Welcome to the Rudolf Steiner Painting School

Formerly known as the Painting School at the Goetheanum, we offer a full and part-time training in artistic and therapeutic painting based on the new impulses given by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), and on the colour research of the painter Gerard Wagner (1906-1999) who spent a lifetime working out of Rudolf Steiner’s indications.

Our Questions –
What indications did Rudolf Steiner give for a new art-movement?
Why is true art important for our lives and for the future?

Our Priorities –
Inner development
Art and health

Apart from the regular training, we offer further training for artists, teachers, art therapists.

Full and Part-Time Training

The painting school is open to anyone wishing to take part in painting classes for a shorter or longer period. This can take the form of a short meeting with a method of working that can give inspiration for further artistic work, or it can become a painting training lasting between one and four years.

Full-time attendance is four to five mornings a week. Part-time can be one, two or more mornings a week; or be taken in blocks for one week or longer in each term.

A longer period of study can also be taken in modules by visiting students from abroad. Further training is a popular mode; painters and art therapists or any interested person can attend for specific periods: for a few weeks, for a term, or longer. If you are interested do get in touch; we offer various possibilities designed to meet individual needs and situations.

The school year is divided into three terms of about ten weeks. Teaching takes place mostly in the mornings. There are also painting classes for part-time students on Tuesday afternoons and on Saturday mornings.


The degree of interest and involvement of each individual student determines the length of study needed to reach a personal goal or qualification. Certificates are given as confirmation of study periods. A diploma is given after completion of a longer period of study.

Summer Painting Course

Summer Course 13 – 19 July 2022

Painting with Plant-Based Pigments 

Theme: The Colour World of the Eurythmy Figures and the Zodiac Colours

Where We Are

The school is situated close to the Goetheanum, an international centre where Rudolf Steiner’s own creative capacities, as architect, sculptor and painter are visible in original form offering inspiration for artistic work.