- This fascinating and beautiful book will allow Waldorf educators, at school and home, to confidently teach form drawing to their pupils
- Includes over 100 form drawing exercises, grouped by grade, and suitable for Classes 2-5
- An insightful introduction explains what form drawing is and why it is important, as well as practical considerations such as paper type, drawing tools, colour and more
- By an experienced Steiner-Waldorf educator
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 first explains form drawing and its role in Steiner-Waldorf schools, while also tackling practicalities such as advice on suitable paper and pencils. It goes on to offer a wide selection of exercises for Classes 2 to 5, with step-by-step instructions on how they can be taught, arranged both by class and by theme, drawing on examples of pupils’ 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 educators, at school and home, to confidently teach form drawing to their pupils.
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.
Table of Contents
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