Blackboard Beauties - Online Course

The Art of Blackboard Drawing in the Steiner Classroom

Self-Paced course starts 30 Aug with live Session 29 September.


When we immerse children in a world of vibrant colour, through artistic means such as the beauty of a teacher’s blackboard drawings, then we are able to offer the child a soul experience to colour and form. It is from these blackboard drawings in a Steiner classroom that much of the exciting curriculum is presented, bringing curriculum content to life.

In Steiner schools, we use colour and creativity as a curative approach, one that helps the child experience the curriculum from an inner feeling and not just an intellectual understanding, Head, Heart and Hands.

In this 7 1/2 hour course, participants will be led through a series of online sessions with one two-hour live session.

Course Time: 5.5 hours self-paced online learning + 2 hours live online session


Individuals: $200 incl. GST

Enrolments Closed

Course Overview

This course will provide participants with a thorough foundation in the technique and practice of blackboard drawing. Through practice and experimentation with a range of chalkboard images and techniques there will be an opportunity for participants to gain confidence in drawing, helping to expand on classroom teaching methodology in order to plan and organise meaningful teaching programs. Mastery of these techniques allows teachers to produce creative and aesthetic drawings which enrich learning activities for a range of primary and high school age groups. By sharing their knowledge and experiences with other teachers through a final live Zoom, participants will be able to develop collaborative networks which encourage better learning practices.


About Our Tutor

Raphaela Mazzone is an accomplished artist and illustrator with 15 years experience studying and working in art, music and drama. She has a Masters in Fine Art, a Bachelor in Visual Art and Design and is currently studying Psychology. Raphaela is a Steiner school alumnus, has been a Steiner class teacher and is currently a year 7/8 teacher at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School.

Raphaela has an instagram where you can see her blackboard drawings. See:

Materials required

Participants will need to access a blackboard, chalk and black drawing paper. A2 size blackboard (420mm x 594mm) is available from most hardware shops.

What our Students Say


As a teacher who has done a fair amount of Waldorf related PD, I can honestly say this was one of the most practical, hands on and useful workshops I remember being involved in. I found Raphaela’s delivery to be highly accessible and insightful, and I look forward to implementing what I’ve learnt in the classroom.” JG


This course was exactly what I needed, as though it was created just for me. I found Raphaela’s presentation inspiring, easy to follow, and thorough. I very much recommend this
course for those who think they cannot draw on a blackboard.
” M



Course Details

Course Code: BBB03-22

Presenter: Raphaela Mazzone

Course Time: 5.5 hours self-paced online learning + 2 hours live online session

Live Session: 29 September 2022 from 9am – 12.30pm (AET)

Venue: Online

Individuals: $200 incl. GST


Please contact a College Coordinator to request a group booking.

Email or call 02 9261 4001


If your school would like to arrange this course as a staff professional development day we can organise this too!


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