Overcoming Intention: Painting and the Will
Jan
31
10:00 am10:00

Overcoming Intention: Painting and the Will

  • Monadnock Waldorf High School

An Egg Tempera painting workshop

Intentions are always based on mental images, which are constructed on our past experiences. How can something new come into being if all what we intend is "past-oriented“, or in other words a "good idea“? 

How Have We Come to Contemporary Art?
Jan
27
6:30 pm18:30

How Have We Come to Contemporary Art?

  • Camphill Ghent's Culture Hall

Following art history from Egypt to Greece and through European Renaissance, Zvi Szir explores how we arrived at Contemporary Art. What does this progression tell us about our consciousness? Have we arrived at the end of art--or a new beginning?

Color and the Human Soul
Jan
26
Feb 5

Color and the Human Soul

  • The Nature Institute

An intensive eight-day workshop in egg-tempera. Learn painting techniques and explore the various possibilities they offer while at the same time diving deeper into the mysteries of Color and their place in our consciousness. The exercises and explorations that will be offered are a facet of the 18 years of work and research from the neueKUNSTschule (newARTschool) in Basel, Switzerland.

This course is recommended for everyone interested in art and anthroposophy, for painters (young and old), for teachers, who might discover new ways to work with children, for artists from every other discipline who have interests in color, and for anyone who has an intensive interest in the reality of the inner life.

The Mission of Art in a Time of Crisis
Jan
25
9:45 am09:45

The Mission of Art in a Time of Crisis

  • Eurythmy Spring Valley

Can art become a healing force for our world?  A spiritual-scientific understanding of art, rooted in the human being may be a key to setting healing impulses in motion.  What does it look like when we dare to believe in the curative power of art? 

Art and the Future of the Threefold Social Order
Jan
24
7:30 pm19:30

Art and the Future of the Threefold Social Order

  • Threefold Educational Center, Chestnut Ridge,

Rudolf Steiner speaks about“The Royal Social Art" of the future.  The artist Joseph Beuys coined the term “Social Sculpture”.  What is the difference between Art, Activism and the Future Social Art?  How does Anthroposophy pave the way for a Threefold Social Order rooted in an artistic approach to society and reality?

The Spiritual Reality of (Post)Modernity:  Painting, Thinking and Anthroposophy in Our Evolving Age
Jan
23
Jan 24

The Spiritual Reality of (Post)Modernity: Painting, Thinking and Anthroposophy in Our Evolving Age

  • Anthroposophical Society NYC

Two Lectures and a Painting Workshop by Zvi Szir

Unfolding a large panorama of questions staged by artists and thinkers from the mid 19th century to our present day, this two-part lecture series will follow an attempt to uncover the concrete spiritual battle beneath the surface of the ever changing (Post)Modern culture. 

Each lecture will stand on its own and can be attended separately if one is unable to participate in the full series.