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Skill Up: A pavilion for Barbara Hepworth (in-person workshop) - February 2022

Join us this February half term and take inspiration from the work of Barbara Hepworth in a creative architecture workshop for young people aged 15 to 18.

About the course

Skill Up: A pavilion for Barbara Hepworth (in-person workshop)

Wednesday 16 February 2022, 11am to 4pm

For young people aged 15 to 18

Join us for this creative in-person workshop taking inspiration from the work of Barbara Hepworth for young people aged 16 to 18. You will learn about the artist’s methodology experimenting with recycled materials and natural forces to develop your own design process.

The aim of this workshop is to equip you with new tools, skills and conscious design practices to communicate your ideas while exploring your own style and message through drawings, model making and words.

This workshop is an adaptation of an online workshop run in August 2021 and will include a site visit to Regents Park.

This creative architecture workshop is led by architect Basia Swierc of West Port Architects for young people aged 15 to 18 years.

Participant information for Skill Up at 66 Portland Place February 2022

With the return to in-person workshops, we are striving to make the learning spaces as safe as possible and will be limiting the number of participants at this time. We are delighted to welcome you back to 66 Portland Place, but will ask that you follow a few extra guidelines for the event:

  • please do not attend if you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19, have had a positive coronavirus test or have been asked to self isolate
  • we will be asking participants over the age of 16 to take a lateral flow test within 48 hours of attending the workshop and be sent through a link to pre-register for track and trace
  • hand sanitiser stations are located throughout the building, please use these or wash hands regularly
  • we will keep the room as well ventilated as possible by opening windows and doors, so please bring a jumper if the weather is a bit chilly
  • maintain social distancing and wear a face covering (unless exempt) when moving around the building
  • bring along a packed lunch and a drink (the café is not open at this time). We will be keeping the group together at lunchtime and weather permitting we will be having our lunches on one of our outdoor terraces
  • we ask that everybody arrives 10 minutes before the start time so that we can take the group up together. We may be checking temperatures as part of the checking in procedure

About the Workshop series

Our workshops and courses for ages 15 to 18 "skill up" teenagers who are thinking about studying architecture or design. Participants think critically, share their views on architecture and express themselves through creative practice. In past workshops, participants have learned how to work to an architectural brief, improve portfolios, develop architectural drawing skills using a variety of media (including digital drawing on iPads) and photography skills, and work individually and collaboratively to think about how to design sustainable and responsible architecture.

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.

Workshop costs

  • £40 + 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 young people page.