For the study in module #9 we will review the core principals of Waldorf Education, with a focus on principle #7...school governance and collaborative leadership in the Waldorf School.
For hard crafts in this this module we will be making a simple, one stringed instrument called a dulcimer or "strum stick". This project is appropriate for high school students. Each participant will make their own instrument.
Soft crafts for the final module will focus on activities appropriate for high school students. We will study advanced plant dye techniques, working with modifiers to produce many colors from one dye pod. Participants will also make basket using round reed and coiled techniques. Lastly participants will learn about eco printing on wool and silk, printing vibrant colors using local plants. (Image above: Eco printing on silk by Mona Lewis)
Jack Bryant has been a class teacher and practical arts teacher in Santa Fe Waldorf School, New Mexico, and a practical arts teacher and sculpting teacher at Highland Hall for 16 years. He teaches extensively at Waldorf Schools in China.
Mona Lewis was an early childhood teacher at Highland Hall for four years and the handwork teacher at Highland Hall for 16 years. She is also extensively hosting workshops for adults in handcrafts and natural plant dyes and has been the handcraft teacher in summer camp at Highland Hall for the last four years.