“Life & Language in Color” with Jan Ranck, Paulette Arnold and Mary Spalding: 8 – 12 August in Rudolf Steiner Branch, Chicago, USA

Eurythmy Enthusiasts, Waldorf Teachers, and Other Seeking Souls Take Note!





A Summer Enrichment Opportunity
to explore color and soul gestures in movement
with Jan Ranck,
biography with Paulette Arnold
and watercolor painting with Mary Spalding
Everyone welcome!

August 8-12, 2022

Rudolf Steiner Branch
4249 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

August 8-11
9 am – 10:30 am Eurythmy
11 am – 12:30 pm Biography
2 pm – 3:30 pm Eurythmy
4 pm – 5:30 pm Painting

August 12
9 am – 10:30 am Eurythmy
11 am – 12:30 pm Sharing/Close

For more information and to register,
email mspalding@rschicago.org


     In this course we will touch on the first 3 phases of our individual biographies and how they manifest in the qualities of willing, feeling and thinking. In the art of eurythmy we learn to express in movement the experience of both the sounds of speech and the underlying gestures of the soul which color our communications. Practicing this art brings us more into touch with our surroundings and ourselves, as well as strengthening the life forces that underlie them and which are so taxed by our modern lives. Rudolf Steiner created a series of colored wooden figures to capture the three-fold aspect of these movements in relationship to the soul aspects of thinking, feeling and willing, the study of which figures he laid upon the hearts of all Waldorf teachers and the teaching of which he even suggested for the children. We will explore how color penetrates all of these aspects and how we can bring color to life in movement as well. 
“The Waldorf teachers should study these eurythmy figures because they are important for a more psychological physiology. The Waldorf teachers should study them to gain greater understanding of the human organism. At the same time, they can form the basis of a more general feeling for art, for a greater understanding of the inner aspects of the human organism.” GA 300, Faculty Meetings with Rudolf Steiner

Jan Ranck (Eurythmy) Born in the USA, Jan studied music and comparative arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. She accompanied the London Stage Group on their 1976 USA tour and went on to study eurythmy at the Eurythmeum in Dornach with Lea van der Pals, where she subsequently taught. In 1984 she joined the faculty of The London School of Eurythmy. She left there to complete her eurythmy therapy training in Stuttgart in 1989, then moved to Israel, where she founded and directed the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble (1990) and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy (1992) and was an instructor in the Jerusalem Waldorf Teacher Bachelor Program in David Yellin Academic College from 1999. Jan has held Master Classes at various venues worldwide, including the Goetheanum and the MA Program
in Eurythmy held at Emerson College and Spring Valley. She is the representative for Israel in the International Eurythmy Therapy Forum.

Paulette Arnold (Biography) Paulette graduated from Knox College with a BA in Modern Languages (French and German), from Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Education Program with a Waldorf teaching certificate, and from the Center for Biography and Social Art with a biography and social art certificate. She has been working in adult education since 2006. She loves books and reading, and currently serves on the Council of Rudolf Steiner Branch and as the librarian of the Branch library, a collection of over 5000 anthroposophic and spiritual scientific books.

Mary Spalding (Painting) Mary received her BA in Visual Arts from University of California, Irvine, followed by her MFA in Radio, Film and Television from Northwestern University. She subsequently completed the Arcturus Waldorf Teacher Training, three years of Eurythmy Spring Valley’s Frontier Eurythmy program, and the Waldorf Remedial Training through the Association for Healing Education (AHE). She taught lyre, painting and visual arts at CWS, and Extra Lesson and Creative Movement at UPWS prior to becoming a class teacher and graduating her class in 2019. Mary is currently enrolled in the Transdisciplinary Healing Education and Kairos Emergency and Trauma Pedagogy MEd programs at Antioch University and is serving as Council President of Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago.

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