Chalkboard drawings created by Grades teachers are a unique aspect to Waldorf education. If you walk into a grades class this almost certainly will be the first thing your eye will settle on. These beautiful images ignite the imagination, spark creativity and make learning exciting. Students use these drawings to produce their own Main Lesson books.

In a world where so many children are cut off from the beauty of nature, from forests and bird song and even blue skies, where contemporary youth culture can be even deliberately ugly, it is important that, in the school, children are surrounded by beauty, in the physical and human environment, and have all around them models which demonstrate and encourage the value of creativity and imagination 

- Alduino Mazzone, PhD