Year 2: Summer Session
Spacial Dynamics II
A movement class exploring the interplay between the human being and space. Games, exercises and Bothmer Gymnastics – related to the curriculum of the Waldorf School - enhance the sense of self within the context of community.
An exploration of the art of the line through freehand drawing related to the form drawing curriculum of the first five school grades. The course includes the practice of symmetry, metamorphosis of shape, ribbon forms and braided designs. The study of the art of the line in artifacts from a variety of cultures forms the rich background to this practice.
Foundations of Waldorf Education II
This course explores the main lesson curriculum and the child in third and fourth grade. Particular emphasis is on the nine year change and strategies for working with children who are undergoing a change in consciousness. A review of basic meditations helpful for teachers in working with children is part of the course. Text: The Roots of Education by Rudolf Steiner
Handwork: Grades 3 & 4
In Grade 3, knitting and crochet projects are continued with an increased emphasis on building skills and capacities through individualized work. Frequent projects include a crocheted hat, a knitted horse or a knitted doll. Handwork in Grade 4 centers on the sewing and embroidery, to make a variety of bags, cases and purses.
Year 2: Winter Session
An introduction to the study of expressive movement related to sounds of speech, elements of poetry and music as well as to the movement gestures inherent in the world of color. Emphasis is placed on an experience of the Eurythmy curriculum of the Waldorf Schools.
Lecture/Seminar: Earth Evolution
A study of how the evolution of consciousness is paralleled by transformations in the human environment. Themes include: a comparative study of scientific and mythic depictions of the development of the universe; the history of human culture; the potential future evolution of human consciousness and of our environment
This week-long course is an introduction to the ancient craft of felting, its history, lore and modern uses. Two-dimensional flat pieces as well as solid and hollow three-dimensional pieces are created to make a variety of useful articles. Materials, color and form are related to the function of the articles.
Handwork: Grades 3 & 4
Review and expansion of the previous summer course, including seasonal craft projects and crafts from a variety of cultures. In Grade 3, knitting and crochet projects are continued with an increased emphasis on building skills and capacities through individualized work. Frequent projects include a crocheted hat, a knitted horse or a knitted doll. Handwork in Grade 4 centers on the sewing and embroidery, to make a variety of bags, cases and purses.