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.
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.
BOTH WORKSHOPS: $775.00
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