THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the amazing new block crayon tutorials. I’ve just watched the first part of lesson one and I’ve never been more excited about drawing apples in my whole life! They really are fantastic (the tutorials that is – although apples are pretty rad as well!) … Gosh we are so blessed to have super-talented people like the Wolfe andTan families who help to create amazingly inspiring and awesome resources for us Earthschoolers! – Elke Indigo
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Holiday Candles Chalk & Block Crayon Tutorial

Learn how to create a pleasant background, pillar candles, and shading with chalks, pastels, and even block crayons. This video will have you using finger-shading, blending, and layering techniques with different shapes and designs of lines to create a life-like scene of flames complete with dripping melting wax! Mr. Wolfe teaches on the importance of children learning to challenge and discuss their works of art. In just over 12 minutes Waldorf teacher Brian Wolfe will teach children from G1-adults how to create this celebration of candles. This is sure be a favorite for any holiday including winter solstice, advent, Christmas, Diwali, Ramadan, Candlemas, birthdays, etc…

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Block Crayon Drawing

In this video, one of our Waldorf teachers, Diane Power, shows Earthschoolers how to teach children to use block crayons to make an endless number of colorful and creative block crayon drawings. Diane teaches you everything you need to know about block crayons including how to hold the crayon, which direction to draw, how to choose color, how to create suitable borders, the physical movement-brain benefits of how the picture is drawn, the basics of drawing people, the basics of drawing animals and the basics of drawing trees and plants. Diane also approaches the topic of mistakes, how to approach this with children, and invaluable advice on how to change our view of them.  This video is available (this listing) in the shop at www.Earthschooling.com on the Teacher Support Page or comes for free with the Earthschooling Teacher Support Package or Earthschooling Lifetime Family Curriculum.

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Block Crayon Basics: Sample 

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Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level 1

This purchase includes: 4 ‘level one’ videos and one PDF with stories. These videos are exclusive to Earthschooling and cannot be found on any other website.

The skills the teacher learns in this four-part video set will be used in all grades. In addition, instructions for modifying the drawings in the videos are included so you can create endless variations on each picture. Specific topics cover drawings that can be used in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second, third and fourth grade. Topics include: Exercises in one color, drawing an apple and other circular objects, animal forms, the alphabet, exercises in figures and primary colors, and beginning landscapes. In Level One the teacher and student will learn about:

  1. Sides of crayons, color and value
  2. How to shade with block crayons
  3. How every child can be an artist
  4. The Waldorf method of creating a shapes from the inside out
  5. The importance of how edges differ from lines
  6. Lines & value and how to create a shape from the outside in
  7. How to add details with block crayons
  8. Discipline in Art
  9. Paper direction and names of sides
  10. Using primary colors in Waldorf block crayon drawing
  11. Starting with color from the inside out and the outside in
  12. Telling a story about the color
  13. How to create the ideal frame
  14. How to effectively blend & mix colors
  15. How to create a human body
  16. How to use edging techniques to add finishing touches
  17. Expand your knowledge of value and color
  18. Edging skills for definition
  19. Creating animal forms
  20. Using block crayons to teach the Waldorf alphabet lesson
  21. Creating an effective background
  22. Adding features to a landscape
  23. Space on the paper & how to communicate space
  24. How to draw buildings
  25. How to add details to buildings & create the perception of ’roundness’
  26. How to create bodies of water & foliage to landscapes
  27. How to layer colors
  28. How to add backgrounds to landscapes
  29. How to create mountains using special shading techniques
  30. How to create trees using growth, value, space & color

This video also comes with four stories and a PDF outline with a list of skills, exercises, techniques and extra tips and ideas. This video set comes free with your purchase of the Family Lifetime Curriculum Package or the Teacher Support Package. You can see a short sample here:

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Block Crayon Tutorials: Level One: Sample

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Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level 2

This purchase includes: 3 ‘level 2’ videos and one PDF with tips and stories. These videos are exclusive to Earthschooling and cannot be found on any other website.

