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Architecture. The Art of Seeing

Date

From 29 September 2018 to 08 December 2018

Hours

Saturdays
15:30–17:00

Place

Kids’ Studio

22 sessions

90 min
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This family course for kids aged eight and older and their parents combines an introduction to the history of architectural styles and forms with practice to develop spatial thinking.

In each class, participants work on their own projects, planning the city of the future, making stained glass windows or constructing bridges. The combination of theory and practice allows them to get a better feeling of space, shape, proportion, and composition.

The course consists of 22 classes in two blocks: 11 classes from February to May and 11 classes from September to December. Participants may subscribe to either segment; however, it is recommended to start with the first block.

Class size: 15

Family ticket for 1 kid and 1 adult (11 classes): 12 000 RUB

10% discount for holders of Garage Friends individual card

15% discount for holders of Garage Friends family card

Schedule

What is architecture?

The first class in the course looks at the nature of architecture and the tools that allow architects to create new buildings and forms.

Date
Saturday, September 29
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio

The three pillars of architecture. Function

The second class is devoted to functionality: participants will find out how it shapes the look of the building.

Date
Saturday, October 6
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio

The three pillars of architecture. Durability

In this class children and parents will learn about materials, technology and structures used in architecture to make buildings stronger and more durable.

Date
Saturday, October 13
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio

The three pillars of architecture. Beauty

This class is devoted to proportion and texture. Participants will discuss the notions of moderation and excess.

Date
Saturday, October 20
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio

Tectonics

Tectonics is one of architecture’s key concepts. In this class, kids and their parents will learn how function and structure can create a work of art.

Date
Saturday, October 27
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio

The architecture of ancient civilizations

The sixth class is devoted to the ancient architecture and introduces participants to the post and lintel building system.

Date
Saturday, November 3
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio

The Architecture of Ancient Greece

This class looks at the classical tradition and architectural orders. Participants will see and discuss architectural masterpieces of Ancient Greece.

Date
Saturday, November 10
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio

The Architecture of Ancient Rome

Teachers will speak about arches—a great invention that has allowed Romans to build aqueducts.

Date
Saturday, November 17
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio

Byzantine architecture

The class is devoted to the architecture of Constantinople. Participants will hear how Hagia Sophia dome was built and how mosaics were invented.

Date
Saturday, November 24
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio

Romanesque and Gothic architecture

In this class participants will look at how light can transform architecture and find out about the greatest breakthrough of the gothic era: the invention of big windows.

Date
Saturday, December 1
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio

Final lesson. Museum visit

The final class invites participants to use the knowledge they have acquired during the course and discuss the architecture of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art: its structure, materials and the use of light

Date
Saturday, December 8
Time
15:30–17:00
Place
Kids’ Studio