Manchester Jewish Museum

Carving our Way into the New Year



Learning Studio



Join artist Gemma Curtis and Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen for this New Year print-making workshop as we mark Tu Bishvat.

Artist Gemma Curtis and Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen invite you to nurture your creativity as you learn the art of print-making whilst marking the birthday of the trees for the festival of Tu Bishvat. In this creative session, we will weave conversations around the power of nature, growth and rootedness whilst creating our own prints as we step into the New Year.

Gemma Curtis is an art teacher, printmaker and facilitator who works with both young people and adults in creative settings. Her background is in Diversity & Inclusion work and she’s looking forward to exploring the concepts of groundedness and growth within this workshop.

Rabbi Robyn is currently pursuing a PhD in Feminist Biblical Studies. After attending a workshop run by Gemma, she has become obsessed with the power and potential of print-making and of the importance of unlocking creativity and restful play for everyone.


This activity is designed for people aged 18 and over.

The workshop will last 3 hours and we will provide refreshments and all materials for the session.

The workshop is organised by artist Gemma Curtis and Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen. All ticket income form this event will go directly to the artists.


Our new building includes step free access to the entrance via a ramp, a lift to the first floor, level access throughout the ground floor and accessible gender neutral toilets. Click HERE for more access information. If you have any additional needs please email in advance so we can best support.


We are just a 15 minute walk from Victoria Station and Manchester’s Green Quarter. Both the 41 and 135 buses stop on Cheetham Hill Road within 100m from the museum’s entrance at the Elizabeth Street and Derby Street stops. Click HERE for more information on getting here.