The Malort – more than a place to paint

We all need a sheltered and creative space without evaluation, without admiration and without the need to explain ourselves. In the Malort you will find attentive help but no art instruction, artistic examples or ideals. The Malort has clear structures which help us to get rid of fears and obstacles and which allows us to paint more freely and spontaneously.

Why paint?

Because we used to like painting when we where children.
Because somewhere along the way we stopped painting and we started to believe that we were unable to do it.
Because painting is a very natural and important form of expression.
Because we all have the desire to leave a trace.
Because the ability to paint is directly linked to the pleasure of painting.
Because we do not want to rob our children of this game and their ability to paint.
Because it is important to listen to our inner world.
Because painting offers us a way to realize ourselves.
Because the painting game relaxes and enables us to slow down.
Because it nurtures fine motor skills and concentration.

Das Malspiel

Arno Stern, der Begründer des Malspiels arbeitet bereits seit über 65 Jahren mit Menschen aller Altersgruppen in seinem Malort in Paris. Seine Theorien zum Malen ohne Bewertung sind inzwischen weltbekannt und ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Ausbildung von Kunsttherapeuten und Pädagogen. Alle Malspiel-Begleiter im Malort Sternstunden wurden von Arno Stern persönlich ausgebildete.

Im Malspiel geht es, wie das Wort schon besagt, um das Malen und um das Spielen. Das bedeutet, wie beim Spiel ist das Endprodukt unwichtig. Das Gemalte soll weder begutachtet noch aufgehängt, kein Geschenk, nicht schön oder beeindruckend werden. Die Malenden lernen sich von äußeren Beurteilungen zu lösen. Dem Gemalten wird so kein fremdes Ziel mehr auferlegt und das Bild kann der inneren Notwendigkeit entspringen.

Malende lernen ihren eigenen Fähigkeiten zu vertrauen und können so erst ihre natürliche Malfähigkeit entwickeln. Weit weg vom hektischen und leistungsorientierten Alltag, ohne Ziel und Produktivitätsgedanken, bietet der Malort die optimalen Voraussetzungen für die Bewahrung und Entwicklung unserer ganz eigenen Spur. Das Malspiel bringt Malende zu sich selbst zurück, sie finden eine oft ungeahnte Quelle der Kreativität und sie erfahren ganz grundsätzlich die Kraft und innere Ruhe, die aus dem Erleben des Momentes entspringt.

Um eine individuelle Entwicklung und einen optimalen Ausgleich zum Alltag zu ermöglichen, ist eine regelmäßige Teilnahme am Malspiel zu empfehlen. Ein ausführliches Beratungsgespräch über das Malspiel gehört immer zur Anmeldung.

Since August 2018 the Malort Sternstunden is working

with the Kulturdezernats Frankfurt.

Who we are

Maya Wiesel

Maya Wiesel

founder, medical anthropologist, artist, creativity coach,

mindful painting instructor

In Juli 2013 I took part in the intensive training classes for the painting-game profession by Arno Stern in Paris. The training itself, the time spent in Arno Sterns painting studio the Closlieu as well as encountering Arno Stern himself were magic moment. Arno Sterns attitude toward childhood and to life, struck a cord with me, especially as a mother. I was convinced that more places like the Closlieu, more manifestations of a tolerant and appreciative mindset and more room to stop and listen to our inner selves were desperately needed in our world.

In the spring of 2014, I found a very welcoming and bright space, the perfect premises to realize the Malort Sternstunden in Frankfurt. Since then, the Malort has grown to a wonderful place of rest, serenity and unexpected creativity. In the Malort Sternstunden practitioners of the painting game can find inspiration, encouragement and assistance to realize their potential.

Academic training:
BA Social Anthropology, University of London, UK
MA Medical Anthropology, University of London, UK

Charlotte Löbner

Charlotte Löbner

communication designer, substitute course instructor

In the summer of 2015 I encountered the painting game concept. At first I just wanted to get to know the game and I started painting at the Malort Sternstunden. Being a graphic designer, it was hard for me to paint without judging and assessing the pictures. However, at the same time it was exactly what was important to me. I knew that painting without a goal and a purpose had not only surprised and astonished me but that it had made me happy in the past. The signs and pictures which appear from the unconscious – if you let them appear without judging them – are very powerful if they shine back at you.

In the summer of 2016 I wanted to know more about this phenomenon and I completed the intensive training class for the painting-game profession by Arno Stern. Everything I saw and experienced there confirmed my belief that there lies a cosmos of pictures in every human being, waiting to be awakened and expressed by the painting game. The sheltered space of the Malort is perfect for every person to find oneself. Without being distracted or being judged and without other peoples interpretations, everyone can follow his/her own path to powerful pictures. I am very happy that I now have the opportunity to support practitioners of the painting game during their expedition.

