Art As A Basis for EducationMarch 27, 2012
‘Art is the lifeblood of education’ says visiting American Waldolf art teacher Van James. Van is spending two weeks at Taruna immersing students in the world of visual art and it’s place in both Rudolf Steiner Schools and other primary school settings. This course will highlight the importance of art in the overall education of the child and the teacher.
Van will lead students to experience the joy of confidence in colour through painting, reveal the magic of mandalas, braids and metamorphic patterns in form drawing and enable them to discover drawing as a means of articulating the outer world and the inner life of imagination.
Van James is visiting the Hawkes Bay from Hawaii where he has been teaching art at the Honolulu Waldolf School for over 20 years.
Van will also be giving a talk this Friday evening at 7.30 titled “Hawai’i Its Sacred Sites and Place in the Pacific”