The Art of Chalkboard Drawing


Waldorf Techniques and Curriculum for Teachers and Parents

with Van James

Artist, Author, Educator Hawaii, USA

In Asia/Oceania/Europe:

July 14,21and 28; 2024



 July 13,20 and 27; 2024


9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (IST)  (Click here for your local Date and Time)

Blackboard drawing is a vital medium in the art of teaching. From the elementary grades
right through high school the visual storytelling that takes place on the blackboard
allows for a deeper learning that can occur beyond words and numbers; what can be
experienced through colors and forms, in pictures. Pictorial thinking is a critical capacity
for keeping alive and nurturing the imagination throughout childhood and into adult life.
This course will cover the basics of chalk drawing for teachers at the various grade
levels, noting how the board drawings can change with the age and development of the
child. Reviews of participant work on black paper or school blackboards will be
facilitated with a Padlet link and a recording of each session will be replayed and
available to all participants.

Regular Participants: 

Rs.7500 INR/105 USD

Certificate Participants:

Rs.14,500 INR/180 USD

About Van James

Van James is an artist, author, Steiner-Waldorf educator and international advocate for the arts ( A longtime teaching-artist in Hawai’i and a mentor for Gradalis Teacher Education.
Van is a council member of the Visual Art Section of North America, a mentor with the Academy of Himalayan Art and Child Development, editor of Pacifica Journal, and an award-winning author of numerous books on culture and the arts including Drawing with Hand, Head and Heart, The Secret Language of Form: Visual Meaning in Art and Nature and the recently published Teaching Art History: Engaging Adolescents in Art, Cultural History and the Evolution of Consciousness.
(Click here for Van’s YouTube Channel on painting)

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