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I, Architect!

Date

From 29 September 2018 to 15 December 2018

Hours

Saturday
11:15–12:45

Place

Education Center

12 sessions

90 min
I, Architect!I, Architect!

 

This course for children has been designed to explain fundamental architectural terms and categories and provide basic skills in architectural modeling and layouts.

The young audience will be introduced to the practical issues of contemporary architecture via drawing plans and designing basic three-dimensional objects, models of buildings, and public spaces.

An architectural course for children ages 6 years above.

Schedule

Introduction. Scale

The students will learn what scale means and where and why it is needed.

Date
Saturday, September 29
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

A modern residential building

The young architects will discuss the categories of proportions, façade, and building plans, as well as the notion of the golden ratio in relation to architecture.

Date
Saturday, October 6
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

Architectural models

The course participants will construct a model of an entire building with multiple details, such as staircases, balconies, and fences.

Date
Saturday, October 13
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

Introduction to color spectrum

During this session, dedicated to the exploration of color spectrum, the course members will experiment with color overlay and will learn how to produce a new color using two different colors.

Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

Arches

This session introduces the arch as an architectural element. The course members will discuss its evolution from Ancient Rome to the present.

Date
Saturday, October 27
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

Bridges

The young audience will learn everything about the various types of bridges, including cable and opening ones, and will also have the chance to construct their own models of bridges.

Date
Saturday, November 3
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

Skyscrapers

This meeting will take the form of a mini game, that will allow the participants to discover interesting facts about architecture’s key principles—functionality, safety, and aesthetic beauty.

Date
Saturday, November 10
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

Graphic street

The students will find out the meaning of such categories as proportion, contrast, and architectural dominant, before designing their own graphic plans of a street.

Date
Saturday, November 17
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

Street. Reflection

This classic architectural exercise will demonstrate how to transform a graphic street plan, executed during the previous class, into a three-dimensional model.

Date
Saturday, November 24
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

City General Plan

The class is based around the theme of master plans of metropolises, such as Moscow, New York or Rome, providing an understanding of how these large cities have been growing, and how their space has to be divided into zones.

Date
Saturday, December 1
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

City paper models

The group will collectively execute a paper model of a city which will include transport infrastructure, residential housing blocks, cultural and business centers.  

Date
Saturday, December 8
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center

Bio-architecture

The final session of the course is devoted to eco-architecture. All participants will present and defend their individual projects in front of parents and other course students.

Date
Saturday, December 15
Time
11:15–12:45
Place
Garage Education Center