Academic training:
Graduate Diploma in Communication-Design, Hochschule Mainz

Pinsel Sternstunden

The Malort – more than a place to paint

We all need a sheltered and creative space without evaluation, without admiration and without the need to explain ourselves. In the Malort you will find attentive help but no art instruction, artistic examples or ideals. The Malort has clear structures which help us to get rid of fears and obstacles and which allows us to paint more freely and spontaneously.

Why paint?

Because we used to like painting when we where children.
Because somewhere along the way we stopped painting and we started to believe that we were unable to do it.
Because painting is a very natural and important form of expression.
Because we all have the desire to leave a trace.
Because the ability to paint is directly linked to the pleasure of painting.
Because we do not want to rob our children of this game and their ability to paint.
Because it is important to listen to our inner world.
Because painting offers us a way to realize ourselves.
Because the painting game relaxes and enables us to slow down.
Because it nurtures fine motor skills and concentration.

Malort Sternstunden

Das Malspiel

Arno Stern, der Begründer des Malspiels arbeitet bereits seit über 65 Jahren mit Menschen aller Altersgruppen in seinem Malort in Paris. Seine Theorien zum Malen ohne Bewertung sind inzwischen weltbekannt und ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Ausbildung von Kunsttherapeuten und Pädagogen. Alle Malspiel-Begleiter im Malort Sternstunden wurden von Arno Stern persönlich ausgebildete.

Im Malspiel geht es, wie das Wort schon besagt, um das Malen und um das Spielen. Das bedeutet, wie beim Spiel ist das Endprodukt unwichtig. Das Gemalte soll weder begutachtet noch aufgehängt, kein Geschenk, nicht schön oder beeindruckend werden. Die Malenden lernen sich von äußeren Beurteilungen zu lösen. Dem Gemalten wird so kein fremdes Ziel mehr auferlegt und das Bild kann der inneren Notwendigkeit entspringen.

Malende lernen ihren eigenen Fähigkeiten zu vertrauen und können so erst ihre natürliche Malfähigkeit entwickeln. Weit weg vom hektischen und leistungsorientierten Alltag, ohne Ziel und Produktivitätsgedanken, bietet der Malort die optimalen Voraussetzungen für die Bewahrung und Entwicklung unserer ganz eigenen Spur. Das Malspiel bringt Malende zu sich selbst zurück, sie finden eine oft ungeahnte Quelle der Kreativität und sie erfahren ganz grundsätzlich die Kraft und innere Ruhe, die aus dem Erleben des Momentes entspringt.

Um eine individuelle Entwicklung und einen optimalen Ausgleich zum Alltag zu ermöglichen, ist eine regelmäßige Teilnahme am Malspiel zu empfehlen. Ein ausführliches Beratungsgespräch über das Malspiel gehört immer zur Anmeldung.

Since August 2018 the Malort Sternstunden is working

with the Kulturdezernats Frankfurt.

Who we are

Maya Wiesel

Maya Wiesel

founder, medical anthropologist, artist, creativity coach,

mindful painting instructor

In Juli 2013 I took part in the intensive training classes for the painting-game profession by Arno Stern in Paris. The training itself, the time spent in Arno Sterns painting studio the Closlieu as well as encountering Arno Stern himself were magic moment. Arno Sterns attitude toward childhood and to life, struck a cord with me, especially as a mother. I was convinced that more places like the Closlieu, more manifestations of a tolerant and appreciative mindset and more room to stop and listen to our inner selves were desperately needed in our world.

In the spring of 2014, I found a very welcoming and bright space, the perfect premises to realize the Malort Sternstunden in Frankfurt. Since then, the Malort has grown to a wonderful place of rest, serenity and unexpected creativity. In the Malort Sternstunden practitioners of the painting game can find inspiration, encouragement and assistance to realize their potential.

Academic training:
BA Social Anthropology, University of London, UK
MA Medical Anthropology, University of London, UK

Charlotte Löbner

Charlotte Löbner

communication designer, substitute course instructor

In the summer of 2015 I encountered the painting game concept. At first I just wanted to get to know the game and I started painting at the Malort Sternstunden. Being a graphic designer, it was hard for me to paint without judging and assessing the pictures. However, at the same time it was exactly what was important to me. I knew that painting without a goal and a purpose had not only surprised and astonished me but that it had made me happy in the past. The signs and pictures which appear from the unconscious – if you let them appear without judging them – are very powerful if they shine back at you.

In the summer of 2016 I wanted to know more about this phenomenon and I completed the intensive training class for the painting-game profession by Arno Stern. Everything I saw and experienced there confirmed my belief that there lies a cosmos of pictures in every human being, waiting to be awakened and expressed by the painting game. The sheltered space of the Malort is perfect for every person to find oneself. Without being distracted or being judged and without other peoples interpretations, everyone can follow his/her own path to powerful pictures. I am very happy that I now have the opportunity to support practitioners of the painting game during their expedition.

Academic training:
Graduate Diploma in Communication-Design, Hochschule Mainz