Bauhaus Education: Teaching and Making | A Workshop for Educators

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Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

2 East 91st Street

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How might we draw inspiration from the design and the pedagogy of Bauhaus masters such as Herbert Bayer and Anni and Josef Albers?

The Bauhaus, founded in Germany in 1919 and dissolved in 1933, revolutionized how design is both taught and practiced. The Bauhaus curriculum began with a yearlong foundation course, which used intensive, hands-on techniques to explore color, form, and material in detail. Many Bauhaus masters left Germany in the period surrounding the Second World War, and some key figures – Herbert Bayer, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Anni and Josef Albers - immigrated to the United States to teach and work. As educators, they introduced Bauhaus pedagogy in architecture and design schools across the North America, and this pedagogy still informs how design is taught today.

During this Professional Development workshop, educators will engage in a deep dive into the lasting legacy of Bauhaus pedagogy. Drawing inspiration from Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master and rare books from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library, this workshopwill provide strategies to enhance curiosity, creativity, and experimentation in students by drawing on techniques still practiced in art and design schools worldwide.

Pastries, tea, and coffee will be served.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot for this FREE workshop today!

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Professional Development workshops are made possible by the generous support of Altman Foundation. Additional funding provided by Anonymous.

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