Waldorf Practical Arts Training- WPAT
Fiber Arts Training Classes by Mona Lewis Woodcarving Training Classes by Jack Bryant

WALDORF PRACTICAL ARTS TRAINING
Module 8: December 26 - 31, 2016

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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

MISSION

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.

FACULTY

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.

COURSE

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.

HARD CRAFTS

Participants will explore stone carving, typically grade 12 sculpting curriculum. Convex and concave polarities will be explored using alabaster and soapstone.

SOFT CRAFTS

In the 9th grade tailoring block we build on the skills students developed in 8th grade sewing. We still explore what it means to "clothe one's self", but now we can be more precise. Each student makes a shirt to fit his or her own body. This requires new skills such as measuring, fitting, altering the garment, as well as understanding more complex patterns and methods for construction. Other challenges include learning to make a collar, shirt facings and button holes. Each step requires considerable concentration and care to complete.

Several patterns will be available to choose from along with stories and background information to enrich the teaching experience.

ANTHROPOSOPHY STUDIES

Our Anthroposophy study will be a look at the Pedagogical Section's Core Principle #4, "Freedom in Teaching", and we will concentrate on Rudolf Steiner's book, "The Philosophy of Freedom".

CERTIFICATE

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 December 26, 2016 and will span six days, ending December 31. 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.

DAILY SCHEDULE

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.

REGISTRATION • CLICK/TAP HERE to REGISTER ONLINE

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.

CONTACT

For questions related to classes and general inquiries, e-mail:   a_waldorf_teacher@yahoo.com

LOGISTICS

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.

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