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Study Groups & Classes

Wood Carving & Blacksmithing Practical Arts for Adults

These 6-week courses are offered on Tuesdays 6-9PM (Jan 6-Feb 10; Feb 24-Apr 7; May 5-June 9).

Blacksmithing:  Learn the basic forging techniques through the making of a coat hook.  Then pick projects of your own.

Woodworking:  Start with a basic project, carving a spoon, then move on to a project of your choice.

Cost is $150 of which 100% goes to blacksmithing and woodwork programs. 

Woodworking is limited to ten participants, blacksmithing is limited to six participants per session, so register early!  For information and registration call:  Mark Eichinger-Wiese - Blacksmithing (206-922-9026); Peter Moyers - Wood Carving (919-357-1140).


Simplicity Parenting

2015 Monthly Gathering Series Saturdays 1-4pm
CLICK HERE to register

Registration for a monthly gathering or for all 5 always includes exploring The Soul of Discipline in addition to one Simplicity Parenting topic. Unless you attended both SP Retreats in 2014, each monthly gathering is $25.00 per family, per session. All Materials Provided in PDF and audio formats. No prior attendance required. Members of the same household pay 1 Ticket Fee.
Required for attending: Purchase of the book and the reading of the corresponding chapter or having listened to the audio chapter.
January Gathering: Saturday, January 10, 2015 1-4pm. Parents will explore the topic of Filtering the Adult World. 
February Gathering: Saturday, February 21, 2015 1-4pm.  Parents will explore the topic of creating more Scheduling balance.  
March Gathering: Saturday, March 21, 2015 1-4pm. Parents will explore the topic of checking for Soul Fever in themselves and in their children. 
April Gathering: Saturday, April 25, 2015 1-4pm. Parents will explore the topic of simplifying the home Environment.
May Gatherings: Saturday, May 16, 2015 1-4pm. Parents will explore the topic of creating family Rhythms.


Waldorf 101 Series

We are blessed to have Ingeborg Boesch, our school's Pedagogical Chair, leading this journey through the Waldorf curriculum.  Each session will be shaped by the wants & concerns of the participants. Come and explore the why, what, and how of Waldorf education. Starting in February 2015 on Tuesdays 8:45am-9:45am. Stay tuned for more information!


Eurythmy Classes

Christina Beck, a eurythmist of rare accomplishment who joined the faculty of Emerson Waldorf last year, is offering eurythmy classes for adults on Wednesdays at 7:15pm, February 4th – April 1st with the exception of February 18th.

Cost is $96-$160, with an option for barter.

Please register by email at  You can also call Ms Beck with questions at 919.643.2066.


Eurythmy Performance

Sunday, April 12th, 4pm at Emerson Waldorf School, Brown Wing

Local eurythmist Christina Beck and Detroit speech artist Beatrice Voight join three young eurythmy stage artists and a pianist from New York to bring you a diverse program with works from Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Mary Oliver, Tolkien, Vivaldi, David Whyte, and more.  Reception/Meet the Artists to follow.  Admission $10-20.