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Stacked Houses 

July 5

Monday

9:00 -

10:30 am 

$25

This class features an exploration of Stacked Houses and a demonstration of several building techniques. Together, we will build stacked houses inspired by the stacked houses of Tibet ("The City in the Sky") which is home to 40,000 monks and nuns, the stacked cliff houses of Cinque Terre in Italy comprised of five fishing villages connected by mountain trails and Quarry Bay in Hong Kong where the "Monster Building" houses thousands of residents.  

House on Wheels

July 6

Tuesday

9:00 -

10:30 am

$25

Design for spaces on the move! We will look at the history of the RV and design our own “mobile” home as we explore space planning for tiny spaces. Learn about the Tiny House movement, furniture planning and placement and what it takes to design the most lavish interiors of airstream campers for celebrities. We will talk about how to read, draw and render floorplans using standard templates and our imagination.

Draw 1-Point Perspective

July 7

Wednesday

9:00 -

10:30 am

$25

In this workshop, we will explore the world of illusion and perspective in architecture. We will start with a short video that introduces the concept of creating fun illusions for your family and friends through photography and shadows.  We'll introduce the history of perspective from ancient Pompeian villas of the 1st century BC to Brunelleschi's paintings during the Renaissance. We'll show how to spot perspective in real life and then get right to the simplified nuts and bolts of perspective drawing for kids in a step-by-step follow along demonstration.  We will start with learning to draw a one-point perspective box, then we'll experiment with other shapes like hearts and stars.  Once we are comfortable, we will draw an interior room and decorate it through drawing a dream space to suit our passions: a fluffy place for our pet, an alternate universe, a candy shop, etc.

Robotics & Biomimicry

July 8

Thursday

9:00 -

10:30 am

$25

Join us as we take a close look at robotic architecture and how architects use nature and animals to guide design innovation.  From algae infused clay tiles that filter toxic chemicals, drones that weave buildings and a pavilion that takes its structure from beetle wings, we will see how robotically fabricated structures using materials from apples, trees, insect exoskeletons and bones can become inspiration for buildings.

Section House

July 9

Friday

9:00 -

10:30 am

$25

In this workshop, we will serve up a hearty slice of architecture as we learn about the “section”, the magical cut-through view that exposes what’s inside and outside at the same time. We will learn about section drawings and make a section model that slices right through the building. We will explore how section models lend themselves to role play and miniatures, opening the door to the design and crafting of all things tiny.

Infinity House

(Cancelled)

In this workshop, we take infinity to another level by creating a trajectory house based on the architectural ideas of long, infinite views, one-point perspective, illusion, light and color. We’ll look at the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragan and be inspired by a series of magical “sky spaces” and the world’s longest refractor telescope built inside an extinct volcano in Arizona by architect James Turrell who shows how to change the color of the sky and turn a circle into an ellipse. Each student will build their own infinity house based on these ideas.

Underground Hideout

(Cancelled)

For this project, we’re moving underground! Explore the spatial ideas of over and under, light and dark, private and public. Find out why we might want to take some projects underground and why the concept of the subterranean is so compelling in science fiction and literature. Students will design and build a secret hideout of their own while maintaining an above ground presence based on inspiration from a design competition in Rome for an embedded underground Poetry Hall.

Pirate's Deep Sea Habitat

(Cancelled)

Explore underwater architecture from tents & restaurants, rovers & research stations to drifting sea orbiters that cover the globe. Design and build a structure to explore the bottom of the sea based on inspiration from Pirates of the Caribbean and Captain Jack Sparrow’s adventures on the bottom of the ocean.

Dragon's Lair

(Cancelled)

Explore real-world architecture based on the mythical Viking world in How to Train Your Dragon. Learn about the Viking village and the how the Scandinavian people from Sweden, Norway and Denmark lived around 800CE - over 1200 years ago.  We’ll explore the history of the Viking Longship as a specialized Scandinavian warship and build a Dragon’s Lair inspired by the Viking Longhouse and fantastical Nordic symbols.

Jungle Treehouse

(Cancelled)

Explore Ancient civilizations that flourished in South America in the Amazon jungle. Using the movie Up as inspiration, we’ll take a look at both Mayan temples and modern architecture designed for minimal disruption of a fragile ecosystem.  Students will build a low-impact treehouse designed for ecotourism to support the local economy while allowing visitors to experience the rainforest responsibly.

Clay Houses

August 2

Monday

9:00 -

10:30 am

$25

Based on inspiration from the French film Kirikou and the Sorceress, we’ll explore the architecture of West Africa and the landscape of the African savannah. We'll learn about and build a traditional mud Musgum Tolek house that is the main feature of the small village. This is an air-dry clay project.

Black Panther

August 3

Tuesday

9:00 -

10:30 am

$25

Explore the architecture of Zaha Hadid using inspiration from the Marvel Avengers movie Black Panther by designing and building your own scientific research center. We will explore how the fictional skyscrapers in Wakanda's Golden City were inspired by traditional South African rondavel huts featuring conical, thatched roofs. We’ll also take a look at the real-life inspiration behind Warrior Falls and Shuir’s Lab while correlating the connections between the architecture, the landscape, the costumes and even the hairstyles created for Black Panther.

