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Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Middle English Poetry:
A Poetics Course
With Coralee Frederickson

Thursday, January 19, 8:15am–12:25pm
Friday, January 20, 8:15am–10:45pm

In the Middle Ages, British culture discovered its heart and its humanity. Geoffrey Chaucer represents the epitome of this new spirit. Through his genius, Nordic will and Southern musicality were woven together to create a new poetic medium capable of expressing love for Nature and human nature with compassion, insight and humor.

Coralee Frederickson, PhD, a graduate of ESV, has been the School Leader at Den norske Eurytmihøyskole, in Oslo, Norway, as well as the Program Director of their B.A. Completion Program, which was hosted over two cycles at ESV. Coralee is now the Co-Director of the Alanus University M.A. Program in Eurythmy, which is based in Alfter, Germany, and is also bringing a cycle of their program to our campus. All are welcome!

Location: The School of Eurythmy, 289 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $75 for the course (five lectures).

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, January 20, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on every Friday afternoon through June 23 (except March 3, March 17, April 14, and May 26) to browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Our yarns and craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

ESV Winter Studio Program

Saturday, January 21, 8:00pm

Please join us for this year's winter studio program. Once again, eurythmists in the area have been working on solos and duets, and will offer a rich array of pieces made up of different styles of speech and tone eurythmy.

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend: Foundations and Fundamentals of Waldorf Education
With Anna Silber

Friday, January 27-Saturday, January 28

Sunbridge Waldorf Weekends are open to all, but are especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf community members, including teachers, parents, grandparents, staff, and board members. Past attendees have also included students of education, public and private school teachers, and homeschooling parents.

Anna Silber is Sunbridge Institute’s Director of Education. Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for five years and served there as a member of the Teacher Development Committee; she also worked with the Green Meadow administrator on curriculum-related projects and offered teacher support.

Schedule: Waldorf Weekend runs 7:00-9:00pm on Friday and 9:00am-5:30pm on Saturday.

Location: Sunbridge Institute, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $195 with online registration. Includes snacks, lunch, and non-refundable $25 registration fee.

Information, and to register: Click here for further details and the registration form. For more information, email info@sunbridge.edu or call 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep to Shawl:
A Year-Long Course in
Artistic Fiber Crafts
Led by Chris Marlow
& Sono Kuwayama

10 Saturdays, January-December 2017
First meeting: January 28

This course offers an opportunity to create a special garment by transforming wool fibers into a knitted shawl. Each participant will create a beautiful and functional piece that is imbued with healing forces and uniquely suited to his or her individuality.

The traditional hands-on activities of washing and carding wool, spinning with the spindle and the wheel, dyeing fibers with plant-colors and knitting will be approached with a spirit of research and renewal. Background reading, presentations and conversations will complement the hands-on activities. Regular practice and study — in addition to the work in class — is recommended and will amplify the experience of this year-long journey.

Each Saturday, art and/or movement classes will be offered to accompany the handwork sessions and bring enlivening impulses to each individual as well as the group.

This course is open to beginners and experienced fiber artisans.

Schedule: The course meets on ten Saturdays from 9:00am-5:00pm: January 28, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 3, September 9, October 21, November 18, and December 2.

Tuition: $905, including materials.

Information, and to register: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

The Work of the Teacher Development Committee: A Pedagogical Leadership Workshop

Saturday, January 28, 9:00am-5:30pm

A one-day workshop for pedagogical chairs, faculty chairs, section chairs, and committee members. Topics covered will include Faculty Development, Mentoring, and Evaluations.

Faculty: Sabine Kully, Faculty Chair and high school eurythmy teacher at The Waldorf School of Garden City (NY); Karen Crandall, veteran class teacher at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, NY; and Jessica Heffernan Ziegler, Executive Director of Sunbridge Institute.

Location: Sunbridge Institute, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $175 with online registration. Includes snacks, lunch, and non-refundable $25 registration fee.

Information, and to register: Click here for further details and the registration form. For more information, email info@sunbridge.edu or call 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

A Mid-Winter Evening Concert
With Shannon Boyce and Philipp Teriete
4th Year Dornach Fund Raiser

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:00pm

We are delighted to have singer Shannon Boyce and pianist, composer, and educator Philipp Teriete sharing an evening on the Threefold Auditorium stage, as a fund raiser for the ESV 4th Year trip to Dornach, Switzerland, in June, 2017. The concert will be filled with arias, lieders and songs, performed by Shannon Boyce, and piano pieces, composed and performed by Philipp Teriete. Join us for a rich evening of music offered to warm the mid-winter season and support the ESV 4th Year!

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Suggested donation: $20 / $10 students and seniors / $5 children.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

Kindergarten Conference
Vendor Hall

Friday, February 10, 3:00-6:30pm
Saturday, February 11, 10:45am-6:30pm

Handmade toys, gifts, crafts, art, clothing, books, dolls, yarn, fleece and more will be on sale by vendors at the 2017 WECAN Early Childhood Educators Conference. Open to the public.

