Free Your Painting

Free Your Painting!

[Kursbeschreibung nur auf Englisch]


“Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and... stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to 'walk about' into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?” Kandinsky.

Aimed at the painter, fine art student or individual who employs paint as part of their wider creative practice (i.e. design, architecture). The course offers a chance to stretch your understanding and abilities of rendering materials, tints, splatters and pigment while testing what it is to paint amongst our current, expanded realms of painting.

Practical, hands-on (group and individual) exercises will kick start the course, e.g., effecting pigment, use of grounds, surface and layering with new possibilities for handling and applying materials. Experimentation will invite participants to further examine paintings’ traits: colour and light; shape and line; space and scale; surface and spatial depth; illusion, allusion and expression.

Over the two week period, artist Alex Roberts will provide a platform that collaboratively exposes new modes of agency, materials, extends technical skills; expanding current methodologies and experience – facilitating a painting exchange. Participants will be given the chance to view the exclusive collections in the Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Neues Museum Weimar, and receive a series of presentations, and discourse about contemporary painting. The play with materials, rethinking of processes will be accompanied by critique, culminating with open ateliers to share identified findings.

Der Kurs richtet sich an alle Studierendengruppen aus Fachrichtungen wie Bildende Kunst, Visuelle Kunst, Design und Architektur. BA- bis PhD-Studenten.

Alex Roberts

Education (edited):

  • 2019 Professional bodies, Advance HE - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
  • 2018 Institute for Education, Bath Spa University, UK, Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice for Higher Education and MA Education module, e-learning Pedagogy and Application.
  • 2015 Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of Arts London, UK, MA Fine Art.

Current employment:

  • 2021- Lecturer in Drawing, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Scotland.
  • 2021- External Examiner for BA Fine Art, University of Northampton, UK.
  • 2020- Visiting Lecturer, Freies Zeichnen Module (BA Media Design), Mediadesign Hochschule für Design und Informatik, University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
  • 2019- Lecturer, Bauhaus Summer School, Bauhaus Universität Weimar. What is Colour? (2022) Stretching Klee’s line: mark making for our digital age (2019).
  • 2016- Visiting Artist/ Lecturer, Drawing Projects UK.

Fields of interest and practice:

Artist - painter. Painting, drawing, fine art, installation, collaboration, curating, educator. 
Alex Roberts


Der Kurs fand im Jahr 2023 statt.


Die Kurssprache ist Englisch.