Seasons of Joy: Form Drawing for Beginners, Grades K-3 (Ongoing Class)
Ms. Annette (she/her)
In this ongoing class where we learn to draw forms from a variety of cultures, learners will experience forms through stories, movement, songs and sound, and, of course, writing and drawing.
US Grade Kindergarten - 3
Form drawing, originally developed by Rudolf Steiner for Steiner and Waldorf schools, goes beyond handwriting or art and seeks to give learners an integrated sensory experience, engaging sight, hearing, touch, movement, and more in the writing and drawing process. In each session, not only will we learn to draw a new form, pattern, or motif, but we will also follow the same process of 1. observing the educator drawing 2. exploring the form through active movement, utilizing planning,...
Ms. Annette has been teaching from a Waldorf-inspired perspective for over 25 years and enjoys the challenge of applying Steiner's philosophies and ideas to online learning. She has walked her own six children through form drawing. She is certified by the state of Pennsylvania to teach preK through HS and also has done graduate work in elementary education. She also has written her own curriculum, Seasons of Joy, which has been used by hundreds of families and homeschool co-ops.
Homework OfferedLearners will be asked to practice throughout the week. With the help of a grown up, they can post pictures of their work in the online classroom.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
All learners will need * a main lesson book. This can be bought, made, blank paper three-hole punched in a binder, a sketchbook. * a large easel pad * block or stick crayons * a jump rope or length of rope * a small handheld mirror Optional materials for practicing during the week may include * an easel or chalkboard * markers or other writing materials * a sand tray or cookie sheet filled with other sensory material for your child to "write" in with their finger If specialized materials are needed or suggested for a particular class, they will be posted in the online classroom.
We will be moving from large motor to small motor activities, so please be sure your learner has space to move about.
Creative Form Drawing Books 1 and 2 (Angela Lord) Form Drawing: Grades One Through Four (Ernst Schuberth) Form Drawing for Beginners (Christopherus)
Meet the teacher
Hello! My name is Ms. Annette, and I am so excited to be part of the Outschool learning community! I have been teaching for over 25 years, and have a teaching certification for preschool through high school music. While pursuing my Bachelor of...
1x per week
Completed by 6 learners
Live video meetings
2-10 learners per class