Looking Ahead and Farther Afield

Future Events in our area.

Please excuse us for any omissions. And please accept that there is no preference being given to what initiatives are receiving space on our website, but rather reflects what is readily accessible to the volunteer that is making an effort to make local events and initiatives more accessible to friends of the Berkshire-Taconic Branch.

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July 8th - 12th

Color — Gesture — Suggested Figure
Free Columbia Summer Course
with Laura Summer

July 8th-12th at Hawthorne Valley School, Ghent NY

In this course, we will explore the mood and gesture of color using the human figure as our suggestion point. What sort of gesture would blue inspire? What about red? We will work with movement exercises as well as some basic figure drawing. The majority of our time will be spent working with color, collage, poetry and other mixed media. No experience is necessary, all of the exercises will be taught and they are both playful and forgiving. Free Columbia is a free cultural initiative based on an understanding of the importance of creating independent and accessible educational and artistic opportunities. 
There are no set tuitions. Suggested donation amounts based on what it costs to run courses are provided. 
Suggested donation $0-750 
Contact Laura Summer for more information and to register: - Contact Information in the Chanticleer E-Newsletter or print version.

July 18-21, 2019

International Communal Studies Association 2019 Conference

DATE: Our triennial conference will take place on July 18-21, 2019.
Our thirteenth international conference will explore strategies that intentional communities use to promote the inclusion and empowerment of persons of diverse abilities, cultures, races, economic backgrounds, religions, ages, genders, and sexualities.  
LOCATION:  The conference will take place at the four Camphill communities located near Hudson, New York.  Please visit their websites: 
Camphill Village Copake
Triform Camphill Community
Camphill Hudson, and Camphill Ghent.
REGISTRATION: Click here to register now!
CONFERENCE DETAILS: Our conference theme is “Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities.” 
The conference will begin around noon on July 18 and end in the afternoon of July 21. A concurrent Camphill Research Symposium, sponsored by the Camphill Foundation, will include many sessions during the ICSA conference, as well as a few tailored specifically for Camphillers just before and after. For more information on the Camphill Research Symposium, please contact the Camphill Foundation. ICSA conference participants who wish a deeper immersion in Camphill life may participate in a pre-conference immersion experience on July 15-17 for an additional $50. 
FEES: The conference registration fee is $200 for those who register by February 1. That charge includes all meals. In addition, all presenters are expected to purchase a three-year membership in ICSA, which costs $100 for those with professional salaries and $50 for those who are low income or living in income sharing communities. Once registration opens, you will be able to apply for financial aid to cover part of the conference cost. 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dan McKanan - Contact Information in the Chanticleer E-Newsletter or print version.

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July 19th - 23rd, 2019

What's Freedom Got To Do With It?
Exploring Identity, Sexuality and Gender

A Retreat for Young People

Please consider making a donation to support this residential retreat for young people, held by the Y Project in the Light of Anthroposophy.

What’s Freedom Got To Do With It? Exploring Identity, Sexuality and Gender
July 19-23, Mettabee Farm & Arts in Hillsdale, New York
- Contact Information in the flyer below.

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July 29th - August 3rd, 2019

Arteum Summer Painting Course
— Part III —
Open to all

July 29th - August 3rd, Windy Hill, Harlemville

Painting with Hans Schumm; Eurythmy with Karen Derreumaux 
We will work intuitively towards simple characteristic images related to the four sequential evolutionary embodiments of our Earth, as described in Rudolf Steiner’s Occult Science as Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth. As we work with the translucent quality of watercolor, we will become more acquainted with the four elements and the four ethers as they develop accordingly. Both beginner and advanced painters are always welcome.  Windy Hill, Harlemville. For further details please call (518) 672-5746