Course Availability: Full Time Short Courses and Workshops
'Every genuine work of art has as much reason for being
as the earth and the sun..' ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
New Visual Arts Programme
2018 - 2019
The Visual Arts Programme concentrates on painting and drawing. Other media including sculpture and working in landscape and with space are also offered, to give a comprehensive field of artistic experience. The courses are inspired by Anthroposophy, which opens a wider understanding of art as an essential part of human development. Through conversation between the outer and the inner world, students enter the field of creativity. They are offered space and time to find their individual style and impulse in art.
The programme provides short and longer courses. They can be taken individually for artistic exploration or on an ongoing basis for professionalism. This artistic education can be a fundamental preparation for art and craft teaching at Waldorf Schools or Rudolf Steiner based pedagogy.
Doing art invites you to have a break from everyday life. It can give you new orientation, a change or a challenge in your biography. It can be taken as a training or an education. For younger people it can be a colourful and meaningful year after finishing school time. Or it simply brings colour into your life.
The courses are open to anyone, with or without artistic experience. Some familiarity with the work of Rudolf Steiner would be an advantage but is not required.
TERM 1: 16th September - 14th December 2018
FOUNDATION OF PAINTING
Pt 1: THE DYNAMICS OF COLOUR - 17th Sept to 30th Oct 2018*
Pt 2: THE DIMENSIONS OF A PAINTING - 5th Nov to 14th Dec 2018*
The first course leads us into the universal world of colours.
In the second course we work with different spaces in painting.
The courses are accompanied by blocks of drawing:
The three perspectives in landscape
The interior space and still life
Light and dark, black and white
These courses give a foundation in painting and drawing skills and open our senses for tones, space and colours in their character and interplay.
The materials we work in are: water colour on paper, tempera on canvas, charcoal, pencil, pastels and others.
*It is recommended to take the two courses together, but they can also be taken separately.
TERM 2: 6th January - 15th March 2019
Pt 1: THE LANGUAGE OF FORMS - 7th Jan to 8th Feb 2019*
From the Relief to the Free Form in Space
This course leads us into the language of sculptural forms.
Forces from within and forces from outside are at work.
The interplay between both is the beginning of creative processes.
Forms in clay are transformed into different materials.
The materials we work in are clay, plaster, wire, wood and others.
Pt 2: THE DELICACY OF GROWTH - 13th Feb to 15th March 2019*
When spring comes and the first flowers find their way into light, we experience the etheric forces in nature. Nature and plant studies accompany this painting course. The growth forces provide inspiration for a playful journey with colours into transparency.
The materials we work in are: pencil, watercolours and pastels for the studies, watercolours and egg tempera for the non-figurative artwork. Lessons take place in the mornings, Monday to Friday from 8:30 – 12:30. In the afternoons is work in progress in the studios.
Full time all six month: £3,800
Individual courses are listed below:
- The Dynamic of Colours: £1150
- The Dimensions of a Painting: £1060
- The Language of Forms: £880
- The Delicacy of Growth: £800
The course fee includes most of the course material.
Lessons take place in the mornings, Monday to Friday from 8:30 – 12:30. In the afternoons is work in progress in the studios.
Residential accommodation and meals are charged separately. Please click here for more information.