Form Drawing and Colouring

English books


Originally developed by Rudolf Steiner, creative form drawing is widely used in Waldorf-inspired education to support healthy child development and learning.

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 would in a conventional coloring book, the reader is provided with forms in varying stages of completion to copy, experiment with, and develop. This approach offers more creative freedom, as the reader can choose at what level they wish to engage with the forms, be that relaxing drawing or intensely concentrated creation. Printed on high quality cartridge paper to ensure easy drawing.

This creative form drawing book features fourfold patterns of increasing challenge and complexity. It references Celtic, Moorish, Native American, and Buddhist patterns, and encourages the development of new forms. The forms have symmetry―balance between left and right, above and below―connecting center to periphery, providing stability and harmony.

The forms are rhythmic, having a pattern that moves in flowing shapes and lines. Other forms are organic, as drawing organically inspired forms such as flowers helps one experience nature’s colors and designs. Flowers provide inspiring ideas for color combinations and for new forms.

About the Author

Angela Lord is a painter, interior color designer, muralist, and art educator.

Born and educated in Christchurch, New Zealand, following seven years of teaching in state primary schools, she became a teacher of special needs children in a Rudolf Steiner curative education school (Hohepa), developing a program for crafts and painting therapy. She studied with Gerard Wagner and received a diploma from the Goetheanum Painting School, Dornach, Switzerland. With her partner Robert Lord, she began the Colour Transformation Company, which specializes in the Lazure painting technique, interior design, and murals. She also runs an open studio for watercolor painting, the Colour Research Studio, in East Sussex, England, and has given workshops and lectures on color and art history in New Zealand and Europe. Her books include The Twelve Dancing Princesses; The White Snake (fairytales for children); Art, Aesthetics and Color: Aristotle, Aquinas and Steiner; and Colour Dynamics: Workbook for Watercolour Painting and Colour Theory. 

Publisher: Hawthorn Press
Pages: 96
Size: 7.4 x 0.3 x 9.7 inches
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1907359781
Publication date: August 1, 2016

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