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Look: Bauhaus!

Date

From 01 March 2020 to 26 April 2020

Hours

Sundays
14:00–15:30

Place

Education Center

9 sessions

90 min
Look: Bauhaus! Look: Bauhaus!

Founders of the iconic Bauhaus school wondered why certain artworks are able to produce a “wow effect” on the viewer—and how to teach the creation of such artworks. This course invites participants to immerse in the Bauhaus universe of creative experimentations and methods. 

Why do the works of the Bauhaus school still surprise us? The course designed by the artist Anna Parkina will help to find answers to this question. Anna will share her own artistic experience acquired when she worked and studied in Europe and the US. 

Bauhaus has forever changed the culture of art and design. The course instructor will introduce participants to the school’s key creative methods and instigate discussions around the issues of color and tone, form-making, texture, movement, expression, and style. During the practical part, course members will be able to create their own works inspired by the Bauhaus aesthetic.

Class size: 15

Price per Segment: 12 000 RUB

Schedule

Introduction to Bauhaus

What is Bauhaus and how should we speak about it? Who were those people who once decided to change the world of art and design? The first session will introduce the history of the school and its founders. Afterwards, the participants will create an artwork in the Bauhaus manner.

Date
Sunday, March 1
Time
14:00–15:30
Place
Garage Education Center

Tone: Light and Dark

The course members will create volume using light and shadow (and learn how light impacts the visual perception of volume). They will also discuss the role of light illusion in contemporary art and design, before implementing the acquired knowledge during the practical block at the end of the class.

Date
Sunday, March 8
Time
14:00–15:30
Place
Garage Education Center

Color

Together with the course instructors, the group will explore color as a type of animate matter which always depends on light and has a range of its unique physical and personal qualities. They are also invited to experiment with the layering of colors and master other techniques of color interaction.

Date
Sunday, March 15
Time
14:00–15:30
Place
Garage Education Center

Garage Education Center Material, Texture, Collage

The class will be dedicated to the study of various textures, such as stone, fabric, glass, bark of a tree, fur, etc. To conclude the session, the members will create collages based on the materials’ textures.

Date
Sunday, March 22
Time
14:00–15:30
Place
Garage Education Center

Form, Composition, Proportion

Forms and their components are the theme of this class. The group will study the relationship between a line, a point and a figure within composition. At the end of the session, the participants will implement this knowledge through the creation of new compositions using various figures.

Date
Sunday, March 29
Time
14:00–15:30
Place
Education Center

Movement and Rhythm

The participants will learn about the sense of movement articulated by an artwork (what form it may take and how it is constructed) before executing works using the newly acquired skills. 

Date
Sunday, April 5
Time
14:00–15:30
Place
Garage Education Center

Text

While discussing the importance of typography and text in the practice of Bauhaus, the session will also address the composition of a written piece. What kind of fonts exist? What do their size and form depend on? Inspired by printed materials of the Bauhaus era, the participants will design their own booklet featuring experimental fonts. 

Date
Sunday, April 12
Time
14:00–15:30
Place
Garage Education Center

Gesture and Expression

An artist or designer is recognized by a signature visual manner. During this session, the participants will discuss how a person’s inner world, interests and habits are reflected through artistic practices, before creating original works inspired by their own inward realms.

Date
Sunday, April 19
Time
14:00–15:30
Place
Garage Education Center

Style

How did the style of Bauhaus evolve with time? The final class will outline this evolution by explaining to the listeners which of its stylistic discoveries remain unchanged in our time, and which have gone through mutations and transformations. The group will then create new works featuring elements representing the present and the past.

Date
Sunday, April 26
Time
14:00–15:30
Place
Garage Education Center