Student work

Kandinsky explored the relationship between the warmth and tone of colour. Klee considered the artistic process to be mysterious but that the basic skills needed for expression could be taught. Itten’s student exercises were designed to explore the contrast between different colours and shapes in as many ways as possible, both two – and three-dimensionally. His wish for educational reform and involvement with the artistic avant-garde led him to encourage students to analyse and invent rather than to learn by copying, as was usual in contemporary art schools. This demonstrated the spatial effects of colour and form. Line was considered as a point in motion; the force used to create it attributing qualities to the line. He related colour and form to each other and also to the drawing plane. Itten’s approach embraced both intuition and method. Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee were also influential teachers on the Preliminary Course. Emergence of the design studic The Bauhaus: preliminary course Architectural education
As the complexity and cultural prominence of architectural projects increased, so did the recognition and status of the architect. Students joining the Bauhaus were required to complete a Preliminary Course (vorkurs) founded by Johannes Itten.

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