Scale: from chair to planet

Date

From 13 February 2016 to 23 April 2016

Schedule

Saturdays 11:00–12:30

Place

Garage Kids' Studio
Scale: from chair to planetScale: from chair to planet

DESCRIPTION

The course’s basic principle is perceiving architecture through the prism of scale and proportion.

An architecture course for children aged 4 to 6.

Children learn to see themselves in different ratios, starting with an object of furniture and gradually moving toward a planetary scale. The course consists of paired sessions, one of which is aimed at drawing (conceptualizing the object and making drafts), the other at three-dimensional pieces (crafting a model of the object). The end product of each set of sessions will be involved in future activities (objects of the interior will go inside a house; houses will form a street, etc.) The course is designed to help children gain a grasp on the spatial correlation of various objects and understand the laws of scale and proportion; it will cover basic architectural terms and introduce kids to the works of famous architects in a simple and accessible way.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Daria Turanskaya  architect, teacher. Graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 2005. She has been working as an architect at Mosproject 4’s project workshop (specializing in residential and public architecture) since 2001, later moving to Mosproject 2. She has also been a leading architect at the architectural workshop UB DESIGN for over 7 years. Winner and participant of various competitions, including ArchMoscow, the Moscow Biennale and others. Took part in ArchMoscow’s 2013 children’s master-classes at Museon Park.

Marina Weisman  architect, teacher. Graduated from the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum in 1998, and the Moscow Architectural Institute in 2005. She has been working as an architect at Mosproject 4’s project workshop (specializing in residential and public architecture) and at the architectural workshop UB DESIGN since 2003. Took part in ArchMoscow’s 2013 children’s master-classes at Museon Park held as part of ArchWood. Also teaches at the Moscow private school Homoharmonicus.

schedule

February 13, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

Introductory lesson. Scale

Studying Leonardo Da Vinci’s Golden Section and Le Corbusier’s Modulor; using our knowledge of scale to create a character for future lessons.

February 20, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

Object of furniture (drawing and modeling)

Drawing inspiration from designer pieces, we will be creating an accordingly-scaled chair for our character.

February 27, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

House (drawing)

Discussing the house as a residential unit, introducing the terms “plan” and “façade”, creating a layout for your house.

March 5, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

House (modeling)

Adjusting the standard templates to our layouts; inserting our previously made chair and character into the house – have all the laws of scale and proportion been followed?

March 12, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

Street (drawing)

Studying the terms “rhythm” “contrast” “focus”, “proportions” based on streets located in some of the world’s most beautiful cities; designing our own street.

March 19, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

Street (modeling)

Building a cardboard bas-relief for our street; adding elements such as lamp posts, trees, and cars to our model

March 26, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

Tower (drawing)

Revisiting the term “scale” based on famous skyscrapers; discussing the scale of such towers proportionate to humans, houses, streets, and cities.

April 2, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

Tower (modeling)

Group work on constructing a tower from various building components.

April 9, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

City (drawing)

Discussing the general layout schemes of large cities (Moscow, Paris, New-York); learning to plan our city with account for street location, landscape and natural factors.

April 16, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

City (model): group work

arranging our previously made houses and skyscrapers to form a city, completing it with a system of streets, parks, bridges, etc. Discussing the resulting layout type.

April 23, Saturday

11:00–12:30  Garage Education Center

Final lesson. Planet

Summarizing and analyzing the information acquired throughout the duration of the course, moving from micro to macro level.

Tickets

11 classes
Class size: 14
Price: 12,000 rubles

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