ONLINE classes and Interactive Zoom calls

Calendar of the Soul Zoom Calls  a collaboration with Lightforms Art Center.


Join us in the virtual world for this weekly artistic experience of the cycle of the year. Rudolf Steiner brought these verses in 1912 and they are perhaps all the more relevant today as we search for meaning and coherence in our world. Each week Lightforms will post the weekly verse and an artistic exercise. No artistic talent is needed and you can do the exercises in any colored media that you like, ( pencil, crayons, watercolor, oil, acrylic, poster paint, ink).
We now have Zoom calls on Fridays at 11am and 5 pm NY time. We have people from India, Romania, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, US, both East and West Coast and China.  
contact Laura Summer for zoom log in if you want to join us. Laura Summer 518-672-7302 laurasummer@taconic.net 

 The Gospel of John Zoom Calls

Free Columbia is hosting an online drawing group working with the Gospel of John. A PDF of "Making Free - drawing to experience the Gospel of John" is available and zoom calls are happening once a week on Fridays at 2pm NY time
You can see a video and read more about the drawing work here 
 If you would like to participate you can email Laura Summer and she will send you the pdf and the zoom link.  Online courses Type your paragraph here.​

NEW online course beginning in October 2020 Color, Composition, Contemplation

Do you want to develop your capacity in the world of color perception, interaction and dynamic? Join Laura this fall for an online course. Working with painting and drawing can be health giving and transformative. Working with color and composition in relation to meaning and expression can be life engendering for your soul. Whatever style of painting you are inclined toward, understanding color and composition will increase your capacity and enjoyment of your work. This course will include written and video instruction as well as weekly group calls with participants from all over the world. Through this creative work a supportive transcultural community will be formed. Often in a group, working together, we can feel inspiration and understanding flow between us. Each month will be devoted to a color. Each week three exercises will be given for the student to work on during the week.     Developing color perception by painting.     Developing compositional capacity through black-and-white drawing.     Entering the realm of meaning through working with text and mixed-media Students should expect to spend at least three hours per week on this work in addition to the weekly zoom call where we will share work, ask questions and make comments on our process of learning together. The course will begin in October and end in June. At the end of the course students can expect to know color in a deep and different way, including : being able to identify the realm of qualities and polarities, (ex:large/small, strong/weak, simple/complex),  on the level of feeling; being able to work with these qualities consciously in their painting; being able to work expressively in relation to ideas, text, poetry and meaning. Tuition: Free Columbia is committed to making the cultural realm financially accessible to everyone. Students are expected to make a monthly pledge that is possible and significant for them in order to support Free Columbia. Contact Laura Summer for more information.

Laura Summer