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With Larry Young

Larry Young is a graphic designer, educator, painter, sculptor, photographer and filmmaker. As a teacher at the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Spring Valley, he created a high-school art curriculum based on Rudolf Steiner’s perception of the changing adolescent. In 1994, he designed and installed the Truth and Beauty – the Role of the Arts in Waldorf Education exhibit at Saint-John the Divine Cathedral in NYC that was viewed by an estimated 200,000 people.

Course Description

When we look out at the natural world, we sense hidden laws in countless sensory impressions. Artists have worked with these laws for thousands of years in order to create the masterpieces that we see in museums today, art to which most of us say, “I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like.” This personal, subjective approach to understanding art will no longer do. We live in a time when art experts place inhuman and often ugly “art” on a pedestal. Under the guise of “art for art’s sake”, devoid of beauty and spiritual substance, this so-called art poses continuous threats to our humanity. In redefining “art for art’s sake” as “art for humanity’s sake”, it then becomes a tool for self development and social renewal. We need to practise and appreciate art that leads us towards the future in a truthful, beautiful and moral way. Using a combination of slides and watercolour painting exercises, we will reveal these hidden laws and how they come to expression both in nature and in great works of art throughout history and up to modern times.

LEARN MORE – This course is part of the RSCC Summer Festival of Art and Education. For full info on all the Summer Festival courses including presenter bios, registration details and links see: https://rscc.ca/summerfestival/