Term 3 program
Artistic activity: Painting and drawing using anthroposophical techniques.
‘Art is the creation of organs though which the gods are able to speak to humanity’ –Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925)
This term’s artistic activity offers participants a theoretical and rich experiential introduction to painting. It begins with an overview of Rudolf Steiner’s colour indications and Goethe’s Theory of Colour, and develops skills in the main anthroposophical art techniques.
Topics covered in this introduction include:
• Wet on wet painting;
• An exploration of the qualities of light and dark through charcoal drawing
• Veil painting;
• Painting the seasonal moods.
• Art history in relationship to the evolution of human consciousness.
Tutor: Samantha Clarke
Lecture and discussion: Fairy tales, myths and legends, and how they contribute to child development.
This term we consider the influence of Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends on child development, starting in early childhood and extending to the ten/eleven year old child (Class 4).
We ask the question: why have societies had fairy tales and legends as their basis? What consciousness encouraged these stories to arise, and what wisdom is hidden in the depths of their imaginative language?
These tales were not arranged for children, but were the back-bone of a mature nation’s identity. How do these tales relate to the education of children?
We will read fairy tales including:
The Frog Prince; Mother Holle; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Hansel and Gretel; Rapunzel; Snow White and the Seven Dwarves; Little Snow White; Snow White and Rose Red, examples of Hebrew, Celtic and Norse mythologies.
Our discussion will consider the enormously significant and enduring influence of fairy tales on the evolution of human consciousness.