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 vocational training or a path of individual development. 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: 17th September - 14th December 2018
FOUNDATION OF PAINTING
Pt 1: THE DYNAMICS OF COLOUR - 17th Sept to 30th Oct 2018*
This first course leads us into the universal world of colours. Colours are of a spiritual nature. Colours surround us. Working with them allows us to sense what lives behind the world we perceive through our eyes.
Pt 2: THE DIMENSIONS OF A PAINTING - 5th Nov to 14th Dec 2018*
In this course we work with different qualities of space in painting. What makes a painting speak will be one of our central issues. Next to colours in their movement, tones and interplay, there is the question of space which gives a painting freedom.
Both courses are accompanied by blocks of drawing and give a foundation in painting and drawing skills. The media we work in are; for painting, watercolour on paper and tempera on canvas. For drawing, charcoal, pencil, pastels and more.
*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*
This course leads us into the language of sculptural forms.
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 art work.
Full time, all six months: £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 materials
Lessons take place in the mornings, Monday to Friday from 8:30 – 12:30. In the afternoons students progress their own work in the studios.
Residential accommodation and meals are charged separately. Please click here for more information.