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Highland Hall Waldorf School 
17100 Superior Street
Northridge, CA 91325

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Mia Martin-Memel, Office Manager 
Waldorf Institute of Southern California 

WPAT Waldorf Practical Arts Training Module #3 with Jack Bryant and Mona Lewis 

The Anthroposophy study portion of module #3 continues our study of the Soul Forces; Thinking, Feeling and Willing" with portions of "Study of Man", "Handwork Indications by R. Steiner", "Will Developed Intelligence", we add study of the "The Four Temperaments" by R. Steiner, and "Educating Through Arts and Crafts" edited by Michael Martin. We continue our study of the phases of development in children in primary school. We also study the four temperaments and how an understanding of them will apply in the classroom dynamic. We also investigate the Twelve Year Change.

                                                                Hard Crafts Module #3

Hard Craft: In the curriculum for grades six, the participants are instructed on the use of the carving knife and the wood gouge, and how it is used to hollow-out a spoon from a limb of a tree or a carefully chosen piece of wood. The temperament of each child is considered when selecting the wood used for these projects. After making a spoon or cooking utensil, the participants are given the opportunity to carve a design using small gouges and chisels, calling forth geometry skills learned in main lessons in this grade. 

                                                            Soft Crafts Module #3 Cross Stitch

Soft Craft: The participants learn to weave by making a simple handwork bag. For the second project they learn to cross stitch. It is helpful for children in 4th grade to return to their inner focus. Therefore participants make an eyeglass case using their new cross stitch skills. The second project is a work bag. In the grades the children will use this for several years in their handwork classes.

Jack Bryant has been a practical arts and games teacher in Santa Fe Waldorf School, New Mexico and a class teacher, practical arts and sculpting teacher at Highland Hall. He also teaches courses in teacher training institutions in the USA and 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.


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For information on the full program go to: http://www.waldorfteaching.org/wpat.html