Living arts: social

Creative Play: The Child’s Art and Practice of Developing Their True Self by Sharifa Oppenheimer

  But what exactly do we mean by play? Let’s begin to narrow the field by looking at what this kind of play is not: Not driven by the commercial culture; not based on a movie, not “themed”, not initiated in order to sell merchandise, not packaged, not bought or sold. Not technological, does not […]

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The Living Arts Weekly: A Reflection on Michaelmas and a Story

October 1, 2023 A Reflection Upon Michaelmas Festival by Sharifa Oppenheimer Michaelmas 2023 This morning I joined the CWS community for  Michaelmas festivities.  We gathered in  the Pavilion as the 7th and 8th grades processed in with song, each carrying a brilliant autumn banner.  One by one the classes entered; slowly their pure child-voices began

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Living Arts Weekly: Michaelmas- A Festival Dedicated to Inner Work

September 17, 2023  Michaelmas~ A Festival Dedicated to Inner Work by Shanah Ahmadi Here at Rose Rock School in Oklahoma, we are preparing for our Autumn festival—Michaelmas. Likewise, many of you may be similarly engaged in this work in your homes and communities. Festival preparation includes outward preparation—like the creation of a Circle or a Story

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