1. Which conference shall I attend?

The handwork teacher conference focuses on innovative ways to bring the handwork curriculum to children in a school or group setting. We assume participants have the basic handwork skills already and we build upon them.

The homeschool handwork conference focuses on the basic principles and practices of the Waldorf handwork curriculum and how to bring them to children in a homeschool setting.

2. How do I apply for financial aid?

Email elizabeth@waldorfhandwork.org, briefly describe the reason for your request, and give a suggested (total) amount you (and/or your school) would be able to pay in US dollars. We must weigh available funds against requests, and will get back to you as soon as we can.

You must name a specific dollar amount you (and/or your school) are able to contribute, in US dollars.


3. What supplies will I need?

Supplies are basic. Specific supply lists will be sent out at least 2 weeks before the course begins.


4. Can I participate from a different country or time zone?

YES! We are eager to extend our network around the globe – one of the silver linings of this Covid cloud.


5. Where can I check my time zone?

PLEASE be sure to check your times with a website such as https://everytimezone.com

NOTE: times are given in Pacific Time.


6. Will the sessions be recorded?

Nothing can replace the experience of coming together in community. But we understand that sometimes life may pull us in more than one direction. When possible we will record live sessions of our conferences and professional development courses. Any pre-recorded project video recordings will be available to conference participants for a limited number of weeks after the conference.


7. How do I pay?

All conference payments are accepted through the website. In the checkout you may choose to pay with a credit card or Paypal.


8. If I have to cancel can I get a refund?


Short Course Cancellation and Refund Policy​:

If you are enrolled in a short course (professional development, skills workshop, February or July conferences) and need to cancel, you must do so ​in writing​ to info@waldorfhandwork.org

●  A full refund can be made 4 weeks or more before the beginning of the course (minus a $30 administrative fee).

  •  A partial refund of 75% can be made 1 - 4 weeks before the beginning of the course.

  • No refunds can be made within one week of the start date for the course.

9. What will I learn in these conferences?

Every year, we re-affirm our original intent for our Handwork Conferences:

  • The goal of our programs is to inspire and stimulate research, discussion, and peer learning around practices and principles of handwork taught in a Waldorf setting;

  • To deepen our understanding of our work and refine our skills; 

  • To balance the outpouring of the school year by reconnecting with peers and rediscovering balance, passion and purpose; 

  • To strengthen treachers' roles in leadership with the backing, confidence, and unity of many Handwork Teachers as supporters. 

  • To support homeschoolers in bringing the wonder and beauty of the Waldorf handwork curriculum to their children.



10. Do you award certificates of participation?

For teachers who would like to keep a record of professional development, we offer certificates of participation.


11. Is additional one-to-one mentoring and coaching available?

Yes! Contact us for more info.


12. I have more questions!

If you have read the responses above, and still have questions, do not hesitate to reach out directly us directly at info@waldorfhandwork.org