Featured vendors will include: WECAN Books • AE Wooden Toys • Arterra V • Brandon John Luthiery • Carapace Farm Puppetry • Cottage Garden Fibers • The Fellowship Community • Heavenly Hues • IASWECE • Pear Tree Studio • Pfeiffer Wheat • Purple Hummingbird Woolens • Organic Pura Narura Skincare • Q'ewar Dolls • SteinerBooks • Waldorf Publications • Warmth and Weather • Wild Infusion • Woollies of Shirkshire Farm.

Location: Green Meadow Waldorf School Gymnasium, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Contact Andrea Cooper: conference@waldorfearlychildhood.org.


Sponsored by The School of Uncovering the Voice
& Threefold Educational Center

East Coast Singing Training
With Christiaan Boele

Session 2: February 23-26
Session 3: July 5-9

"Every human being has a singing voice. Our work is to unveil, take away the hindrances, and free the voice."

— Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström

This course is a study in singing from the School of Uncovering the Voice, an artistic impulse first developed by Mrs. Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström under the guidance of Rudolf Steiner. In this work, the singer and the process of singing is viewed holistically, encouraging a natural opening and balancing of the voice.

Newcomers are welcome to join Session 2 or 3 even if they did not attend Session 1.

Christiaan Boele travels the globe year round teaching courses and workshops. He brings profound depth, warmth and humor to his work. His workshops are refreshing, motivating and inspiring for novice and professional singers alike.

Location: Threefold Educational Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

For more information, and to register: Contact Shannon Boyce: 646-932-6062 or shannonaliciaboyce@gmail.com. Click here to download a flyer that describes the complete course.


Sponsored by The Speech School of North America

The Creative Power of the Word:
A Glance into the Path of Creative Speech
With Barbara Renold

Thursday & Friday, February 23 & 24, 9:30am–12:30pm & 2:30–4:00pm

Participants in this two-day introductory workshop will work with the basic speech elements of articulation and breath, using exercises given by Rudolf Steiner for lecturers and the teachers of the first Waldorf School. We will work with a few poems to exercise the creative ability of the sounds of language to create images, and delve into the use of gesture rather than emphasis in recitation.

All levels of experience are welcome.

Barbara Renold is the director of the Threefold Mystery Drama Group. She was on the faculty of Sunbridge College from 1983 until 2007.

Location: The Red Barn Painting Studio on the campus of Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $200, or combine this course with the February 25-26 workshop for $275. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Information, and to register: Contact Barbara Renold at barbararenold@yahoo.com or 845-356-0674.


Sponsored by The Speech School of North America

Contrast, Conflict, Characters:
Speaking Dramatic Texts
With Barbara Renold

Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26

In this third of four weekend workshops, we will approach dramatic speaking. In drama there are always at least two divergent elements meeting, juxtaposed to each other. In this workshop, we will use ballads to prepare speaking characters of a play. This is the third of a series of four weekend workshops, each focusing on a different genre of poetry (epic, lyric, and dramatic), with the last session being an intensification of all three: Epic speech: hexameter and alliteration (October 22-23); Lyric speech: classical and modern poetry (November 12-13); Dramatic speech (February 25-26); and Review/Intensification (March 18-19). The workshops can be taken as a series or individually. All levels of experience are welcome!

Barbara Renold is the director of the Threefold Mystery Drama Group. She was on the faculty of Sunbridge College from 1983 until 2007.

Schedule: Saturday, 1:30–6:00, dramatic poetry. Sunday, 9:30–12:30, Shakespeare monologues and dialogues. Private speech lessons are available Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon.

Location: The Red Barn Painting Studio on the campus of Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $125, or combine this workshop with the February 23-24 course for $275. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Information, and to register: Contact Barbara Renold at barbararenold@yahoo.com or 845-356-0674.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Healings in the Gospel of Luke
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan
& Dr. Steven Johnson, DO

Monday, February 27–Friday, March 3

Each day begins at 8:00am at the Christian Community church (15 Margetts Rd.) with the Act of Consecration of Man (except for Wednesday, which begins with a lecture at 8:00am at the seminary (7 Carmen Court). An organic vegetarian breakfast is provided from 9:00 to 10:00, followed by the themes (listed below) with an afternoon break for lunch. Please note, breakfast and participation in the service are optional.

Daily Themes:

• Monday: Christ as a Healer. The Will to Heal – The Will to be Healed – Rev. Bastiaan Baan
• Tuesday: The Will to Heal – Conversation and Workshop with Dr. Steven Johnson
• Wednesday: Luke the Healer – The Culture of Selflessness – Rev. Bastiaan Baan
• Thursday: Christian Healing – Workshop with Exercises – Dr. Steven Johnson
• Friday: Empathy and the Community around the Patient – Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

For information, and to register: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, call 845-356-0972, or visit this page.


Sponsored by the Center for
Biography and Social Art

Karmic Resonances
With Rinke Visser
and Josien de Vries

Friday-Sunday, March 3-5

We have all heard or said the phrase, “It must be karma.”

Rinke and Josien will guide an exploration into the invisible. This accessible biography work offers a new entry into the questions we all face today: What does it really mean to live up to my full potential? How am I conscious of my values as a person of the 21st century? How do I develop global awareness? Why are relationships challenging? Am I ready to take the next step on my own journey of self-knowledge?

