Creative Form Drawing for the Four Temperaments

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...with children aged 6-12 years


A step by step guide to drawing forms for the four temperaments, a resource for educators to use with children aged 6–12 years.

Form drawing has a harmonizing, transformative and strengthening effect on child development. It supports many learning capabilities: improved hand to eye co-ordination, spatial orientation, observation skills, focusing attention, confident movement, drawing skills and the foundation skills for handwriting. Designed specifically by Angela Lord for the four temperaments, these exercises also strengthen personal growth. Originally suggested by Rudolf Steiner, creative form drawing is used widely in Steiner Waldorf Schools to support healthy child development and learning.

The features of the book include:

  • Understanding and identifying the temperaments- the phlegmatic, choleric, sanguine and melancholic
  • The purpose and benefits of form drawing for children
  • How and why do specific form drawing exercises work?
  • Overview and descriptions of the four temperaments
  • Form Drawing exercises, lessons and teaching methods
  • Clearly defined age related forms for each temperament
  • Over 500 drawing exercises and examples to help design lessons

Contents of Workbook 3: Overview and Context - The Human Being; Overview of the Four Temperaments. Descriptions of the Four Temperaments - Choleric; Sanguine; Phlegmatic; Melancholic; Observing and Identifying Temperaments. Form Drawing Exercises and Lessons - Exercises and Lessons; Specific Form Drawing for the Temperaments. In the Classroom - Classroom Organization. Conclusion. References and Recommended Reading. Appendix: "The Four Temperaments" Lecture by Rudolf Steiner on March 4, 1909

Soft cover; 110 

8-1/2 x 11 inches

Author: Angela Lord