Drawing ~ Painting

Drawing with Hand, Head, and Heart

A Natural Approach to Learning the Art of Drawing

Van James

Softbound

Hundreds of full-color and black-and-white illustrations

$30.00

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This beautiful book is so packed with the richness of life and a zest for beauty that the fact that it is also the best guide to learning how to draw and teaching children to draw that I've ever seen comes almost as a surprising bonus.  As you feast your eyes on one delightful, beautiful drawing after another, you can't help but be inspired to try your own hand at drawing, and to pass along what you learn.  But, remarkably, this is only part of the genius of Drawing with Hand, Head, and Heart.

Drawing with Hand, Head, and Heart is a comprehensive and practical guide to the art of drawing and to the process of visual thinking that is part of our full human intelligence. More than 500 illustrated exercises and examples—collected and developed over many years of Waldorf classroom experience—show teachers, parents, and students how to learn to draw simply and naturally, as a child would learn to draw.

The introduction examines contemporary research on brain development and its relationship to learning, showing how the process of picture making contributes to the development of visual thinking. An overview follows about how children learn to draw and how their visual intelligence can be engaged through age-appropriate drawing exercises. Many useful examples of form drawing, portraiture, and geometric and perspective drawing illustrate the art and science of drawing for students of all ages and ability levels.

Van James also provides samples of inspiring blackboard drawings and main lesson book pages for teachers and students and includes an informative appendix on therapeutic drawing, a bibliography of resources, and an index. Includes 576 color and black and white illustrations.

Coloring with Block Crayons

Empahsizing the Primary Colors

Sieglinde de Francesca

A Manual of Coloring Techniques for Teaching to Children

Spiral Bound

$25.00

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Now that this book is widely available and in an expanded edition, I can hear grades teachers and homeschooling parents around the world sighing with relief. Aaaah! At last, someone has written a beautiful, clear guide to teaching yourself, and then your students, how to beautifully color with block crayons.

Sieglinde de Francesca's book, originally distributed only through her classes, arrives here in a new, expanded and revised edition, packed with beautiful illustrations and warm guidance. Focusing mainly on the needs of teachers of Grades 1-3, she nonetheless offers instruction that will carry any teacher into the upper grades as well. Here you can learn from a master colorist everything you need to know to guide your young students in the drawing of main lesson pictures and beautiful "anytime pictures."

(nb: Kindergarteners should not be "taught" drawing -- just provide the materials and do your own picture beside them. They'll see and do whatever they need on their own.)

Inside you'll find a complete introduction to the fundamentals of block crayon artistry, including the basic techniques for drawing landscapes, people, animals, seasons and weather.

You'll also find wonderful suggestions and guidance for illustrating Main Lessons and guiding your students to follow your lead toward beauty.

Finally, at the very end, Sieglinde adds the secondary colors and worlds of possibility open wide.

Coloring with Block Crayons is sheer joy! Discover it for yourself and your students.

Coloring with Block Crayons Emphasizing the Primary Colors - DVD

A How-To of Coloring Techniques for Teaching to Children

Sieglinde de Francesca

Region 1 Format (US/N. America)

3 DVD set

2+ hours

$25.00

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At last, you can now learn all about coloring with block crayons, as well as how to teach these skills to children - right in the comfort of your own home.

These self-paced lessons cover everything:  the materials you will need, basic drawing techniques, how to draw landscapes, plants, animals and people, as well as how to illustrate stories, introduce the letters, and much more.

We are delighted to be able to offer this wonderful workshop to you, and are confident that teachers, parents, and children everywhere will take a lifetime of joy and beauty from it.

Contents:

DVD 1

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Materials
  • Basic Techniques

DVD 2

  • Drawing the Four Kingdoms of Nature
    • Drawing Landscapes
    • Drawing Plants
    • Drawing Animals
    • Drawing People

DVD 3

  • Illustrating a Story
  • Introducing the Letters
  • About Sieglinde
  • Gallery of Drawings

Painting in Waldorf Education

Dick Bruin and Attie Lichthart

$18.00

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Painting in Waldorf Education is an exciting and much-longed-for resource for teachers and parents. This extraordinary book was written by two experienced Waldorf teachers from Holland who present the rationale as well as detailed practical exercises for teaching painting from Kindergarten through the grades and high school years. At last! a step-by-step presentation of the 'how' of a painting lesson (beginning with observation and other preparatory exercises for students that are also wonderful for adults!). That the fundamental 'why' and 'when' questions are also answered makes Painting in Waldorf Education a resource that will be used often and remain in use for many, many years to come.

Included with the book is a CD Rom containing sixty-two color and black and white images.

