KWS Waldorf Education Series – Talks and Workshops 2019-2020
In Celebration of 100 Years of Waldorf Education
A 3 Part Waldorf Education Series
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Artistic Workshops – Presented by KWS Faculty
9:00am – HS Library – Light refreshments, introduction and registration for individual movement or music workshop
9:15am – 10:15am – Movement or Music:
- Eurythmy – John Holmes (High School Eurythmy Room) Participants will have an opportunity to experience various Eurythmy exercises “through the grades”, to gain a deeper appreciation of this movement art and how it relates to child development.
- Bells – Karen Hite (High School History Room)Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to ring English handbells. There will be opportunities to improvise and create their own music, as well as to learn a simple piece together as a group. The ability to read music is not required.
- Singing – Veronika Roemer (High School Library) Participants will sing and make music together. Some music will be shared from the grades curriculum, and some will be just for fun.
10:15 – Break
10:30am – 12:00pm – Artistic Workshops:
- Handwork – Lia Dancey (Handwork Room in the Middle School)Participants will embroider a design of their choice onto a cloth napkin. This is for those with or without experience, interested in learning to embroider or to learn new techniques. Participants are also welcome to bring any handwork (knitting, crocheting, etc) projects that they would like help with or are stuck on.
- Painting – Todd Stong (Painting Room in the Gym)Participants will learn three brushstroke techniques for work with acrylic paint while covering some foundational color theory. This is the first exercise 10th graders do as they begin their studies of color and “graduate” from watercolor.
- Clay – James Pearson (Clay Room in the Middle School)Participants will partake in an exercise sculpting basic forms and utilizing observational skills free of judgment, to explore clay as a medium.
- Felting – Anna Hoffmann (Handwork Room in the Gym)Participants will be introduced to the practice of wet felting. They will each make a small wet felted item which they can take home. They will learn the same technique as our 7th graders, creating a useful item out of raw fibers and soap. In addition, there will also be a plant based dying demonstration.
REGISTRATION requested but not required.
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Waldorf Worldwide: A Global Movement for the 21st Century
Presented by Jan Christopher Goeschel, PhD
KWS HS Library
The History of Waldorf Education: The Founding Vision and its Relevance Today – COMPLETED
Jan is the Managing Director and a Member of the Leadership Team of the Anthroposophic Council for Inclusive Social Development at the Goetheanum (Dornach, Switzerland), the worldwide network of anthroposophic organizations active in the disabilities field, which encompasses inclusive Waldorf schools, Waldorf schools for children with disabilities and a broad spectrum of organizations supporting adults with developmental disabilities. Jan is also the founding President of the Camphill Academy, the higher education, professional training and research organization of the Camphill movement in North America. He regularly visits and consults with schools and other social and educational initiatives around the world. Besides being a trained Waldorf teacher and curative educator, Jan holds degrees in psychology and special education, as well as a PhD in Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Cologne. He is a member of the Camphill community at The Camphill School in Glenmoore, PA.