Workshops for all ages: September to December 2015

Our learning events are inspired by our 'Palladian Design' exhibition and are led by professional educators. Materials included unless otherwise indicated. 


Picture This! With The Big Draw
Tuesday 6 October, 7pm to 8.40pm
The RIBA and The Big Draw invites you to grab a pencil, pen, crayon or charcoal for a big architectural sketch up! 

Explore & Draw: Rules of Proportions
Saturday 10 October, 11am to 4pm
This drawing workshop takes place at Chiswick House and explores the usefulness of compositional tools, maths and geometry in relation to architectural drawing.

Drawing London Through a Lens
Saturday 10 October, 11am to 4pm 
Hosted by artist Liam O’Connor, explore how artists have used photographic devices to create drawings, create your own Camera Obscuras.

iPad drawing workshops
Saturday 10 October, 11am to 11.45am and 2pm to 2.45pm 
Learn how to draw digitally on a guided workshop through the Palladian exhibition with artist Wilson Yau. iPads will be provided.

Explore & Draw: Palladian Priniciples
Saturday 24 October, 11am to 4pm
Learn new skills in this drawing workshop, where you'll wander through central London and draw nearby Palladian buildings 

Point & Shoot: In Pursuit of the Ideal I, a Sense of Proportion
Saturday 7 November, 11am to 4pm
This photography workshop has been inspired by Palladio’s use of proportions derived from maths, music and geometry.  

Point & Shoot: In Pursuit of the Ideal II, The Whole and its Parts
Saturday 14 November, 11am to 4pm 
In this photography workshop you'll discover the use of classical elements, symbolism and form in architecture. 




First Tuesdays of the month: 6 October, 3 November and 1 December

Drop-in to our morning sessions for little architects (under 5s) and their carers. Listen to stories, sing songs, play games and create your own artworks.


Children and Young People

Digital Palladians: Join us this October half term and bring Palladian Design into the digital realm



£35 (£20 – eligible for free school lunch). Online booking essential.

Beautiful Symmetry
Monday 26 October, 11am to 4pm 
Discover, admire and bask in Palladio’s symmetrical architectural glory and make your own beautiful symmetrical designs.

Animated Buildings
Tuesday 27 October, 11am to 4pm 
Bring buildings to life and let them misbehave! Create a short animation, drawings and collages by ripping up the Palladian architecture rule book.

Games Design workshop
Wednesday 28 October, 11am to 4pm 
Hosted by BAFTA award winning games designer, Sophia George, get playful with Palladio’s designs and learn how to start making your own video game.

Buildings alive!
Thursday 29 October, 11am to 4pm 
Construct, renovate, demolish and reassemble your own Palladian building using stop-motion software. Add some special effects to create a short animation and bring these buildings to life!

Design Day for ages 11-15

£35 (£20 – eligible for free school lunch). Online booking essential.

Animated Architecture
Monday 26 October, 11am to 4pm  
Using iPads, a whole heap of crazy materials and a lot of creativity, create an animation exploring architecture.

Draw the line
Tuesday 27 October, 11am to 4pm 

Experimenting with different layers, materials and techniques use both traditional and digital drawing tools to create our own glorious Palladian-inspired drawings.

Abstract architectural mash up
Friday 30 October, 11am to 4pm 
Explore the exhibition and use your own drawings and photos to create digital collages that mash opposing styles together to create something new.



£35 (£20 – eligible for free school lunch). Online booking essential.

Photographic Portrait of a Place
Wednesday 28 October, 11am to 4pm 
Consider how contemporary architecture references classical values by creating a photographic portrait of 66 Portland Place and its surroundings.

From Drawings to Digital
Thursday 29 October, 11am to 4pm 
Working to an architectural brief, create a building inspired by Palladian design principles. Develop drawing skills and then translate your building layout plans into a digital format.

Digital Portfolio
Friday 30 October, 11am to 4pm  
Using the Palladians exhibition as inspiration, you'll create your own designs and then learn how to translate it into an effective digital portfolio.


If you have any queries, please contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 3703 (phone line open Tuesday to Thursday)  


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