Developing the Will by Working with Pure Forms in the First Three Grades
Hella Loewe has developed an approach to modeling that could be called “form drawing in three dimensions” – and, we think it is just exactly what our modern children need. It is also, from our own research and from hers, very much what Steiner was hoping children in grades 1-3 would be taught.
In this wonderfully illustrated book, Loewe takes us step-by-step through modelling exercises beginning with the sphere and moving into other symmetrical and non-symmetrical. The tasks are simple, yet absorbing, and training the hands and eyes to work together as they engage a child’s attention, training it to sustain interest over longer and longer periods of time.
And, if that isn’t what today’s children need, I don’t know what it might be. Loewe’s approach is like a breath of fresh, reviving air – may it find its way into homes and schools everywhere!