Wright in the Classroom - School Visitation Program (SVP)
Spring 2013 - This program is supported in part by a grant from the Sauk County UW Extension Arts and Culture Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This program was established in 2008 to extend TPI's mission of educating the public about Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural ideas, and his historical significance as an architect. This program started in the classrooms of the local River Valley 4th grade school district. Through successful grant funding, it has expanded to include Sauk-Prairie, Richland Center, Dodgeville and Mineral Point schools.
The program includes:
- Historical information on Wright that enhances the 4th grade study of Wisconsin History.
- A 45- to 60-minute classroom PowerPoint presentation and activities. Students are encouraged to participate in writing and art projects focusing on architecture, design and nature. The program meets several DPI standards for the 4th grade in geography, research, writing and geometric concepts.
- Each year in May, participating schools visit the Hillside Studio and Theater complex on the Taliesin estate. They are led on interactive tours of the building (designed by Wright), and take part in various activities based on Wright's architectural concepts.
NEW! School Visitation Fall Program - register your students today!
Beginning this fall, TPI will offer the School Visitation Program to schools and educational facilities based in Wisconsin. See above for program details. Program dates are available after Labor Day through October 31st, 2013.
For more information about this opportunity contact Caroline Hamblen, Educational Outreach Coordinator at (608) 588-7090 ext. 230 or e-mail: email@example.com
ARCHITECTURE CAMP FOR KIDS
Architecture Camp I
Two sessions offered in 2013:
- June 17 - 19
- July 8 - 10 - FULL!
This architecture day camp for students in 5th through 10th grades will introduce participants to the principles of organic architecture, and the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright. Students will research, design and construct their own models for a specific environmental site. This hands-on program will enhance students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and foster their creative expression through a multifaceted program. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily. Registration required. $225 per student (includes lunches and a tour of Taliesin).
Architecture Camp II - Intermediate
One session offered in 2013:
- July 22 - 24
This intermediate architecture day camp is designed for middle and high school students. It introduces participants to the principles of organic architecture, the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright and digital computer drafting skills using SketchUp. During camp, students will be introduced to SketchUp and learn the basics of computerized drafting. Students will research, design and construct their own drafted model for a specific environmental site of their choice. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily. Participants will need to provide their own laptops for this workshop. Registration required. $275 per student (includes lunches and a tour of Taliesin).
For registration or more info:
Caroline Hamblen - Educational Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (608) 588-7090 ext. 230