with Jack Bryant and Mona Lewis
For the morning foundation studies in this new cycle, we will focus on the main elements of Waldorf Core Principles #1 & #2, "The Image of the Human Being" and "Phases of Development." In the hard crafts portion, we will work with the possibilities inherent in the curricula for grades three, four, five and six. We will make birdhouses, carve human beings and animals, and make spoons, forks, combs and clocks. In soft crafts, for grades one and two curricula in module #1, we will make our own knitting needles, and knit a small pouch, rainbow ball and teddy bear. In module #2, for grade three curriculum, we introduce the participants to crochet and will make a small pouch, potholders and a beach bag. Participants will learn about fibers and dye techniques and learn to spin wool into yarn with a drop spindle.
Mona Lewis completed her Waldorf Teacher training at WISC in the year 2000. During her time at WISC, she worked in the Early Childhood Center at Highland Hall for four years. She began teaching Handwork in grades one through nine at Highland Hall in the year 2000. She has completed the Illuminated Watercolor course (a three year program in veil painting) with Leszek Forczek. Mona has traveled the west coast giving workshops on natural plant dyes, and uses the dye garden extensively in her work with the children. She has served in the role of mentor, facilitator and teacher development at Highland Hall. Mona is assistant director of the Waldorf Practical Arts Training program. In addition, she teaches Argentine Tango at the high school level.
Jack Bryant completed his Waldorf Teacher training at WISC in 2000, taking his first teaching assignment at the Santa Fe Waldorf School in New Mexico. Since 2001, Jack has been teaching sculpting and practical arts full time at Highland Hall Waldorf School. He has traveled extensively through China, teaching in many Waldorf Teacher Training courses and presenting many workshops at Chinese Waldorf Schools. Jack is the founder of WPAT, the Waldorf Practical Arts Training program in Los Angeles. He brings more than 30 years of practical experience to his teaching, having worked in the building and construction trades. He attended Art Center College of Design and Santa Monica College. Jack has four children who are Waldorf graduates.
Course Fee: $1200. ($650 per week)
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