Applied Arts Handwork Teacher Program

The Applied Arts Program, a professional development opportunity for Waldorf handwork teachers and aspiring teachers, explores the art, philosophy, practice and pedagogy  of teaching handwork. The course meets in the Fiber Craft Studio on the Threefold campus for two weeks each summer and one week each winter for four years. In their time together, students and teachers form a learning community that supports their artistic development as well as their spiritual and practical striving.

COURSE OF STUDY

Basic Foundations of Anthroposophy

Presentations in lecture/seminar form, include Child Development, Waldorf Education and the curriculum through the grades, Cosmic Memory, Evolution of Consciousness through Art, Temperaments, Constitutional types,  Inner Development of the Teacher, and Working with Parents and Colleagues

Waldorf Handwork Curriculum 

Focusing on 2-3 grades per session, from grade One through Eight, with a brief overview of Early Childhood and High School Handwork.

The Arts 

Presentations in lecture/seminar form, include Child Development, Waldorf Education and the curriculum through the grades, Cosmic Memory, Evolution of Consciousness through Art, Temperaments, Constitutional types,  Inner Development of the Teacher, and Working with Parents and Colleagues

The opportunity to share experiences and explore questions in a collegial atmosphere is central to the process. Preparatory reading, as well as independent research and projects between are considered an integral part of the program. The four-year study culminates with an independent final project by each participant.

The schedule for each session is full-time Monday-Friday

Fiber Craft Studio

275 Hungry Hollow Road

Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Phone: 845-425-2891

Open Studio: Fridays 2-4pm

DATES

AAP10: Summer 2017 - 2021

Summer: July 22- August 2, 2019

Winter: March 10- March 14, 2020

AAP11: Summer 2019 - 2023

Summer: July 1- July 12, 2019

Winter: February 24- February 28, 2020

APPLICATION

Cycles begin every 2 years.

Registration now open for 11th cycle

Current AAP Student?

Core Staff

The spiritual and practical impulses underlying this program are carried and nurtured by the Applied Arts research council and the core faculty. 

Nicole Nicola  

9th & 11th Cycle Director

                     

Chris Marlow                      

 8th & 10th Cycle Director 

 

Giannina Zlatar                     

8th &10th Cycle Lecture Courses

Melendy Comey

Sono Kuwayama

Tjitske Lehman

Tina Quintana

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