New Books for Autumn 2021

This autumn we are publishing several new books, including Making Waldorf Crafts by Nina Taylor, World Tales for Family Storytelling by Chris Smith and Creative Form Drawing with children aged 9-12 years by Angela Lord.

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A home-educating Creative Form Drawing lesson

This video, also from Pepper and Pine, is of a home-educating creative form drawing lesson based on Creative Form Drawing with children aged 6-10: Workbook One by Angela Lord. It’s barely edited, and really rather wonderful. Many thanks to Pepper and Pine for sharing this in-depth video.

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Review: Creative Form Drawing with Children workbook one by Angela Lord


This brilliant review of Creative Form Drawing with Children: Workbook One comes from one of our own authors, Margaret Bloom! We weren’t expecting it, so it’s a wonderful surprise. Thank you Margaret :)

After school, while I prepare something for my younger son to eat, he usually rummages for a book to read or some art supplies.  Lately his favorite activity involves crayons and the book Creative Form Drawing (Workbook 1) by Angela Lord.   In fact, he likes this book so much, it has taken up permanent residence on the kitchen table.

The book is broken down into lessons by age, with a gorgeous array of colorful drawings to illustrate the forms and principles.  Each lesson is methodically outlined by age/grade level and very clear; however, my son and I prefer to leaf through the book, choose a page of designs which appeal to us at that moment, and use the illustrations as an inspirational launching points for our own kaleidoscope experiments.

While coloring books are a popular trend, the designs in this book take the user beyond mere coloring projects; with this book, my son & I feel encouraged to try our own original variations of each form.

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Review: Creative Form Drawing Workbooks one and two

CFD 1 and 2

We recently sent some review copies of Creative Form Drawing with Children aged 6-10 years and Creative Form Drawing with Children aged 10-12 years to the lovely folks at Steiner Academy Frome, and were absolutely delighted to receive feedback from the teachers there. Here is their practical and thoughtful review.

Creative Form Drawing with Children, workbooks 1 and 2 by Angela Lord. Reviewed/evaluated by Ann Gulbis and Paul White, class teachers, Steiner Academy Frome.

“Can we afford it? Does it add anything to what we already have?” Faced with an attractive, hardbound, full-colour, two volume publication that will cost £60, hard-pressed schools and individual teachers will want an answer to the second question before deciding what to give up for Lent next Easter…

Some very experienced class teachers at Steiner Academy Frome have spent time enjoying and evaluating review copies and are happy to share their views with colleagues.

These workbooks offer a one-stop encyclopaedia of form-drawing that:

  • Is attractive, in colour, convenient to use – and is in English!
  • Is keyed to the class-by-class stages of the Steiner/Waldorf curriculum
  • Gives concise objectives for each class
  • Contains the forms available in older publications, but often develops them
  • Includes less common examples and developments
  • Reminds teachers of the importance of movement and rhythmic drawing
  • Separates contextual and background text from the forms, so that the teacher can really “see” the examples

We believe that Angela Lord’s workbooks are a very valuable investment and will carry a class teacher through Classes 1-6 without additional resources. That’s £60 well-spent!

Here are a couple of suggestions for a future edition:

  • Some guidance on linking forms to particular Main lesson themes would be valuable, for instance, the linear reversible forms in class 5 (page 69 book 2) might be extended to allow an excellent exploration of fractions
  • Aspects of form drawing differentiation for temperaments and constitutions could shed light on areas of practice that are in danger of vanishing

Evaluated by Ann Gulbis and Paul White

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