Mid-Century Modern

August 4

Wednesday

9:00 -

10:30 am

$25

Explore the modern house from the movie Incredibles 2 and the real architecture that inspired it. We’ll take a look at the Walter and Leonore Annenberg’s California estate called Sunnylands for key features of modern architecture such as the split-level open floorplan, the conversation pit, open views toward the landscape and bold geometries.

Alphabet House

August 5

Thursday

9:00 -

10:30 am

$25

Enjoy the incredible adventures of Professor Sherman, a retired schoolteacher who sets off in a hot air balloon across the world, finds himself on a diamond-filled island with unbelievable architecture, ends up surviving a volcano eruption and is eventually found floating alone in the Atlantic ocean in the story The Twenty-One Balloons. We will design an Alphabet House inspired by the “restaurant economy” invented by the inhabitants of the island that correspond to their last names.

Reptile Room

August 6

Friday

9:00 -

10:30 am

$25

Join us as we build our own conservatory based on the second book in the children's series A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. One of the most whimsical places in the story, the traditional conservatory was a place for delicate plants and citrus trees. We will explore the public iron and glass Victorian conservatory as well as modern garden rooms around the world as we design a unique habitat for flora and fauna.

Portal to Another Dimension

(Cancelled)

The second book in the Narnia series The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe poses the wardrobe as a portal to a parallel world of wintery magic. Join us as we explore transitions, gates and portals in literature, film and architecture to design and build our own portal to another dimension.

Whale Bones &
Woolly Mammoths

(Cancelled)

Explore Native America shelters made in the Arctic regions from whale and mammoth bones based on the true story of Juana Maria, the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island. We'll introduce concepts of cultural connections in design along with zoomorphic architecture, biomorphism and biomimicry. Gaining inspiration from The Island of the Blue Dolphins, we'll take a close look at the work of Renzo Piano's design for the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center in New Caledonia, the Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi and the elephantine Dorze tribal huts of Southern Ethiopia in order to build our own zoomorphic island retreat.

Mirrodin Plane

(Cancelled)

Explore the Metallic Plane of Mirrodin from Magic: The Gathering card game. Originally a dark world lit only by ‘stars’ instead of the magical energy called mana, Mirrodin was a world of reflective tessellation and mirrored perfection. Join us as we design and build a constructed landscape with a pavilion inspired by tessellated geometry and reflectivity.

Not Quite Right House

(Cancelled)

Inspired by the story of Pippi Longstocking, we’ll explore how a nine-year-old, red-haired, freckled, and unconventional girl lives with her horse "Little Old Man" and a monkey named Mr. Nilsson in her own ramshackle house in a small Swedish village. In this project, we turn everything upside down to explore construction and design mishaps and build a Not Quite Right Ramshackle House.

Animal House

(Cancelled)

Inspired and invented by Wicked Workshop students, this workshop celebrates the world of animals and their relationship to architecture. We’ll take a look at zoomorphic architecture and buildings shaped like animals as well as buildings inspired by animals and cultures reliant on them. We’ll introduce the concept of biomimicry and how an animal’s biological system can be translated and integrated into real buildings.

Castles & Creatures

July 5-9

 

Monday-

Friday

11:00 -

12:30 pm

$125

In this immersive camp, students are introduced to the key characteristics of Gothic architecture such as the pointed arch, flying buttress, vaulted ceiling and the gargoyle by learning about castles from both the real and fictional world. Each student will build their own unique a Gothic castle from the ground up in four sequential projects with a moat, secret tunnels, underground chambers, dungeons, shifting walls, draw bridges and a poison garden. To top it off, we'll create our own fantastic beast, gargoyle or moat monster to inhabit our brand-new world.

Night at the Museum

(Cancelled)

Join us as we explore museum architecture, gallery design and curating inspired by the movie Night at the Museum. We’ll take a look at contemporary art museums around the world and dive into the real museum featured in the movie – the Natural History Museum in New York City – along with a few fun places like the CupNoodles Museum, the International Museum of Toilets and the Museum of Pez in California. Learners will explore the job of the architect, the artist and curator of their own museum dedicated to their own passion as they create a museum with a “pocket gallery”.

Minecraft Skyblock

August 2-6

Monday-

Friday

11:00 -

12:30 pm

$125

A test of Survival. SkyBlock is one of the most popular Minecraft maps ever created. The concept behind the game is very simple; you spawn on a floating island in the sky and must survive and complete challenges with only the limited resources available to you. Join us as we explore the notion of limited resources, the current sand shortage and the story of cubism in architecture to create a modular belvedere on our own skyblock.

“Junker” YT-2400
Starship Remodel

(Cancelled)

Designed for older learners 13 and up, we will explore the real-life temples, beehive huts and Irish landscapes behind the Star Wars movies including the Jedi Temple at Coruscant, the desert houses of Tatooine, the Alliance High Command headquarters on the jungle moon of Yavin 4 and Cloud City.

 

In this immersive camp, we will introduce the design process from the ground up. Starting with an abandoned Smuggler's Cargo Ship, we’ll explore site analysis, space planning and furniture placement, elevation and section drawings and hand modelling as we repurpose our Starship for an adaptive reuse project. (Ages 13+)

Looking for a different day & time? 

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