Form drawing, an art introduced by Rudolf Steiner for the first Waldorf School, embodies straight and curved lines and show how they combine to create the world around us. Many practice form drawing or Ars lineandi
—the art of the line—through its most known forms: lemniscates, knots, interlaces and labyrinths.
In the course, we will review those forms and take them further, studying the work of Rudolf Steiner on the planetary seals—forms he created to express the qualities of the seven classical planets. Working from one seal to another through polarity and progression, we will grasp the mystery of metamorphosis. Participants will engage in a language of linear forms discovering and strengthening their inner lives.
Metamorphosis means transformation; by practicing transformation of forms we can find an echo of this transformation in our own lives. Through transformative giving or receiving, we build a relationship with the Cosmos. By drawing the forms, we will discover what Rudolf Steiner had to say about this connection. This class is open to all. Bring along a little patience, courage and audacity, and give it a try!
Stockmar block and stick crayons, colored and lead pencils, soft pastels, rulers, squares and compasses are available in the RSI Bookstore.
MICHEL SAINT PIERRE
MICHEL SAINT PIERRE is a class teacher at l’École Rudolf Steiner de l’Estrie Les Enfants de la Terre located in Waterville, Québec. He also taught at l’École Rudolf Steiner de Montréal for ten years. He did his training in Montréal with l’Institut Rudolf Steiner au Québec.