Anthroposophy, Art, and Teacher Education

Summer Courses

Those to whom Nature begins to disclose her revealed mystery feel an irresistible longing for her most worthy interpreter, Art…
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

summer_course_1Open to the wider public, two separate Alkion Summer Course Weeks* run from Sunday evening through Friday between late June and early July. Exact dates are announced by February each year. The first week is a required component of the year long Certificate and Diploma programs. The second week varies each year in offering focussed, in depth immersions, often taught by special guest teachers and also open to the public. Themes explored over the years have included:

  • The Threefold Social Organism
  • Parzival (Wolfram von Eschenbach)
  • Understanding Christianity in a Pluralistic Age
  • Drama for Teachers
  • Creative Writing
  • Interpreting Nature’s Secrets – a phenomenological approach to science
  • The High School Arts and Crafts Curriculum
  • Musical Instrument making with Manfred Bleffert
  • The Twelve Senses
  • Imagination as a Force in Education
  • Bringing History to Life in the Classroom
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Nature Stories and Eurythmy for Young Children
  • Bookbinding, Metalwork
  • Painting, Drawing, Clay Sculpture, & Stone Carving Intensives
  • The History of Human Consciousness through Art and Architecture
  • History through Music

*One Summer Course Week is required to obtain a one year Foundation Studies Certificate and is included in the year’s tuition. Two are included and required to obtain a Waldorf Teacher or E.C. Diploma.

An independent, three summer cycle – Leading With Spirit: Waldorf School Governance and Administration – runs for one week each July.  See Summer Course offering and go to