“A group of 8 class 9 students did a collaborative charcoal drawing of a winter forest as part of their Black and White Drawing Craft Rotation. This encouraged working together; as well as understanding perspective and atmosphere created by making a large composition together.
Black and white drawing is part of the Steiner curriculum which is unique to Class 9. The guidance given for this points to the importance of order and calm during this period of adolescence where polarities of feeling among the teenagers are strong and in some cases swing wildly. By taking away the colour in these arts & craft lessons, (colour can intensify the feeling realm) we find balance between extremities of light and dark. Working to connect the many mid tones can be likend to exploring compromise and understanding within the world and our relationships within it.”