Artistic Beauty as a Teaching Tool

Waldorf teachers know that artistic experiences leave lasting impressions.  Information can be gathered or retrieved, but the experience of subjects through the arts enriches all learning and the whole of a student’s life. Every day Waldorf teachers strive to cultivate a sense of wonder and to inspire children to view the world, even in its most basic form, as magnificent. They deliver an education that is rich with meaningful sense experiences, classical academics, and artistic beauty in all subject matters.

Below you will see some of our own teachers’ artwork, prominently displayed in the classroom on large chalkboards and ever-changing to reflect the current lesson.  Enjoy!

8th Grade, Organic Chemistry. Why draw test tubes when fat, sugar, protein, and carbohydrates in this form are much more appealing?


5th Grade, Ancient Egypt.  In their study of history, children explore the richness and formative power of ancient India, Egypt, and Greece. 


4th Grade, Fractions. Learning about fractions and the natural world in relation to the human being help students recognize the relationship between a whole and its parts.