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Art for Life - Three year part-time program

This path focuses on the development of artistic skills and their application to healing and transformation. The course is for anyone seeking creative change; physical, spiritual, mental or emotional.
Upon successful completion of all requirements of the three-year program, students receive the Diploma Art in the Healing and Social Fields.

New course starts in September of each year. The program has a format of three 10 week terms per year, with 9 hours in class (including compulsory anthroposophical studies) plus 6-8 hours homework.

Admission is through interview and presentation of portfolio. Prospective students must be willing to engage in art as a path of spiritual, social, and personal development. Participation in an introductory weekend is highly recommended.

For dates and fees see Arscura current course calendar. All courses create an integrated, yet flexible learning path. All courses recognize the non-verbal artistic process as central to a meaningful learning experience.

Art for Life Course Outline:

Year One -- One Weekday 10-4
Term 1
Fall
Year 1
BLACK & WHITE COURSE
Experiencing light and darkness in art and overcoming the fear of drawing. The four elements as a diagnostic tool.
Term 2
Winter
Year 1
COLOUR COURSE
Awakening to the emotional power of the individual colours in painting. Water-colour, egg tempera, and Goethe's colour theory. The seven soul gestures as awakeners of consciousness.
Term 3
Spring
Year 1
CLAY COURSE
Fundamental principles of sculpture. The power of three-dimensional space. The metamorphosis of will.
Year Two -- One Weekday 10-4
Term 4
Fall
Year 2
INDEPENDENT LEARNING COURSE
Exploring the steps of the creative process on an individual journey. The "I" being as researcher and transformer. All three media.
Term 5
Winter
Year 2
VEIL PAINTING COURSE
The water-colour technique that brings luminosity and transparency into painting and also into the soul. Introduction to Biography work.
Term 6
Spring
Year 2
"THE ARTIST"
Building a spiritual Goetheanum: Drawing, painting and modelling in the light of Rudolf Steiner's artistic impulse. Form drawing, capitals, and "growing" a painting.
Year Three -- One Weekday 10-4
Term 7
Fall
Year 3
"THE THERAPIST" & THERAPEUTIC PROCESS
The artist as healer. Moving from the seven steps of soul development toward the 12 spiritual capacities. Beginning to return the gifts learned.
Term 8
Winter
Year 3
PRACTICAL APPLICATION: PRACTICE
Sharing what was learned with the outside world. Tutorial.
Term 9
Spring
Year 3
GRADUATION COURSE
Written paper, practice study, self & peer assessment and presentation from placement. Helping each other to look toward future steps.
 
Studio Location: 901 Rutherford Road in Thornhill
For more information call 905 763 1003 or email: info@arscura.com

 

The Arscura Art For Life program is a creative and energising journey towards the Self and truth. It is a powerful process which has enriched my whole life. -- C. Abbat, teacher

"The Art for Life program at Arscura fostered in me personal growth and enrichment of a most
profound order. It prepared me for facilitating art in the community and established in me
a deep commitment to art as a transformational process and humanizing expression" -- Elana Wolff, writer, editor, art facilitator