"The basis of artistic creation is not what is, but what might be: not the real, but the possible.”
~ Rudolf Steiner
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Drawing, Painting, and Modeling
Stockmar Watercolor Paints make their mark with their excellent mixing properties, natural transparency and lightfastness. The color range follows the extended version of Goethe's "Theory of Colours". Each tone has been adjusted so that it can be mixed well with the others. Harmonious intermediate gradations and seamless color blending are also possible when using the wet-on-wet technique. Stockmar Watercolor Paints are standard in Waldorf schools and can be saved in resealable glass jars for the next painting session. These non-toxic paints are long-lasting and remain completely water soluble when dry. 6 bottles each 20 ml
Everyone familiar with Waldorf has heard of Stockmar Wax Crayons. It is no surprise. They meet the highest educational, aesthetic and artistic demands. Elegant design with an attractive packaging and pleasant fragrance, Stockmar Wax Crayons appeal to the child's senses. Whether drawing, painting, generously applying, layering, scraping, and melting colors, Stockmar Wax Crayons promise years of pure drawing pleasure. Outstanding drawing properties (no crumbling, sticking, smudging etc) and non-toxic. Block crayons are suitable for young children, but can also be a sophisticated art medium as they offer different types of surface widths for different applications. Please see our book section for Coloring With Block Crayons.
These painting boards are organically shaped and will inspire years of creativity. They are handcrafted from 5-ply birch wood and sealed with a non-toxic, low VOC natural finish that will protect against warping. Although the boards are sealed, children still have the opportunity of applying our beeswax polish to prepare and keep the surface clean. Our boards are perfectly suitable for wet-on-wet painting and will outlast most other boards on the market.
The strong colour pigments in this blackboard chalk allow for luscious applications. The colours have a high coverage and are still easily blended on the board. The square-shaped chalk has a removable paper wrapper to stop colour from getting onto the fingers. Perfect for Waldorf-style blackboard drawings
Lyra Color Giants are a classic among the big coloured pencils and have already inspired many children. The highly pigmented, extra thick lead, gives the colors their famous intensity. The break-resistant and long-lasting lead provides durability. Lyra Color Giants are especially suitable for larger works. The colours are both smudge proof and waterproof.
Available in several sizes, Classicolor Water Soluble Color Pencils from an established Swiss company are first class, artists' colored pencils with a soft, break-resistant lead and good lightfastness. The color circle using yellow, magenta and cyan as the central colour are the basis for the broad spectrum of colours. These pencils can be used like a regular colored pencil, or dipped in water to create a different effect. They can also be painted over with a clean, wet paintbrush to further blend the colors
The aroma alone is enough to appreciate modeling beeswax! 12 colorful slices offer a wealth of modeling possibilities. Warm the beeswax in your hands and then use it to make little suclptures. It also works great to decorate candles and to press onto plexi-glass or jars for a stained glass effect. Modeling beeswax can be re-used over and over and makes a very nice quiet activity for storytime or other quiet times (such as lines or airplane rides!)
Handmade brushes using natural materials from sustainable resources include a blend of natural hair fibers that are encased in seamless nickel ferrules on natural wooden handles. The wide painting surface makes it possible to paint bold, bright swatches of color. These are ideal, high-quality brushes for wet-on-wet watercolor projects.
These books are widely used in Waldorf schools for students to carefully record their lessons in keepsake books. The books are made of heavyweight, high quality, chlorine-free paper with cardboard covers and spiral bindings. Each book has 52 pages measuring 9.5 x 12. 6 inches. Onion skin inserts between each page keep the lessons from becoming marred. Available in larger sizes and other formats (graph paper, lined paper, etc) as well
Matisse's Red Studio was a breakthrough in modern art with its flood of vibrant red color and white sketch lines. The different perspectives Matisse used have been studied and debated by artists since the painting first debuted in 1911. The Red Studio Master Kitz includes all the tools your child needs to create their own masterpiece along with learning materials to deepen their understanding of the Red Studio and its impact on modern art.
Sunflowers have been become an iconic symbol of van Gogh's work. Many of his Sunflower paintings were done in the Yellow House in Arles and were used to decorate the room he created for Gauguin. The vibrant colors and simplistic beauty of the paintings have led many artists to try and duplicate their beauty. The Sunflowers Master Kitz includes all the tools your child needs to create their own Sunflowers masterpiece and the learning materials to deepen their understanding of van Gogh the artist and the time he spent in Arles
The Starry Night would have been just another landscape if it were not for van Gogh’s swirling layered brush strokes that make the painting come alive. The Starry Night Master Kitz includes all the tools your child needs to create their own Starry Night masterpiece and learning materials to deepen their understanding of the original painting.
Monet's Water Lilies has inspired art students of all ages and abilities with its vibrant colors, reflections of light and natural scenery. The Water Lilies Master Kitz includes all the tools your child needs to create their own masterpiece along with learning materials to deepen their understanding of the Impressionism movement.
Three panels of sturdy, fun, colorful Picasso-inspired cut-outs to create multiple sculptures. Pablo Picasso changed how artists made “sculpture”, when he began creating his sculptures by combining odd objects and unheard of materials into one constructed piece of sculpture. This type of sculpture is called “contstruction” and now you can create your own Picasso-inspired sculpture using his method. The “Let’s explore Cubism” MasterSculpz includes three panels of sturdy, fun, colorful Picasso-inspired cut-outs to create multiple sculptures and learning materials to deepen their understanding of sculpture and Cubism.
