Creative Form Drawing for the Four Temperaments

Creative Form Drawing for the Four Temperaments

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A step by step guide with form drawing exercises for the four temperaments, which have a harmonising, transformative and strengthening effect on child development. Creative form drawing helps children develop hand to eye co-ordination, spatial orientation, observation skills, attention, confident movement, drawing skills and the foundation skills for handwriting. Originally developed by Rudolf Steiner, creative form drawing is used widely in Steiner and Waldorf Schools to enable healthy child development and learning. This books covers the why, what and how of creative form drawing, for balancing and deepening the four temperaments.


Understanding and identifying the temperaments. The purpose and benefits for children. How and why do specific form drawing exercises work? The human constitution. Overview and descriptions of the four temperaments. Form Drawing exercises, lessons and teaching methods. Clearly defined age related forms for each temperament. Over 500 colourful forms for drawing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 210 x 295 x 10mm | 505g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 Line drawings, color
  • 1912480042
  • 9781912480043
  • 14,365

Table of contents

Why creative form drawing with children for engaging with the four temperaments? The purpose and benefits for children. How to introduce form drawing. How to observe children, with indications for identifying the temperaments. The human constitution. Overview and descriptions of the four temperaments. Form Drawing exercises and lessons. When, why and how to use form drawing lessons. Specific forms for the four temperaments, their needs and how form drawing works on temperaments. Over 500 forms for drawing. References and Further Reading.
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Review quote

This larger format volume is more detailed than the previous volumes as it begins with a very concise and helpful introduction to the four temperaments, how they arise, how to recognise them and how they are worked with and managed in Waldorf education. Each temperament has a short chapter of description printed on the appropriate tinted paper. The form drawing exercises are then given for each temperament and for each of the relevant age groups within that temperament, likewise on the tinted paper and drawn boldly in the corresponding bright colour. It is thus a very satisfying book to look at and handle as well as being informative about the temperaments. The exercises and forms are all carefully built up and developed. It should be an additional welcome tool for teachers, home educators and for anyone trying to work with the temperaments therapeutically, as well as being aesthetically pleasing to study. * The Anthroposophical Society GB *
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About Prof. Sebastian Suggate

Angela Lord is the author of Creative Form Drawing with Children 1 and 2, Form Drawing and Colouring, and Colour Dynamics: Workbook for watercolour painting. She has taught in Steiner/Waldorf and in mainstream schools. She is a painter, interior colour designer, therapist and art educator. She runs training courses for teachers in the Middle East, China and the UK.
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