Germany, Weimar

Stretching Klee's Line: Drawing for our Digital Age

when 18 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 700

"A drawing is simply a line going for a walk." - Paul Klee

This course takes inspiration from the original Bauhaus’s model: to teach, learn and share creative subjects without divided boundaries. The programme invites a mixed cohort from architecture, design and fine art to observe, experiment, and draw upon personal triggers (independent or collaborative research from Weimar’s rich heritage and contemporary scene). To expand discoveries and enquiries, share critique and learn from each other, as previous Bauhaus cohorts did.

Directed towards those who are accustomed to draw, by re-looking, re-editing and re-defining: re-drawing. Artist lecturer, Alex Roberts will lead a platform that exposes new modes of agency, materials, extends technical skills, and expands current methodologies and experience with drawing.

Spring boarding the course with a practical period of time for experimentation, where new approaches to observations, mark making and creating, underline an accompanying series of group experiences, inquiring talks and discussions. Noting the breadth of themes and widening limits of questioning what contemporary drawing is, and can be.

Via this play of how we observe and work with materials, the course invites participants to examine drawings’ traits. For example:

• raw responses
• initial thought processes
• gestural connection
• communication
• analytical workings out
• extension of brain deliberations
• doodles
• and search for direction - how to channel immediacy of thought to hand drawn co-ordination for our digital age.

Course leader

Alex Roberts

Target group

Directed towards those whom are accustomed to draw, to re-look, re-edit, re-define and re-draw!

Aimed for participants who wish to stretch and strengthen their drawing abilities. Enabling drawing to underpin other core, visual art subjects alongside those who focus predominantly upon drawing as their main interest.

All student groups, course range - fine arts, visual arts, design, architecture.

Course aim

Attendees will walk away with a confident, set of new, explorative drawing methodologies, understandings and perspectives. Future reliance for participants to recall, that the play of materials and awareness to observe (drawing), underlines all creative subjects, practices and ways of working.

Fee info

EUR 700: 2 weeks (90 hrs)
The course fee is 700 EUR.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
EUR 500: 2 weeks (90 hrs)
Students pay 500 EUR.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar