Our vision

The Vision is inspired by the practice of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy – wisdom of the human being.  The Center provides leadership in social renewal and is a guiding resource for understanding the process of becoming in the human being and the universe. At the heart of this spiritual-scientific work is the picture of metamorphosis, out of which meaning may be found and trust in existence may arise.

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Our mission

The Mission of The Center for Biography and Social Art celebrates the threefold human being – body, soul and spirit; encourages reverence for the uniqueness of every life journey; illuminates the mysteries of human life in earthly gesture and spiritual depth; and practices authentic human encounter. The Center fulfills its mission through adult education programs and events, research, professional networking, and community and client support.

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Our certificate program

The Biography and Social Art Certificate Program is a part-time program in which participants work together with stories- personal and mythological- art, and nature to awaken new imaginations and to cultivate a living understanding of nature, biography, humanity, and the cosmos.

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Our Center

The Center for Biography and Social Art brings people together by offering a training program, workshops and classes to explore multiple dimensions of development through the practice of interest and working together artistically.  This work offers a path to provide experiences where people can recall a new perspective and awaken a joyful interest in others and the world.

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 New Program Beginning this Summer in California


June 28-July 8, 2018; Waldorf School of San Diego, CA

October 20-24, 2018; Waldorf School of Orange County, CA

February 16-20, 2019; Waldorf School of San Diego, CA


We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.

― Wendell Berry, The Long-Legged House


The Art of Human Becoming- a webinar

“To contemplate the destinies of human beings with reverence and awe – that is something our times demand of us.”- Rudolf Steiner

Please join us to grow, explore, and become more of who we are in The Art of Human Becoming: A Three Part Webinar Series on Biography and Social Art with biography practioners Kathleen Bowen, Patricia Rubano, Leah Walker, Sarah Putnam, Linda Bergh, and Jennifer Fox.

Where: Online! Find out more click here     (Although the sessions have already occurred, those who still register for the Webinar Series will receive recordings of all three sessions.)

What: Sessions include an overview of biography, an investigation into understanding and transforming the forces inside and outside of us, and an exploration of the life cycles, including the seven year cycles, that inform the rhythms and patterns of our life.

Upcoming Events

Tea & Biography

Collage, pastels, writing, nature observation, conversation and clay modeling are some of the activities we will take up to discover the treasures in your soul.

Feb 26

Mar 5, 12

Northampton, MA


Bringing Death Into Life

This retreat will focus on how to have home vigils, creating support in communities, opportunities to engage in end of life planning and ways to work with our continued relationships with those who have died.

February 23-25, 2018

Madison, WI


Clay and Biography

Opening New Territory with Hands and Heart

March 3  9:30-4

Minneapolis, MN


The Art of Natural Death Care

Join us in understanding that at-home, natural death care is a choice that one can make, is legal and has many benefits. The workshop will cover the whys of natural death care, pre-planning, body care, rituals, vigil room ideas, environmental benefits and community building around planning and carrying out natural home death care.

March 16-17

Greensboro, NC


Awakening Connections: Creating Community

We will practice creating circles of trust. These safe places, where people can engage in deep conversation, are created through biography exercises, dialogue practices, and artistic activities. These places counter anxiety, cultivate resilience and demonstrate the power of listening to your own inner voice and the voices of colleagues.

AWSNA Regional Conference

March 23-24

West Kingston, RI


Biography Life Cycles Class

Work with your own life stories through artistic and memory exercises for the seven year phases.

March 23-24

April 20-21

Minneapolis, MN


Transforming Trauma

A workshop for those working in the helping professions.

Explore the nature and meaning of trauma in biographical development.

April 6 (7pm-9pm), 7 (9am-9pm), 8 (9am-1pm)

Chestnut Ridge, NY


The Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond

Interactive workshops, keynote conversations, and experiential opportunities for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of threshold work.

April 6, 7, 8

Sacramento, CA


Staying Connected to the Fountain of Youth

We will look at the youth forces alive in us by opening our life story through artistic exercises, movement, and conversation.


May 12th  10-5

Pasadena, CA


A Circle of Trust Retreat: Covering Ground, Writing Your Spiritual Biography

Taking time to take a contemplative look at our lives reveals precious information about decision making, interactions, and choices

June 1-3

Bangor, PA


Certificate Program

Biography & Social Art Certificate Program delves into the complexities of human becoming and questions of meaning.

Biography Work

Biography practitioners offer workshops and classes on a variety of life themes, infusing the learning process with social artistry.

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Many of us are hungry for a deeper sense of meaning in our lives and stronger connections to one another.


We facilitate connection to and among other practicing biography work and social art throughout North America.

Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another the most varied opinions can be reconciled – thus one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another.

Rudolf Steiner