Our next opening reception on October 11, 2013, will present the colorful, collected works of the Cedarwood faculty and staff created in their August in-service program with master artist and teacher, Ted Mahle. Works include pastels and wet-on-wet watercolors depicting seasonal themes and nature scenes. Second grade teacher, Natalie Norman, and movement teacher, Heather Pearl, will share their experience.
portland waldorf high school students: how training in the arts supports creative thinking in the sciences
On September 20, 2013 an exhibit of high school artwork opened, curated by Fine Arts teacher and artist, Patricia Lynch, of the Portland Waldorf School, Cedarwood’s sister school and frequent collaborator from across the Willamette River. The works showed students’ developmental progression from ninth grade through their senior self portraits. Wade Cavin, science and math teacher at PWHS, gave a rich and beautiful talk illustrating the organic interweaving of all the subjects in the curriculum, including the value and relevance of those observational skills developed in art classes when applied in the sciences. He also helped us appreciate how a Waldorf high school education builds on the solid foundation provided in the grades, helping students acquire a capacity for self-directed learning that each continues to develop on his or her own well into early adulthood and beyond.
We are pleased to announce the opening of our second exhibit, on September 20, 2013, featuring artwork of Portland Waldorf High School students and curated by Fine Arts teacher and artist, Patricia Lynch, of the Portland Waldorf School. The works will show students’ developmental progression from ninth grade through their senior self portraits. Wade Cavin, science and math teacher at the high school, will give our gallery talk on how the arts are woven into the Waldorf curriculum.