Mia Martin 
Waldorf Institute of Southern California 
818 349-6272 


Friday, December 28, 2018 at 8:30 AM 
Saturday January 5, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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Highland Hall Waldorf School 
17100 Superior Street
Northridge, CA 91325

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Waldorf Practical Arts Training Module # 7

with Jack Bryant and Mona Lewis

December 28-29, 2018 and January 2-5, 2019

Hard Crafts:

Participants will continue exploring metal work with silversmithing and copper enameling. Concurrent with that we will learn the ancient art of bookbinding.

Soft Crafts:

Students will be introduced to the sewing machine in connection with their main lesson studies on the Industrial Revolution. This is an important transition for the 8th grader. Independence and a sense of competence are addressed beautifully with this medium. Developing a healthy relationship with the machines and an appreciation for the beauty of them is key to creating a foundation for addressing life in the modern world. Several basic items will be made using the sewing machine, including Pajama Pants and Pajama Shirt, zipper bag and introductory item such as a pillow or a garden harvest bag. Quicker sewers may bring a project of their own  to work on as well, and we can see if it is workable for the 8th grade student. Skills covered will be hand sewing, machine sewing, pattern reading and trouble shooting on the sewing machine. 








Anthroposophy study:

The Anthroposophy study  will be a look at the Pedagogical Section's Core Principle #5 "Methodology of Teaching", twelve senses, four temperaments. 


Jack Bryant has been the practical arts teacher and sculpting teacher at Highland Hall for 18 years.  Prior to that he was the class teacher and practical arts teacher at the Santa Fe Waldorf School, New Mexico.  He also teaches extensively at Waldorf Schools in China.

Mona Lewis was the Handwork teacher at Highland Hall for 18 years.  Previously she was an early childhood teacher at Highland Hall for 4 years. Today she is extensively hosting workshops for adults in handcrafts and natural plant dyes.


Course Fee: $650 plus $40 Material Fee

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