We offer individual and group online workshops for students grades 3 through high school.
Each workshop focuses on a specific topic and information is provided by way of images and discussion. Then, the information is synthesized and a solution to a specific design challenge is created by the student.
The online workshops consist of four one-hour sessions with additional activities between each session.
I will be available for questions via Basecamp between sessions.
Many of the math concepts that the students are learning in school are reinforced in the classes along with history and social studies. The best part is that the students are having fun at the same time!
Some of the areas of exploration that are covered during these class sessions are:
How we live: Adjacency of different building types, relationship of human activities to the organizations of towns and cities, circulation patterns and an increased awareness of our built environment.
Cultural values: What is important in different cultures and how it is expressed in built form.
History: How our building types have developed over the centuries and why.
City planning: We will look at layouts of different cities around the world and use those ideas for designing a new town.
Confidence in ideas: Sometimes we lose confidence in ourselves and our ideas. In these sessions, everyone’s ideas have merit and creativity is encouraged.
The students also learn how to draw to scale floor plans and elevations. It is their option to learn how to draw isometrics and in perspective and to build their models to scale.
For additional information, send an email to Dora.Taylor@icloud.com.
We now offer workshops for adults. For additional information regarding those workshops, please go to Architecture 101 for All.