About the Workshop
Design Day: Street Art
Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 February 2020, 11am to 4pm daily
For children aged 11-15
Ever wondered why certain buildings contain street art, what it means and the artists behind it? Can street art create a sense of identity? Can it create a sense of community?
Join us over two days to look at how art can makeover our streets, and turn inconspicuous architecture into a dazzling work of street art. Learn about the infamous street artists behind some of London’s buildings and discover how artists create murals and street art to represent the different places, spaces and people that make up the local community. Working in groups, we will explore different building designs and their facades, and consider the arguments for and against street art and what it means to the people in its local community. Using different techniques, such as paste ups and mural painting, we will then be given a specific site to design, and work together to create our own artistic interventions for an imagined community that brings life to local architecture.
This creative architecture workshop is led by artist educator Katie Kennedy for children aged 11 to 15 years.
About the Workshop Series
Our Design Day workshops for ages 11-15 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, and 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 and 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.
- £100 excluding booking fee
- £75 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.