Program Overview
 
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation offers students a living experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s body of work through classes, workshops and special camps, with a focus on Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture, and the arts.
 
Fall and weekend classes and a popular series of summer camps are held at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ.  A distance learning initiative called Wright Design has introduced thousands of students to architecture through live broadcasts of specialized lessons into Arizona classrooms.  Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation educators also offer support to teachers  seeking educational resources and creative material for classroom presentations and project planning. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation also coordinates field trips for school students at Taliesin West as part of its education programming.
 
For more information about classes, consultation services, materials, or field trips please contact the Foundation's K-12 Program Coordinator Lilli Urenda at lurenda@franklloydwright.org or 480.627.5361.
 
YOUTH Summer Camps

Explore, create and have fun this summer with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Summer Art and Architecture Camps.  We offer a wide range of camps for students in Grades 2-12 that encourage all kids to tap into their creative energy and imagination. All full and half day camps are held at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s legendary home and architectural laboratory in Scottsdale, AZ.

Book space in any of our classes and camps online through Zerve.com.  Advance booking for all camps and classes is required and can be done easily online through Zerve.com.

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You may also book your class or camp reservation over the phone at (888) 516-0811.  Check our updated CAMP CALENDAR now for times and availability.

 

Architectural Discovery - $275

In these half-day sessions younger students explore some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous architectural concepts while building their own abstract art pieces and discovering the magical patterns in nature. Hands-on activities will include LEGO Architecture Studio and Froebel blocks, Wright’s earliest childhood toy.

Camp Sessions for Grades 2-4:
  • June 2-6 (1-4pm)
  • July 14-18 (9am-Noon)
  • August 11-15 (1-4pm)

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Ceramics & Pottery - $750

Art created using ceramic techniques can be timeless and thought-provoking, and campers will walk away from this two-week experience with a new understanding of technique and form.  Campers first learn to work by hand, move on the potter’s wheel and also experiment with slab and other methods of sculpture.  One site visit to a ceramics museum is also planned.

Camp Sessions for Grades 7-12:

  • June 9-20 (9am-3pm)
  • August 4-15 (9am-3pm)

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Design Your Dream Space - $400

Campers become architects as they use art, math, science, language, and new technology to create innovative spaces.  Dealing with the needs and desires of clients, environmental and sustainability concerns, and questions about color and style are part of the daily life of an architect, and campers will understand how all of these elements impact a great design.  This full immersion takes campers through all the steps of architectural creation, from concept to execution of a fully designed three-dimensional model of their own compact dream space.

Camp Sessions for Grades 4-6:

  • July 7-11 (9am-3pm)

Camp Sessions for Grades 5-12:

  • June 9-13 (9am-3pm)
  • June 30-July 4 (9am-3pm)
  • August 4-8 (9am-3pm)

Camp Session for Grades 7-12 (Advanced Level):

  • July 28-August 1 (9am-3pm)

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Drawing I - $250

Learn how to draw what you see in this camp that will refresh drawing skills and introduce new drawing techniques.  Campers will use photos of the buildings at Taliesin West to inspire their drawing to take shape. The stunning architecture of Wright's winter home will be right at their fingertips for added reference. Perspective drawing and still-life work will allow young artists to improve their contour, line, and shadow skills.

Camp Session for Grades 7-12:

  • May 26-30 (8am-Noon)

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Drawing II - $250

This advanced course allows skilled artists the chance to delve deeper into improving and practice their skills.  The architecture of Taliesin West is the subject for campers in this continuing exploration of perspective hand drawing, figure drawing, still-life drawing and the development of character drawing. Experience required.

Camp Session for Grades 7-12:

  • June 23-27 (8am-Noon)

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Figurative Sculpture - $750

Working with water-based ceramic clay and oil-based, non-fired clay, campers will investigate human and other natural forms.  Campers develop their observation skills of basic anatomy and structure of the human figure through daily sculpting, as well as sketching to help in problem-solving and comprehension.  Experience required.

Camp Session for Grades 7-12:

  • July 7-18 (9am-3pm)

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Photographing Wright - $300

The landmark architecture of Taliesin West is the backdrop for a weeklong photographic journey. Campers learn the tools needed to take control of a camera including aperture, shutter speed and ISO, while applying creative approaches to composition, image framing and light and shadow challenges.  Students must provide their own fully manual camera.

Camp Sessions for Grades 7-12:

  • June 9-13 (8am-Noon)
  • July 7-11 (8am-Noon)
  • August 4-8 (8am-Noon)
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    Wright for the Future - $400

In this project based camp, students grapple with real world challenges: global warming, pollution, new trends in energy and communication technologies, advancements in construction methods, and new modes of transportation as they plan and design an ideal city for 100 years in the future. Individuals research exciting, newly constructed concept buildings and cutting edge architects, working in teams on planning and development of cities of the future. Each camper will turn their ideas into reality by constructing a three-dimensional model of their creative structures.

Camp Session for Grades 6-12:

  • July 21-25 (9am-3pm)

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Registration for all camps closes 68 hours prior to the start of each session.  We recommend that parents download and fill out the required LIABILITY FORM prior to camp and e-mail it back to the Foundation's K-12 Program Coordinator Lilli Urenda at lurenda@franklloydwright.org. Campers in full day sessions (9am-3pm) will be provided with lunch served in the Taliesin West dining room.



 
 
ADULT CLASSES
 
Introduction to Photography- $200
The landmark architecture of Taliesin West is the backdrop for a weekend photographic journey. Learn the tools needed to take control of a camera including aperture, shutter speed and ISO, while applying creative approaches to composition, image framing and light and shadow challenges. Lunch will be provided. Participants must provide their own fully manual camera.
  • Saturday, May 31, 10am-6pm - Sunday, June 1, 10am-4pm

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FIELD TRIPS

Bring your class and visit us at Taliesin West. We are happy to welcome school groups to tour Wright's home and studio and learn about architecture. For field trip participants the fee is $3 per student, $10 per chaperon, and complimentary for teachers. To schedule your visit please contact the Foundation's K-12 Program Coordinator Lilli Urenda at lurenda@franklloydwright.org or 480.627.5361.