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The Role of Art in Education: An Evening with Van James, 7.30pm





Wednesday 9th April, 7.30 pm


Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School-- Eurythmy Hall


~Koha requested~


In our time when technology increasingly pervades the home and school it is important to be aware of and to help foster the healthy human capacities that children will need for their challenging future.


This hands-on lecture-demonstration is for parents, educators and those interested in how learning is supported through the development of creative faculties.


We will explore the importance of children’s drawings and how they lay the groundwork for skills and faculties such as visual thinking, cognitive feeling (emotional intelligence), and moral imagination. We will focus on basic artistic principles that enhance the learning experience in the early classes and provide a basis for confident and skillful work in the upper school.


Van James is a Hawai’i based artist, author and educator; a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Emerson College in England, and the Goetheanum School of Painting in Switzerland. He teaches art at the Honolulu Waldorf High School and is a regular guest instructor at Taruna College in New Zealand, Rudolf Steiner College in California, and numerous schools and trainings in Asia. He is editor of Pacifica Journal and chairman of the Anthroposophical Society in Hawai’i, as well as the author of several books on art and culture including Drawing with Hand, Head and Heart: Learning the Natural Way to Draw