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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 events for adults

Select Saturdays, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, and Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Walking with Wornum: A Guided Tour of the RIBA

With new dates announced for 2020, visit the magnificent home of architecture and hear about the places and faces behind George Grey Wornum’s winning design for the RIBA on Portland Place. Hear about the RIBA’s 185-year history as our dedicated educators walk you through the design and evolution of our landmark art deco building.

England - London
The last Thursday of each month. Workshops start 2pm and end 4pm. No workshop in December 2020.

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 50 and over. Free, no booking required.

England - London
The first Wednesday of the month from March 2020. Two walks each day: first shorter walk is 12.30pm to 1pm, second longer walk is 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Take to the streets: architectural walks in our neighbourhood

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

England - London
Drawing workshop perspectives of London
14 March 2020, 10am to 4pm

Drawing Inspiration: Perspectives of London

The dramatic and contrasting architecture of London will be our inspiration for this drawing course focusing on perspective.

England - London
25 April 2020, 9am to 4pm

Architecture in George IV’s London

Join us for an exploration of the architecture of late Georgian London, in collaboration with the Royal Collection Trust.

England - London

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