Getty Foundation/ California

Getty Foundation/ California

The J. Paul Getty Trust is the philanthropic arts institution Headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It operates the J. Paul Getty Museum which has two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu, California.

Its other programs are the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Conservation Institute, through which it awards scholarships that focus on the visual arts in all its dimensions.

Following these lines of work the Getty Research Institute’s gallery conceived Bauhaus: Building the New Artist, the online exhibition that offers an in-depth look into the German School’s novel pedagogy.

Considered one of the most influential schools of art and design of the 20th century, the Bauhaus forged a unique educational vision that blended theory with practice in order to cultivate a new generation of artists and designers who believed in the alliance of the arts under the wing of architecture, and expected to create a solid entity between people and arts.

The Bauhaus exhibition is nicely organized into four sections related to: the history of the school, the kingdom of color and shapes, the experience and contact with the materials, and the importance of the holistic integration of the body, mind and spirit into the daily work.

Among the webpage headlands we find synthetic explanations about the Bauhaus core aspects, original vintage photos and many beautiful exercises to make an approach to the romantic postwar vision of the school.

We appreciate very much the exercises to manipulate A4 paper, based on the teachings of Master Josef Albers and we hope you will find great interest watching the tutorials and also designing and practicing with 3D structures:

Freeform exercise patern
Spiral exercise patern
Honeycomb exercise patern

Learning at home/ London

Learning at home/ London

RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architecture creates resources for schools to find new ways to explore the curriculum. They offer their contents to help students understanding the build environment. An so, in the website you may find Mathematical activities to be concious of how they support the creation of the spaces we live in, Geographic & History resources to give contextual knowledge and relate locality, region, nation,… to the world, in natural progression, and also citizens resources to encourage students with their social & spatial environments.

All this lessons is nicely illustrated, well explained to teachers and students in their activity sheets and well designed in order to have a successful experience working stand alone lesson as well as if you work progress in from one to the other. But due to pandemic situation, they created very interesting & easy to follow activities to be done at home. Guided by short videos online, their proposals show us many technics for 3D models, city story telling, concepts about green architecture,… and many more that you will find here:

Architecture from home/ London

Architecture from home/ London

During the lockdown some architecture studios shared resources and proposed activities for children away from school. Among them, Foster&Partners encouraged kids to use lots of templates designed “ex profeso” to think, make & play with architecture and not only to be entertainment.

Skyscrapers, colorful city creations, tips for taking better photos,… and many other resources created by the studio, for children to learn while they were at home. One we enjoyed very much, was the worksheet showing drawing technics using the trees as a model to learn about perspective drawing. Now that we are free to go outside home, we can take a look at our surroundings again and try to put in perspective our green friends in paper just for fun!

Educating worldwide/ Arizona

Educating worldwide/ Arizona

Master Frank LLoyd Wright wanted to make life more beautiful, the world a better place for living and to give reason, rhyme and meaning of life. His fondation continues embracing his values and trys to preserv his buildings, influence the growth of architecture, design and planning, educating audience about the relevance of Wright’s cultural and architectural legacy.

Among the programs they develope you can find the virtual classroom, where education team developed during pandemic days activities to do at home based on organic architecture and solutions-based design, also the virtual & on-site field trips, and family activities & home school. They encourage people of all ages to explore & discover through fun, interacting with Master Wright’s thougths.

You can find them on:

Creaviva_Zentrum Paul Klee/ Bern

Creaviva_Zentrum Paul Klee/ Bern

Zentrum Paul Klee ( in Bern, Switzerland.

The department of education, “Creaviva” (, makes an excellent and inspiring task. Creaviva has created a special video and text for Amag!

But first, let us show you a lost dialogue between Paul Klee and the Angel of Oblivion that Amag! found in the gut of a cow:

Sunrise. Clear space in the forest. Paul Klee is drawing the Angel of Oblivion. The Angel is still in front Klee. Wind in leaves.

Klee:      Don’t move.  

Angel:   The wing itches.

(Klee continues drawing.)

Angel:   Can you scratch my wing?

Klee:      Don’t move.

Angel:    Oh, Paul, it is just a sketch.

(Klee leaves the tools and walks towards the Angel.)

Angel:     Don´t move!!!

(Klee stays still as a statue.)

Klee:        I can not move.

Angel:     Trees are drawing you.

Klee:       You fooled me again.

.The Angel closes its eyes and smiles. Thousand birds migrate from the Angel´s wings.



“Saper vedere – learning to see“
Architecture education programme at the Creaviva Children’s Museum, Berne, Switzerland.

Children and teenagers see the built environment through their own eyes. In a few years, these same young people will be the decision-makers of our society and will need to step up to the planning challenges of the times. The Creaviva Children’s Museum in the Zentrum Paul Klee in Berne is playing its part in enabling children to focus on their living space and environment, become interested in and sensitized towards participating in the development of the built environment.

The Zentrum Paul Klee sets a successful stage for the symbiosis of art and architecture and is an ideal starting point for the architecture education programme, ‘saper vedere – learning to see’. Paul Klee was fascinated by architectural questions and used his artistic freedom to explore their answers, while Renzo Piano, in turn, was inspired by Klee and built a unique structure which gracefully integrates with its environment as a ‘landscape sculpture’. Through the Klee and Piano art and architecture encounter in this education programme, we aim to expand our view of the world, and how we see it.

The ‘saper vedere’ workshops held in our studio enable school going children from middle school level to explore architecture in a creative manner. In the workshops, children and teenagers learn to comprehend the developed environment and to creatively think beyond built space. Participants will be introduced to the elements of form, light, colour and design in a playful way and guided in exploring topics such as ‘building culture’, land use and space planning, and landscaping, by architecture and art education specialists.