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?
Types of Exercise
Creating Your Own Form Exercises
Part 2: Practical Exercises
Class 2 Exercises
Class 3 Exercises
Class 4 Exercises
Class 5 Exercises
Cultural and Historical Exercises
Part 3: Living Lines, Living Thoughts
Rudolf Steiner on Form Drawing
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.