Learning Goals

A deepening of the practice of sculpture (clay modeling) in its fundamental artistic principles constitutes the basis of this course. The importance and relevance of the artistic exercises as supportive of adolescent development is discussed, especially in relation to the content of Rudolf Steiner’s Foundations of Human Experience. Appropriate curriculum indications are included.
Course Content

Following an introduction to the day’s theme, classes consist of demonstrations and guided exercises, plus individual work on given themes and group projects.
Topics Covered

Week 1: Techniques of sculpting; Flat and curved surfaces; Platonic solids

Week 2: Contrast/polarity in form; Three-foldness, balance, rhythm; Metamorphosis

Week 3: Human and animal forms

Week 4: Metamorphosis of form in skeletal anatomy