Event Details

  • When: Friday, 15 May 2020
  • to Sunday 17th May

    Times: Fri 15th 19.00 - Sun 17th 16.00

    Where: Acorn Art Studios, Emerson College

    Tuition Fee: £175 including all materials

    To book your place and on-campus accommodation options and delicious biodynamic meals click the 'BOOK NOW' link below.

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Renewal Through Art - 'Shadow Puppetry in Self-Development, Transformation and Biography'

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Renewal Through Art - 'Shadow Puppetry in Self-Development, Transformation and Biography'

A workshop, inspired by the beautiful and ancient art of shadow puppetry with Mary Anne Paterson!

In this course we will explore the Image of the Human Being within the square, the circle and a triangle. Taking inspiration from the writings of Rudolf Steiner and Kandinsky’s “The Spiritual in Art.”

Art can nourish the soul and heal and nurture us on many levels. Creating art we are able to connect with nature, with ourselves and with the inner qualities of the world. This connection can provide us with joy, healing and renewal.

Renewal Through Art is a series of creative art courses designed to help you re-discover your inner qualities, and explore colour, creativity and connection with artist, art therapist, social arts practitioner, teacher and international lecturer Mary Anne Paterson. Relax, rejuvenate and indulge your creative self in the tranquil grounds of Emerson College in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

Each of the seven courses has a slightly different theme and all are designed to facilitate creative self renewal, enabling you to join all or any of the courses in the series (see below for Course Dates & Themes.

All Renewal Through Art Courses is open to anyone, with or without artistic experience..

A Certificate of Continuing Professional Development can be issued on request.



Art Practioners looking to enrich,develop and explore the healing nature of art

People who are new to art and want to unlock their creativity in a supportive and nurturing environment

Anyone wanting to immerse themselves in a creative environment to explore their own artistic impulse

Artists, Teachers, Art Therapists and Carers who have lost their creative spark and are in need of renewal



October |  Mon 21st 19.00 - Fri 25th 12.30
“Soul Moods”, working with the Temperaments and Conflict Resolution.

November |  Fri 15th 19.00 - Sun 17th 16.00
Discovering the Inner Human Being

February |  Mon 17th 19.00 - Fri 21st 12.30
Working with Self-Development and Transformation

March |  Fri 6th 19.00 - Sun 8th 16.00
Exploring the Spiritual in art

April |  Sat 4th 19.00 - Thurs 9th 12.30
The Healing Wisdom of the Fairytale

May |  Fri 15th 19.00 - Sun 17th 16.00
Shadow Puppetry in Self-Development, Transformation and Biography

May |  Sun 24th 19.00 - Fri 29th 12.30
The Consciousness Soul Epoch



The courses can be booked individually on-line via the 'BOOK NOW' links on each course page.