14 August 2010

back to school with bells on

handwork and cooking classes for children and art and handwork classes for adults offered by Waldorf School of Philadelphia faculty this academic year


After-School Handwork Lessons

Grades 1-3
Mondays 4.00 - 4.45 p.m. beginning Monday, 13th September 2010

This class is a wonderful introduction to knitting for your young child. Taught through poems and stories, every child will learn to use their hands to make beautiful things. Small projects introducing embroidery, felting and plant dyeing will also be presented.

35 classes taught over the course of the school year, September-June

All materials included $350

To register please contact Nicole Kielblock at nicolenicola@comcast.net


Grades 4-6
Tuesdays 4.00 - 4.45 p.m. beginning Wednesday, 15th September 2010

This class will introduce some intermediate/advanced skills for older students or those who have had a year or more of handwork experience. The main project this year will be a crocheted hat and/or knitted mittens, either of which will include a variety of stitches and skills. Smaller embroidery, felting and plant dyeing projects will also be presented.

35 classes taught over the course of the school year, September-June

All materials included $350

To register please contact Nicole Kielblock at nicolenicola@comcast.net


Children's Cooking Classes
Wednesdays 3.30 - 5.00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, 15th September 2010

Help your child discover the joy of cooking with these developmentally age-appropriate cookery classes. Your children will learn about food preparation, nutrition and kitchen safety while expanding their food horizons. This class is suitable for children ages 6-12.

Three six week programs are arranged around the following themes:

* Pack your Lunch! beginning Wednesday, September 15th 2010
* Festive Foods beginning Wednesday, November 10th 2010
* Winter Warm-ups beginning Wednesday, January 12th 2010

The cost of each six week session is $72

To register please contact Erin Semin at erinsemin@verizon.net


Color from the Inside Out - Drawing and Clay Modeling as a Path of Human Development
8 x 2 hour classes beginning Wednesday, 15th September at 7.00 p.m.

During the first part of this adult course, we will explore the qualities of color as they are experienced in nature. Through working with this "living" quality of color, which arises from the relationships between darkness and lightness, metaphors for our own development as thinking, feeling and willing beings can be drawn. During the second part of the course, we will work with the objective colors of form in similar ways and discover how and why certain forms "speak" to us. Through careful, caring instruction, even a least confident beginner will achieve beautiful results. For those with more experience, there is the possibility of appreciating color and form in new ways.

All materials included. $150

This class will be led by Nicole Kielblock

To register please contact Carrie Harris at philawaldorf@verizon.net


Doll Making - Make your own Waldorf "Pedagogical" Doll
8 x 2 hour classes beginning Tuesday, 9th November at 7.00 p.m.

In the Waldorf School, 6th graders often create a very special doll. Although not specifically made as a self-portrait, these lovingly created dolls inevitably take on qualities of their creators, allowing these budding adolescents to look at themselves in new ways. As adults, making a doll is often a loving gesture for a beloved child, but the process of creating one of these dolls is sure to be a soul-gift to the one creating this special soft sculpture.

All materials included. $150

This class will be led by Nicole Kielblock

To register please contact Carrie Harris at philawaldorf@verizon.net


Sheep to Shawl - A Fibers Block for Grown-ups
8 x 3 hour classes, plus a field trip! Beginning March 2011 (date to be determined) with 4 classes in Spring, then 4 more in the Fall

This special course begins with a trip to a beautiful sheep farm for a hands-on sheep shearing experience. Then, over the course of the workshop, wash card, plant dye and prepare the fleece for spinning. Several methods of spinning will be taught, including primitive and traditional drop spindles and, for those who are interested, the spinning wheel. Then, use the yarns that have been created to create a unique work of wearable art, such as a shawl or scarf.

All materials included. $300

This class will be led by Nicole Kielblock

To register please contact Carrie Harris at philawaldorf@verizon.net


All classes will be held at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, Eagles II, 7500 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Visit us at www.philadelphiawaldorf.org or at www.phillywaldorf.wordpress.com

Comments:
Your blog always makes me want to move to Philadelphia!
 
Stephanie, if there's a Waldorf or Steiner school in your area, classes like these might be available to you. Thanks for checking in!
 
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