Filmmaker and Director, Erin Brown, started off at our very own Spring Garden Waldorf School in Northeast Ohio. In fact, on her website, http://workbyerinbrown.com/, she says, “… [my] Waldorf grade school education taught me the importance of artistic expression and individual identity.”
Erin creates and directs commercials, music videos, films and more having worked with an impressive list of clients including ABC Family, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen and Skinny Cow. Erin has won 9 awards from the Open Frame Film Festival and is currently working on her second feature film, Honeychild, which she describes as, “A documentary about a former child prostitute’s journey across America with her daughter as she recounts her struggle for survival in the 1970′s sex trade.”
We are very proud to have been an influence in this accomplished young woman’s life. Congratulations, Erin!
SGWS graduate, Aubrey Tingler, is one of 9-12 students across all of Emory University chosen to work with a local Atlanta artist to create an art installation focused on prominent social issues. She was chosen via competitive application to be a participant in Emory University’s Art and Social Engagement Project, whose purpose according to the Emory Center for Ethics is, “to engage the Emory University student body with Atlanta non-profits as co-creators of thought-provoking collaborative art projects designed to address important social issues in Atlanta based on proposals by Artist Facilitators.”
Aubrey was chosen by a panel consisting of the Director of the Ethics & the Arts Program, Carlton Mackey, the Director of the Ethics & Servant Leadership Program, Dr. Edward Queen, and a representative of (sponsor) Southwest Airlines. In addition to creating an art project about a pressing social issue in Atlanta, Aubrey will work with the other chosen participants to create a white paper, “describing the impact of the social issues their projects seek to address on the Atlanta community, and the ways in which their projects address said issues.”
The New York Times calls Waldorf education, “a teaching philosophy focused on physical activity and learning through creative, hands-on tasks.”
CNN says, “It’s true that most people learn by doing. That’s the innovative approach of a Waldorf education.”
Come to Spring Garden Waldorf during the 2013/2014 school year and experience, first hand, the learning style that is garnering so much attention.
- October 9, 2013 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- November 10, 2013 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- November 13, 2013 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- January 12, 2014 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- January 15, 2014– Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- February 12, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- March 12, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- April 9, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
- April, 13, 2014 — Open House; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- May 14, 2014 – Walk through the Grades; 9 a.m.
Watch the most recent news, below, about Waldorf Education from Sanjay Gupta MD at CNN. And if you’re interested in learning more, sign up for a visit using the form below.
The Show, put on by the Magical Theater Company, ran the first 2 weeks in May, was based on the book by Roald Dahl and directed by Holly Barkdoll. Augustus Glop is the gluttonous boy who can’t stop himself from eating on the tour and eventually falls into the chocolate river.
Gio is moving into Class 6 at SGWS this upcoming year. Congratulations on your role in this production, Gio!
SGWS student, Zack Tarle, has won The University of Akron annual Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors. We are so proud of Zack who will receive $2,500 for his first place invention of the board game, Spyder, in the Arts and Leisure Division.
Zack says, “[My father and I] came up with a game, which combines rubber bands, marbles and a playing board. The game board is in the shape of a square. Outlining the board is a wall of rubber bands. It has four holes in the corners and one in the center.
Around each hole are two motes and around the game board are tons of small holes arranged geometrically where you can stick pegs. We revised and redesigned many times and developed marble shooters as well. Spyder is a very flexible game. There are many different ways to play for all ages ranging from easy to advanced.”
This was the fifth year of the annual contest, which The Akron Global Polymer Academy says “is designed to encourage students in grades 5-8 to demonstrate their creativity and ingenuity by creating an invention that incorporates the use of rubber bands.”
Congratulations Zack! Have fun spending that $2,500.00!
SGWS alumni, Hannah Schurr, has been awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to London, Salsburg, Vienna, Venice and Rome. Schurr,who is majoring in drawing with a minor in art history at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, competed against students from 14 Penn State Universities for this honor.
Students had to provide a resume, recommendations, samples of work and complete interviews before two were chosen to attend the trip June 1-17th. Congratulations Hannah!