The Waldorf School of Atlanta hosts regular Community Enrichment activities and events to educate and energize our community of parents, faculty, children and community supporters. Please contact the school office (404 377-1315) for more information.
March 16, April 20, May 18
After Morning Drop-Off
Come and start your day with friends while enjoying a cup of coffee and delicious bread from La Calavera Bakery. Coffee Wednesday is located outside the Education building.
Family Potluck and Game Nights
Sep 11, Oct 23, Dec 4, Feb 26, April 15
6 - 8:30pm in Hazelwood Hall
Come and enjoy a pot-luck dinner from 6-7pm followed by board games and fun for the whole family! Bring your favorite family game to share and enjoy for an evening of fun for all!
Family Potluck and All-School Meeting
Friday, February 26, 5:30pm - 8pm
Come for a fun night of entertainment for the children while the adults go to the Sanctuary for the annual All-School Meeting.
5:30-6:30pm: Family potluck in Hazelwood Hall (please bring a dish to share)
6:30-7:30pm: All parents to Sanctuary for All-School Meeting. Children (3 years and up) enjoy children's entertainment in Hazelwood Hall (childcare provided)
7:30-8pm: Everyone invited to gather back in Hazelwood Hall for dessert & conversation (dessert provided)
YOU are invited to ATTEND
Saturday, February 6, 7pm
At the Loft, Academe of the Oaks (Waldorf High School) 146 New Street, Decatur, 30030
All adults in the WSA community are warmly invited to an evening of extra special fun. It is our annual Coffeehouse, when the various artists among us have a chance to share their gifts.
You are invited to PERFORM
All adults in the WSA community are more than welcome to participate in sharing your artistis gifts or inclinations at The Coffeehouse.
Don't be shy! It is a great way to step out in a loving environment. Contact Carol Lane, 404 374-1072, email@example.com
Crystal Bowl Meditation
September 29, December 15 and May 10 at 7:30 in Hazelwood Hall
Take a small break for yourself and join us for an evening of restoration and relaxation! Come make a cozy space for yourself in Hazelwood Hall and let go as Kathy Lytle plays her crystal bowls for an hour. You will leave a much different person -- more relaxed, open, and renewed.
Kathy Lytle is a healing arts practitioner who uses quartz crystal and Tibetan singing bowls to help release tension and energy blockages, allowing people to open once again to life, love, and laughter! Give yourself the gift of bliss! Please bring a pillow, yoga mat, or blanket to make yourself comfortable. You will be so glad that you did!
Encounter Anthroposophy and the Arts
Encounter Anthroposophy and the Arts is WSA's adult education program. Because the Waldorf curriculum is so rich and lively, it appeals to more than just our children. A common cry we hear from parents is "I wish I could have gone to a Waldorf school!" In our adult education program we create opportunities for parents and adult community members to experience some of the specialties that our students get to regularly experience- activities like woodworking, handwork and eurythmy. We also provide opportunities to learn about Anthroposophy, the guiding philosophy out of which Waldorf Schools grew. We offer short introductory workshops, as well as lecture series and groups for deeper study.
Upcoming Opportunities to Encounter Anthroposophy and the Arts
Rudolf Steiner was a prolific writer and lecturer- beyond prolific some would say. He wrote nearly 30 books and gave 6000 lectures in his lifetime. When approaching Dr. Steiner's philosophy, anthroposophy, for the first time, one might wonder where to begin. For a great intro of Rudolf Steiner's work that is a quick read, we suggest this article by Prof. Frederick Amrine.
Students of anthroposophy will sometimes refer to Rudolf Steiner's "four basic texts" - The Philosophy of Freedom, Theosophy, How to Know Higher Worlds, and Esoteric (or Occult) Science. If you are interested in studying further, WSA has two great opportunities to encounter anthroposophy with a group of friendly folks while working with two of these "basic" texts:
How to Know Higher Worlds Series with Lilith Dupuis
How to Know Higher Worlds is often the first text that is taken up in Foundation Studies courses. If you are considering Waldorf teacher training one day or are just interested in learning more about anthroposophy, this is a good starting point. Even long-time anthroposophists revisit this book, so all are invited to attend.
This 4-class series will meet on Monday nights, February 22 - March 14, 2016 from 7pm to 8:30pm.
$100 tuition. $16 book fee if you don't already have a copy.
Saturday workshop on Occult Science: An Outline by Rudolf Steiner, led by Lilith Dupuis
Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10am to 3pm
Our day will include a discussion of where humanity has come from, where we are today, and how we can approach what is coming toward us from the future. Wear comfortable clothing, as Lilith will lead us in eurythmy as well. Snacks provided, potluck lunch. $100 tuition.
Lilith Dupuis is a eurythmist from Santa Cruz, CA. This is her second visit to our community. She will again be leading a month-long eurythmy block for the high school students at Academe of the Oaks. We are pleased to welcome her back and so grateful that we can benefit from her study, experience and enthusiasm.
For more info or to register for any of the Encounter Anthroposophy and the Arts events at WSA, please email Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Woodworking Class is back
Join Francisco Moreno for a hands-on class that is a great introduction to woodworking for adults. Learn about wood while vigorously engaging your will forces. Participants will create his/her own individual projects, under the guidance of our skilled craftsman and teacher. Previous students are invited back to start on a new spoon, vessel, or similar project.
Class meets 6 Tuesdays from 7 - 9pm.
February 23, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12
No prior skills are required. Tuition is $120 + $25 supply fee = $145 total.
Email email@example.com to reserve your spot ~ hurry! spaces are limited.
ASL for Adults
American Sign Language, a rich language used by the Deaf Population, will be taught by Jeff Graham for adults on Tuesday evenings. Learn some basic signs and the fundamentals of grammar including classifiers and facial expressions. Jeff will introduce some popular Deaf Cultural norms as well. A perfect beginning class for those who work with the Deaf population in their professions or at home, or for those who have always wanted to learn. Tuition is $125 for this 8 week series.
February 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19 from 7:30 to 8:30pm.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
The mission of WSAPA is to involve, educate, inspire and support the families of WSA through community building activities and gatherings, parent education, open communication and outreach, faculty and staff support, and fund-raising endeavors.
The WSA Parent Initiative for Media-Lite Living supports parents through activities, articles and workshops. Follow them on our blog - WSA Parent Initiative for MLL