About 90 women and girls attended a melave malka hosted by the Yeshiva of Greater Washington Girls Division Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), which included food, friends, and creating a one-of-a-kind paintings.
The Feb. 24 event, which took place at the Linden Lane campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, found seventh through 12th grade girls and some mothers painting still-lifes of flowers in vases under the skillful guidance of local artist Talya Weinberg. “The results were amazing,” said Weinberg. “I loved how each participant took the step-by-step direction and created their own unique version of the painting.”
“The purpose of the event was really just to provide a positive, non-pressured environment where mothers, daughters, and friends could have a fun time,” said Becky Langer, PTO president. “I think that since school is so serious for both students and their parents, it’s important to provide fun experiences for them in the same location.”
“It was really fun seeing people’s personalities come through in their paintings,” ninth-grader Miri Solomson said.
By Kami Troy
Kami Troy is senior editor of Kol HaBirah.