Living Lines

Form Drawing Inspiration for Steiner–Waldorf Teachers

Living Lines
Henrik Thaulow By (author)
Vivienne Moss Kravik Translated by
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9.0 X 9.0 in
192 pg

EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
ART / Techniques / Drawing


Form drawing—allowing children to understand the idea of a form and encouraging them to recreate it in their own way—is a key principal of Steiner–Waldorf education and its study enriches the teaching of all subjects in the curriculum. 

This unique book begins by explaining form drawing and its role in Steiner–Waldorf schools while also tackling practical aspect such as advice on the most suitable paper and pencils. It then goes on to offer a wide selection of exercises for classes 2 through 5 with step-by-step instructions on how they can be taught, arranged by class and theme, while drawing on examples of the students' work and images of forms from nature and cultural heritage. Teachers can use these lessons as an inspiring starting point. 

This fascinating and beautiful book will allow Waldorf teachers—both at school and at home—to teach form drawing to their classes with confidence. 

C O N T E N T S:


Part 1: Getting Started 
What Is Form Drawing? 
Basic Forms 
Types of Exercise 
Practical Considerations 
Creating Your Own Form Exercises 

Part 2: Practical Exercises 
Class 2 Exercises 
Class 3 Exercises 
Class 4 Exercises 
Class 5 Exercises 
Botany Exercises 
Cultural and Historical Exercises 

Part 3: Living Lines, Living Thoughts 
Living Lines 
Living Thoughts 
Rudolf Steiner on Form Drawing 


Author Bio

Henrik Thaulow is a class teacher and art and crafts teacher in Waldorf Schools, and a lecturer at the Steiner College in Oslo. He trained at the Granum Painting School in Oslo and the Goetheanist Study Centre in Vienna, where Form Drawing was the subject of his master's thesis.