Summer Festival of Arts and Education

"Dialogue with the Divine"

  • Tammy Caldwell plays with Rori the lamb at the Summer Festival of Arts and Education, Making Space for the Mysterious, RSCT 2012


July 3 to 21, 2017

Details and Registration Available Soon


Here are the emerging details of this year's Festival Schedule:


Week 1 - July 3 to 7


Morning Workshops

Afternoon Workshops

Finding Spirit in 20th Century Art – Regine Kurek
Classroom Management and
School Leadership –  Larry Glatt
Working with Karma – Warren Cohen

Storytelling and Imagination – Dawne McFarlane
Wonders of Puppetry – Ena Bruce
Metal Work –  Leed Jackson
Euryhtmy and Spacial Dynamics –  J Snow

Week 2 - July 10 to 16


Morning Workshops

Afternoon Workshops

Art of Teaching Grade 1 – Sandra Ghali
Art of Teaching Grade 2 – Brian Searson
Art of Teaching Grade 3 – Anna Gruda
Art of Teaching Grade 4 – Gregory Lovelady
Art of Teaching Grade 5 – Christina MacWilliam
Art of Teaching Grade 6 – Jane Hill
Art of Teaching Grade 7 – Phil Fertey
Art of  Teaching Grade 8 – Patrice Maynard
Waldorf Education Essentials – Merwin Lewis

Words in a Circle:
Creative Writing –  Paul Matthews
Recorder Music and Leadership – Larry Glatt
Waldorf Art Curriculum – Anna Gruda
The Magic of Coloured Dust – Brian Searson
Geometry for Adolescents –  Paul Hodgkins
Woodworking –  Warren Cohen

Week 3 July 17 - 21


Morning Workshops

Afternoon Workshops

World Language Intensive –  Flora Seul-Jacklein
and Agathe Polach
Speech and Language Arts - Kathy Brunetta

Veil Painting – Jef Saunders
History through Drawing –  Paul Hodgkins
Doll Making – Luciana Baptista Cohen




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Click here for an application - not yet available

Daily schedule

8:30 to 8:55      singing or movement (open to all participants)
9:00 to 10:30    morning course
10:30 to 11:00  coffee break
11:00 to 12:30  morning course
12:30 to 1:45    lunch
1:45  to 3:00     afternoon course
3:00 to 3:30      break
3:30 to 4:45      afternoon course

Evening activities

Coffee house
Research Presentations
Social art
Waldorf Teacher Graduation


Festival fee (includes course materials and snacks)

$550 early registration per week
10% discount on multiple weeks!

Early registration ends May 31. Regular fees are $595 per week.
Half day registration (morning or afternoon) is $350.

Register by May 31 and Save!
Secure your choice of workshops. Places are limited

Cash or cheques preferred. We also accept VISA and Mastercard.

All courses have limited openings and will be offered only when sufficient
enrollment is reached. All fees are due upon registration. Once registered,
you will receive a detailed course schedule with directions to the campus.
You may cancel your registration before June 8 and receive full refund
less $75 cancellation fee. No refunds available after June 8.
We reserve the right to cancel any course at 7 days’ notice, with full refund.


A limited number of Bed and Breakfast spaces are available
with local families. If you would like to offer accommodation
to a festival participant and receive compensation please
let us know. Local hotels are listed on our website.


Delicious 3-course vegetarian (mostly organic) lunches are available
by pre-order only. Lunches cost $70 for the week
 and will be served in the beautiful dining room at Hesperus Village.


Limited work/scholarships may be available and will be awarded
on a first come basis. To be considered, please include a letter
describing your financial circumstances with your application.

Childcare at TWS Summer Camp

Toronto Waldorf School Summer Camp offers a full-day
camp for children (ages 4 to 12) at a reduced fee for festival
participants. To make reservations contact the camp at
647-210-8865 or

Collaborating organizations

RSCT is grateful for the support of Toronto Waldorf School, Mercurius Canada, Hesperus
Village and Arscura – School for Living Art, .

To register contact

Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto
9100 Bathurst St., Thornhill, ON, L4J 8C7, Canada
905-764-7570 fax 905-889-3336


Luciana Baptista Cohen, MA, has a background in graphic, product and interactive design. She stopped her work with the BBC to stay at home with children and dedicate herself to handcrafts of all kinds. She has a passion for making and ensouling dolls.

Warren Lee Cohen, MEd, BA Physics, is the Codirector of RSCT and the Director of Teacher Education. He directed Foundation Studies at Emerson College and has been a Waldorf teacher for 20 years. He is an avid sculptor, baker and author.

Larry Glatt, DMA, MA, MMus, has been a music professor, Waldorf class teacher and music teacher. He is a performing musician, composer and recording artist. He teaches recorder, jazz band, chorus, and orchestra at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School.

Sandra Ghali has a passion for creating a vibrant, well-formed classroom in which the curriculum comes to life in her students.  She teaches at the Calgary Waldorf School and is excited to share the beauty and activity of this special year with colleagues about to take up a new class.

Anna Gruda is a graduate of OCAD and RSCT. She teaches at the Toronto Waldorf School, RSCT and has been a class teacher and art teacher for over 25 years. She has worked with combined grades and homeschoolers.

Jane Hill, MSEd, is drawn to the tumultuous energy of middle school students and is in awe of how the Waldorf curriculum provides the wisdom and power to meet their academic and soul needs. She lives in Vermont and enjoys snowboarding, hiking and farm fresh food.

Regine Kurek is an anthroposophical art therapist and biographical counsellor. She is the cofounder of Arscura – School for Living Art and works internationally developing art and art therapy courses. She is dedicated to art and personal development.

Merwin Lewis, MMus, MLS, co-founded the London Waldorf School. For over 30 years he has educated children and helped train a generation of teachers. Poet, playwright and composer, he is the first honorary recipient of RSCT’s Waldorf Teacher Education certificate.

Patrice Maynard, MEd, is the Director of Publications and Development for the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. She was a leader in AWSNA and before that a Waldorf class and music teacher at the Hawthorne Valley School.

Dawne McFarlane, MHSc, is a storyteller, Waldorf teacher, performing artist, and Coordinator of the Professional Development for Waldorf Teachers part-time program. Dawne has been telling stories at international festivals, in classrooms and around campfires for over 25 years.

Jef Saunders is director and faculty member of Arscura – School for Living Art. He is a biography counsellor and anthroposophically inspired art therapist. He currently divides his work between seeing patients and teaching.

Brian Searson has been serving Waldorf education for 25 years as a class teacher and a specialist in the arts and music. He graduated from RSCT and enjoys creating spirit-filled festivals for community.

Flora Seul-Jacklein has taught as language teacher at the Halton Waldorf School for over 20 years. She has worked in public and private schools and at university level. She currently works as a mentor, and serves as member of the AWSNA Board of Trustees.

Jonathan Snow completed his artistic and pedagogical eurythmy training in Germany. He taught there before coming to Toronto. He is a certified Bothmer gymnast and Spacial Dynamics Level I associate, and continually explores movement arts from dancing to martial arts.

The Human Form Divine

Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto
July 4 to 22, 2016
905 764 7570 ·

Sponsored by Mercurius Canada