Learn a technique to weave together a stone and a stick as a reminder of all that our beautiful Earth gives us. This is a traditional craft that embodies the spirit of giving. You will complete one or more woven stones using waxed linen cord and be introduced to other materials and patterns to explore on your own. Led by April Saladino, lover of beach stones, river rocks, bits of nature and the possibilities they present when combined with fiber and found objects.
Threefold Pond is offering the American Red Cross Lifeguard Course. The deadline to apply is June 1.
This year’s summer line-up of professional development and introductory opportunities consists of eleven courses — Approaching Grades 1-8, Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education, Continuing Explorations in Waldorf High School Teaching, and Collaborative Leadership — each delivered in real-time, virtual classrooms. All our courses include copious resource materials and provide ample opportunities for community-building with fellow course participants to assist you in the coming school year.
The Applied Arts Program, a professional development opportunity for Waldorf handwork teachers and aspiring teachers, explores the art, philosophy, practice and pedagogy of teaching handwork.
This two-day course offered by the Fiber Craft Studio is designed to prepare handwork teachers to teach woodwork in grades 4-8. The course will introduce students to the sound, safe, and effective use of traditional tools and techniques for the teaching of woodwork projects.
Professional development for decision-makers—including administrators, directors, board and committee members, and faculty chairs—working in Waldorf schools or other workplace settings.
Our faculty of inner judgment has been challenged enormously in the past year, and this faculty is the key with regard to the understanding and use of technology. This workshop will focus on bringing those details to the light of day, so that we can observe these inner soul processes in full clarity.
Bring your fiber, textile, or clothing item to the Fiber Craft Studio to dye with indigo or black walnut.
In this course, which meets on ten Saturdays from September to May, we design and sew garments using four natural fibers (cotton, linen, wool and silk) to create four items for a complete outfit. Drafting simple patterns and sewing by hand gives us an opportunity for meditative work and a chance to center ourselves. Over the course of the year we experience different sewing techniques, plant dyeing, and embroidery as we create our own unique fabric for our garments.
In thirteen in-person, full-day workshops from September to June, the Pfeiffer Center’s One-Year, Part-Time Practical Training in Biodynamics covers the basic principles and all the timely activities of biodynamic agriculture through the seasons.
These events will provide a time to experience the extraordinary in the "ordinary." Each event will combine a time of quiet observation in small groups involving graphics, notes, sharing, and a time to experience the view of a hiker in the landscape.