Creative Form Drawing for the Four Temperaments

With Children Aged 6-12

Creative Form Drawing for the Four Temperaments
Angela Lord By (author)
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8.3 X 11.7 in
112 pg

EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Home Schooling


A step by step guide to drawing forms for the four temperaments, a resource to use with children 6 to 12 years of age. This has a harmonizing, transformative and strengthening effect on child development. Creative form drawing supports many learning capabilities: improved hand to eye co-ordination, spatial orientation, observation skills, focusing attention, confident movement, drawing skills and the foundation skills for handwriting.

Designed specifically by Angela Lord for the four temperaments, these exercises also strengthen personal growth. Originally suggested by Rudolf Steiner, creative form drawing is used widely in Steiner Waldorf Schools to support healthy child development and learning.

The features of the book include:

• Understanding and identifying the temperaments: phlegmatic, choleric, sanguine, and melancholic    
• The purpose and benefits of form drawing for children
• How and why specific form drawing exercises work 
• Overview and descriptions of the four temperaments 
• Form Drawing exercises, lessons, and teaching methods 
• Clearly defined, age-appropriate forms for each temperament 
• More than 500 colorful, dynamic forms for drawing


“We believe that Angela Lord’s workbooks are a very valuable investment and will carry a class teacher through Classes 1-6 without additional resources.” Ann Gulbis and Paul White, class teachers, Steiner Academy Frome, UK

“I have found that the children’s work became more balanced, co-ordinated and harmonious. The children had a greater attention to detail with spacial awareness after doing these exercises.”Victor Ray, class teacher at Michael Hall Steiner Waldorf School, Forest Row, UK

“This larger format volume is more detailed than the previous volumes as it begins with a very concise and helpful introduction to the four temperaments, how they arise, how to recognize them, and how they are worked with and managed in Waldorf education. Each temperament has a short chapter of description, printed on the appropriately tinted paper. The form drawing exercises are then given for each temperament and for each of the relevant age groups within that temperament, likewise on the tinted paper and drawn boldly in the corresponding bright color. It is thus a very satisfying book to look at and handle, as well as being informative about the temperaments. The exercises and forms are all carefully built up and developed. It should be an additional welcome tool for teachers, home educators, and anyone trying to work with the temperaments therapeutically, as well as being aesthetically pleasing to study.”Newsletter of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain, winter 2019

Author Bio

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.