Summer Courses 2018

Working with the Image of Man at the Core of Waldorf Education  with Dennis Demanett

June 25-June 29, 2018, 8:30-5:15pm

Although the three-fold image of the human being informs all aspects of Waldorf Education, only rarely does this picture come directly before the children themselves. In the fourth grade when we bring to the students our conversation about the relationship of human beings to animals, we clearly speak about the head, the heart, and the limbs of the human being.

Why do we do this at this age?   How can we work with this particular year as a kind of fulcrum on which the rest of the curriculum finds balance?

In this course we will examine the nature of the child at age 8-10, asking questions about every aspect of the fourth grade curriculum, beginning with “Man and Animal,” but then moving on to local geography, grammar, fractions, and Norse mythology. We will balance discussion and presentation with singing, speech, drawing, and painting. The artistic and practical aspects of 4th grade will be led by Ania Kubik.

Please, bring your questions to the course or send them along ahead of time.  (parvatiscatena@gmail.com)

 dennis-demanett-1st-gradeA Waldorf class teacher for 40 years, Dennis Demanett has completed his fourth class and is currently teaching third grade at the Pasadena Waldorf School. He trained at Emerson College in England. Dennis brings, not only his extensive experience in Waldorf teaching, but also enthusiasm and deep recognition of how to work from the whole to the parts.

Cost $700.00 || To register: Click here.

  • Register by June 1st and receive a 10% discount 
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.
  • Child Care $200 per week
    • Early Child: 6mo–4 years old 
    • Summer Day Camp: 4–14 years old
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

The Acquisition of Walking, Speaking and Thinking: Becoming Human through these Foundational Activities with Steve Spitalny

 July 2- July 6, 2018, 8:30-5:15pm

In this course we will consider the processes involved for the young child to develop the most basic human capacities, and address how to support the child throughout early childhood in gaining these crucial capacities. Our focus is the young child from birth through the kindergarten years. Our days will be a mix of thought-provoking lectures and conversations, creating our own Circle Time activities and physical engagement in Seasonal Circles. The craft portion of the afternoon session will be led by Anna Masters

steveEarly childhood consultant and author Stephen Spitalny was a kindergarten teacher at the Santa Cruz (California) Waldorf School for 24 years. Since the mid-1990’s, he has given workshops, lectures and courses on many themes for various institutions and groups. Steve is a former Board member of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America) as well as former editor of Gateways, the bi-annual newsletter of WECAN. Steve also is the author of three wonderful books on early childhood related themes. You can learn more at his website – www.chamakanda.com

Cost $700.00 || To register: Click here.

  • Register by June 1st and receive a 10% discount 
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.
  • Child Care $200 per week
    • Early Child: 6mo–4 years old 
    • Summer Day Camp: 4–14 years old
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

Evolution of the Human Soul through Metamorphosis of Color Perception with Iris Sullivan

Monday-Tuesday July 9- July 10, 2018, 8:30-5:15pm

There is a lawful sequencing of color as seen in the atmosphere at sunrise and sunset that has a deep connection to the development of the human soul.

At dawning of human consciousness in the first cultural epoch, humans had a very limited experience of color and this connected completely with their consciousness. As each cultural epoch advanced, the soul developed new capacities and new colors came into experience.

This course takes participants through the major epochs up to the present with a look to future developments. Each epoch, and the colors connected to human experience at that time, are done as individual exercises.

Course Participants will gain an understanding of color and the developing human soul, as it connects through time with human development. Also included will be why colors are suggested on the classroom walls and how each color relates to the Waldorf curriculum.

Airisfter studying Psychology and Art, Iris Sullivan attended Rudolf Steiner College. While in Holland, Iris studied the work of Liane Collot and received a diploma in Art Therapy while simultaneously receiving her Masters in the same area. While teaching at Rudolph Steiner College, she developed an artistic approach incorporating the laws of Light and Darkness and therapy into artistic color work. Iris has been teaching adolescents for the past 8 years as well as travelling to New Zealand, Hawaii, Taiwan and the Philippines to teach the understanding of how color heals and works in the human organism

Cost $250.00 || To register: Click here.

  • Register by June 1st and receive a 10% discount
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.
  • Child Care $200 per week
    • Early Child: 6mo–4 years old 
    • Summer Day Camp: 4–14 years old
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

Human Becoming: The Never-ending Story
Biography and Social Art Workshop with Patricia and Joseph Rubano

Wednesday-Friday July 11-July 13, 2018 8:30-5:15pm

Developmental stages do not stop at age 21. The body ages predictably and naturally but the development of the soul and its capacities is placed in our own hands — they become more and more our individual responsibility.

Understanding life as a process that includes growth, crisis, transformation and the unfolding of capacity can help us navigate both our inner and outer worlds.

In this course we will give a picture of the 7-year life phases and how the body, soul and spirit unfold over time.  We will use our own unique life journeys, against this archetypal picture of human development, to help us see and understand these phases through exercises and sharing. Our sharing develops our ability to listen and opens us to appreciate others more fully and appreciate our own lives more intimately.

We will use different artistic media to help us to develop the very important capacity to perceive ourselves and our lives from an objective vantage point. We may use pencils, colored pencils, pastels, clay, or writing to make visible what lives in us as memory. We will also bring Spacial Dynamic movement exercises to help integrate what we are learning and discovering by bringing it into movement.

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Patricia Rubano is the Director of the Biography and Social Art Program (B&SA). She has been working with Waldorf education and Anthroposophy for over 30 years.

Joseph Rubano is a faculty member for B&SA, a Biographical Counselor, Spacial Dynamic movement educator and poet. He brings 40 years of meditation and inner work to his work with individuals, couples and groups.

 

Cost $350.00 || To register: Click here.

  • Register by June 1st and receive a 10% discount
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.
  • Child Care $200 per week
    • Early Child: 6mo–4 years old 
    • Summer Day Camp: 4–14 years old
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828