Painting and drawing are key artistic expressions which play an important role in children's physical and emotional development. This comprehensive teachers' manual provides a complete artistic curriculum for Classes One to Eight in Waldorf schools (age six to fourteen).
At each stage, the book demonstrates the skills that teachers can help children to develop. There are 280 practical exercises for teachers to use, and over 800 drawings and paintings as inspiring examples of artistic possibilities. The curriculum moves from free drawing, to guided color exercises, to precise perspective drawing.
The exercises draw on elements of the Waldorf curriculum at appropriate ages, incorporating themes from fables and legends, the Old Testament, Norse mythology, animals, Ancient Greece and botany.
Throughout, the author draws on art theory and shows that art is truly a universal language. The book is also suitable for adult self-study.