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Workshops

Skill Up: Project Protect online workshop - August 2021

Join us for this online workshop for 15 to 18 year olds, to understand the issues of destroying older buildings, and how to start from scratch and create eye-catching campaign posters to protect beloved structures from the wrecking ball.

About the workshop

Skill Up: Project Protect

Tuesday 24 August 2021, 10am to 12:30pm
For young people aged 15 to 18

What is the conservation and the environmental impact of tearing down buildings and finding a use for them? How can we save amazing examples of architecture such as unused swimming pools and leisure centres? Learn about the issues and help find a way to promote the protection of our beloved architecture.

Join us for this online workshop for 15 to 18 year olds, to understand the issues of destroying older buildings, and how to start from scratch and create eye-catching campaign posters to protect beloved structures from the wrecking ball.

Work in whatever media you are most comfortable with, collage, drawing, digital, or painting.

Materials

To create a physical poster:

  • pens or pencils of choice
  • paints of choice (optional)
  • a selection of paper in different sizes and colours
  • scraps of old magazines or newspapers (optional)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • tape
  • access to a printer to print from your device (optional)

Using a computer:

  • an art programme that allows insertion of photographs and text

This online creative architecture workshop is led by artist-educator Daniel Wallis for young people aged 15 to 18 years.

About the workshop series

Our workshops 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.

The workshop will take place online via Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent to participants with confirmed bookings. This event is suitable for those aged 15 to 18 years old. These workshops are led by professional educators and 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.