Form Drawing and Colouring for Fun, Healing and Wellbeing Fourfold Patterns for Harmonising Body and Soul by Angela Lord
7 1/2" x 9 3/4"
Published: January 2017
Creative form drawing is a fascinating and meaningful artistic activity for health and wellbeing. It engages the right side of the brain through the flow of color, form and movement. Form Drawing and Colouring for Fun, Healing and Wellbeing offers space for personal creativity, with stunning colorful forms to stimulate originality. It aims be both calming and enlivening, and is a valuable aid to harmonizing body and soul.
Rather than "filling in the lines" as one might in a conventional coloring book, the reader is provided with forms in varying states of completion to copy, experiment with, and develop. This approach offers more creative freedom as the reader chooses the level at which they wish to engage with the forms, whether relaxed drawing or intensely concentrated creation. The pages are printed on high-quality cartridge paper to ensure easy drawing.
This creative form-drawing book features fourfold patterns of increasing challenge and complexity. The book features Celtic, Moorish, Native American, and Buddhist patterns and encourages the development of new forms. The forms have symmetry. balanced left and right, above and below, and connects the center to the periphery, providing stability and harmony.
Some forms are rhythmic, with patterns that move in flowing shapes and lines. Others are more organic, as drawing organically inspired forms such as flowers helps us experience nature’s colors and designs. Flowers provide inspiring ideas for color combinations and for new forms.
Originally developed by Rudolf Steiner, creative form drawing is widely used in Waldorf educational settings to support healthy child development and learning.
Contents: Introduction; How to Use the Book; 86 pages of creative color forms, sequenced for step-by-step drawing and leading to twelve fourfold variations based on a one-pound coin. There is also plenty of space on each page for one's own work and an afterword on creative form drawing.