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.
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. Our upcoming events are:
- Open House at 66 Portland Place, Saturday 22 September 2018
- Mastering Models: Understanding 3D Structures, Saturday 29 September 2018
- Architectural Drawing Day, Saturday 6 October 2018
- Architectural Photo Walk: London's Creekside and Laban Building, Saturday 20 October 2018
- Jewellery Workshop: Wax Carving at 66 Portland Place, Saturday 3 November 2018
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 year we run our Public Building Tours.
Become a RIBA Friend and enjoy discounted entry to our events and more.
If you would like to sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about our events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Groups: Promoting Digital and Social Inclusion for Older Learners
In partnership with community and specialist interest groups, our learning programme actively promotes digital and social inclusion for older learners (aged over 55). Through creative workshops that take their inspiration from architecture and our collections, participants share memories and reflect on architectural themes, while practicing new skills such as writing, digital drawing, 3D printing, photography and model making. Workshops take place at local community centres, or our London headquarters where a visit is combined with a guided tour of our Art Deco headquarters or current exhibitions.
We welcome groups to work with us in designing a two-hour session that is tailored for their participants and members. Sessions are free, supported by experienced RIBA staff and take place throughout the year, but must be booked in advance.
To find out more, please email on email@example.com or call 020 7307 3798.
Next public events: Silver Sunday Week at the RIBA and Design Museum, October 2018
Discover more about the landmarks of London and try out new art skills in our artist-led workshops as part of Silver Sunday, a nationwide celebration of older people. All events are free, some require booking - please check individual listings for details.
Monday 1 to Saturday 6 October 2018 - At the RIBA
Creative art workshops every day for older people.
Sunday 7 and Monday 8 October 2018 - At the Design Museum
Drawing workshops (lead by the RIBA) and a talk which explore the museum’s iconic building.