Spring Seminar - Casual Enrolments

Casual Enrolments for the 2022 Spring Seminar are open for Sydney and the Northern Rivers Hub

For Teachers and aspiring Teachers of Primary and High School Years

Join us this September for our annual creative Seminars, offering inspiring lectures guided by highly experienced tutors, as well as an immersion in the Arts through Music, Painting & Blackboard Drawing, as well as Projective Geometry and Bothmer Gym.

The Annual Seminars are held over 5 days, twice-yearly and are the heart of our Steiner Teaching Foundation courses, a special and enriching space for deep reflection outside the normal constraints of the everyday.

Enrolment in the Seminars may also be used for teacher-identified Professional Development.

If you’d like to speak with a course coordinator directly, or if you wish to join the Northern Rivers Hub, please enquire via the link below.

The Spring Seminar runs from Sunday 25 Sept to Thurs 29 Sept


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Course Overview

Casual participants are invited to enrol in the full Seminar for Primary Teaching Foundation, or in the following Individual Modules:


Projective Geometry


Projective Geometry: Projections, Shadows and Symmetry from the Cosmos

Projective Geometry is the perfect example of how the Waldorf Curriculum grows with the child. For Senior High School students it is a development of their primary engagement with ‘form drawing’. It involves high level thinking that is balanced by the creation of rigorous Projective Geometry constructions and artistic relationships to the world around us.

Delivered over two afternoons, participants will explore a series of Projective Geometry constructions based on Desargues’s ‘Shadow Theorem’. Beginning with observational activities involving projection and shadows and then, from this understanding, to the next level through drawing. The geometry construction process is profound and revelational and through it we learn to see the unseen structure of natural forms – the patterns that visibly express aspects of Nature’s open secret.

Live-stream available for those unable to attend in person.


Tutor: Sophia Montefiore

Session Times:

Session 1: Tuesday 27 Sept 1.30pm – 3pm

Session 2: Tuesday 27 Sept 3.30pm – 5pm

Module-only Fee: $160 (incl. GST)

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Water Colour Painting for Adults.

This workshop will introduce Goethe’s colour theory as a foundation for exploring and observing the wonder of colours and their inherent nature.

Watercolour painting will be supported by observation exercises to bring a deeper connection and

understanding of how colours arise in the environment and within ourselves.


Tutor: Julia Byrne

Session Times:

Session 1: Sunday 25 Sept 4.15 – 5.45pm

Session 2: Tuesday 27 Sept 1.30 – 3pm

Session 3: Tuesday 27 Sept 3.30 – 5pm

Module-only Fee: $160 (incl. GST)

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Bothmer Gymnastics

Movement permeates all other senses and needs to be nurtured, especially as our culture moves us toward an ever more sedentary and passive existence. Bothmer Gym is especially beneficial to children and adults whose senses and nervous systems are over-stimulated, as it allows us to reconnect to the rhythmic system and will in the limbs.

By learning Bothmer Gymnastics we gain the capacity and discipline of active stillness, an essential state for quality listening, inner preparation and gathering one’s resources. Through this practice of bodily movements we can experience the creative, spiritual forces of space working upon the body.


Tutors: Louise Swanson (Sydney) and Edmund Muller “Ted” (Northern Rivers)

Session Times:

Sydney –

Session 1: Sunday 25 Sept 3pm – 4pm

Session 2: Wednesday 28 Sept 1.30 – 3pm

Session 3: Wednesday 28 Sept 3.30 – 5pm

Northern Rivers Hub –

Session 1: Sunday 25 Sept 3pm – 4pm

Session 2 (Primary Teaching): Thursday 29 Sept 9am -12.30pm

Session 2 (High School): Thursday 29 Sept 1.30pm – 5pm


Module-only Fee: $160 (incl. GST)


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Music in the Steiner School


Music is a rich, joyful and valuable experience and has a positive influence on many aspects of human development including emotional intelligence, cognitive abilities, physical coordination, health and wellbeing as well as social interaction. In this course participants will gain practical skills teaching music in the primary classes, utilising mainly the voice, recorder and percussion instruments. Discussion of Steiner’s philosophies of music education will be supported with practical examples of music to teach classes 1 through 6. Participants will develop recorder skills and learn how to impart this knowledge without any prior knowledge of musical notation or playing an instrument. There will be instruction on correct recorder technique including tone production, articulation and finger co-ordination. As singing is of central importance in Steiner education, this course will explore simple unison melodies for use in the early primary classes.


