Arts and Crafts in Waldorf Schools Edition 3
An Integrated Approach
Introduction by Michael Martin, Aonghus Gordon and Wolfgang Schad
Edited by Michael Martin
Translated by Carl Hoffman
30th January 2018
- ISBN 9781782504597
- Language German
- Pages 288 pp.
- Size 8.2" x 9.4"
Arts and crafts are a core part of the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum, helping children to develop practical skills as well as spatial awareness, creativity, and self-discovery.
This comprehensive book addresses every aspect of arts and crafts, including wood work, forestry, metal work and pottery.
Written by experienced Waldorf craft teachers, this large, comprehensive book presents many ideas for craft activity classes, while analyzing their role in the student's self-discovery and creative development (classes 5 to 13).
Arts and Crafts in Waldorf Schools makes a case for the importance of creativity and craft-based classes throughout a child's life in school.
Contributors: Michael Martin • Ernst Bühler • Johannes Geier • Walter Dielhenn • Liesel Gudrun Gienapp • Klaus Charisius • Gerd von Steitencron • Gerard Locher • Herbert Seufert • Wolf von Knoblauch • Friedrich Weidler • Anna-Sophia Gross.
C O N T E N T S:
Introduction by Michael Martin, Aonghus Gordon, and Wolfgang Schad
PART ONE: FROM PLAY TO WORK
1. From play in learning to joy in work / Ernst Bühler
2. The age of “work maturity” / Michael Martin
PART TWO: CRAFTS IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
3. Preface to part two / Michael Martin
4. Getting ready for craft lessons (Class 5) / Johannes Geier
5. Shifting emphasis in craft lessons (Class 6) / Michael Martin
6. Crafts in the Middle School (Classes 5-8) / Walter Dielhenn
7. A forestry main-lesson class trip (Class 7) / Liesel Gudrun Gienapp
8. Reflections on moveable toys (Class 7) / Michael Martin
9. Investigating the nature of wood (Classes 6-8) / Klaus Charisius
10. Artistic elements in the crafts / Michael Martin
11. Color in the craft room / Michael Martin
PART THREE: CRAFTS IN THE UPPER SCHOOL
12. Arts and crafts and the human being (Class 10) / Michael Martin
13. Form-giving elements and techniques (Classes 9–12 / Michael Martin
14. Pottery lessons (Classes 9-12) / Gerd von Steitencron
15. Pottery workshops and modelling rooms / Michael Martin
16. The shoemaking block (Class 9) / Gerard Locher
17. Working with metals (Classes 9 and 10) / Herbert Seufert
18. Working with iron / Wolf von Knoblauch
19. Copper and iron workshops / Michael Martin
20. The joinery main-lesson blocks (Classes 9 and 10) / Friedrich Weidler
21. Wood and carpentry workshops / Michael Martin
PART FOUR: FORMATIVE ARTISTIC LESSONS IN THE UPPER SCHOOL
22. Lessons in modeling and shaded drawing / Michael Martin
23. Metamorphosis and modeling lessons / Anna-Sophia Gross
24. Working with stone (Classes 10-12) / Rainer Lechler
25. Stone carving in the Upper School (Classes 11 and 12) / Winifred Stuhlmann
26. Woodcarving and art (Class 13) / Uwe Bosse
PART FIVE: FURTHER THINKING
27. Work and rhythm / Herbert Seufert
28. Methods in the formative lessons / Michael Martin
29. The influence of work on thinking / Michael Martin
30. An integrated approach to craftwork / Aonghus Gordon
Index of activities and materials