Parvati Scatena 
WISC San Diego 


Monday, July 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM 
Friday, July 7, 2017 at 5:15 PM 

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The Waldorf School of San Diego 
3547 Altadena Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

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July 3-July 7

Practical Arts with Bodo Langen and Alecia Dodge


 Importance of Practical Arts in Waldorf Curriculum || 8:30 AM-1PM

Presenter: Bodo Langen

We will focus on carving and clay modeling with an emphasis on whittling which begins in the 4th grade. Topics to be examined are: practical arts and the science curriculum, working with the temperaments and an approach to working effectively with children who may have special needs. Leading thoughts on shop set up, acquiring and maintaining tools in different Waldorf school environments, will be discussed.

Bodo Langen, founder of Pine Mountain Arts in Santa Cruz, has extensive experience in practical arts including woodworking, sculpting and copper-smithing.  As the Practical Arts teacher, he worked with students at Highland Hall Waldorf School for 14 years and has been an instructor for both the Waldorf Institute of Southern California and Rudolf Steiner College since 1989. 

 COST: $400


Working with Plant Dyes on Silk and Wool || 2:15 PM-5:15 PM

Presenter: Alecia Dodge

As a teacher of young children there are many ways plant dyeing can be used in the classroom, either for preparing supplies or as a simple activity with the children.  In this workshop we will learn the basics of working with silk and wool fibers with the myriad of color possibilities found in nature. We will learn how to make a dye bath, how to prepare and mordant fiber, about color fastness, how to care for fiber once dyed and the types of equipment needed to do your own plant dyeing at home. 

Alecia Dodge, with 25 years of experience teaching in Waldorf Education, is currently completing her 8th grade class at the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara. A handwork teacher for 18 years, Alecia graduated from the Applied Arts Program at Sunbridge College, Spring Valley, New York in 1999.  In 2003, Alecia founded the training for Handwork Teachers at Rudolf Steiner College, which she continues to lead.  

COST: $375


Register before June 1st and receive a 10% discount


Full Day SUMMER CAMPS available  for your children at WSSD!

WISC summer course participants, please make sure you register for summer camps here and NOT on the WSSD website. We benefit from a discounted rate of $200 per child and you will not be offered those same prices on their webpage. Questions: