Workshops

Design Quest: Living on, under and above! An architecture workshop for children aged 5 to 7

In this creative architecture workshop (for children aged 5 to 7 years) participants will explore the environment to create a house that floats, that is underground and that stands on legs.

About the Workshop

Participants will explore how the environment determines the design and materials used for different types of dwellings. Working in an experimental way with a range of materials, they will design sustainably to create a house that floats, that is underground and that stands on legs.

Looking at historical and contemporary examples through the process of making, we will discuss the reasons for building in these less conventional ways and how they offer solutions to architects today.

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist and educator Jaimini Patel for children aged 5 to 7 years.

All workshops require you to drop off your child by 11am and pick up at 4pm. They are led by professional educators and all materials are included in the ticket price, but you should prepare a packed lunch for your child. Online booking in advance is essential.

About the Workshop Series

Our Design Quest workshops invite children to use their imagination for a fun introduction to architecture. Previous workshops have seen participants draw digitally, design architectural elements, create architectural cushions, build 1:1 structures that can withstand the elements, develop a miniature village in Regent’s Park or assemble a flat-pack home for your family!

Other workshops taking place in this series this February half term:

Design Quest (5 to 7 years): Playground – Monday 12 February 2018

Design Quest (8 to 10 years): Mouse House – Monday 12 February 2018

Design Quest (8 to 10 years): Mobile Architecture – Tuesday 13 February 2018

To see all learning workshops that are taking place for all ages throughout the February half term, please go to our What’s On page.