in its approach. To us, this is a radical shift. We believe radical education and creative process is aligned with intuitive process and community love. This program will explore the mission, goals, and teachings of the DIYPhD and DIY Art School programs. Participants will also find what their own DIYPhD and DIY Art School path is.

Click here to register. $25 members/$30 non-members.

DIY Education is Sarita Dougherty, David Whitaker of DIY PhD and Rebekah Erev of DIY Art School Bay Area.
 

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Moon Tools Introduction Workshop
Nov
6
2:00 PM14:00

Moon Tools Introduction Workshop

Are you passionate about a project, an art vision or a new habit? Do you find you don't quite have the motivation or stamina to get it going, or you are halfway through and lose steam? Maybe you're almost done but can't seem to do those last few steps to complete it. 

This workshop is for anyone at any of these stages. You'll learn real skills to support all of the stages of working through a complete cycle. We will dive in together to learn how the moon provides a natural support for our bodies in completing creative projects and establishing new patterns. And we'll use the Moon Tools workbook to identify and provide tangible knowledge based on hormonal changes to support our process.

In this daylong workshop we will walk you through the five phase of the primal sequence and corresponding moon cycle:

  • Intention - New Moon
  • Preparation - Waxing Moon
  • Action - Full Moon
  • Follow Through - Waning Moon
  • Integration - New Moon

We will engage in each phase by:

  • Viewing Primal Sequence film by Elsa Asher
  • Divination with Moon Angels by Rebekah Erev
  • Writing and sketching
  • Group work

Please note: this workshop is for all genders of people. We have done extensive research about the moon and hormones to support cis women, transgender people on or off estrogen and/or testosterone and cis men.

Registration includes a copy of the Moon Tools workbook + access to the short film Primal Sequence + 15% off Moon Angel / Malakh Halevanah Oracle Deck + 15% off personal sessions with Elsa & Rebekah.

Early Bird: Register before October 16 to receive 20% off!
 

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Hex Work Exhibition
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Hex Work Exhibition

The group formerly known as DIY MFA Bay Area invites you to a visual art show exploring THE HEX as autonomous feminist magic.

Featuring:

Celeste Chan
Inés Ixierda
Lacey Johnson
Rebekah Erev
Rachel Stallings
Rob Thoms

We are re-imagining grassroots feminist responses to violence. Through self and community education, we are using an imagined lens: A hex as a spell for feminist autonomy and collective self defense. Each artist has explored what this means to them, presenting multiple interpretations of hexes as a vehicle for self determination, self defense, protection of self and community, transformative justice, time and place, cultural transformation, creative ways to respond to violence without using the prison system, and as a vehicle for self determination.

Please join us for the Opening: October 19, 6-9pm.

Artist Talk: October 29 2-4pm

The exhibition is at Qulture Collective October 10- Nov 1.

About Us:

{We are currently under threat of legal action by a New York based for-profit DIY MFA LLC for our DIYness. Come witness the last exhibition DIY MFA will hold under it’s current name!} 

From here forth we will be known as DIY Art School. We are a self-directed, collectively conceived Masters program in the San
Francisco Bay Area that aims to achieve higher education without life-altering debt. We find and create the resources needed for effective creative practices. Using public libraries as our classrooms, we rotate roles as facilitator and students, investigating topics such as loss, desire, identity, and ancestry through writing, artmaking, discussion, and visioning. 

email: diyartschool@gmail.com
http://www.diymfabayarea.org/

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Soul Candles: Days of Awe
Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

Soul Candles: Days of Awe

Please join Rebekah Erev and Jonah Aline Daniel at the home of Narrow Bridge Candles for a magical day of connection with ancestors, queer and trans lifting up of women's traditions in Judaism, and ritual beeswax candlemaking. Participants will take the candles they have crafted home with them. Snacks and tea provided. 

