Supported by HSBC Private Bank, RIBA London worked with the Wallace Collection and The Royal Parks across summer 2011 to deliver fun and inspirational workshops for the holidays.
Aimed at 13 to 19 years olds, interested in art and design, there was a choice of two free events. Young people worked with professional artists and architects, drawing inspiration from exhibitions in the RIBA and the Wallace Collection.
Changing Spaces: 28 and 29 July 2011
This workshop gave young people the chance to consider how buildings and structures change over time and set them a brief to design a new space in the park.
Hosted over two days at the RIBA, the Wallace Collection and the Regent's Park, participants investigated structures and realised their own architectural ideas and visions.
'I enjoyed meeting new people, learning how to sketch and finding out more about architecture as a career.'
'My daughter very much enjoyed her day and I’m sure she will enjoy the second day just as much. The RIBA is doing a very good job in providing these workshops for youngsters.’ Parent
© Norton Asbury
City Skylines: 3 and 4 August 2011
This workshop offered young people an opportunity to consider how cities change over time and use a variety of creative techniques to create their very own skylines.
Taking place at the RIBA, the Wallace Collection and Primrose Hill, participants investigated buildings new and old and their impact on London’s dynamic skyline.
'The sketching and photography made me see London differently and see the buildings more clearly with their detail,' - Participant.
‘My son really enjoyed it and got a lot out of the opportunity. It challenged him to push his work on and he is very happy with the resulting work and what he learned through it all,' - Parent
© Catherine Duncumb