Summer Festival of Arts and Education, July 6-24, 2020

Week 1 - July 6 to 10


Art of Teaching ALL DAY (Grade Intensives)  

Grade 1 – James Brian, Marie-France Bertrand

Grade 2 – Brian Searson

Grade 3 – Justin Trombly

Grade 4 – Henry Muth

Grade 5 – Phil Hartman

Grade 6 – Patrice Maynard

Grade 7 – Jane Hill

Grade 8 – Phil Fertey


Week 2 - July 13 to 17


Morning Workshops

Afternoon Workshops

Living Science Through the Grades – Gary Banks

Waldorf Essentials – Merwin Lewis

Nutrition, Nourishment and Transformation – Fiona Hughes

Veil Painting – Jef Saunders

Creative Felting – Kathie Young

Putting on Class Plays – Joshua Gartland

Week 3 July 20 - 24


Morning Workshops

Afternoon Workshops

Individualization and Differentiation in the Consciousness-Soul Age  – Nettie Fabrie and Wim Gottenbus

The Group of Seven and the Spiritual in Art – Julian Mulock

Biography – Dorothy Lebaron

Painting Through the Grades – Anna Gruda

Exploring the Temperaments through Chekov Drama – Kati Gabor

Leading Learning Communities  - Case Studies of Two Waldorf Schools – Heather Church and Arlene Thorn





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Daily schedule

8:30 to 8:55      Singing (open to all participants) 

9:00 to 10:30    Morning course

10:30 to 11:00  Coffee break/snack

11:00 to 12:30  Morning course

12:30 to 1:30    Lunch

1:30  to 2:45     Afternoon course

2:45 to 3:15      Break

3:15 to 4:30      Afternoon course

Evening activities

Research Presentations
Waldorf Teacher Graduation


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Registration and Fees

Festival fee is $650 CAN per week, or $1,650 for three weeks.

Half day registration (morning or afternoon) is $390. per week.

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 6 and receive full refund less $75 cancellation fee. No refunds available after June 6. 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 $75 per week.

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 use 

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

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