This course introduces biomimicry, and shows how architecture draws from lessons in nature and is inspired by animal builders. Children will build and create architectural models from these lessons and be able to take home their own creation.
Every Saturday from 18th of January to 15th February 10-11:30 am
*Suitable for children 4-11 yrs old
*Book the whole course for £75 or single session for £25 per child
The Armenian Church Hall, Iverna Gardens, Kensington, London W8 6TP
We will explore the nest weaving of birds, the cellular structures created by bees, the underwater playgrounds of coral and fish and more. Your child will learn all about the incredible building abilities of these animals and the architecture they inspire through storytelling and architectural imagery. You will then build and create an architectural model using those lessons within the class and at the end each child will present their work and the narrative behind their creation. you are able to take home your own creations each week. All materials provided. We will also provide a take home card with the week's animal, architectural lesson, and activities you can do at home to reinforce the learning.
We want to encourage quality time between parents and children, which is why we have designed the course to be worked on together. We hope that this creates lasting memories of enjoyment and learning.
Day 1: How long is a line? You will use the line to create 3D shapes. Beginning with lines as streets and ending in lines as buildings.
Day 2: What shapes and different geometries can you find in your city? You will identify existing shapes in a cityscape and come up with your own.
Day 3: How do we make patterns? You will explore what makes up a pattern, and how to design an architectural facade. Day 4: How to build a city through colour? You will learn about architecture by colour and emotion. Day 5: How near or how far? You will draw and build perspectives in space, by using real objects.
Abstracting an idea
Empathy and listening
Key learnings and Design Concepts:
Drawing lessons from architecture
Making and building
How to create architectural models and drawings
Learning concepts such as patterns and composition