Our History

history

1979

Anne Stockton and Kurt Falk founded Tobias. It operated from Bank Cottage on the Ashdown Forest running as a 2 year course.

 

1981

Tobias moved to Peredur Centre and evolved into a 3 year course in 1987. Anne’s vision was to have 3 routes – Visual Art, Education and Therapy
Anne retired from Tobias – her son, Manning Goodwin, taking over as administrator.

 

1990

Gillian David took over from Caroline Chanter as co-ordinator of the Art Therapy Training.

 

2001

We achieved membership of the European Academy. The Medical Section of the Goetheanum/Free University of Spiritual Science (Dornach, Switzerland) recognises the European Academy as an instrument of regulation and quality assurance for Anthroposophic Art Therapy Trainings.

 

2002

The first Modular training began. We also had satellite foundation courses such as Rudolf Steiner College Sacremento and Arscura in Toronto who fed our modular course.

We began constructing our research program and accreditation with City and Guilds.

 

2003

In February Tobias attained City and Guilds accreditation at Graduateship Level (Level 6).

 

2004

Tobias applied for and achieved Membership level 7 from City and Guilds for our Arts in Therapy training.

 

2009

Our course titles changed from Transformative to Transpersonal. The latter term is more widely accepted and emphasises the paradoxical and mysterious, the creative and the spiritual dimension in the universal scheme of things.

We received our licence from UK Border Agency to accept non-European students. This is part of the points based visa system.

 

July 2010

Tobias celebrated our 30 Year Anniversary on the 10th of July!

 

April 2014

An additional Modular Training was introduced due to student demand. Modular trainings now start every two years instead of every four years.

 

For more information about Tobias or any courses, please get in touch by emailing info@tobiasart.org.