Painting with Children

Brunhild Müller

Softbound

$15.95

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This wonderful book is once again available to parents and teachers wanting to explore with children the world of liquid color. And, it is still the best guide ever for those new to wet-on-wet painting and to painting with young children. Here is everything you need to know, even if you've never painted (or never painted this way) before:

  • the author begins with a lovely discussion about how children experience the world of color
  • she goes on to offer some thoughts on what she calls "the morality of color." I find that this section inspires me to become more imaginative when I work with colors - it really brings them to life in a very unique way
  • there is a long section, filled with color photographs of both children painting and the paintings they produced, that takes us into the world of children painting with watercolors. This can become a welcome guide for parents who have never done this before - it should help everyone to paint joyfully
  • then, there are clear instructions for mixing the paints, preparing the paper, distributing the water jars, paint pots and brushes
  • ah! and then comes the painting! and the color stories! and the sheer wonder of it all!
  • the author adds suggestions for seasonal painting themes, how to create the stories and what their basis is, the experience of color and the moods of nature
  • finally, there are even instructions for preparing plant pigments for painting and photos showing the soft, inviting colors they produce.

There is so much joy to be had here - I've waited for years hoping for this book to reappear. What a treasure!

The Being of the Arts

Rudolf Steiner

Softbound

Translated by Reg Down

$8.95

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For those interested in the spiritual aspects of the arts Reg Down has translated Rudolf Steiner's "The Being of the Arts."

In what was announced as a lecture Steiner instead began to tell an extraordinary tale. It begins with two women standing in a stark and frozen landscape: one experiences the bitter cold, the other the extraordinary beauty. Both fall asleep, but while one falls into a sleep on the verge of death, the other is approached out of the sunset by a youth who says: ‘You are art’. She then undergoes a powerful set of experiences. Today we might call them vivid dreams, but that would be too passive. They are more than dreams; she performs deeds and becomes the bearer of mighty, creative impulses for the future.

This tale, told in 1909, has lost none of its originality and vividness. It is as relevant and powerful as when it was first told. It presents the reader with a series of images and beings drawn directly from the spiritual world, but in such a way that, through art, a bridge is built between the spiritual and earthly worlds.

This edition is freshly translated by Reg Down, with a foreword and end notes containing illustrations and photographs of subjects and works of art mentioned in the course of the tale.

Colour

Seeing - Experiencing - Understanding

Ueli Seiler-Hugova

Hardbound

Richly illustrated in full colour

$5.00

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Originally $40.00 -

Colour gives readers a delightfully illustrated introduction to the world of colors. Packed with full-color images, it leads from perception to understanding and from experience to practice. This book is ideal for parents, teachers and anyone who wishes to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the phenomenon of color.

Beginning with simple sensory experiences and experiments, the author leads readers to an understanding of colors, rainbows, and color circles (as created by Goethe, Rudolf Steiner, and Harald Küppers). He provides simple but vivid explanations of the basic colors, the complementary colors, and the mystery of colored shadows. He also offers commentary on the psychology and mythology of colors and demonstrates connections between them, the planets and the signs of the zodiac

  • Experiment with the refraction of light through a prism
  • Set up a color circle with flowers
  • Build a rainbow instrument
  • Experience darkness with the senses
  • The Individuality of Colour

    Contributions to a Methodical Schooling in Colour Experience

    Elisabeth Wagner-Koch and Gerard Wagner

    Foreword by Sregei O. Prokofieff

    Translation by Peter Stebbing

    Hardbound, hundreds of full color illustrations

    $50.00

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    “What is postulated here is not the dogmatic laying down of a way of working. Rather the aim is to make evident one possible means of access to an experience of the color world ... and guide actual practice to Rudolf Steiner’s sketch motifs—to their eminent educational power—for we recognize in them a path that can become of great significance to the developing human soul.” (from the introduction)

    This unique workbook describes the early stages of training for painters, teachers, as well as for beginners. The stages are based on recommendations by Rudolf Steiner for the development of a renewed art of painting for our time. The book draws on Steiner’s indications for teaching painting in the first Waldorf school, his lectures on color and art, and sketches he made for painters. Together, they form a self-contained system of exercises for a new, spiritually alive art.

    Contents:

    • Line, Black and White Drawing and Colour
    • On Painting Instruction in Schools
    • Basic Requirements of a Training Path
    • Pictorial Art in the Service of Human Education
    • The Working Together of Three Colours - Yellow-Blue-Red
    • Measure, Number and Weight
    • The Training Motifs of Rudolf Steiner
    • The Sun Motif
    • The Four Elements
    • What Is Balance?
    • The Directions of Space and Their Inherent Qualities
    • The Tree Motif
    • Image Colours and Lustre Colours
    • The Moon Motif
    • The Animal Motif
    • The Plant Motif
    • The Motif of the Human Being
    • The Cosmic Colour Circle