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Techniques and Skills for Beautiful Drawing: Chalkboards and Main Lesson Books through the Grades

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - Friday, July 15, 2016

Gr 7 Joan d'Arc croppedSummer Series 2016  workshop with instructor Steve Simonak of Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschooling parents

July 8 update: Only 1 space remaining!

In this workshop, grades 1-8 class and subject teachers will receive instruction in the basics of how to create beautiful chalkboard drawings and how to approach Main Lesson book drawings across the Waldorf lower and middle school curricula. Regardless of your artistic background, you’ll leave with valuable skills, new-found confidence, and ideas for projects to bring to your class.

Using curricular themes, we will cover:

  • Useful techniques for drawing with chalk
  • Applying perspective drawing techniques to illustrations
  • Employing geometry and proportion
  • Drawing the human figure
  • Methods for teaching children how to lay out a page

NOTE: This workshop is taught with the expectation that you have a background in Waldorf Education. 

 

Instructor

SBSU14-7.3-1270016 Steve Simonak croppedSteve Simonak is currently teaching eighth grade at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School (NY), where he has been a class and high school teacher since 1991. While at Hawthorne Valley, he has also taught middle school math and arts, served as the Council of Teachers chairperson, literary magazine advisor, girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams coach, and established the Hawthorne Valley Surveying Practicum. Steve, who holds a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, received his Waldorf Teaching Certificate from the Alkion Center (where he has been a guest teacher) and has training in Foundation Studies from Antioch. Before coming to Hawthorne Valley, Steve was a teacher in New York City. His hobbies include mapmaking and surveying, New York State history, medieval Christian painting, gardening,and birdwatching.

Students who took an art course with Steve in summer 2015 had this to say:

~ Steve (brought) such a depth of knowledge and technique to this class.

~ His love for art is evident in his copious, gorgeous examples and his delivery of content.

~ Steve was wonderful. His rapport with his pupils and deep, extensive knowledge and experience was a true gift to receive.

~ Steve is a master teacher. He has great ideas and share his knowledge readily and clearly.

~ Really enjoyed the variety of projects; also, many great insights about materials, resources, and logistics.

~ Terrific!

Your workshop also includes singing with Patti Regan of Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (MA) and eurythmy with Brigida Baldszun.

 

Workshop Schedule
All day Thursday starting 8-8:30am, through 3:30pm Friday

 

Workshop Fee
$260 (includes all materials and non-refundable $25 registration fee). Discounts are available. See Summer Series page for details.

 

Only 1 space remains; register now!

 

Register

Questions?
Contact Amina Phelps, Admissions & Summer Series Coordinator, at [email protected] or 845-425-0055 x20.

Sunbridge Institute reserves the right to cancel any offering at any time. If Sunbridge cancels, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund. If the registrant cancels, he or she will receive a full refund less the non-refundable registration fee.  Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.

Details

Start:
Thursday, July 14, 2016
End:
Friday, July 15, 2016
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Phone:
845-425-0055

Details

Start:
Thursday, July 14, 2016
End:
Friday, July 15, 2016
Event Tags:
, , , , ,

Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
845-425-0055