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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Workshop with Van James in Honolulu

The Role of Art in Education:
Practical Examples and Current Research
A half-day drawing workshop with Van James

Saturday, January 18, 2014  
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Niu Campus Hall
Honolulu Waldorf School, 350 Ulua Street, Niu Valley

This hands-on workshop is for parents, educators and those interested in how the child learns by means of his/her creative faculties. At a time when technology increasingly pervades education it is important to be aware of what capacities children need to develop. In this workshop we will do children’s drawing exercises that lay the groundwork for skills and faculties such as visual thinking, cognitive feeling (emotional intelligence), and moral imagination. We will focus on basic artistic principles that enhance the learning experience in grades 1 through 3 and the transition stage that occurs for the 9-10 year old. No drawing experience is necessary.

Van James is a Hawai’i based artist, author and educator; a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Emerson College in England, and the Goetheanum School of Painting in Switzerland.  He teaches art at the Honolulu Waldorf High School and is a regular guest instructor at Taruna College in New Zealand, Rudolf Steiner College in California, and numerous schools in Asia. He is editor of Pacifica Journal, and chairman of the Anthroposophical Society in Hawai’i, as well as the author of several books on art and culture including Drawing with Hand, Head and Heart: Learning the Natural Way to Draw. He is known locally for his award winning series of Ancient Sites guidebooks.

This workshop is sponsored by Jeff White Associates—
A suggested donation of $30 will benefit the Annual General Fund of the Honolulu Waldorf School.
Space is limited. RSVP-- please call 377-5471 to reserve your place.