Workshop 2-6pm, Dinner and Havdallah 6-9 pm (Participants are invited to stay for dinner and Havdallah, the observance of the transition from Shabbat to the rest of the week)
Address will be provided with RSVP


ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: There are vast and diverse teachings and uses of candles in Judaism. Everywhere that candles have been used, they have also been made. In this workshop we will draw from Russian and other Eastern European traditions of making "Soul Candles" during the Days of Awe (the Jewish High Holy Days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.) 


Soul candles are made to both honor ancestors and protect the living. Burned during Yom Kippur and throughout the year, their lighting awakens the souls of ancestors and calls on them to pray for the wellbeing of the living.  This candlemaking tradition has been passed down through "tkhines," Yiddish collections of prayers by and for women. Obscured historically by Patriarchy and Christian Dominance, we bring the tkhines of Jewish women into our lives and hold them up to shine brightly. The cost of workshop includes all candle making materials and refreshments. Each participant will go home with a set of Shabbat candles, a Havdallah candle, a Soul Candle and a Yahrzeit Candle. 

COST: $150-$250. Any amount you are able to pay above the base amount will support our ability to fund scholarships. Please inquire about partial scholarships if cost is prohibitive to attendance. 

TO REGISTER: Email: narrowbridgecandles@gmail.com or call 707.669.4866. Space is limited.

ACCESS INFORMATION: The workshop space can be wheelchair accessible but has no bathroom, the mobile home has three stairs up. Both spaces are fragrance free except for beeswax. Participants are asked to attend fragrance free. Click here for more information about how to be fragrance free and contactnarrowbridgecandles@gmail.com with access questions.



 

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Unlocking Your Creative Animal: 2 Practicing Homosexuals Guide You Through Opening the Door of Your Creativity
Sep
11
4:00 PM16:00

Unlocking Your Creative Animal: 2 Practicing Homosexuals Guide You Through Opening the Door of Your Creativity

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art, Room 513 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you feel creatively blocked? Are you a person who is creative, but struggles to identify as an artist? Do you want to make art but feel like something’s holding you back? Do you think there are a lot of rules about who gets to be an artist? Are you an artist but feel blocked, or want to feel more free to express yourself?

Then this workshop is for you!

Leif J. Lee and Rebekah Erev, inspired by their own creative rituals and practices will guide you through identifying your creative blocks with exercises to unlock your creative animal. (It’s wild.) They will share their personal journeys, and continued challenges with being a creative person.

Once we identify our blocks we’ll encourage each other in our creative expression with group exercises. We will transform our struggles, and use our vulnerability as a source of strength and inspiration! In the workshop we will do a low pressure collaborative art project to really let our freak flags fly, and bring together a community of artists through group collaboration.

All are welcome! Please contact Lee or Erev directly for scholarship information.

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Room 513, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, Oregon

$25

Register here

 

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Philadelphia Moon Angel Deck Release & Ritual
Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

Philadelphia Moon Angel Deck Release & Ritual

Join us for an evening of ritual in celebration of the moon led by San Francisco Bay Area Artist and kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) Rebekah Erev. Rebekah will facilitate our ritual of welcoming in the growing moon and guide us through potent meditations and sharing using her deck. We will set intentions for what we want to manifest in our lives, connect deeply with the moon and rest in gratitude for the mysterious angels that protect and guide us.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2agOf6n

or email: info@moonandarrow.com

$25 Ritual

$65 Ritual + Deck (pre-order only)

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New York Moon Angel Deck Release & Ritual
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

New York Moon Angel Deck Release & Ritual

New York Release Event!

We are excited to host Rebekah Erev, creator of the Moon Angel / Malakh Halevanah Deck for the release of the deck’s second edition!

Join us for an evening of ritual in celebration of the moon led by San Francisco Bay Area Artist and kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) Rebekah Erev. Rebekah will facilitate our ritual of welcoming in the growing moon, the transition from the end of the work week into our time of rest (Shabbat) and guide us through potent meditations and sharing using her deck. We will set intentions for what we want to manifest in our lives, connect deeply with the moon and rest in gratitude for the mysterious angels that protect and guide us.

$15 at door, includes workshop and ritual

Decks and art will be available for sale.

