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.

 

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.

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.

 

What is Biography and Social Art?

Biography and social art activities explore themes pertaining to all humanity, as well as those belonging to an individual’s unique life journey.  At the heart of this work is conversation, the practice of giving time and attention to another.  Listening well is like holding open a door, welcoming a friend into a new space—a space for insight, renewing enthusiasm and strengthening will.  Biography and social art also includes IMG_4391playful, artistic processes that foster new ways of perceiving and invites imagination, inspiration, and intuition.  In this work we study life phases, the rhythms of the cosmos, nature’s role in our lives, and the evolution of consciousness.  We learn skills for approaching life with the objectivity of a scientist and the soulfulness of an artist.  We experience that our lives are inherently intelligent; we become increasingly interested in others; we recognize that we have a valuable role to play.  And we learn to perceive human development, the phenomenon of metamorphosis.  This is a true picture of life:  something of the past is always dying away, something for the future is always just beginning.  In each moment, the unfolding of human life is sacred.

 

 

Ways of Working

Taking inspiration from Rudolf Steiner’s insights into human development, biography and social art consultants are active in adult education, art therapy, biographical counseling, parent education, elder care, coaching, medicine, hospice care, and various community building activities.  The work is being offered in the following ways:

  • Workshops and Classes
  • Biographical Conversations
  • Biographical Counseling
  • Consultation with Existing Group
  • Professional Enhancement  read more…IMG_1025