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RIBA - learning for adults

Our adult learning programme offers a range of exciting opportunities to explore, discuss, debate and be inspired by great architecture. Subjects and themes are drawn from RIBA’s unsurpassed collections of original drawings, models, photographs and rare books and are brought to life through creative challenges that encourage participants to see the world around them in a new way. Our courses and workshops are designed for anyone with a wish to explore their own passions or interests further, or who simply wants to try something new.

Our courses, workshops, tours and talks are led by established architects, artists and educators and are informed by RIBA’s own expertise in architectural history, culture and practice. These are a mixture of day-long and weekend-long courses that look at architecture through disciplines such as drawing, photography, model making and other creative activities.

We also arrange private building tours and community visits for groups to 66 Portland Place.

Our creative workshops for adults

Every second Saturday of the month, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, and every fourth Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Walking with Wornum: A Guided Tour of the RIBA

Visit the home of architecture and hear about the places and faces behind George Grey Wornum’s winning design for the RIBA on Portland Place. Our dedicated educators will walk you through the history and design of our landmark building before concluding the tour will conclude with the chance to view collection material on the design and construction of the building.

England - London
The last Thursday of each month from April to November 2019. All workshops are 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Drop-in Art Workshops: Explore and Make at the RIBA

Join us each month for a friendly creative workshop, where you’ll explore architecture and make art using a different medium. For retirees or those aged over 55. Free.

England - London
The first Wednesday of July, August and September 2019. Two walks each day: first shorter walk is 12.30pm to 1pm, second longer walk is 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Let’s Take to the Streets: Architectural Walks in our Neighbourhood

Come explore the fascinating history and architecture near the RIBA’s HQ and meet new people along the way in our new monthly lunchtime walks.

England - London
Saturday 17 August 2019 and Sunday 18 August 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm daily

Architectural Drawing Masterclass: Georgian and Post-War

Be inspired by the interiors of the Wallace Collection and the architectural collections of the Royal Institute of British Architects to develop new creative drawing skills. Over two days you will draw using a range of media, from traditional paper-based techniques, to experimenting with contemporary digital drawing. For 18+.

England - London

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