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Design Day April 4
Rachel Manns

Design Day: Brilliant Bridges

This Easter holiday, children aged between 11 and 15 can join us for a creative architecture workshop. Structures separate us and structures bring us together - in this workshop, we will bridge this gap with model making and design skills, looking at all aspects of building bridges.

About the Workshop

Design Day: Brilliant Bridges
Friday 17
April 2020, 11am to 4pm
For children aged 11 to 15

Bridges - they're brilliant. But what do bridges actually do? Can bridges cross more than roads and rivers? Can architecture be used to separate us, as well as bring us together?

During this one day workshop, we'll think about barriers, boundaries and borders - plus explore creative ways to build bridges! Working in groups, we'll consider construction costs, draft designs and develop model making skills to look at how structures can unite us.

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist educator Zoe Arnold, intended for children aged 11 to 15 years.

About the Workshop Series

Our Design Day workshops for ages 11 to 15 take architectural design a step further, by providing context and knowledge of the built environment to spark creativity.

Past workshops have focused on:

  • different architectural styles
  • small and large-scale construction methods
  • traditional and digital drawing techniques
  • architectural games
  • using software to design collaboratively in a shared space

All participants must arrive by 11am. These workshops are led by professional educators and all materials are included in the ticket price, but lunch is not provided.

If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian. Online booking in advance is essential - if we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event, we cannot allow the participant to attend.

Some of our workshops involve a visit to an offsite location that is designed to enhance the learning experience and provide vital real-world context. Children are supervised by RIBA staff and volunteers at all times during such visits and location information is provided in advance.

Workshop Costs

  • £40 excluding booking fee
  • £30 for participants who qualify for free school lunch. (Proof required)

To see other learning workshops taking place in this series, see our families and children page.