The skills the teacher learns in this three-part video set will be used in all grades. In addition, instructions for modifying the drawings in the videos are included so you can create endless variations on each picture. Specific topics cover drawings that can be used in kindergarten, first grade, second, third and fourth grade. Topics covered include: the human form, the color wheel, advanced landscapes, and drawing fables and animals.  In Level Two the teacher and student will learn about:

  1. How a child’s drawings of the human form evolve
  2. Creating human gestures and what they are
  3. How to use shading, gestures and proportions to create moving human forms
  4. How to create scenes with human forms
  5. Discussion topics for the human form
  6. How to create a Waldorf color wheel picture using blending, darkness & light, order or color, choice of color, & space.
  7. How to create fire, flames and sun scenes
  8. How to harmonize colors on a page
  9. How to create water gestures
  10. How to add land formations, land and rocks
  11. How to create cloud and wind gestures
  12. How to create trees & mountains (advanced)
  13. How to harmonize between colors, elements and images
  14. Adding details to a landscape like rainbows
  15. How to create the animal form using gestures color, shading, form, curves & lines
  16. Using positioning techniques to add more than one figure to your pictures
  17. Adding roads and walkways to your pictures
  18. The art of layering to add perspective
  19. The creation process and how long each picture should take
  20. How to add highlights to add interest and depth

This video also comes with five stories and a PDF outline with a list of skills, exercises, techniques and extra tips and ideas. This video set comes free with your purchase of the Family Lifetime Curriculum Package or the Teacher Support Package. You can see a short sample here:

Block Crayon Tutorials: Level Two: Sample

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Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level 3

This purchase includes: 3 ‘level three’ videos and one PDF with stories. These videos are exclusive to Earthschooling and cannot be found on any other website.

The skills the teacher learns in this three-part video set will be used in all grades. In addition, instructions for modifying the drawings in the videos are included so you can create endless variations on each picture. Specific topics cover drawings that can be used in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second, third and fourth, fifth & sixth grade. Topics covered include: The night sky, watercolor washes, constellations, advanced figures, advanced scenery, advanced landscapes & waterfalls. In Level Three the teacher and student will learn about:

  1. How to place constellations on a paper
  2. Telling constellation stories
  3. How to add stars to the night sky with block crayons
  4. The best techniques for using the white crayon
  5. Using gestures to create constellation forms
  6. Overlaying a form on top of another image
  7. Adding detail to a night sky
  8. Creating a 3D boat through form, shading, gesture and blending
  9. Creating advanced water gestures
  10. Creating 3D effects in water
  11. Using gestures and shading in a different order
  12. How to add a ‘light source’ to your picture to create 3D effect
  13. Review of figure drawing lessons including gesture lines, body form, shoulders, hips, shading, limbs and objects
  14. Advanced figure drawing skills with clothing, head details, advanced shading and multiple color layers.
  15. How to add a horizon and foreground
  16. How to create objects that are closer and farther away
  17. How to add reflections & shadows to water and other objects.
  18. Adding details to animal and figure scenes
  19. How to create the illusion of great size
  20. How to create the illusion of distance in a sky scene
  21. Creating land forms & rocks through gestures, edges and shading
  22. Creating the illusion of layers.
  23. Creating frames within your landscape.
  24. Creating falling water standing water, splashing, falling & pooling.
  25. Adding directional light sources to create depth and dimension.
  26. How to use ‘The Harmony of Threes’
  27. How to add details to an advanced landscape.
  28. How to repeat colors and balance colors in landscapes
  29. How to ‘lead the eye’ in a pictures.

This video also comes with seven stories and a PDF outline with a list of skills, exercises, techniques and extra tips and ideas. This video set comes free with your purchase of the Family Lifetime Curriculum Package or the Teacher Support Package. You can see a small sample below…

Block Crayon Tutorials: Level Three: Sample

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Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level 4: Borders

This purchase includes: 2 ‘level four’ videos and one PDF with a guide and over 30 sample Main Lesson Book pages. These videos are exclusive to Earthschooling and cannot be found on any other website.

