"[His discoveries] make Arno Stern a semiologist coupled with an ethnologist - arguably one of our last great explorers - with whose name the history we teach must now reckon."

Jamil Jean-Marc Dakhlia,
President of the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3,
La Sorbonne, September 9, 2019

"[His discoveries] make Arno Stern a semiologist coupled with an ethnologist - arguably one of our last great explorers - with whose name the history we teach must now reckon."

Jamil Jean-Marc Dakhlia,
President of the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3,
La Sorbonne, September 9, 2019

About Arno Stern

Arno Stern’s life and work are inextricably linked.

In 1946, at the age of 22, he entered an institution for war orphans. He got the children painting, and immediately understood the primordial role of the play inspired by this activity, for which he created an original environment.

He then established a studio in Paris (in Saint-Germain-des-Prés). It became famous in the 1950s as The Thursday Academy and operated there for 33 years before moving to the neighborhood of the Madeleine in 1987.

Arno Stern’s spectacular achievements have been widely featured by the media.

Arno Stern has participated in conferences in many cities, including Berkeley, Barcelona, Trevise, and Ravenna. In Bristol he served as a technical expert for UNESCO. He has given countless lectures and courses at universities, museums, teachers’ colleges, and cultural centers.

“Arno Stern is a very great scientist, one of the greatest scientists I know, because he has done precisely what science is all about. He didn’t believe what others believed, he has discovered something others didn’t even have the idea one could look for.”

Prof. Dr. Gerald Hüther,
National Library of Vienna, November 6, 2015

“I am convinced that Arno Stern’s work currently represents the most promising avenue for studying play from a primal health research perspective. In terms of potential for research, Arno Stern’s work is unique.”

Dr. Michel Odent,
“Do we need midwives?”, June 2015

Arno Stern is the creator of
a unique painting studio

CLOSLIEU

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Formulation

Expression Semiology is a new science. Its study is based on heretofore-ignored phenomena, the knowledge of which is capable of changing the way the Trace is considered.

Semiologic study considers the universal characteristics of the graphic act. It avoids all subjective interpretation.

It reveals a manifestation called “Formulation.”

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Trainings

Arno Stern has liberated painting from the limits of communication. In creating the Closlieu, he has made previously-incommunicable Expression possible.

His pedagogy is based on the absolute respect of the individual. It gives the practitioner an uncommon function, not at all that of a master, but that of the servant of an exhilarating form of play. Through Play-Of-Painting, latent and unsuspected capacities unfold in every human being.

A brand new formula! Arno Stern and his team have worked intensively on a completely new form of Arno Stern training program. Namely: ONLINE and WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION. Arno Stern has reworked the content of his courses and developed new presentations, which describe all the practical aspects of the Play-Of-Painting and the Closlieu, even better in this online program than before during the courses in Paris. It is particularly impressive to see how Arno Stern can master the most modern tools.

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Books

Arno Stern has written more than 40 books.

La Trace de la
Mémoire Organique

2020
Amazon,France

Le Servant du Jeu
de Peindre

2017
Amazon,France

Feliz como un niño
que pinta

2019
Trampa, Espagne

Das Malspiel und
das Leben

2018
Drachen-Verlag, Allemagne

Az édesapám
a baratom

2018
Lelkesedés, Hongrie