Practical, Fine & Performing Arts
The arts are a key element in any Waldorf curriculum. The experience of creating art, through painting, sculpture, acting, weaving, and other media, forges a deeper impression and appreciation of art than does simply knowing about art.
Typical offerings include blacksmithing, metalwork, leatherwork, woodwork, advanced drawing, advanced pottery, sculpture, and yearbook. Other arts electives, including photography, are offered to juniors and seniors.
Over four years of high school, our students experience traditional fine arts, practical craft work, and performing arts. Ninth grade fine and practical arts courses include light and dark drawing, block printing, calligraphy, and basketry. Tenth graders continue with a color pastel course, three dimensional sculpture in clay, and throwing pottery on the wheel. Practical arts continue in the tenth grade with weaving on looms. Eleventh grade visual arts include life drawing, veil painting, and bookbinding. Seniors are offered three electives each quarter from which to choose.
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