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Exploration, Revolution, and Handwork

Online International Handwork Conference

February 18, 19, 20, 2023

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Registration $300 USD. See below for info on financial aid

If you have already registered, participants may click the link below to access the conference materials page.
Online International
Handwork Teaching Conference

Exploration, Revolution, and Handwork
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We will be diving deep into the 7th and 8th grade curriculum and exploring innovative ways to connect handwork to what the students are learning in their history and geography blocks. 


From the Age of Exploration to world revolutions, handwork connects us to history and cultures around the world bringing learning to life in our hands. 


We will explore Native American pine needle baskets, Japanese Origata (the art of wrapping precious things), African mud cloth, the revolutionary history of pockets in womens’ clothing, and more as we circumnavigate the globe.


3 days, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday, February 18, 19, & 20th, 9am - 3pm pacific time, for anyone who self-identifies as a handwork teacher in a Waldorf setting, school or homeschool. 


Live teaching and renowned guest speakers. 


Balance the outpouring of the school year by reconnecting with colleagues and rediscovering balance, passion and purpose as we deepen the foundations of teaching handwork.


Registration $300 USD

For information on how to apply for financial aid click below.

Internationally Renowned Keynote Speakers

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Betty Staley

Author, international speaker, founder of Rudolf Steiner College in California, 50+ years of experience in teaching students and teacher trainees

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Kevin Avison

Editor, TheTasks and Content of the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum (2014) Author,  Introduction to the new edition of Steiner’s Curriculum for Waldorf Schools


Clarissa M. Esguerra

Curator of Costume and Textiles at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), she holds degrees in Textiles and Women's Studies

Inspiring Handwork Projects

African Mudcloth

The Good Brown Earth and the Warmth of the Sun: Painting with Mud in the Motor City

Japanese Origata

Origata: Roots for Origami, School of Wrapping Precious Things

Pocket Explorations

Refining and Augmenting 8th Grade Construction and Sewing Skills

Native American Pine Needle Baskets

Honoring Native American Traditions with Modifications for Middle School Success

Inspiring, Supportive,
& Recommended Reading

Click the link below for a list of books, articles, and podcasts on the Age of Exploration, globalization, and the history of pockets.

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