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BIG TIME ~ EMBODYING MOON MANIFESTATION
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

BIG TIME ~ EMBODYING MOON MANIFESTATION

What do you REALLY want? What would your body FEEL like in the FULL manifestation of your desire?

In this workshop, we will use the power of the moon to set and identify intentions. We will learn to harness the power of the moon for manifestation into the physicality of our bodies. Using somatic exercises, writing and the Moon Angel / Malakh Halevanah Deck as tools for more humor and creativity in our lives, we will tap into our innate ability to manifest. Unstuck our ruts! Walk with integrity! And bring about full-bodied manifestation! Get ready to RrrAWR people.

Come with a desire to manifest what you truly long for, and leave empowered with new tools to continue the work.

This is a transformational workshop.

Please bring a journal, a pen and an item that represents the power of your manifestation to place on the altar.

BIG TIME ~ EMBODYING MOON MANIFESTATION
Thursday, August 11, 7-9pm
$40 / $75 with purchase of Moon Angels deck (save $5)

To register, please e-mail workshops@helpyourself.com or call 718 576 3010.

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Your Life is EVERYTHING: Unleashing the Creative Flow
Jun
5
to Jun 26

Your Life is EVERYTHING: Unleashing the Creative Flow

  • Upon signing up I will let you know location (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Remember when you were a kid and you wrote, drew, danced and sang for the pure joy of it? 

You had an inescapable desire to create and this part of you never died! Believe it or not, it's still here. It's the ache and longing to express yourself. There aren't just certain people who have an interesting story to tell, everyone does. Everyone has access to the creative energy moving in the universe. It's in you, there's no escaping it. 

Through learning to tap into the stories of our lives, this workshop will teach a process that allows you to access that state of flow, some call the 'zone,' that you existed in you as a child. We will use meditation and journaling exercises based on Ira Progoff's, At a Journal Workshop and teachings from Lynda Barry and Marilyn Frasca. The Moon Angels will also be our helpers. And we'll learn from each other's stories. 

You will leave this class with concrete skills and exercises to tap into your creative flow at any time. I'm not kidding. 

When: Sundays in June 5pm - 7pm 

Where: West Berkeley location, I will let you know location upon registration. 

Cost: $80-$120 sliding scale. (Please inquire about scholarships if financial assistance is needed to attend.)

SIGN UP HERE!

Please note: This class is for anyone: people unidentified as artists, established working artists of all mediums (writers, dancers, musicians) and hobby artists. It is a low pressure, accepting environment. 

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DIYMFA at Open Engagement
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

DIYMFA at Open Engagement

Come join DIYMFA at the Omni Commons as part of the Open Engagement conference. We will have interactive demos, a gallery of our work and information about our program. 

From our mission statement:

DIY-MFA is a self-directed collectively conceived Masters program in the San Francisco Bay Area that aims to achieve higher art education without life-altering debt. We are not an MFA program or an alternative to an MFA. We reference MFA in order to draw into question the systems of capitalism that have created cultural homogenization, exclusionary institutions, debt and social privilege in higher education surrounding modern artists in the United States. 

We believe an interdependent system of education can further our individual self-actualization and the collective liberation of all. We find and create the resources needed for effective creative practices in the personal and public spheres we inhabit. We strive for a curriculum that incorporates multidisciplinary art with politics and personal growth. Academia as it currently exists is out of alignment with our needs; we seek an education that is dimensional, accessible, and dynamic.

 

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Studio Sale
Apr
1
to May 22

Studio Sale

Grace Rosario Perkins and Rebekah Erev will be showing a collection of works from a few different series. Please join us for an evening of art at Five Pins Project in San Francisco. 

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HÄXÄN FESTIVAL
Aug
29
3:00 PM15:00

HÄXÄN FESTIVAL

Ryan Rebekah Erev will be performing "Mountain Oracle," live during closing night of the HÄXÄN Festival.

