Germany, Weimar

Build Your Bauhaus

when 21 August 2016 - 2 September 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 600

The Bauhaus was a school, not a design-studio. Walter Gropius wanted to educate a new generation of designers, which is why he wanted his pupils to learn a craft and to work in the workshops. He encouraged them to gain hands-on experience in the workshops. Those experiences seemed to him to be the best way of finding the design for a new century. The objects were not bestsellers from the beginning, but rather stations on the road to something new.

We will follow the advices of Gropius and the traces of the Bauhaus in our workshop. We will start in the museums with the drafts and products of the Bauhaus pupils and end up in the wood workshop, where we will bring our projects to life.

We will visit the Bauhaus sights and museums in Weimar and Dessau. We will sleep in the Bauhaus building in Dessau. Another stop will be the Grassi museum for art and craft in Leipzig. The old designs are supposed to inspire us for the workshop training.

The wood-workshop of the Bauhaus-Universit├Ąt Weimar is our base for the design and the manufacturing of models, mock-ups and prototypes. We use wood and all kinds of tools and machines to build our models there.

Results will be shown in a little exhibition at the end of the course. You will take your piece with you. The cost of shipping may vary.

Course leader

Thomas Apel

Target group

The course is intended for everyone who is interested in the history of the Bauhaus and its effects on our life. Participants should bring along curiosity and courage for the Bauhaus-experience.

Fee info

EUR 600: 2 weeks | 90 hrs

The course fee is 600 EUR

The course fee includes:
programme according to description
teaching materials
Bauhaus Summer School ID card
Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universit├Ąt Weimar
free use of library
accompanying programme (except excursions)
free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
EUR 450: The course fee for students and alumni is 450 EUR.