2013 Summer Camps
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*Please note that registration is not complete until this form is signed and returned. All fees include a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Full day classes include lunch. Unless otherwise noted all materials are included. (There is a 5 student minimum for all classes to run.)
Architectural Discovery (Grades 2-4) $275
In these half-day sessions younger students will discover various aspects of architecture. Students will explore architecture based activities and projects designed to promote creativity and imagination. They will learn about patterns in nature and make an abstract art piece inspired by Wright's stained glass. They will also design and construct a "textile block" based on the concrete blocks Wright designed in 1923. He later used concrete blocks for the Usonian Automatic home system conceived of as a way to make great architecture affordable for ordinary people. Limit 12 students per session.
June 10-14, 1-4pm
July 1-5, 9am-12pm
Photographing Wright (Grades 7-12) $250
In this class students use Taliesin West and the surrounding Sonoran Desert as subjects to develop their photography skills. Students begin by mastering basic photography skills, learn how to manipulate composition and light, and end with advanced manual settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Students also learn art critiquing skills as they discuss their peers’ work and edit their own photographs. Students must provide their own fully manual camera and USB cord. Limit 8 students per session.
June 10-14, 8am-12pm
June 24-28, 8am-12pm
July 15-19, 8am-12pm
July 29-August 2, 8am-12pm
Design Your Dream Space Full Day (Grades 5-12) $400
Architecture combines art, math, science, language, and new technology to create innovative spaces in which to live, learn, and work. This class is an immersion into the world of what an architect really does. Students discover the roles of client, designer, and builder as they take an initial concept through the stages to a finished project. They select a site and draw a two-dimensional floor plan to scale. Campers develop a color scheme, design furniture, and construct a furnished and landscaped 3-D model of a compact dream home. Environmental needs and sustainability are discussed. The educational atmosphere is supportive and relaxed. Each child works at her/his own level, inspiring individual curiosity, discovery, and imagination. Full day sessions include lunch. Limit 30 students per session.
June 17-21, 9am-3pm
June 24-28 (Grades 5-6 only), 9am-3pm
July 15-19, 9am-3pm
August 5-9, 9am-3pm
Design Your Dream Space Half Day (Grades 2-4) $275
Limit 12 students per session.
July 22-26, 9am-12pm
Wright for the Future (Grades 5-12) $400
We live in a world where communication is almost instantaneous. The internet has made our world feel much smaller than ever before. News events can travel around the globe in a matter of minutes. Distant cultures and countries are part of our daily television and online viewing. In this 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 set 100 years in the future. Creativity and ingenuity are required to solve the architectural challenges of the 21st century. Students will research exciting, newly constructed concept buildings, and cutting edge architects. The team collaborates on construction of a site map and models of these large structures, turning ideas into a three-dimensional reality. Limit 25 students per session.
July 8-12, 9am-3pm
July 29-August 2, 9am-3pm