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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.


Students who graduated from the course have developed artistic work in many fields of activity such as: creation of children playgrounds, work with detainees in prison, remedial art work with children in need of help, sculpture in public places, teaching sculpture in schools and adult education, work with sculpture and water, sculpture therapy, design, art and the newborn, etc.

Visual Arts Course 

On the grounds surrounding Robin's Nest we also find the Visual Arts Course, carried by the inspirational teacher 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 students from our training have taken this work all around the world in countries as far as Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Israel, Iceland, USA, Chile and all around Europe. Many new tasks, specific to the situation they found in their places of work and country, have been discovered and developed. 


The background of the training has been and continues to be the inspiring source of Rudolf Steiner’s work, Anthroposophy. The involvement with Art and Anthroposophy, opens the doors of creativity and can help us to find new and meaningful ways of dealing with the creative challenges of our time.


This 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.


Learn more about the Visual Arts Course here:

This is a beautiful film which will give you a lively picture of the Visual Arts Course and the life at Emerson College. It was made by students and inspired by the wish to give something back - in gratitude for receiving a truly enriching experience by learning and living at Emerson College. In 2013, through the artistic collaboration between the students training at Emerson Visual Arts and Sculpture School, this film was brought to life. 


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