Living Lines

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Pub Date: 12/10/2019

Pages: 192

Publisher: Floris Books

Imprint: Floris Books

ISBN 13: 9781782506102

ISBN 10: 1782506101

Price: $30.00

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / Drawing

Living Lines

By Henrik Thaulow

Price: $30.00



About the Book

Form drawing, allowing children to understand the idea of a form and encouraging them to recreate it in their own way, is a key principal of Waldorf education and its study enriches the teaching of all subjects in the curriculum.

This unique book first explains form drawing and its role in Waldorf schools, while also tackling practicalities such as advice on suitable paper and pencils. It goes on to offer a wide selection of exercises for Classes 2 to 5, with step-by-step instructions on how they can be taught, arranged both by class and by theme, drawing on examples of pupils' work and images of forms from nature and cultural heritage. Teachers can use these lessons as an inspiring starting point, making their own decisions about what to include or not – and they may even be moved to find their own forms.

This fascinating and beautiful book will allow Waldorf educators, at school and home, to confidently teach form drawing to their pupils.

About the Book

A practical and inspiring book for Steiner-Waldorf teachers, offering new ways to teach form drawing. Includes over 100 form drawing exercises for Classes 2-5, as well as insights from Rudolf Steiner himself on the importance of this creative activity.


Henrik Thaulow is a class teacher and art and crafts teacher in Waldorf Schools, and a lecturer at the Steiner College in Oslo. He trained at the Granum Painting School in Oslo and the Goetheanist Study Centre in Vienna where Form Drawing was the subject of his master's thesis.