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Workshops

Design Time: Sky Park

Join us for an online creative architecture workshop for children aged 11 to 15. Discover how urban parks can connect communities through their design, location and activities and offer a whole new perspective on cities.

What could be more fun than a park up high? But why? Inspired by plans for the Camden Highline - which turns a disused railway viaduct in London into a new park in the sky, this workshop will discuss and discover the ways in which disused urban areas can be transformed and re-energised. We will discover how urban parks can connect communities through their design, location and activities and offer a whole new perspective on the cities in which we live.

Materials

Paper

Coloured pens or pencils

Glue

Tape

Scissors

For modelling: (If you don’t have all of these it’s fine – an approximation will work!)

Cardboard sheet (you can chop up some old cardboard boxes if you have some)

Paper cups / loo roll rolls

Paper plates / thin bendy card or thick paper

Tissue paper / loo roll / kitchen roll

This online creative architecture workshop is led by artist-educator Zoe Allen for children aged 11 to 15 years.

About the workshop series

Our Design Time (previously 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 and using software to design collaboratively in a shared space.

The workshop will take place online via Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent to participants with confirmed bookings. These workshops are led by professional educators and are supervised by RIBA staff. Please see the materials list for items that will be required during the workshop.

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.

Workshop costs

  • £20 excluding booking fee
  • £15 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.