After School Program
Our afterschool programs are supportive, enriching stand-alone fine arts experiences offering a sampling of Waldorf education for students new to our school as well as currently enrolled Shepherd Valley students and summer campers. Sessions include direct drawing instruction, watercolor painting, physical education, free play, exploration with cooking without a recipe as well as plenty of social community time!
All rules and policies of Shepherd Valley Waldorf School will pertain
to those students enrolled in the Kindergarten Rest and the After School Program.
- The Kindergarten Rest Program is offered for Early Childhood students of Shepherd Valley WAldorf School from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m and provides rhythm and a gentle “grandma” type care for the young child. $6.50 per hour if signed up ahead of time. $7.50 for drop-in.
- The 1st Grade After School Program for Shepherd Valley First Graders is offered from 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. every day except
Thursdays. (The cost of this program is covered in the 1st grade tuition until 3:30 p.m.)
- The After School Grades Sessions are offered for Second– Eighth Graders from 3:30 p.m. -
5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Early sign up is required for one month of sessions. Teachers include The Living Arts School and Feet on the Earth as well as our experienced Waldorf Teachers Iris Candea and Wayne Ruhl
Wildcrafting on Fridays – Explore the grounds of Shepherd Valley’s beautiful campus in search of medicinal and healing plants. These are the same plants the native peoples would have used to feed themselves or treat common ailments. We will draw on traditional wisdom as we harvest these plants and experiment with creating healing balms, lotions, soaps, potpourri, candles or bath salts.
Baking on Mondays – Experiment with using a wide range of ingredients that support different dietary needs. We will explore various tastes and textures with the science of how bread rises using all combinations of flours. All experiences are positive in the kitchen – children are open to lighthearted surprises! A truly magical chance to be creative. Projects include: Home-made biscuit, pumpkin, zucchini bread and wholesome cookies, fruit tarts with ingredients fresh from our gardens.
New Upcoming Programs that may be introduced - details TBD
Living Arts School Homeschool Enrichment Program Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5pm– For curious children ages 7-12 years.
January 21st-May 29th, 2014 We know that our world today can be fast-paced and media-saturated, and we offer a timely and satisfying alternative…returning to our roots through the work of our hands. At the Living Arts School we are all, first and foremost, students of our hands. Homeschoolers in our program have the opportunity to learn many traditional living skills and crafts, build friendships in a non-competitive, loving community, as well as gain a new understanding of themselves and what lies within. We are convinced that the best teacher is hands-on experience…come join us for a playful and rich exploration of folk arts and crafts. Guest instructors will also visit the homeschool program, to share their crafts and skills with our community. Such instructors may include woodworkers, dancers, storytellers, calligraphers, potters and fiber artists.
Folk arts and crafts, and traditional living skills to be explored include:
- Food Arts (baking, cooking, food preservation and use of foods for other purposes–such as ink and dye making)
- Fiber Arts (knitting, felting, sewing, silk dying, etc…)
- Traditional Arts (pottery, branch weaving, candle making, soap making, etc…)
- Gardening and Nature Arts (planting, harvesting, tending, foraging, and nature-based art)
- Paper and Ink Arts (natural dye-making, basic print-making, paper art, poetry)
- Oral and Movement Arts (singing, storytelling, basic folk dancing)
REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY - For details of how to sign up please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (303)652.0130