Crash-Kurs: Creative Skills, Creative Play

Creative Skills, Creative Play - extending playful research methods for art, design, architecture and urban-/ landscapes.

This series of afternoon modules offer practical techniques and processes to enhance your chosen BSS course, while being a fun extra activity to widen your creativity. A series of Bauhaus principled, hands-on workshops using 2-dimensional means to develop analogue and digital pre-existing expertise. Module sessions are timetabled daily, 16:00-20:30 during 26-28 August and include:

• Session 1: DRAW. Enlarging Paul Klee’s idea that drawing is a line going for a walk, you will expand upon your current mark making, methods of perception and drawing application. Testing line, tone, form, templates and your observing impressions to draw.

• Session 2: COLOUR. Experimenting from Anni and Josef Albers’s independent theories of colour perception, learn how to multiply and personalise colour palettes with purpose, anew.

• Session 3: COLLAGE. Inspired by Bauhaus Lyonel Feininger, disseminate visual motifs and review image use and patterns to create 2-dimensional layouts and assemblage with distinct communication.

Completing the full series offers X credits. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of freshly developed research methods about the use of colour, form, variation, repetition, assemblage and how to draw. Equipping and stretching present skill sets and reconfiguring visual relationships to re-vitalise 2D/3D thinking and making for varying design.

Open to all people interested.

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

The course fee is 190 EURO.

175 EURO Bauhaus Summer School 2024 participants

The course fee includes:

  • Crash-course according to description
  • Teaching materials
  • Certificate

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

The course fee does not include:

  • Bauhaus Summer School ID card
  • Daily Lunch at the University Cafeteria (Monday - Friday)
  • Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Free use of library
  • Accompanying programme including excursions
  • Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
  • Travel by public transport in Weimar
  • Travel costs
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Additional excursions

1. Registration

Simply register for the course here (starting January 2024).

2. Selection procedure

The number of participants is limited to 20. The earlier you register, the more likely it is that you will get a place.



In Weimar

26-28 August

at 16.00-20.30


A crash course covers the basics of a specific topic over three afternoons and can be combined with a specialised course or a language course. You can also book a crash course on its own.


The course language is English.