The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Friday, March 27, 2009

medeival games and 8th grade art


8th grade chalk pastel drawings....starry night and starry night over the Rhone Van Gogh


we are hosting the Medieval games this year.....3 schools have come together to take part in this truly amazing event. I have some pics.....again unfortunately I can't show detailed pics without permission from parents.....but I have seen some more pics online if you search under waldorf school Medieval games.
This is a 6th grade event that takes place over 2 days.....truly amazing...the children have been working on doing Knightly things all year and have now been knighted.
The squires listening to their Queen talk in old English
gathering for the games
An event
Sign as you enter our campus
This is a trust game
faculty dressed up in medieval customs and we were either on the royal court or we were serving wenches and lads. it was lots of fun

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

waldorf 7th grade

Their mainlesson teacher did this chalk board drawing and after 4 days of looking at it they had me for fine arts and in another room they had to paint Africa from memory. I think they turned out very nice.

Ships
our first veil painting

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Brunch in the garden and boiling wool

boiled wool for a bag......I will post pics when it is done

the school store set up in the handwork room....its nice hah?

this is my older daughter's main lesson book on display....I am so proud....only 4 books were chosen for display
5th grade display
woodwork display





we had our brunch in the garden today....it was beautiful! we had an auction and music....wow it was great!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

my younger daughter's birthday celebration at school

The kinder class birthday celebration is beautiful . All the children wear silks for they are the souls that were with the birthday child in the heavenly garden where the star children live. They were once all together and when she (my daughter) came down to earth with her angel they all said "see you soon down on earth"
I had to use really strong mommy powers not to cry during the story that her teacher told.

I have lots of pics, but I can't show them to you because I don't have permission to show pics of the other kids.
Then we had a wonderful snack all together at their snack table.




Wednesday, March 18, 2009

making words

This was fun ...try it
http://www.wordle.net/

That's me in woodwork class back in 6th grade


Too funny! A friend just sent this to me on facebook and it just made me laugh. For those who don't know, I am a Waldorf Alumni.....so here I am, the one in the middle. 6th grade! we were making our spoons in woodwork class. I loved our woodwork class because our teacher let us talk as much as we wanted. That still is seems to be an important element in specialty classes.....:)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

8th grade quilted hanging for Auction and a bag

This can be a 3rd grade project. my 3rd grader and I experimented with it....super easy! She wet felted the flap and crocheted bag and hand sewn lining......I LOVE WET FELTING!!!! the curl on the end is inspired by a true felting goddess.http://pamdegroot.blogspot.com/ I know ours needs work to look like Pamdegroot's but we are just beginners....we'll get there.




sew up sides



Here is the quilted hanging that the 8th grade made. I think they did a nice job. they each machine sewed 2 squares and other did the assembling. we have some beads on there too....it's nice.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

art history rant

I deleted this post because it was just too frustrating to have hanging around my blog.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Flu season and rant on my Art history teacher

It's flu season and in our family we are STRONGLY against vaccines....don't even try and convince me Vacs are a good idea....I'll just go ballistic on you. So we had a week of us all being sick....and it's spring break. so now it's Saturday and I am no longer sick and I am thinking...."so now I am well, let's get started with our vacation!" No just luck!

I also just took a Art History quiz and it was full of trick questions...AHHHHHHH I am soooo pissed off!!!! I needed to vent this.... I just want to curse and swear (I won't cause I don't have a potty mouth) But I WANT TO! I hate stupid teachers! ahhhh, never do that to your students! don't trick them and think that by tricking them with stupid words you will be able to teach them something.....especially in art!

ahhhh!!!! can you tell I am pissed off.....

I am sure I will delete this rant in the morning.....

Saturday, March 7, 2009

U tube double finger looping

Here is great video made by my Handwork teacher friend in Ithaca

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Waldorf Handwork teacher training

video

year 2 at sunbridge completed

So I have now come to a close with my second year...2 more to go!

Here are some pics from this week
Come take a walk with me around campus. Here you see the Orchard house. Bottom floor is the Craft studio and upstairs is dorms.
This is the main house where registration, lectures and the cafe is....plus student computer room.
Here is Holder house Dorm house. 4 kitchens. 3 floors and I don't know how many rooms!
Front entrance way. Branches off to all the different directions
Hall way to our North Kitchen and our rooms
Julia and I were roommates . Julia is felting a small felted Gnome at the moment
Deb and Sarah's room
Do you remember that gnome Julia was just felting? Well we made 3 each (julia and I) and we are off to hide them in random places for kids to find. So walk with us through campus......
This is a lecture building.
This is the bridge that divides Sunbridge and the Springvalley campus. They call the sunbridge side "Brook Side". In the summer the camp director puts hundreds of arrow heads in the brook for the kids to find.
Julia is hiding a gnome in the roots of this tree. The yellow building in the back is the Eurythmy school.
Walking up to Spring Valley Waldorf school.
Julia is hiding a gnome in the branches of this tree outside 1st grade.
I hid all my gnome in the Kinder play yard...can you see one in the hole of the log?
This is a display case in the middle school building
7th grade class did this together. its many pictures put together
7th grade pestels of the spanish Armada being burnt by the english
Art class
Julia is looking at the display in the Handwork room
back at the craft studio and here are some treasures for sale
craft studio treasures for sale