Teachers CPD: Exploring Bauhaus Design

A Workshop for Waltham Forest Design & Technology Teachers: Key Stage 4
Friday 15th November, 10am – 3.30pm
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This year marks one hundred years since the Bauhaus – the ground-breaking German art school established by Walter Gropius. Celebrating the centenary is new exhibition Pioneers: William Morris and the Bauhausat the William Morris Gallery, which explores the relationship between the English Arts and Crafts movement and the Bauhaus. We are very excited to be partnering with the William Morris Gallery and Waltham Forest Council to run design sessions for local secondary schools inspired by this new show.

On Friday 15th November we will be running a CPD workshop for Design & Technology teachers, to give an introduction to the context of the exhibition for key stage 4 classes. There will be a focus on easy metalworking techniques to teach in schools, and a chance to explore how to respond to the domestic object design brief set by the gallery. Selected entries will be displayed in an exhibition at 1 Hoe Street in March 2020.

The day will provide a practical making session at Blackhorse Workshop exploring key metalworking processes and how these can be applied to the Bauhaus’ principles of ‘form follows function’ and designing ‘true to materials’. Those participating will design a series of simple tabletop forms that can be taken back to school for students to develop their own material language and understanding of working with sheet metal.

Please note this course is funded by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2109 so initially is only offered to Waltham Forest teachers. It is free of charge but a cancellation charge of £100 will be payable in case of non-attendance.