WALDORF PRACTICAL ARTS TRAINING
Module 9: April 10 - 15, 2017
Held on the campus of Highland Hall Waldorf School,
Los Angeles site of the Waldorf Institute of Southern California
17100 Superior Street, Northridge, California 91325
The mission of this Practical Arts Training is to offer an ongoing training/mentoring/professional development opportunity in both the "soft" crafts and the "hard" crafts in the Waldorf curriculum, together as one program. This course is open to current and future Waldorf teachers and parents, alumni and homeschool parents.
WPAT Faculty are working, veteran Waldorf Handwork and Stone/Wood Carving teachers with many years of experience teaching children in primary school, high school, and preparing Waldorf Teachers in North America and China. Our founding faculty members are Jack Bryant (Stone Carving / Sculpture) and Mona Lewis (Fiber Arts / Handwork), both are long-time teachers at Highland Hall Waldorf School.
The course consists of nine individual six-day long intensives spread out through the year, where the participants learn and practice Fiber Arts and Woodworking techniques, and also gain an understanding of why and how these activities are introduced to children.
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 this 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 baskets using round reed and coiled techniques. Lastly, participants will learn about eco printing on wool and silk, printing vibrant colors using local plants.
For our 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.
Each module offers a valuable professional development experience. After completion of each module, the participant will be awarded a certificate to verify their attendance. After attending 9
modules and completion of assignments, the participant will receive a Waldorf Practical Arts Certificate which certifies that the participant received a minimum of 81 hours of foundation studies in Anthroposophy
(minimum of 81 hours of lecture and book study plus independent reading) and a minimum of 162 hrs. of soft craft instruction and 162 hrs. of hard craft instruction (participants may choose to specialize in either).
The cost of each module is $650., which includes most materials. The book list is still developing, but purchase of the books will be the responsibility of the participants. The course begins at 8:30 a.m. on April 10, 2017 and will span six days, ending April 15. It will be held at Highland Hall Waldorf School in Northridge, California, a beautiful and spacious campus shared by the Waldorf Institute of Southern California.
8:30 am to 10:00 am: Lecture and Book Study
10:00 am to 10:20 am: Break
10:20 am to 12:20 pm: Group A- Soft Crafts / Group B- Stone Carving
12:20 pm to 12:45 pm: Movement
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm: Lunch
1:45 pm to 3:45 pm: Group A- Stone Carving / Group B- Soft Crafts
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm: Daily Review
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Break
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Open Studio Work
On the final day of each module, an art show displaying participants' work will begin at 5:00 pm.
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We need a minimum of 12 pre-registered participants to start... otherwise, if we fail to reach this minimum number, deposits will be refunded and the module will be postponed. The maximum number is 24 participants in each module.
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At this point WPAT has not discussed the issue of financial aid. Most schools have a budget for professional development and may be able to contribute to the tuition to help defray or eliminate the cost
to the participants.
Housing is the responsibility of each participant and is available in local hotels and at the homes of local families. Food is not included.
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WPAT, Waldorf Practical Arts Training, is a program which is offered by the Waldorf Institute of Southern California, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, sex, ethnic background, or national origin.