Architectural Model-Making for Children and Teens - Saturday Workshop at the New District Architecture Center DATE CHANGE: JANUARY 14

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Tetsuo Shibata will teach children ages 12 and older the art of model-making Saturday, January 14th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at District Architecture Center (DAC), 421 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. Gallery Place Metro. $10 per child, $5.00 for DAC members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by email: bjudy(at)wafonline(dot)org or call 202.347.9403.

Tetsuo Shibata will teach children ages 12 and older the art of model-making Saturday, January 14th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at District Architecture Center (DAC), 421 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. Gallery Place Metro. $10 per child, $5.00 for DAC members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by email: bjudy(at)wafonline(dot)org or call 202.347.9403.

Architectural model-maker Tetsuo Shibata will demonstrate basic techniques of model-making from foam-core, board, and basswood. Students will have the chance to build sketch models from geometric solids including cylinders, prisms, cubes, spheres, and pyramids. Advanced students can gradually work their way up to more difficult pieces using some of the complex angle techniques introduced in class. The emphasis will be on design and construction of a simple sketch model using a sense of proportion and overall balance.

The model-making class is one in a series of monthly children’s workshops “Young Architects Series: Tools of the Trade” at District Architecture Center. The workshops intend to educate young people about the language of architecture through project-based learning taught by professional architects.

The District Architecture Center is home to the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Washington Architectural Foundation, two organizations that advocate for architecture and the built environment, educate both professional architects and the public, and inspire design excellence through workshops, tours, exhibits, lectures, and special events.

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