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Architecture: Design and Drawing Online (Ages 14-18)

This course introduces students to the process architects use to develop their ideas and concepts, focusing on the how and why of creating new shapes, spaces, and buildings. Projects incorporate experimentation with form, basic drawing, perspective and drafting techniques, 3D modeling, and the ability to discuss projects verbally and in writing. Students are presented with a variety of prompts and design challenges, using materials such as chipboard, basswood, foam core, and other objects to realize their ideas in three dimensions. They complete the course with a final presentation of their exploration, which may include prints and drawings, 3D physical models, laser cut digital models, and 3D printed models. In addition, influential artists, designers, and architects such as Frank Gehry and Robert Irwin are introduced to investigate the impacts of digital and atmospheric effects in design. Virtual visits to the Art Institute of Chicago and SAIC's Flaxman Library support student research and provide inspiration. No experience is needed for this course, but computer familiarity is helpful.

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Class meeting time 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Online
Course number 1095
Course instructor Stephanie Surjan