Vision and Values

Tobias School of Art & Therapy is an independent charity offering courses in Arts for Health and Wellbeing and Arts in Therapy. Established in 1979 we have a long history of teaching excellence in providing professional trainings.

Our programme develops the artist’s awareness of the transformative power of artistic processes. Ours is an understanding that natural, organic processes are filled with spiritual wisdom.

The programme’s focus is on deepening the student’s proficiency in engaging with processes through art and the human encounter for wellbeing, personal growth and social change. Counselling is developed as an art, the conscious art of transformative meeting.

Who was Rudolf Steiner?

Dr Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) born in 1861 in what is now Croatia, studied natural science, incorporating the philosophy of JW Goethe (1749-1832) in Vienna and soon became a respected thinker. He called the results of his work Anthroposophy – a term derived from two Greek words Anthropos and Sophia, which means man and wisdom.

Anthroposophy is a modern spiritual path that cherishes and respects the freedom of each individual. Its fundamental basis is to understand human beings through three dimensions of Physical body, Soul and Spirit.

For Steiner, Anthroposophy was the path that could ‘lead the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe’. Rudolf Steiner’s vision of Art, as with all forms of human expression, is that it should be a reflection of the human being’s experience of the divine.


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