Paul Klee and Johannes Itten: Bauhaus Curricula
This program is free and participation is on a drop-in first-come, first-served basis. Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 12:00–4:00 p.m.
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building Lobby
In conjunction with the exhibition Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity (November 8, 2009–January 25, 2010), Bauhaus Lab is a new interactive space that reimagines the historic Bauhaus classrooms in which students and teachers of many forms of art experimented with innovative pedagogical approaches. Led by artists, educators, and art historians, an ongoing series of hands-on art-making workshops offers participants of all ages the opportunity to engage in techniques and processes integral to the Bauhaus, such as drawing, collage, graphic design, color theory, and mechanical construction.
Join us for workshops that introduce participants to the practices of two Bauhaus instructors, Johannes Itten (at the Bauhaus from 1919 to 1922) and Paul Klee (from 1921 to 1931). Itten’s curriculum, which includes automatic drawing, drawing simultaneously with two hands, and collages that explore contrasting forms, textures, and colors, encourages improvisation. Klee’s approach is grounded in line and color theory. Students create works on paper based on Itten’s and Klee’s theories and techniques. This program is free and participation is on a drop-in first-come, first-served basis. Open to all ages.
In conjunction with the exhibition Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity
Most workshops are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Spaces are limited for each program. Though we cannot guarantee your place in advance, participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning twenty minutes prior to the start of each workshop. For each program, spaces are limited to twenty participants. Programs are open to individual participants; school groups cannot be accommodated.