Schedule: Lecture on Friday, March 3: 7:30-9:30pm. Weekend workshop and lecture: Saturday, March 4, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, March 5, 10:00am-1:00pm.

Fee: $15 for the Friday evening lecture; $160 for the weekend workshop.

Location: Lower Brookside, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information, and to register: Email center4biography@gmail.com, call 413-320-1723, or visit our website. Register by February 17.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

A Beginner’s Knitting Class Series
With Madeleine Wuergler

Five Fridays: March 10, 24, & 31, April 21, May 5
9:30-11:30am

Overcome your fears! This class is for beginners to learn how to knit and purl, cast on and cast off stitches, and how to increase and decrease. Madeleine will help you to choose a project that will suit your experience and pace, building skills and confidence as you go. Attention will be given to reading knitting patterns. Please bring size 7 or 8 needles (also available for purchase at the studio.)

Madeleine Wuergler graduated from the 5th cycle of the Applied Arts Program and has taught handwork at Green Meadow Waldorf School since 2007. She also led the adult knitting groups for many years. She is also the handwork teacher at the Otto Specht School in Chestnut Ridge.

Fee: $145 (including materials).

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information, and to register: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our website.


Sponsored by The Speech School of North America

Review/Intensification
With Barbara Renold

Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19

This is the fourth of a series of four weekend workshops, each focusing on a different genre of poetry (epic, lyric, and dramatic), with the last session being an intensification of all three: Epic speech: hexameter and alliteration (October 22-23); Lyric speech: classical and modern poetry (November 12-13); Dramatic speech: Shakespeare and a ballad (February 4-5); and Review/Intensification (March 11-12). The workshops can be taken as a series or individually. All levels of experience are welcome!

Barbara Renold is the director of the Threefold Mystery Drama Group. She was on the faculty of Sunbridge College from 1983 until 2007.

Schedule: Saturday: 1:30–3:00, Speech; 3:30–4:30, Eurythmy; 4:45–6:15: Speech. Sunday: 9:30–12:30, Speech. Private speech lessons are available Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon.

Location: The Red Barn Painting Studio on the campus of Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $125. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Information, and to register: Contact Barbara Renold at barbararenold@yahoo.com or 845-356-0674.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

“It’s About Time”
Annual Benefit & Auction

Saturday, March 25, 6:30-11:00pm

This decades-themed party will kick off in Rose Hall with a music showcase featuring faculty, then transition to the High School, where four rooms will harken back to the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s with retro vibes, music, food, and silent auction.

All funds raised from this benefit will initiate Green Meadow's first endowment fund.

Location: Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Tickets: $50.

Information: Contact Lynne Wu at 845-356-2514 x304 or lwu@gmws.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Finding Our True Self
Through the Christ
With Deborah Ravetz
and Rev. Tom Ravetz

Monday, April 3–Friday, April 7

Visitors are invited to participate in the full daily program of the priest training.

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

For information, and to register: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, call 845-356-0972, or visit this page.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 28, 10:00am-5:00pm, Rain or Shine

Celebrate nature’s gifts and fiber transformation • participate in fiber craft activities, including spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, and plant dyeing • bid for unique hand-crafted gifts at the Silent Auction • see our work at the Studio Store and display • take in a puppet show • and enjoy delicious food at the Japanese fusion food corner.

Indoor and outdoor activities!

Admission is free. A small fee will be charged for activities. All proceeds benefit the Fiber Craft Studio.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our website.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2017

June 25-July 28

This summer's line-up includes 19 professional development and general interest courses and workshops on topics in Waldorf education from early childhood through high school, plus leadership and the arts, presented in a variety of formats to meet everyone's needs.

We've added some great new titles (The Urban Waldorf Kindergarten; Working with Parents; and The Power of Folk Dancing in Grades 1-6, to name a few), while still offering such traditional favorites as Collaborative Leadership and our Approaching the Grades courses (with Gary Banks introducing an innovative twist for Grades Seven and Eight). Representing the arts are Painting with Plant-Dyed Wool; Painting in the Grades; and our returning Eurythmy and the Growing Child workshop. We're happy to announce that Nancy Blanning and Motria Shuhan are teaming up to present a professional development course for Waldorf early childhood educators; Stephen Sagarin is leading a team of high school educators in a new course exploring Waldorf high school education; and Margot Amrine is back to teach our popular course on literacy in the early grades. And what would a Sunbridge summer be without our magical Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education and our equally wonderful Waldorf Weekend?

Visit this page for a complete overview of Summer Series 2017.

Information: Contact Helen Lee, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at hlee@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Applied Arts Program:
A Professional and Artistic Training
for the Teaching of Handwork

Tenth Cycle Begins June 26-July 7

This four-year part-time handwork teacher training involves a path of learning and inner development based on the study and practice of anthroposophy, Waldorf education, the arts and the fiber crafts. It is especially designed for those who currently teach or would like to pursue teaching handwork, and would like to engage with others on a similar path in order to deepen, expand, and better articulate the importance of their work.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit this page.

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