Exploring Shapes Creatively Through Pure Form Modeling

A Sourcebook of Sculptural Ideas for Grades 1-12

Arthur Auer

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  • Addresses a key component of the Waldorf curriculum, which recognises the importance of children working physically with their hands
  • Packed with myriad ideas for lessons and projects, working with clay
  • Written by an experienced Waldorf teacher and the author of Learning About the World Through Modeling

An inspiring book for teachers about working with clay with their students, full of wonderful ideas and guidance.

280 x 214 mm
Waldorf Publications
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
b/w illustrations throughout
280 pages
Publication date:
14 Nov 2019


It is widely recognised in Waldorf education that there should be a strong sculptural component in schools to balance with children's lessons in form drawing. The use of hands and sight to create physical forms, and the creativity that flows as a result, is an important experience for growing bodies and minds.

This book, which focuses on non-representational sculpture, presents over 200 exercises for starting to work in clay, free from artistic pressure and full of fun and imagination.

This is a companion volume to Learning about the World through Modeling.


Arthur Auer is an experienced teacher of both children and adults. He was a Waldorf class teacher in New Hampshire for eleven years before taking a position as head of the Waldorf education program at Antioch New England University.

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