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RIBA - learning for adults

​Adults: Creative courses, workshops, and events

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.

Participant at a creative workshop organised by the RIBA. Credit: RIBA, British Architectural Library

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 and creative writing. We will be running creative workshops throughout the Autumn:

Take a private guided tour of our stunning Grade II*-listed London headquarters to learn the history of the RIBA and hear the stories of the men and women that built it. Throughout the Autumn we will be running Public Building Tours.

Become a RIBA Friend and enjoy discounted entry to our events and more.

Guided tour of the RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London. Credit: RIBA, British Architectural Library

Promoting Digital Inclusion for Older Learners

Our learning programme actively promotes social and digital inclusion for older learners in workshops that introduce new technologies, including iPads and 3D printing. In creative workshops inspired by our collections, our visitors reflect on architectural themes, stories and moments while practicing new skills in digital drawing, photography and design.

We welcome community and specialist interest groups to work with us in designing a two-hour session that is right for your group. Sessions can include a guided tour of our Art Deco headquarters, visits to our current exhibitions and hands-on creative workshops. All sessions are free, take place in our London headquarters and are supported by experienced RIBA staff. Spaces are limited. Individual learners are welcome to come for a taster on Silver Sunday.

To find out more, please email on or call 020 7307 3703.

iPad drawing workshop at 66 Portland Place, London. Credit: RIBA, British Architectural Library
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