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Programs 2017-18

Jef Saunders, with students, summer 2017

Opportunity Through Crisis -- a Biography Seminar

Revisiting biographical turning points and approaching these in a creative way will teach us new ways to respond in future challenging life situations. During this cycle of Saturday seminars you will work with pastel drawings, creative writing and group sharing. All of this will be bound into a book, your ‘Book of Life’.

Winter term: April 12, 28, May 5, 12, 26
Theme this winter: The Crisis in Biography, creating your 'Book of Life'
Times: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 901 Rutherford Road
Cost: $ 480, includes HST and art materials per term
Facilitator: Beth Currie
Contact Beth Currie to register at 905 737 2193 e-mail:

Find Your Artist - Change the World

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
~Andy Warhol

The Mission
For many years Regine Kurek has offered art and biography courses as two separate streams. This new course is based in a deeper fusion of the Arscura - Art for Life and Life as Art programs and offers a new metamorphic journey and inquiry into arts based learning and inner development. In addition it is a skills training in contemporary art and mixed media. Regine is happy to invite previous Arscura graduates who are interested to return to this offering as a further step on the path of the artist in you! As well, she equally welcomes anyone with or without a formal art background! We all will learn and benefit from each other on this path! In the past year Regine has had the privilege to take part in an intensive art immersion herself and has since then developed this new program. She regards this as a further step on her own life long quest for the ‘Mission of Art’ in the world.

The Program
Join and see for yourself! Give yourself the gift of an art practice that will ‘turn you inside out’ as we will walk into the darkest days of the year together and for seven weeks explore drawing, painting and taking time for a deeper look at Biography and what calls us to be artists! This intensive process will then lead into an active pause over the ‘Twelve Holy Nights’ of mid-winter. We will begin again in the New Year for another seven weeks during which each participant works on a self-chosen theme and develops a body of work arising from the first term and the pause. This ‘pause’ will act as a Void out of which new inspiration is born. All this will culminate in an art show in our final week in March 2018. There might also be an additional gathering around New Year if we so choose.

The Possibilities
It is the intention to make this course as open and accessible as possible! Therefore, it will be possible to sign up for any of the days separately. Needless to say it is the most desirable to experience the synthesis of all parts, but any single part will be rewarding!

Daily process

Wednesday/ Drawing
Learning to see and interpret ‘what is out there’. How is what I see a window to a wider ‘seeing’? Exploring graphic media.

Thursday/ Learning
Art around reflective practise of our biography. Contemplative session with Jonah Evans. How can we recognise and truly enter this ‘dying and becoming’ out of which true creativity is born? What is the connection in this to the ‘Christ impulse’? Why can this connection be important in our time and why for the ‘mission’ of the artist? Regine believes, these are questions worthy to be explored. One does not have to call oneself a ‘Christian’ in the denominational definition! This is a much bigger journey!

Friday/ Painting
Developing a personal language and practise of art as a contemporary artist. Mixed media.

Course details

Fall session

Wednesday October 25, 2017 – Friday December 8, 2017

Winter session

Wednesday January 10, 2018 – Friday February 23, 2018

Art Show
Set up and open house/art show Wednesday February 28 to Friday March 2, 2018. The show may be up until Sunday March 4, 2018 if we so choose.
Times: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: 901 Rutherford Road, Vaughan Ontario (Toronto’s north end)

Tuition structure

::::::::::::: Early bird if paid by August 15, 2017 :::::::::::::
One-day per week: $450 for seven weeks, after August 15, 2017 $500 plus HST
Two-days per week: $900 for seven weeks, after August 15, 2017 $1000 plus HST
Complete three-day program: $1200 for seven weeks, after August 15, 2017 $1500 plus HST
Entire program, both fall and winter terms: $2200, after August 15, 2017 $2600 plus HST
Approximately $300 plus HST extra cost for art materials during the course. This will be payable as we go.

Download a pdf version of the brochure for this program.

Check out the course calendar for the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto Summer courses with the theme, "Dialogue with the Divine", and two art workshops by Jef Saunders and Regine Kurek, as well as many other interesting topics.


Studio Location: 901 Rutherford Road in Thornhill

For more information call 905 763 1003 or email:

Student Art Show (Gallery 5)

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Awakens the Senses, Enlivens the Soul, Stirs the Imagination! Being a student of Arscura has brought these gifts of renewal for me both personally and professionally. IMMEASURABLE!!!

L. Trajchef, teacher


last update Feb 19, 2018