»Stretching Klee's Line: Drawing for our Digital Age«

Explore and experiment with a range of drawing methods!

Course description only in English. 

"A drawing is simply a line going for a walk." - Paul Klee

This course takes inspiration from the original Bauhaus’s model: to teach, learn and share creative subjects without divided boundaries. The programme invites a mixed cohort from architecture, design and fine art to observe, experiment, and draw upon personal triggers (independent or collaborative research from Weimar’s rich heritage and contemporary scene). To expand discoveries and enquiries, share critique and learn from each other, as previous Bauhaus cohorts did.

Directed towards those who are accustomed to draw, by re-looking, re-editing and re-defining: re-drawing. Artist lecturer, Alex Roberts will lead a platform that exposes new modes of agency, materials, extends technical skills, and expands current methodologies and experience with drawing.

Spring boarding the course with a practical period of time for experimentation, where new approaches to observations, mark making and creating, underline an accompanying series of group experiences, inquiring talks and discussions. Noting the breadth of themes and widening limits of questioning what contemporary drawing is, and can be.

Via this play of how we observe and work with materials, the course invites participants to examine drawings’ traits. For example:

  • raw responses
  • initial thought processes
  • gestural connection
  • communication
  • analytical workings out
  • extension of brain deliberations
  • doodles
  • and search for direction - how to channel immediacy of thought to hand drawn co-ordination for our digital age.

Attendees will walk away with a confident, set of new, explorative drawing methodologies, understandings and perspectives. Future reliance for participants to recall, that the play of materials and awareness to observe (drawing), underlines all creative subjects, practices and ways of working.

The course language is English.

Please contact us if you would like personal consultation. We will be happy to help you.

Directed towards those whom are accustomed to draw, to re-look, re-edit, re-define and re-draw!

Aimed for participants who wish to stretch and strengthen their drawing abilities. Enabling drawing to underpin other core, visual art subjects alongside those who focus predominantly upon drawing as their main interest.

All student groups, course range - fine arts, visual arts, design, architecture.

The course language is English. Therefore, good English skills are required.

Alex Roberts | https://www.alexroberts.com/

Alex Roberts is a British artist, a collaborative researcher who curates, and an educator. She lives and works between Berlin and the UK.

Alex works with paint and translucence, addressing paintings’ surface and spatial depth. Testing the sliding scale of figuration and abstraction, her focus is how we perceive identity and change encounters.

Born in Rickmansworth, Alex gained her Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, along with previous study at the University of Arts London: 2D Digital Design for Communication, following a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from The University of Reading.  She has just completed her postgraduate certificate in Professional Practice for Higher Education.

Alex continues to work at the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and Drawing Projects UK as an artist tutor, specialising in painting, drawing, and fine art; often working with an array of students from architecture to painting.

She exhibits internationally. Curating and facilitating visual art projects is a research method, an extension of her studio practice.  Her broad interest ranges from painting, drawing to installation, supporting the drawing network drawingprojects.co.uk a well as other forms of visual exchange. 

1. Registration

In order to register, please complete our registration form.

2. Documents

Please submit the following documents by 1 June 2019 as a pdf-file via email.

  • Curriculum vitae: max. two pages
  • English language certificate: at least level B1 or comparable
  • Letter of motivation: Why did you choose this course? (max. 500 words)
  • Portfolio: 6-9 images that demonstrate three projects. Each project can contain several pieces of work (e.g. documentation from sketchbooks, works in progress, drawing processes, stages of research, preparatory works for other fields of interest etc.)

Please note the following points:

  • Only one pdf-file (max. 5 MB)
  • Email with subject »Application Klees Line«
  • Name of pdf-file »Klees_Line_family name_first name«
Only complete and correctly named applications will be considered!

3. Selection Process

All applicants will receive admission notification by 3 June 2019 via e-mail. In case of a positive answer and your final confirmation you will receive the invoice which you will have to pay within 10 days. If applicants fail to do this, places will be given to others on the waiting list.

If you need a VISA, we recommend you to get informed now about the requirements and to make an appointment with the German embassy in your home country.

A maximum of 15 applicants will be selected to participate in this course.

The course fee is 700 EURO.

500 EURO for students & alumni
300 EURO
for BUW students

The course fee includes:

  • Orientation & Support
  • Programme according to description
  • Teaching materials
  • Bauhaus Summer School ID card
  • Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
  • Certificate
  • Internet access at the  Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Free use of library
  • Accompanying programme (except excursions)
  • Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar


Please note our terms and conditions (admission conditions, cancellation conditions etc.)

Fully Booked

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Course Period:

18 - 30 August 2019