Experience the anniversary and become part of the Bauhaus Movement
The Bauhaus is to this day the most internationally influential think tank for architecture, art and design. If the Bauhaus stands out from the history of modernism, it is because it was the model for extraordinarily innovative, open, experimental educational and production processes. The core of the Bauhaus idea was to unite art and craftsmanship and make them accessible to everyone. The products were to go into industrial mass production in order to revolutionize everyday life and create a new, better world. This utopian thinking shaped all of the Bauhaus's fields of activity.
For this purpose Walter Gropius developed the Bauhaus apprenticeship, which was not about a classical education, but about the holistic development of personality. At the heart of the design training was experimentation and design in the Bauhaus workshops, where the separation of teaching and practice was largely abolished. The handling of materials was tested at the Bauhaus in a pedagogically new and experimental way. The preliminary course, with which the training at the State Bauhaus began, still shapes the teaching of numerous art and architecture colleges worldwide today.
The artists with a vocation for Bauhaus are called "Master of Form", and they have a master craftsman on their side as a technical supervisor. Johannes Itten, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, who is also head of the metal workshop, and Josef Albers hold preliminary and elementary courses. Lyonel Feininger is head of the printmaking workshop, Gerhard Marcks of the pottery workshop, Georg Munch of the weaving workshop and Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee of the glass and wall painting workshop. Oskar Schlemmer is responsible for workshops for stone and wood sculpture as well as for the Bauhaus theater.