HÄXÄN Festival is a Bay Area film festival focusing on local filmmakers exploring psychic and mystic connections through experiments in video and film. HÄXÄN presents the kitsch of New Age pop culture alongside ancient sacred and mythological practice, as both serve as interesting avenues into this distinct cultural expression. We propose that ancient spiritual practice sifted through modern everyday interpretation has blossomed into what we have named the “Personal Occult.” We are looking for works that take this premise and make it personal and real. Our festival will celebrate witchcraft and this Personal Occult.

The HÄXÄN Festival also seeks to make a more effective context for artist made films in our community by broadening the audience for experimental film while working within the cultural microcosm of the occult. In addition to films we will be exhibiting segments of music, performance, and sculpture to bring HÄXÄN to life as a full festival. HÄXÄN will also publish a program zine with original art and writing. By being open to interdisciplinary modes of exhibition, HÄXÄN Festival remodels the idea of the traditional Film Festival into a more contemporary, adaptive cinematic experience.

We focus on short experimental works which explores magic, gender subversion, mysticism, ritual, and connections to the earth and nature.

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(Re)Visions Festival
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

(Re)Visions Festival

Along with a fascinating line-up of other artists, Wuli Leung and Ryan Rebekah Erev will be showing their film: Release from Identity Control. 

(Re)visions: Performance Art Film Festival showcases contemporary video performance art investigating queer temporalities, urban spaces, and the spectacle of the body as witnessed by you, the audience. These artists use the medium of video to create environments wherein time, place and action can be revisited, reframed and rescripted.

 

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Opal Moon Fauna
Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

Opal Moon Fauna

Paintings and Mixed Media

Ryan Rebekah Erev, Andriena Davila & Ytaelena Lopez, & Lindsay Evans Montgomery

May 1st-June 24th 2015

Artist Reception June 13th 7-11pm

Art Thou Gallery

1533 Solono Ave.

Berkeley, CA. 94707

510-525-7779

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We're Seeing Portals Everywhere!
Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

We're Seeing Portals Everywhere!

DIY MFA presents: 

We’re Seeing Portals Everywhere!

Tubes, caves, ear canals, trap doors, crystal balls, wormholes, veils, adolescence, hatches, your butt hole. How many ways can you transport to another dimension in the space-time continuum? Can you see how objects, or even you, appear changed or play a different role in any given realm? The artists reflect on how we see and are seen by each other and by toasters and mountains. 

Ryan Rebekah Erev will perform a short performance piece several times throughout the evening and show a group of paintings titled, “The View.”

Rob Thoms will exhibit know-thy-selfie stations and take-away offerings from close-to-heart distant lands. There are many dashes involved.  

The DIY MFA (Do-it-yourself Master of Fine Arts), is a self-directed advanced level of postgraduate study. Rob Thoms and Ryan Rebekah Erev applied for the program and accepted themselves. This is their first year and first mid-semester show.

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Moon Angel Divination Deck Release Event!
Jan
15
4:00 PM16:00

Moon Angel Divination Deck Release Event!

  • E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

It's a release event! To celebrate the manifestation of the Moon Angel / Malakh Halevanah divination deck created by Ryan Rebekah Erev.  

The deck will be for sale to hold in your tender palms! 

There will be seers divining using the deck! 

Come with inquiries and open hearts!  

Experience a synthesizer used as a divining tool by Ro Seidelman. Have a portrait drawn through intuition by Rob Thoms. And soothsaying via word and sketch by Ryan. Other surprise oracles will be revealed the night of the event!

You are invited to this very special evening of ritual and reading and moons and angels and smiles and beauty and love.  

7pm-10pm at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore.

Readings available all evening.

8pm-8:30 Community ritual lead by Ryan to call up the magic of the moon.

The Moon Angel / Malakh Halevanah Deck and Book were created by Ryan Rebekah Erev. They include a set of 29 hand painted cards following the cycle of the moon and a book with interpretations for each of the cards. The card titles are in both Yiddish and English to convey the dreams of her ancestors and what may come. Her motivation for creating the deck and book were born of her interest in providing tools to shift cultural healing towards the expression of liberation in all its complexities.

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