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Form drawing is an artistic activity using the art of line. It dates back to the ancient mysteries and flourished in the early Middle Ages as manuscript illumination, as well as wood and stone carvings all over Europe, such as the Celtic sun crosses. Form drawing is found in many tribal cultures, as exemplified by the ornamentation of the body, clothes and buildings.
Brunelleschi, the Renaissance architect said, ‘The lines and forms are visible signs of divine gestures. Learn to understand them and you will comprehend how God created the world.’
This is the first of a series of three workbooks, which give a step by step guide to form drawing. Anyone wanting to develop their drawing skills, including artists, teachers and students, will enjoy the creative challenge of form drawing. Regular practice can help discover what the art of line can mean. Drawing skills are developed through systematic exercises, and can develop self-confidence, balance and tranquility. Simple form drawing is used in Steiner-Waldorf. schools as. a companion discipline to handwriting and drawing skills.
This book must be read with paper and pencil. When it calls itself a workbook that’s what it really means; with a refreshing minimum of philosophical baggage the book proceeds into exercises. Beginning with the most simple exercises - the straight line and the wavy line - the work unfolds in four stages that allow any person to follow a fundamental path of outer evolution and inner discipline.
The Camphill Hudson Artisan Shop is an active artist studio that also features hand-crafted items from Camphill Communities throughout North America. We feature a variety of artisan crafts including pure beeswax candles, maple syrup, herbs and teas, pottery, woven and felted goods and one of a kind greeting cards. In addition, we carry Waldorf art supplies, Steiner books, and selection of Fair Trade Chocolate.
Our shop is filled with items perfect for gift and home that also gives you the opportunity to learn more about Camphill first hand - by meeting and talking to Camphill artists in their studio space. You can experience the enriching work being done in Camphill and learn more about our history - but also about our future!