School pupils convert movement into lines
Paul Klee and the line
Following Paul Klee's idea of the line as a trace of movement, the pupils and product designer Marion Münzberg examined the translation of physical movements into drawings. They used the rapid movement of elongated drawing utensils to produce rugged, choppy lines and a walk across the classroom became a sweeping chalk track on the blackboard. Building on this, everyone developed their sketches. How should the drawing machines be moved? What would be necessary to do this? And how could the machines leave traces? Many questions were raised and solved in between drawing sketches, building models, and making material lists. Marion Münzberg was at the pupils' side with good advice and expert knowledge. The drawing machines were realized during a project day at the Bauhaus.
Constanze Gaspar / Teacher responsible for the project
Marion Münzberg / Product desinger
December 2016 to June 2017
Tabea Kießling / Bauhaus Agent
Their own machine
Many curious pupils took on the first series of tests at their summer party in the schoolyard. Everyone watched attentively and with enthusiasm to see what traces of liquid chalk emerged from the machines' movement. The drawing machines will be used further as an introduction to the Bauhaus theme and the preliminary course. The experience gathered, along with tried and trusted methods of teaching design can be incorporated into the concept of teaching formats for school classes in museums, or developed into didactic material for use in art lessons.