|Carla Mattioli, M.A. Artist Bio|
Creative Arts Intensive
Visual Arts Training
inspired by AnthropoSophia
(A Correspondence Course Version also available)
The new task of Painting:
and facilitated by
I cannot say enough about the results of Carla’s teaching, that I have felt both personally and have witnessed in others. Carla creates an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance, a safe, stimulating environment which encourages people to reach their full creative potential. She enables people to explore the act of creation as a spiritual practice, as a way of awakening to their true nature and contacting the beauty and mystery of their lives.
-- Course Participant
a connection with our Creative and Spiritual Source is the key to vitality,
flexibility and determination in the face of life’s challenges and
opportunities. Each of the fine arts allows certain creative powers of
the human being to become active, and these powers work back on us through
our practice. Practiced with intention, the healing arts
of painting and drawing work as powerful mirrors of our being
which can lead to a deepened sense of self-awareness and nature awareness
and great opportunities for self-transformation. As we create,
we unfold our essence, embrace our life purpose more fully, and stand
in the integrity of our truth. Our art expresses more and more of this
vitality as our Soul’s Sun awakens.
This creative arts intensive independent study program offers artistic exercises with one-on-one tutorial in the realms of watercolor painting as a process of color harmony and color dynamics as well as drawing from nature. These exercises enhance our faculties of observation through feelings, and bring us again and again into the present moment, while we explore questions of balance and harmony in our work and in our own being. This course is designed to assist teachers, therapists, artists, and other practitioners in the social service, education and healing professions who want to awaken to the healing power of the arts and integrate this process into their life more fully. It may also be a course for individuals who want to pursue their own path of wholeness and creative development through the arts and seek a supportive environment in which to do this. We also will have the opportunity to learn from each other, and let go of old preconceptions and fears as our work , our Souls and the Eyes of our Heart open , transform , refine and expand our perceptions.
This independent study course includes 96 total required hours of practice in the arts per series. This includes 2 hours per week in class time and 2 hours homework. This totals 16 hours of study per month over a six month period and the schedules may vary according to the needs of the participant although a rhythmical weekly meeting is highly recommended.
The first year curriculum
explores Goethe’s and Steiner’s color theories as preparation for creative
work: the archetypal qualitities and formative movements of
the colors of the rainbow. The kingdom of nature and nature moods
and the sacred cycles of the year are experienced through painting,
drawing and nature observation. Classes include painting sessions,
color therapy seminar and study group, nature drawing , nature
observation and creative movement . In warmer weather, the drawing class
may take place outdoors.
Series One: The Individuality and Nature of Color - Color Laws and Dynamics - Based on Steiner, Goethe, Kandinsky and related color theory. Study topics: The Arts and Soul and Spiritual Development.
Series Two: History of Art and Human Consciousness through Painting and Drawing. Museum visits. Special Artist Projects. Study : Spiritual History of Art.
Series Three: Cosmic Polarities and the Arts. Metamorphosis, dissolving and Transforming . Study : Steiner on Art and Transformation.
Series Four: Dry Painting and Veiling and Color Perspective. Steiner’s Color Lectures and Exercises , Study : Art and Healing, Art and Aesthetics.
Applicants are required
to take one series of Awakening Arts Classes and/or one series of private
sessions with Carla as a prerequisite to this course, to give the applicant
a sense of what this Creative Arts process involves. A personal interview
may also be requested.
Tuition per series (96 hours of study) $3000
Tuition includes some supplemental art supplies and reading materials. Most art supplies will need to be purchased. Deposit of $500 required to hold your place in the course. Full balance is due at the start of the series.
For a course application,
more information or to be placed on the Awakening Arts mailing list call:
(978) 546-8018 or E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
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