Programs
Youth & Family Programs
Workshops
Saturday, January 17, 2015 LEGO© Architects

Budding architects learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s design, create a basic floorplan, and use LEGOs to build the 3D structure.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015 Family Froebel Block Workshop at La Grange Park Public Library

Froebel blocks were developed in the 1830s by Friedrich Froebel, the father of kindergarten, who believed that children learn through play. Now your children can discover the fun and excitement of building with Froebel blocks at the La Grange Park Public Library in a workshop presented by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. This workshop is appropriate for children in grades K-6 with an adult.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 Art Glass Done Wright at Glencoe Public Library

Frank Lloyd Wright designed art glass windows and doors for his Prairie style buildings. After a presentation on Wright’s art glass designs, children will be guided in creating their own art glass designs using tracing paper, colored pencils, construction paper, and examples of Wright’s patterns.

This program is appropriate for children ages 7-10 with an adult.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015 Family Origami Workshop at Midlothian Public Library

Get inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs and Japanese art in this exciting and stimulating origami workshop. Discover how Japanese art influenced Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, and learn basic folds and designs in origami to make figures inspired by architecture. This workshop is appropriate for children in grades 2-6 with an adult.

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Monday, March 16, 2015 Family Origami Workshop at Deerfield Public Library

Get inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs and Japanese art in this exciting and stimulating origami workshop. Discover how Japanese art influenced Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, and learn basic folds and designs in origami to make figures inspired by architecture. This workshop is appropriate for children in grades 2-5 with an adult.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 The Wright 3 Virtual Tour and Pentomino Workshop at Prospect Heights Public Library

Pentominoes have been popularized by the characters in The Wright 3, a popular novel by best-selling author Blue Balliett, who used three-dimensional pentominoes as their inspiration in solving the mystery. During the workshop, families build, design, solve problems and learn to think critically using these classic geometric puzzle pieces. For children in grades 4-8 with an adult.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Froebel Block Workshops at Roselle Public Library

Froebel blocks were developed in the 1830s by Friedrich Froebel, the father of kindergarten, who believed that children learn through play. Now your family can discover the fun and excitement of building with Froebel blocks at the Roselle Public Library in workshops presented by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. These workshops are appropriate for children in grades K-5.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Family Froebel Block Workshop at Glen Ellyn Public Library

Froebel blocks were developed in the 1830s by Friedrich Froebel, the father of kindergarten, who believed that children learn through play. Now your children can discover the fun and excitement of building with Froebel blocks at the Glen Ellyn Public Library in a workshop presented by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. This workshop is appropriate for children in grades 1-5 with an adult.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 Art Glass Done Wright at Palos Park Public Library

Frank Lloyd Wright designed art glass windows and doors for his Prairie style buildings. After a presentation on Wright’s art glass designs, children will be guided in creating their own art glass designs using tracing paper, colored pencils, construction paper, and examples of Wright’s patterns.

This program is appropriate for children in Grades 2-6.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 Art Glass Done Wright at Roselle Public Library

Frank Lloyd Wright designed art glass windows and doors for his Prairie style buildings. After a presentation on Wright’s art glass designs, children will be guided in creating their own art glass designs using tracing paper, colored pencils, construction paper, and examples of Wright’s patterns.

This program is appropriate for children in grades 2-6. 

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Friday, June 12, 2015 Art Glass Done Wright at Skokie Public Library

Frank Lloyd Wright designed art glass windows and doors for his Prairie style buildings. After a presentation on Wright’s art glass designs, children will be guided in creating their own art glass designs using tracing paper, colored pencils, construction paper, and examples of Wright’s patterns.

This program is appropriate for children in Grades 2-6.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 Family Printmaking Workshop at Glencoe Public Library

Frank Lloyd Wright collected Japanese woodblock prints and acknowledged their influence on his designs. You will learn how to create colorful monoprints and have your very own design to take home.

This workshop is appropriate for children ages 7 and up with an adult.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 Youth Architecture Workshop Level 1

In Youth Architecture Workshop Level I, students explore the influence of geometry on Wright’s architecture, learn to use drafting tools, interpret architectural plans and draw to scale, study Wright’s Usonian style, and create their own design for a “client.” They tour Wright’s Home and Studio with a special emphasis on his innovative use of space. A professional architect provides instruction and guidance.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Japan

Students are invited to explore the ancient arts of Japan and their influence on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright at a Unity Temple summer workshop, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Japan.

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Monday, July 13, 2015 Youth Architecture Workshop Level I

In Youth Architecture Workshop Level I, students explore the influence of geometry on Wright’s architecture, learn to use drafting tools, interpret architectural plans and draw to scale, study Wright’s Usonian style, and create their own design for a “client.” They tour Wright’s Home and Studio with a special emphasis on his innovative use of space. A professional architect provides instruction and guidance.

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Monday, July 20, 2015 Youth Architecture Workshop Level II

In Youth Architecture Workshop Level II, students learn advanced architectural terms, principles and techniques. They serve as their own clients to plan and design a professional workspace for a career of their choice, and design it to fit onto an existing residential model. They learn to execute plans and elevations, and they tour two prominent architectural firms in downtown Chicago and Unity Temple in downtown Oak Park. A professional architect provides instruction and guidance.

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Monday, July 27, 2015 Youth Architecture Workshop Level II

In Youth Architecture Workshop Level II, students learn advanced architectural terms, principles and techniques. They serve as their own clients to plan and design a professional workspace for a career of their choice, and design it to fit onto an existing residential model. They learn to execute plans and elevations, and they tour two prominent architectural firms in downtown Chicago and Unity Temple in downtown Oak Park. A professional architect provides instruction and guidance.

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Family Tours
Saturday, December 27, 2014 The Wright 3 Mystery Tour

Based on Blue Balliett's novel The Wright 3, the tour is led by specially trained 5th-10th grade Junior Interpreters. Kids and their families experience the space and mystery of the Robie House, the setting of the mystery novel, for themselves.

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