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Design Quest: Making A Community

Design Quest: Making A Community

Join us during February half term 2019 for this creative architecture workshop for children aged 6 to 10. Working in small groups, participants will explore the different ways in which architecture can bring people together before designing and constructing life-sized models that show how their structure works in practice.

About the Workshop

Design Quest: Making A Community
Friday 22 February 2019, 11am to 4pm
For children aged 6-10

What does it mean to be part of a community? How can architecture bring people together? Inspired by case-studies in our forthcoming exhibition, we will explore these questions and build a large-scale creative response to them.

Working in small groups we will explore the different ways in which people interact, then develop designs for a life-sized structure that facilitates this interaction. Will we design a space for the city, a park, a place by the sea or the edge of a forest?

Our designs will be informed by the variety of materials on offer and we will need to work out how to manipulate them in order to create and construct in 3D. The final structures will be part architectural model and part art installation, incorporating moving image and sounds that show how our invention will work in practice.

This creative architecture workshop is led by educator Daniel Wallis for children aged 6-10.

About the Workshop Series

For ages 6-10, our Design Quest workshops inspire younger children to use their imagination and hands-on creativity for a fun introduction to architecture. Previous workshops have seen participants create optical illusions, design sustainable dens, build stage sets, develop an animated story around a public space or assemble a house for a mouse.

Based in London, mainly our HQ at 66 Portland Place, 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.

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.