This book is a form drawing resource for teachers working with ages 6-10. It is designed to be used with the Steiner/Waldorf curriculum from classes one through three, although it will also be valuable to home-educating parents using the Steiner/Waldorf ethos as their base.
Creative form drawing helps children develop hand-eye co-ordination, spatial orientation, observations skills, confident movement, drawing skills and the foundations of handwriting. Originally developed by Rudolf Steiner, creative form drawing is widely used in Steiner/Waldorf schools to enable healthy child development and learning.
“As a teacher new to Waldorf education, this book has been an invaluable guide to developing form drawings. I have found that the children’s work became more balanced, coordinated and harmonious. The children had a greater attention to detail with spatial awareness after doing these exercises.” —Victor Ray, class teacher at Michael Hall
“We believe that Angela Lord’s workbooks are a very valuable investment and will carry a class teacher through Classes 1 to 6 without additional resources. That’s £60 well spent!” —Ann Gulbis and Paul White, Class teachers, Steiner Academy Frome
Angela Lord is a painter, interior color designer, muralist, and art educator. Born and educated in Christchurch, New Zealand, following seven years of teaching in state primary schools, she became a teacher of special needs children in a Rudolf Steiner curative education school (Hohepa), developing a program for crafts and painting therapy. She studied with Gerard Wagner and received a diploma from the Goetheanum Painting School, Dornach, Switzerland. With her partner Robert Lord, she began the Colour Transformation Company, which specializes in the Lazure painting technique, interior design, and murals. She also runs an open studio for watercolor painting, the Colour Research Studio, in East Sussex, England, and has given workshops and lectures on color and art history in New Zealand and Europe. Her books include The Twelve Dancing Princesses; The White Snake (fairytales for children); Art, Aesthetics and Color: Aristotle, Aquinas and Steiner; and Colour Dynamics: Workbook for Watercolour Painting and Colour Theory.