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Visual Design 1a/G&D1

This course will expand and deepen the goals from the previous semester. After trying out methods of perception and representation, the focus is now on how we thematize and focus on drawings in order to grasp and use them in terms of content.

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Plastic Design 1a/G&D1

Using Karl Blossfeldt's photographs, the students learn methods of abstraction, gain experience with classical modeling and work on a cast made of cement-bound cast stone. In addition to preliminary sketches, students will work with plasticine ("modeling clay"), plaster, natural limestone grit, and cement.

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Relief Experiment - Metal Casting

The sand molding process for metal casting offers possibilities for diverse representation techniques: recasting after the creation of a classically modeled model, the molding of experimentally created models or structures, but also working directly in the molding sand as negative modeling in the subtractive process or negative printing.
In the course, relief structures are to be developed in experimental settings that suggest the deepest possible spatial impression by superimposing areas of light and shadow at a low model height.

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Sculpture from field-fired bricks/WF

Field-fired bricks are traditionally made from clay or loam in a process of molding, drying and firing. The wet-molded and air-dried raw brick is fired without a fixed kiln in a specially constructed kiln by firing coal or wood. The starting material, firing temperature
and construction of the kiln have an influence on the quality of the bricks.
A video of the Rhineland Regional Council presents the classical method as an educational film from the series
"Old crafts in the Rhineland" in detail. The video is the model for the production of the field-fired bricks in the
within the framework of the seminar.

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Code for Production/WF

Digital technologies expand the possibilities of handicraft production techniques and change the perspective on traditional design methods. The elective introduces the basics of parametric modeling and addresses the manufacturing process as part of the design task.

Within the seminar we dedicate ourselves to the ornament and deepen the topics geometry, pattern, joining and materialization. Parametrically developed forms become 3-dimensional structures through programmed arrangements.

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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.

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