Emerson Visual Arts


Visual Arts

September - June

Course Carrier: Rudolf Kaesbach

The Visual Arts is a year of intense artistic exploration to rediscover creativity, awaken imaginative capacities and develop new ways of seeing the world. We will search to uncover the essential elements of each art form, through experiencing what lives in the three-dimensional world of sculpture, the two-dimensional world of colour and the play of line and tone in drawing. This will enable us to find a secure ground for our own individual creativity and enliven our appreciation of nature, earlier cultures and the art of today.


The course provides a balanced programme of clay modelling, painting, drawing, wood and stone carving, history of art, Goethean observation, study groups and eurythmy.


The course is open to anyone, with or without artistic experience. Some familiarity with the work of Rudolf Steiner would be an advantage but is not required.


The Visual Arts year can be the first year of the complete sculpture training, which leads to professional artisitic work.


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The Visual Arts course is certified by Crossfields Institute* and is Pearson Assured by Pearson Education Ltd, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. It is equivalent to undergraduate year 1.

*Crossfields Institute specialises in supporting holistic and integrative education practitioners to meet regulatory standards, whilst maintaining educational principles, practice, vision and values. The Pearson Assured* Crossfields Institute offer enables a high level of ownership and flexibility for centres.


Programmes are developed by the Institute’s Qualifications Development Team and quality assured by the Institute’s Quality Assurance Team. Crossfields Institute meet quality standards set by Pearson and is audited by Pearson annually for compliance with these standards.


Pearson Assured is a service that assures the quality of the processes underpinning the design, delivery, quality assurance and/or assessment of the organisation’s own education or training programmes. This service quality assures the organisation’s processes, not specific qualifications or training programmes offered by Crossfields Institute Centres.


For more information on Pearson Assured go to www.crossfieldsinstitute.com


The following modules within the Visual Arts/ Sculpture course may be taken independently from the full year programme.

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Term 1: Visual Arts - September - December.

This term can be taken independently. Full time or mornings only


Other short courses include:


Colour/Painting Work: With Martin Gutjahr