July 9-13  Sunrise/Sunset: the 8th and 9th sketch

Over the past 3 years Free Columbia has offered summer courses on Rudolf Steiner’s sketches for Painters. This summer we will spend one week on an overview of all 9 sketches and then we will spend a week working intensively with the 8th and 9th sketch: the second sunrise and sunset. Everyone is welcome whether or not you have worked with the sketches before.

In 1922 the painter Henni Geck asked Rudolf Steiner if he could give a new kind of training for painters. He handed her the first of what have come to be called the “Nature Moods” or Rudolf Steiner’s 9 Sketches for Painters. These sketches, at first glance, seem simplistic and hurried in execution. Could there really be a path for painters here?  In working with them over the past twenty years I have come to appreciate their depth and to find in them all of the elements needed for the beginning of a new understanding and experience of color for the painter. They provide an inner path of awakening to color and form and to yourself in relationship with them.

We will work both outside and inside and we will work in many media and use many approaches. The weeks may be taken together or separately.

The courses will be held at Hawthorne Valley School, Ghent, NY

Free Columbia is a free cultural initiative based on an understanding of the importance of creating independent and accessible educational and artistic opportunities. There are no set tuitions. Suggested donation amounts based on what it costs to run courses are provided.

Suggested donation $0-600/week

Contact Laura Summer for more information and to register:       518-672-7302


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Date(s) - 07/09/2018 - 07/13/2018
All Day

Hawthorne Valley School