Weimar, Germany

Design Basics

when 17 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 550

»Everything starts from a dot.« Wassily Kandinsky

This course focuses on discovering the fundamental language of design principles by working with design elements is the main subject of the course. Further aims include composition, creativity and developing aesthetic skills. Visual elements like dots, lines, shape are used to experience the effects and rules of design principles such as proportion, movement, balance, unity and contrasts.

Abstract exercises lead to individual works in the context of Bauhaus. Techniques are based on black and white, using collage, ink, pen, scissors, and computer. The programme is based on aims and exercises taught in the Bauhaus-period foundation course and includes supplemental information about the Bauhaus masters.

Course leader

Gabriele Fecher
- Lecturer in art, artist & developer of educational creative products
- since 2009 Guest professor Foundation Deparment at Samsung Art- and Design Institute (SADI), Seoul, Korea
- 1996-2005 Director of the Weimar Art School

Target group

The course is for participants who are interested in design principles and –elements. Art- and design-beginners are welcome as well as experienced ones who would like to learn or refresh their design skills.

There are no prerequisites for participation.

The course language is English. That is why good English language skills are required.

Course aim

Aims include composition, creativity and developing aesthetic skills.

Credits info

3 EC
After successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate of participation. It will show the course title, the date and duration of the course, the number of contact hours as well as the main contents and topics.

Fee info

EUR 550: The course fee is 550,-€.
EUR 450: Students and alumni pay the reduced fee of 450,-€.