Mazes: Online Architectural Workshops for Children

Date

From 22 April 2020 to 13 May 2020

Schedule

Wednesdays, 16:00–17:00
Mazes: Online Architectural Workshops for ChildrenMazes: Online Architectural Workshops for Children

DESCRIPTION

Garage invites children and parents to take part in online workshops on architecture inspired by books released as part of the Museum’s joint publishing program with Ad Marginem.

The course instructors, professional architects and pedagogues Marina Vaisman and Nikolay Fugarov, will acquaint listeners with some key architectural categories and propose to discuss them.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Marina Vaisman, architect, graphic artist, teacher, founder and author of education programs at the MOGU! architectural studio, co-curator of the program for teenagers МАРШROOT at the architectural school MARCH (2019–2020).


Nikolay Fugarov, architect, documentary filmmaker, chief architect of projects at AI Architects, teacher at the MOGU! architectural studio, co-curator of the program for teenagers MARCHROOT at the architectural school MARCH (2019–2020).

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free with advance registration.
Classes are held in Russian.
The link to the Zoom conference will be sent via the email provided upon registration.
Children aged 8 to 14 are invited to participate.

Schedule

Workshop 1. The Maze

Participants will be introduced with the variety of different labyrinths represented through architecture and discuss their specific properties and functions. The practical block will focus on the design of two mazes, an overground and an underground one.

The class is based on the book Greek Myths and Mazes by Jan Bajtlik

REGISTRATION 


You will need:
– a sheet of thick (if possible) A3-size paper (two A4 sheets can be glued together)
– a thin black marker pen (felt pen, liner) or black pen

Date
Wednesday, April 22
Time
16:00–17:00

Workshop 2. A walking simulator across the works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists

Participants will discuss how color can affect architecture and learn the origins of bionic style, before drawing a walking simulator in the manner of the artist they like from the book I Know an Artist

The class is based on the book I Know an Artist by Susie Hodge.

REGISTRATION


You will need:
– a sheet of thick (if possible) A3-size paper (two A4 sheets can be glued together)
– a pencil
– a rubber
– a felt pen (color pencils, wax crayons, oil pastels) or paints and a medium-size brush

Date
Wednesday, April 29
Time
16:00–17:00

Workshop 3. A Home for a Lonely Person

Participants will get acquainted with the term “paper architecture” and, using it as an example, will reflect on lighthouses and other architectural environments where people are supposed to live in isolation. The instructors will demonstrate how the main projections of façade and section can look. To conclude the session, the group will create their own architectural model of a building for a single person.

Presentation features illustrations from the book Paper Architecture. An Anthology by Yuri Avvakumov. 

REGISTRATION


You will need:
– a sheet of thick (if possible) A3-size paper (two A4 sheets can be glued together)
– a thin black marker pen (felt pen, liner) or black pen
– a thin red marker pen (felt pen, liner) or red pen

Date
Wednesday, May 6
Time
16:00–17:00

Workshop 4. Mask-City

Participants will travel in time—to have a look what kind of masks people used to wear in different parts of the world at various periods of history, will learn what “city panorama” means and what an architectural dominant is needed for. During the practical part of the class, the group will design masks featuring houses, rivers, and bridges.

Presentation features illustrations from the book Architecture According to Pigeons by Speck Lee Tailfeather.

REGISTRATION


You will need:
– a kraft bag large enough to wear on the head
– white paper
– scissors
– thick or medium-size black marker pens of felt pens
– a staple gun or glue

Date
Wednesday, May 13
Time
16:00–17:00