Waldorf teachers often find great spiritual significance in the drawings created by their students. In this, they are guided by such Anthroposophical works as UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S DRAWINGS (Rudolf Steiner Press, 2007), in which author Michaela Strauss explains, among other things, that when a child draws a house, s/he is expressing the recent experience of being incarnated on the Earth. 

"In no other motif can one see the multiple experiences in the process of human incarnation so clearly as in the motif of the house." [p. 58]

On the other hand, many drawings produced by Waldorf students are simply copies of works created on the chalkboard by their teachers.

In any case, a distinctive Waldorf style is often evident in Waldorf students' drawings, along with reflections — some subtle, some overt — of Anthroposophical beliefs.

Here are a few sample Waldorf student drawings, most done by kids in the USA, a few by kids in France.

— Page compiled by Roger Rawlings

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     Through His Eyes : Steiner's visions

     Manifestations : a quick overview of Anthroposophy and Waldorf schooling
     Stages : our evolution

     Anthro Art : typical productions
     Confirmation? : the subject is sources

     Wet-on-Wet :  talismanic Waldorf paintings

     Other Paintings : not wet-on-wet, but still in a characteristic Waldorf style


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     Alma Mater : the Waldorf School of Adelphi College (later University)

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