Tutor: Adrienne Alexander

Session Times:

Session 1: Monday 26 Sept 9am – 10.30am

Session 2: Monday 26 Sept 11am – 12.30pm

Session 3: Tuesday 27 Sept 9am – 10.30am

Session 4: Tuesday 27 Sept 11am – 12.30pm

Module-only Fee: $160 (incl. GST)

Please note that this module requires some self-paced learning activities to be completed prior to in-person sessions. 

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Handwork in the Steiner School


Handwork is an intrinsic part of a Steiner School curriculum because it enhances a child’s capacity to recognise and contribute to beauty in everyday living, making practical objects as well as supporting other subject areas. Handwork helps to develop a child’s focus, attention and confidence as well as providing opportunities for bonding in community and creativity.

In this workshop participants will explore how handwork brings harmony and balance when working with the upper middle and lower senses. Participants will also be looking at Australian themes and sustainability in our practice.


Tutors: Elizabeth Ellean (Sydney) and Anna Weatherstone (Northern Rivers)

Session Times:

Session 1: Tuesday 27 Sept 1.30pm – 3pm

Session 2: Tuesday 27 Sept 3.30pm – 5pm

Module-only Fee: $160 (incl. GST)

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Blackboard Beauties


Learn the Art of Blackboard Drawing in the Steiner Classroom

This course provides participants with a thorough foundation in the technique and practice of blackboard drawing. Through practice and experimentation with a range of chalkboard images and techniques, there will be an opportunity for participants to gain confidence in drawing, helping to expand on classroom teaching methodology in order to plan and organise meaningful teaching programs. Mastery of these techniques allows teachers to produce creative and aesthetic drawings which enrich learning activities for a range of primary and high school age groups.

Tutor: Raphaela Mazzone

Live Session Time: Thursday 29 Sept 9am – 10.30am and 11am – 12.20pm

Participants will have access to all Raphaela’s Blackboard Drawing online recordings from the 30th of August.

Module-only Fee: $200 (incl. GST)

Enrolments for this module are now closed

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What Our Students Say

Testimonial from student, SA:

“I recently attended the April teaching seminar at the Sydney Rudolf Steiner College and completed both the Music and Artistic Development courses. I was honestly impressed with the calibre of the teachers. These courses were very much hands-on and I came away with many new and exciting resources to take back to the classroom. I feel enriched and inspired. I learnt techniques that were fresh and exciting along with a new delivery approach for my students. Thank you for your dedication to give us such an enlivened experience”.



Spring Seminar: Sunday September 25 – Thursday September 29

Course Coordinator: Robyn Davis

Email: ptcoordinator@sydneyrudolfsteinercollege.com

Contact: 0467 953 881



Sydney Seminar: Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag 2068

Northern Rivers Hub: Cape Byron Steiner School



Full Seminar: $800 (incl. GST)

Projective Geometry: $160 (incl. GST)

Bothmer Gym: $160 (incl. GST)

Music in the Steiner School: $160 (incl. GST)

Painting: $160 (incl. GST)

Blackboard Beauties: $200 (incl GST)



Please note that this is for casual enrolments in the Seminars. If you are currently enrolled in a Steiner Teaching Foundation Course, please enrol via the relevant Foundation Course below:


Early Childhood Foundation (ECF)

Primary Teaching Foundation (PTF)

High School Foundation (HSF)


Additional information

Spring Seminar

Full Seminar (Primary Teaching), Projective Geometry Module, Painting Module, Bothmer Gym Module, Music Module, Handwork Module, Blackboard Drawing Module


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