Friday lates: the Bauhaus in London
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VB878
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
The Bauhaus, under the Directorship of Walter Gropius offered a radical new approach, the school sought to unite art and design and to align with industry to produce modern, functional buildings and interior furnishings. Bauhaus style spread around the world following the closure of the school in 1933. Walter Gropius came to London, bringing the Bauhaus style with him.
In this Friday evening talk we will explore Bauhaus in London and discover how the style is still all around us today.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• A brief survey of the Bauhaus, 1918-33
• Examples of Bauhaus design in London.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• An understanding of the key features of Modernism in architecture and design
• Describe at least one Bauhaus building in London.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught online with slide presentations and group discussions. Handouts will be provided by your tutor to support your learning on the course; these handouts will be available online/digitally for download, not printed out for you.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to buy a notebook. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list given out in class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Our Friday Lates series runs in the autumn and spring terms - search 'Friday lates' to find more…
You might also be interested in:
VB426 - In depth: German art and the Weimar Republic 1918-1933
VB485 - London's hidden art and architecture.
Julie Barlow has a degree in Art History/History from the University of Hull and an MPhil (Fine Arts) from the University of Birmingham. She has worked in a variety of roles at Leighton House, V&A and Tate Gallery before studying for a PGCE and moving into Museum Education. Julie has over twenty years of experience as a freelance lecturer at the National Portrait Gallery working on all areas of the Education Programme and also for the first ten years at the National Gallery and in the last decade at the Wallace Collection.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.