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Youth Programs

NEW 2016 CAMPS

Architecture is Elementary
June 20-24, 2016
Grades 3-5 $275
In this introductory week-long summer day camp students will be introduced to basic elements of architecture and design as they experience the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright first-hand. In an interactive tour of Taliesin’s main buildings and natural landscapes, students will explore Wright’s principles of design and how he used nature as inspiration. This camp will introduce students in a playful way to basic elements of art and design. Throughout the week, students will engage in different design projects and experiment with texture, line, shape, space, form, materials, color etc. using Wright’s architecture and nature as textbook and source of inspiration. Students will apply their knowledge in their own designs, such as furniture design, art sculpture, art window design and textile block design etc.

Imagine Mars – Design a future colony on Mars*
July 18-22, 2016
Grades 4-8
Out of State $275
Wisconsin Residents $225
Camp participants will study the planet Mars with John Heasley, space educator, and design a future Mars community with the help of visiting guest speakers. Students will tour the main buildings and natural landscapes of Taliesin and learn about Wright’s principles of organic architecture and his futuristic concept of Broadacre City. At the end of the project week, the students create an exhibition with their 2D plans and 3D models for an imaginary colony on Mars. This camp is based on a NASA designed outreach program called: Imagine Mars. http://mars.nasa.gov/imagine/leaders/

*The Imagine Mars Camp received a grant! A discounted Imagine Mars camp fee is made possible for local WI state students  through the generous support of the WI Space Grant Consortium and National Space Grant College and Fellowship program. If you are a student currently living in the State of WI you may enroll at the discounted price to attend the Imagine Mars Camp. Out-of-State students are welcome to this camp as well at the regular camp price. 


Out of State residents: $275

 

Beginning Architecture Camp I
Session One: June 6-10, 2016
Session Two: June 13-17, 2016
Grades 5-10 $295
This architecture camp will introduce participants to the principles of organic architecture and the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright. During this camp, students will research, design and construct their own 3D models with foam core and recycled materials for a specific environmental site of their choice.

At the end of the camp, students will have the opportunity to present their individual projects to parents and family members. This hands-on program will enhance student’s critical thinking, problem solving skills, and foster their creative expression through a multifaceted program.

Intermediate Architecture Camp II
June 27- July 1, 2016
Grades 8-12 $325
This intermediate architecture camp will introduce participants to the principles of organic architecture, the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright and digital computer drafting skills with Sketch-Up. Students are required to bring their own laptop for this camp.

During this camp, students will be introduced to Sketch-Up and learn the basics of computerized drafting. Students in this intermediate camp will research, design and construct their own computer drafted model for a specific environmental site of their choice.

At the end of the camp, students will have the opportunity to present their individual projects to parents and family members. This program will advance student’s architectural drafting and spatial thinking skills and foster their creativity as they design their own structure.

City Planning Camp
July 11-15, 2016
Grades 4-8 $275
Taliesin’s City Planning Camp is designed to educate students about planning, designing and constructing a green community. Students will tour main buildings and natural landscapes of Taliesin and learn about Wright’s principles of organic architecture and his concept of Broadacre City. Students will also be introduced to key elements of city planning, stainability and architecture. During the camp students will research, design a neighborhood and build 3D models of buildings for that neighborhood. On the last day of camp, students will present and their community to parents and exhibit their models.


Camp Waiver >> 


A 3% ticket handling charge is applied to all camp registrations.

All camps are held at the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center (A Wright designed school) 6306 State Road 23, Spring Green, WI 53588

from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fees include: lunch, materials & a Taliesin Tour 
Presentations on the last day of camp. 

Caroline Hamblen - Educational Outreach Coordinator
(608) 588-7090 ext. 230
chamblen@taliesinpreservation.org