Born in Frankfurt Höchst, (1954) I grew up in Germany with an affinity for the English language from my early teens, which led to the study of American literature and my MA in 1980. Later bio-dynamic farming and Anthroposophy set me on my life’s path, followed by painting, selling and editing anthroposophical books.
At the same time I privately studied a Goethean approach to art, and then Art Therapy at Tobias School of Art&Therapy (Diploma 1997). I taught there since 1998, and at the London Rudolf Steiner House, as well as other cities and venues, until I returned to Frankfurt 2010. Here, I hold courses at the popular VHS (City College for public Adult Education) and in public venues.
My courses are part of my art. I see my work as „a space between“ – a space of calm and focus in an ever more scattered and shattering world. Art heals what life tears apart.
I paint when I can and exhibit when the opportunity is offered: please take a look at my picture gallery (Galerie) All work is for sale.
I am available for workshops internationally. In a dialogue with you, we will find the appropriate themes for your setting. My recent joy has been, since 2013, to give workshops in different anthroposophical groups in Taiwan. Here I am able to offer my favourite workshops on „Anthropsophy through Art“.
I wrote about my methods and ideas in my CD book Colour pathways for the soul. Here are the chapter titles:
Introduction // Painting as ‘Soul Building’ // The importance of J.W. Goethe’s colour theory for transformative painting today // Picture pages and practice sequences // On contemplative drawing // Art and Salutogenesis. Drawing plants. // Educating the imagination
Colour Pathways for the Soul may well constitute the best use of pdf media ever presented to the world. Cläre Kunze’s beautiful book would, in the world of paper printing, cost several time’s its current price in order to render each painting or drawing in all her exercises and examples at a size and quality that would be both informative and inspiring. By choosing to print her book in electronic format, she has accomplished sending her extraordinary teaching out into the world with beauty and inspiration and at a price that can reach many more of us than if it were printed on paper.
The content of her book is wonderful to behold. I have never encountered a better explanation of the conversational, soul building, heart opening qualities that are truly what anthroposophical painting and drawing is all about. When one listens with love to the colours and forms that emerge on paper, beauty springs forth with a joy that makes the heart sing. Cläre’s teaching takes you into this world and gives you the process and instruction you need to set out on this journey of discovery and growth.
You’ll also find her explorations of Goethe’s colour theory and its role in Steiner’s artistic impulse to be very clear and warm, and her understanding of this form of art and its potential for world healing to be both deep and true.
This book is a gift, which we hope will move many toward the world of colour, form, and heart-opened listening.
(©Nancy Parsons 2011, with many thanks)
(30€ plus postage in Germany and Europe, please write to me via firstname.lastname@example.org ) For the USA and Canada, please order from http://www.WaldorfBooks.com
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