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Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops in Modernity
Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman

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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.

Ellen Lupton, writer, curator, graphic designer, and director of the graphic design graduate program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, leads participants in a hands-on workshop about Bauhaus design principles. Use geometry, patterning, imagery, and lettering to create simple, direct graphics that reflect the Bauhaus’s aesthetic message of clarity and boldness, and learn basic techniques that you can apply to future projects. All supplies, including paints, paint pens, and basic canvas bags, are provided; you may also bring your own canvas tote bag or shoes to decorate.

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.

Download the Bauhaus Lab brochure in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat required)