The vacation course “Print yourself out” asks the question: What do I discover in my surroundings and how do I express my thoughts pictorially?

Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1945) – one of the most famous artists of her time – moved to Berlin as a newly married young woman. She found it exciting to observe life and the people around her. Sometimes she sat on a park bench and drew mothers with children, sometimes she accompanied her husband on visits to the sick and recorded the suffering of the poor. The artist developed certain themes over decades and implemented them in various techniques – for example, the motif of “mothers protecting their children” in lithography, woodcut and also as a bronze sculpture.

During a visit to the Käthe Kollwitz Museum, participants will be inspired by the works of the socially sensitive artist. Subsequently, the neighborhood in Charlottenburg-Nord will be examined with fresh eyes and artistic means. Which themes did Käthe Kollwitz find important, and which do we notice today? In the studio, participants will develop their own drawing messages and experiment with the effects of screen printing. The presentation of the results at the Youth Art School concludes the vacation course.

Foto: Diogo deCalle

with focus on screen printing

Location: Jugendkunstschule Charlottenburg (Nordhausener Straße 22, 10589 Berlin)

including exhibition visit at the Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum Berlin

January 30 to February 4, 2023 | from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Registration directly via Jugendkunstschule Charlottenburg

Kursleitung: Diogo deCalle

In Kooperation mit der Jugendkunstschule Charlottenburg.

Gefördert vom Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.