Three panels of sturdy, fun, colorful Miró-inspired cut-outs to create multiple sculptures. Pablo Picasso changed how artists made “sculpture”, when he began creating his sculptures by combining odd objects and unheard of materials into one constructed piece of sculpture. This type of sculpture is called “contstruction” and now you can create your own Miró-inspired sculpture using Picasso's method. The “Let’s explore Surrealism” MasterSculpz includes three panels of sturdy, fun, colorful Miró-inspired cut-outs to create multiple sculptures and learning materials to deepen their understanding of sculpture and Surrealism
Braid Star This handy little tool helps create intricate braided patterns using strands of embroidery floss. It's an easy, therapeutic pastime--great for storytime or anytime when one needs to sit quietly. The finished cord is quite different than the Knitting Tower--it is thinner, more intricate, and far less stretchy.
Our cherry wood knitting needles are a pleasure to use for the beginning knitter at any age. Wood is known as the best material available for knitting needles and is popular among experienced knitters. It is also the easiest needle for learning to knit. Our needles are individually crafted and hand polished with Original Beeswax Polish. Size 10 needles.
A Knitting Tower enables young children, and even adult beginners, to practice the essentials of knitting. This wooden tower helps children to start knitting right away. Whether the final creation is a strap to hold a doll in a stroller, a headband, a belt, a hair tie, or a rope to hoist up a heavy basket, the birch wood tower holds their stitches while their fingers freely move the yarn. Best part of all is the choice between a tight stitch 6-pin knot or a stretchy stitch 4-pin knot. Our boys have knitted miles of wool cording using the knitting tower!
Learn to Knit Kit Not only is knitting a useful, soothing pastime suitable for adults, it is well suited for boys and girls ages 6 and up. In addition, research has shown that exercising the fine motor muscles (especially those in the hand) can stimulate brain development and strengthen the physical foundation of thinking. These learn to knit kits are a great place to start improving those brain functions (plus, they are very, very cute!) Produced by a Russian/Maine cooperative, this kit includes wool mini-yarn skeins, 6" knitting needles and knitting bag made by Moscow artisans, special kitty button, and knitting instructions.
Remember making potholders when you were a child? It's still just as much fun. Harrisville Designs Potholder Kit (traditional size) gives you everything you need to get started making potholders with your child. The Potholder Loom measures 7" x 7" and comes a plastic hook and enough 100% cotton loops to make 2 potholders (6" x 6"). Cotton refill loops also available
Make il-loom-inating crafts with the Easy Weaver. This original version is made of beautifully finished wood that will last. The Easy Weaver is simple in design and easy to understand and use, even for someone who has never woven before. And to make it even easier, the Easy Weaver come spre-threaded, with the yarn on it so you can just open the box and start weaving. People of all ages will be able to make scarves, table runners, blankets, placemats and more.
Fairy House Building Kit Each of our Fairy House Building kits comes with everything you need to assemble a sturdy multilevel tree house. Once the house is built time to decorate! Using birch bark, moss, driftwood, wire, seashells, stones, pine cones, bark, feathers, twine, silk flowers, and small branch sections to create entire rooms filled with beds, fire places, patios, hammocks, tables, chairs, and just about anything that you can imagine. Once complete, the fairy house will be the springboard of hours of creative play.
Silk Painting Kit Silk painting is an old technique originating in China. In principle the attractive and sumptuous technique is easy to learn, even for children. The creative possibilities offered by the wet-on-wet technique, fascinates both children and adults and leaves plenty of opportunity for improvisation. There are comprehensive instructions provided for this technique and also information on mixing colors. The stretching frame is easy to use and does not leave holes in the silk.
Candle Boat Kit This boat with its pulsar motor demonstrates physical principles and is wonderful to listen to when it is working. The heat of the candle turns the water in the boiler into steam which provides the drive for the boat. Water and steam throb through the piping keeping the boat in motion until the candle is burnt out.
Paper Making Kit Modern life would be inconceivable without paper, which has been produced for over 2000 years. This is an introduction to the history and technique of paper making. To make things easier, shredded paper is provided for the first attempts. The instructions include extensive tips on making decorative paper
A hot air balloon 190 cm (more than 6 feet!) high and 140 in diameter is glued together from (somewhat) flame resistant tissue paper. This kit is an experiment with warm air, as warm is lighter than the surrounding air, it rises, taking our balloon with it. When the air cools the balloon slowly floats to earth again. The aluminium bowl is filled with methylated spirits and this is lit to provide the lift, however this does not fly with the balloon for security reasons. The balloon remains in the air for about 5 minutes then gently returns to the ground; this allows the reuse of the balloon which has taken quite some time and effort to assemble.
Czech Wooden Marionette Kit Puppet shows using marionettes of all sorts abound in the Czech Republic. The marionettes are a dramatic art form within themselves with a myraid of finely carved, very detailed characters. The marionettes, however, go far beyond purely esthetic function of an artwork, beacuse they can come to life through human voice and motion and unite the worlds of art and theater together. The kit includes ready made lindenwood components, instruction, and fitting accesories to make a 36 cm marionette.
The art of marbling paper has been historically associated with the craft of bookbinding. The technique of marbling involves creating a multi-colored pattern of paint that floats on the surface of a gel-like medium. Paper or fabric is then laid on the surface to pick up the floating paint and transfer the design. Use the Marbling Kit to make patterned fabric or gift wrapping paper - each piece is as unique as a fingerprint!
Buddha Board is based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind - ready to create a whole new masterpiece.