The skills the teacher learns in this three-part video set will be used in all grades. In addition, the supplement that comes with this video set includes over 30 Main Lesson Book page samples so you can see additional “real life” examples from the topics discussed in the video tutorial. These “real life” examples with further expand your imagination and skill level. Skills covered in this video set include:

 

  1. Simple thick borders
  2. Thick borders with rounded edges
  3. Shaded borders of one color
  4. Shaded borders with two color layers
  5. Shaded border with three color layers
  6. Thick borders with two distinct colors
  7. Borders with form drawing
  8. Thin borders with two distinct colors
  9. Borders with two colors and mirror image forms
  10. Complex borders with two colors, mirror images, shading & blending
  11. Borders that integrate the curriculum theme

This video set comes free with your purchase of the Family Lifetime Curriculum Package or the Teacher Support Package. You can see a small sample below…

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Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

This purchase includes 12 videos, 11 PDFs and 14 stories. These videos are exclusive to Earthschooling and cannot be found on any other website.

“I am thrilled to get these tutorials. I have wished for this kind of instruction in watercolor and block crayon drawing for years; in fact, not having this skill is what stopped our Waldorf-inspired homeschooling!” – Gretchen Sparkman

Do you want to have a solid foundation in block crayon drawing that will help you lead your classes from preschool to sixth grade? By purchasing all four levels of block crayon tutorials by Brian Wolfe you can save money! All of these tutorials purchased individually would be $100.00. By purchasing these all together you save 25%!

For details on what this package includes see the individual lesson package descriptions below. This package includes everything listed in the following three items:

Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level One

Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level Two

Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level Three

Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level Four

This video set comes free with your purchase of the Family Lifetime Curriculum Package or the Teacher Support Package. You can see a short sample here:

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Block Crayon Tutorials: Full Set Samples

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the amazing new block crayon tutorials. I’ve just watched the first part of lesson one and I’ve never been more excited about drawing apples in my whole life! They really are fantastic (the tutorials that is – although apples are pretty rad as well!) … Gosh we are so blessed to have super-talented people like the Wolfe andTan families who help to create amazingly inspiring and awesome resources for us Earthschoolers! – Elke Indigo
Sale

Holiday Candles Chalk & Block Crayon Tutorial

Learn how to create a pleasant background, pillar candles, and shading with chalks, pastels, and even block crayons. This video will have you using finger-shading, blending, and layering techniques with different shapes and designs of lines to create a life-like scene of flames complete with dripping melting wax! Mr. Wolfe teaches on the importance of children learning to challenge and discuss their works of art. In just over 12 minutes Waldorf teacher Brian Wolfe will teach children from G1-adults how to create this celebration of candles. This is sure be a favorite for any holiday including winter solstice, advent, Christmas, Diwali, Ramadan, Candlemas, birthdays, etc…

Old Price: $15.00

Price: $12.75

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Block Crayon Drawing

In this video, one of our Waldorf teachers, Diane Power, shows Earthschoolers how to teach children to use block crayons to make an endless number of colorful and creative block crayon drawings. Diane teaches you everything you need to know about block crayons including how to hold the crayon, which direction to draw, how to choose color, how to create suitable borders, the physical movement-brain benefits of how the picture is drawn, the basics of drawing people, the basics of drawing animals and the basics of drawing trees and plants. Diane also approaches the topic of mistakes, how to approach this with children, and invaluable advice on how to change our view of them.  This video is available (this listing) in the shop at www.Earthschooling.com on the Teacher Support Page or comes for free with the Earthschooling Teacher Support Package or Earthschooling Lifetime Family Curriculum.

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Block Crayon Basics: Sample 

Old Price: $15.00

Price: $12.75

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Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level 1

This purchase includes: 4 ‘level one’ videos and one PDF with stories. These videos are exclusive to Earthschooling and cannot be found on any other website.

