Learning to See: The Dynamics of Color, Part 1 of 2 (Ati Gropius at the Bauhaus Lab)

Friday, January 15, 2010, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

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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.

Ati Gropius (daughter of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and student of Josef Albers) along with Liz Roache (artist, graduate student of Ati Gropius since 1990, and teacher of Josef Albers's approach to color and Bauhaus design) lead participants in this workshop based on the Bauhaus Foundation Course.

With emphasis on personal discovery rather than theory, this three-part workshop based on the color teachings of Bauhaus Master Josef Albers investigates the interaction, potential, and behavior of color. Through a series of exploratory studies using colored paper and collage, participants are encouraged to approach the creative process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics.

Two days: Friday, January 15, 6:00–9:00 P.M., and Saturday, January 16, 11:30 A.M.–5:30 P.M.

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)

Registration and Ticketing for this Event:
$150; $125 for members; $100 for students, seniors, and staff at other museums. All materials are provided. Space is limited. Open to adults. Participants registering for Part 1 of the Gropius workshop on January 15 are required to attend Part 2 on January 16. The registration fee covers participation in both days' events.

Online registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, via a link that will appear on this page. If you do not see the link after 1:00 p.m. on November 12, please refresh your browser.