Weimar, Germany

Think Big! Sculpture in Public Space

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

Weimar as an urban playground for your sculptural ideas

Together we will take on a fictitious commission: let's say Weimar celebrates the Year of Bauhaus and there is a call for art in public space.

We will suggest and agree upon possible locations for the art. We will discuss site-specific and urban conditions, possibilities and fictions. The course will provide a short introduction to the history of art in public spaces, in particular the Bauhaus, as well as to materials (Should the work be sustainable, or should it be temporary?). We will then choose our locations and create our works.

With the aid of model-making, we will explore appropriate scale for visualisation, material choice, and realising our designs. At the end of the course, we will present our models.

Course leader

Vanessa Henn born in 1970, is an artist based in Berlin
- 2001 State certification exam in Intermedial Art and Design,
- Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
- 2000 MA, Fine Art University of Canterbury School of Fine Art, Christchurch, N

Target group

Students in at least their 4th semester and graduate students in fine arts, art education, and architecture

Technical requirements:
- Digital camera
- Laptop (optional)

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

Course aim

Participants will develop a sensibility for unique urban features and dimensions and learn to visualise the suggestions for their intervention in true-to-scale models.

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,-€.