The skills the teacher learns in this four-part video set will be used in all grades. In addition, instructions for modifying the drawings in the videos are included so you can create endless variations on each picture. Specific topics cover drawings that can be used in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second, third and fourth grade. Topics include: Exercises in one color, drawing an apple and other circular objects, animal forms, the alphabet, exercises in figures and primary colors, and beginning landscapes. In Level One the teacher and student will learn about:

  1. Sides of crayons, color and value
  2. How to shade with block crayons
  3. How every child can be an artist
  4. The Waldorf method of creating a shapes from the inside out
  5. The importance of how edges differ from lines
  6. Lines & value and how to create a shape from the outside in
  7. How to add details with block crayons
  8. Discipline in Art
  9. Paper direction and names of sides
  10. Using primary colors in Waldorf block crayon drawing
  11. Starting with color from the inside out and the outside in
  12. Telling a story about the color
  13. How to create the ideal frame
  14. How to effectively blend & mix colors
  15. How to create a human body
  16. How to use edging techniques to add finishing touches
  17. Expand your knowledge of value and color
  18. Edging skills for definition
  19. Creating animal forms
  20. Using block crayons to teach the Waldorf alphabet lesson
  21. Creating an effective background
  22. Adding features to a landscape
  23. Space on the paper & how to communicate space
  24. How to draw buildings
  25. How to add details to buildings & create the perception of ’roundness’
  26. How to create bodies of water & foliage to landscapes
  27. How to layer colors
  28. How to add backgrounds to landscapes
  29. How to create mountains using special shading techniques
  30. How to create trees using growth, value, space & color

This video also comes with four stories and a PDF outline with a list of skills, exercises, techniques and extra tips and ideas. This video set comes free with your purchase of the Family Lifetime Curriculum Package or the Teacher Support Package. You can see a short sample here:

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Block Crayon Tutorials: Level One: Sample

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Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level 2

This purchase includes: 3 ‘level 2’ videos and one PDF with tips and stories. These videos are exclusive to Earthschooling and cannot be found on any other website.

The skills the teacher learns in this three-part video set will be used in all grades. In addition, instructions for modifying the drawings in the videos are included so you can create endless variations on each picture. Specific topics cover drawings that can be used in kindergarten, first grade, second, third and fourth grade. Topics covered include: the human form, the color wheel, advanced landscapes, and drawing fables and animals.  In Level Two the teacher and student will learn about:

  1. How a child’s drawings of the human form evolve
  2. Creating human gestures and what they are
  3. How to use shading, gestures and proportions to create moving human forms
  4. How to create scenes with human forms
  5. Discussion topics for the human form
  6. How to create a Waldorf color wheel picture using blending, darkness & light, order or color, choice of color, & space.
  7. How to create fire, flames and sun scenes
  8. How to harmonize colors on a page
  9. How to create water gestures
  10. How to add land formations, land and rocks
  11. How to create cloud and wind gestures
  12. How to create trees & mountains (advanced)
  13. How to harmonize between colors, elements and images
  14. Adding details to a landscape like rainbows
  15. How to create the animal form using gestures color, shading, form, curves & lines
  16. Using positioning techniques to add more than one figure to your pictures
  17. Adding roads and walkways to your pictures
  18. The art of layering to add perspective
  19. The creation process and how long each picture should take
  20. How to add highlights to add interest and depth

This video also comes with five stories and a PDF outline with a list of skills, exercises, techniques and extra tips and ideas. This video set comes free with your purchase of the Family Lifetime Curriculum Package or the Teacher Support Package. You can see a short sample here:

Block Crayon Tutorials: Level Two: Sample

Price: $25.00

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Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level 3

This purchase includes: 3 ‘level three’ videos and one PDF with stories. These videos are exclusive to Earthschooling and cannot be found on any other website.

