Studio and Workshop Courses


Studio and workshop courses on various topics of pictorial and plastic design under the direction of the Department of Visual Arts.The courses take place in different formats, on a weekly basis or as block courses. Successful participation is confirmed by a certificate of attendance. The certificate is not graded. By presenting two certificates, participants can register for an examination and have an ungraded 3 ECTS elective 'Studio and Workshop Course' recognized. You can only participate in one course per term.

  Welding Copyright: © M. Staack

Working with structural steel

Metals are a decisive element of structural engineering and architectural design. The variety of metals and their alloys can serve a wide range of tasks. A material frequently used in steel construction and in building locksmithery is the unalloyed general structural steel, whose properties are mainly determined by its carbon content. The course is an introduction to working with structural steel.

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  Bamboo materials Copyright: © A. Bergerfurth

Things from bamboo

The content of the workshop course is the playful examination of the material and getting to know its structure and properties. In the process of working on a quite 'stubborn' material, the participants practice the sensible use of tools and creative methods.

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  concrete model Copyright: © B. Baum

Model Making

The participants of the workshop internship deal with selected designs of the recent architectural history of the 20th and 21st century and build models on this basis on a scale of 1:50 or 1:20.
The workshop internship will focus primarily on craft methods for building the models, applying and deepening familiar, tried-and-tested model-building techniques. During the model building process, new approaches and solutions to problems will also be developed in individual cases.

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  Photo works Copyright: © Ivo Mayr

BW Laboratory - Pinhole camera

In the aesthetics of photography, analog technologies are formative. But also in photography itself it is valuable to deal with them. To digital photography, in which the photographer seems to always have the 'programmed image' under control, analog photography represents a material antithesis.
The magic of analog photography lies in the aesthetics of the film material, in images that are 'imperfect'. Typical 'errors' in exposing to film, blurring, incidence of light, under- or overexposure contribute to this.

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  Nude drawing Copyright: © Ivo Mayr

Nude Drawing

This course is designed to learn and refine basic drawing techniques, practice spatial imagination, and spatial representation. Capturing human proportions, postures, and movements in space are drawing challenges that can be met through a variety of means.
Time, space, scale, proportion, body use, point of view, material and tools are players during the three-hour sessions, in which drawing on the model is practiced in guided steps.

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