Briefhaus is an excellent introductory project which instills the design process and develops graphic skills. The making component introduces the students to valuable skills using hand tools and simple machinery. The materials required for the project are inexpensive and easy to work with - manufactured board and softwood. Students research and interpret some of the design ideas of the Bauhaus design school. These ideas encourage a creative process. This project is suitable for all abilities with a high completion rate.

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Our aim is to support teachers with all the resources needed to successfully run this unit of work in their classrooms. We provide all the materials and the less common equipment as well as classroom video, teaching notes and student sheets. The beauty of the Briefhaus project is that it can be run without expensive equipment.

Materials And Equipment

  • Hand drills
  • Scroll saws
  • PVA Glue
  • Hammers
  • Paint brushes
  • Linishing machine - sander (optional)
  • Abrasive paper
  • MDF side pieces
  • Pine base piece
  • Paint (primary colours + black)
  • Nails
  • Project video
  • Teaching programme
  • Teaching notes (student handouts and teacher notes)
  • Reference books

Nails – Pack of 1000

Code: BHN

This nail pack is designed to suit the Briefhaus project. One packet will cover approximately 4 classes. These are small nails so they don’t need any pilot holes and they won’t bend. Touch up paint is recommended on the head of the nail.

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Briefhaus Paint Set

Code: BHSP

This set contains 4 x 500ml acrylic paints to suit the Briefhaus project. Colours include one of each Red, Blue, Yellow and Black. The set has enough paints for one class. Clean up is in water.

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Pine Base

Code: BHPB

Pines base used in the Briefhaus project. These bases are cut to size and need only a light sand. Paint them black to get the full effect of the colour side pieces. One per student.

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Pine Base

Code: BHSP

Side pieces for the Briefhaus project. These bases are cut to size to suit the Briefhaus project. Two per student. This allows for small pieces to be made from the offcuts to be included as add-ons.

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