The skills the teacher learns in this three-part video set will be used in all grades. In addition, instructions for modifying the drawings in the videos are included so you can create endless variations on each picture. Specific topics cover drawings that can be used in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second, third and fourth, fifth & sixth grade. Topics covered include: The night sky, watercolor washes, constellations, advanced figures, advanced scenery, advanced landscapes & waterfalls. In Level Three the teacher and student will learn about:

  1. How to place constellations on a paper
  2. Telling constellation stories
  3. How to add stars to the night sky with block crayons
  4. The best techniques for using the white crayon
  5. Using gestures to create constellation forms
  6. Overlaying a form on top of another image
  7. Adding detail to a night sky
  8. Creating a 3D boat through form, shading, gesture and blending
  9. Creating advanced water gestures
  10. Creating 3D effects in water
  11. Using gestures and shading in a different order
  12. How to add a ‘light source’ to your picture to create 3D effect
  13. Review of figure drawing lessons including gesture lines, body form, shoulders, hips, shading, limbs and objects
  14. Advanced figure drawing skills with clothing, head details, advanced shading and multiple color layers.
  15. How to add a horizon and foreground
  16. How to create objects that are closer and farther away
  17. How to add reflections & shadows to water and other objects.
  18. Adding details to animal and figure scenes
  19. How to create the illusion of great size
  20. How to create the illusion of distance in a sky scene
  21. Creating land forms & rocks through gestures, edges and shading
  22. Creating the illusion of layers.
  23. Creating frames within your landscape.
  24. Creating falling water standing water, splashing, falling & pooling.
  25. Adding directional light sources to create depth and dimension.
  26. How to use ‘The Harmony of Threes’
  27. How to add details to an advanced landscape.
  28. How to repeat colors and balance colors in landscapes
  29. How to ‘lead the eye’ in a pictures.

This video also comes with seven stories and a PDF outline with a list of skills, exercises, techniques and extra tips and ideas. This video set comes free with your purchase of the Family Lifetime Curriculum Package or the Teacher Support Package. You can see a small sample below…

Block Crayon Tutorials: Level Three: Sample

Price: $25.00

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Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level 4: Borders

This purchase includes: 2 ‘level four’ videos and one PDF with a guide and over 30 sample Main Lesson Book pages. These videos are exclusive to Earthschooling and cannot be found on any other website.

The skills the teacher learns in this three-part video set will be used in all grades. In addition, the supplement that comes with this video set includes over 30 Main Lesson Book page samples so you can see additional “real life” examples from the topics discussed in the video tutorial. These “real life” examples with further expand your imagination and skill level. Skills covered in this video set include:

 

  1. Simple thick borders
  2. Thick borders with rounded edges
  3. Shaded borders of one color
  4. Shaded borders with two color layers
  5. Shaded border with three color layers
  6. Thick borders with two distinct colors
  7. Borders with form drawing
  8. Thin borders with two distinct colors
  9. Borders with two colors and mirror image forms
  10. Complex borders with two colors, mirror images, shading & blending
  11. Borders that integrate the curriculum theme

This video set comes free with your purchase of the Family Lifetime Curriculum Package or the Teacher Support Package. You can see a small sample below…

Price: $25.00

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Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

This purchase includes 12 videos, 11 PDFs and 14 stories. These videos are exclusive to Earthschooling and cannot be found on any other website.

“I am thrilled to get these tutorials. I have wished for this kind of instruction in watercolor and block crayon drawing for years; in fact, not having this skill is what stopped our Waldorf-inspired homeschooling!” – Gretchen Sparkman

Do you want to have a solid foundation in block crayon drawing that will help you lead your classes from preschool to sixth grade? By purchasing all four levels of block crayon tutorials by Brian Wolfe you can save money! All of these tutorials purchased individually would be $100.00. By purchasing these all together you save 25%!

For details on what this package includes see the individual lesson package descriptions below. This package includes everything listed in the following three items:

Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level One

Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level Two

Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level Three

Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Level Four

This video set comes free with your purchase of the Family Lifetime Curriculum Package or the Teacher Support Package. You can see a short sample here:

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Block Crayon Tutorials: Full Set Samples

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Price: $75.00

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