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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Visual Art Section News: November Conference at the Goetheanum

Dear friends of the arts!

As you may have heard already, my time as the leader of the section for visual arts is drawing to a close.
I would therefore like to cordially invite you to the last major event that I am carrying in this function.


From 28 November to 1 December there will be a large sales exhibition in the carpentry workshop of the Goetheanum.
The work of Frederieke Nelissen (Holland) and Zoltán Döbrötei (Hungary) will also be on show as well as the exhibition of contemporary paintings by Georgian artists at the 1st floor of the Goetheanum.

(The artwork of all four exhibitions can be purchased.)
From the 29.11. to 1.12. you are warmly invited to this year's November conference entitled

"Visual Art not within the frame?
The renewal of Christian Art." 

On Sunday, 1.12. during the afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. we would like to offer an opportunity for exchange. Marianne Schubert will give a review of her work and a preview by Christiane Haid to the work of the Visual Art Section starting in January 2020 will conclude the weekend of art.

Looking forward to seeing you soon with warm greetings 

Marianne Schubert

Friday, October 18, 2019

News From Council Member Bert Chase

Please be encouraged to participate in any of these meetings. 
Contact Bert Chase directly: 

Norton Hall      Rudolf Steiner College     Designed by Bert Chase

October 9 – 14: Atlanta, GA
US AGM/NA Collegian – coordination meeting between NA Art Sections

October 17 – 21: Toronto, ON
General Anthroposophical Section meeting – to include forward planning for Art Sections contributions for 19 Lessons Conference

November 1 – 4: Dornach, Switzerland
International Classholder meeting – to include the contribution of artistic practice in class work.  

November 5 – 10: Dornach, Switzerland
General Secretaries Meeting – to include the amalgamation of leadership of Arts Sections, forward planning.

November 11: Toronto, ON
Meeting with Visual Art Section members

January 2 – 5, 2020: Vancouver, BC
AGM Planning Meeting – coordination of art exhibition for AGM

January 9 – 13: Calgary, AB
General Anthroposophical Section meeting – Visual Art Section/Social Science Section, the arts and challenging social issues

March 30 – April 1: Dornach, Switzerland 
General Secretaries Meeting – ongoing development of leadership of Arts Sections.

April 1 – 6: Dornach, Switzerland
General Assembly – discussion and final adoption of proposed modifications to Arts Sections leadership

May 14 – 18: Vancouver, BC
Annual General Meeting, Canada – art exhibit related to conference theme

May 28 – 31: Spring Valley, NY
Collegium/Spring Valley Eurythmy – review of leadership changes for Arts Sections and their implications in North America.

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Visual Art Section of North America Council Member Report 2019 by Van James

Here is a LINK to Van James' Report

Van's  Upcoming Schedule 
Dec. 6-8, 2019—Shen-Mei-Jhen Waldorf Education, Taichung, Taiwan
The Secret Language of Metamorphosis and the Art of Transformation: Pathways to Experiencing Etheric Formative Forces 

Dec. 13-15, 2019Shen-Mei-Jhen Waldorf Education, Taichung, Taiwan
The Art & Individuality of Color: An Introduction to the Painting Indications of Rudolf Steiner    

Jan. 3-4, 2020Haleakala Waldorf School, Kula, Maui, Hawaii
The Secret Language of Metamorphosis and the Art of Transformation

Feb. TBA, 2020Rudolf Steiner House, Auckland, New Zealand
Celtic Mystery Art and Patterns in the World of Formative Forces 

May. TBA, 2020—Paro College of Education, Paro, Bhutan
The Arts as Core Curriculum: Teaching as an Art

July. 26-Aug. 9, 2020—Yinchuan, China
A  Deepening in the Visual Arts: Grades 1-8 Painting and Drawing
Sept. 5-12, 2020—Steiner Education Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Deepening in Waldorf Art Education and an Overview of Drawing for Grades 1-8 and Painting for 7-8

Sept. 25-28, 2020—Prarna School, Hyderbad, India
The Visual Arts as Self-Development

Dec. 4-13, 2020—Taichung, Taiwan

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Death of Ted Mahle

Theodore (Ted) Clyde Mahle
b. January 14, 1940
d. December 9, 2017 (10:00 A.M.)

Raised on a dairy farm in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Ted sketched the countryside around him. At age 16 he studied art for a year with Conrad Roland, a well known artist from Kempton. He graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Art Education. Then he worked for 7 years as a graphic designer in New York City, while attending evening classes in drawing, illustration and design at the School of Visual Arts.

After taking the Foundation Year in Anthroposophical Studies at Emerson College, England, Ted studied German and speech-formation at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, for 2 years. He completed a 3-year painting training, according to Rudolf Steiner's methods, with Beppe Assenza at the Goetheanum Painting School in 1976 (ERES MFA Equivalent), and was a teaching assistant in the school from 1975 to 1978. For 3 years he was employed as a painting therapist at Sonnhalde Schulheim Curative Home, Gempen, Switzerland, working with all ages from early childhood to adults.

Returning to the US, Ted directed the Arts Program: “Renewing the Art of Painting,” a year-long morning course at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California, from 1982 to 2003, as well as teaching many other art classes. From 2003 to 2005 he taught art at Davis Waldorf School. Travels to see the great visual art works of the world, in their original environment, formed the basis for art history studies