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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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Saturday, July 18, 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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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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Design Team @ Robie House
Thursday, July 9, 2015 Color and Light: The World Through My Window

Explore geometry, color and pattern as you make your own unique window designs inspired by Wright’s magnificent Robie House windows.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 Building Blocks of Architecture: Designing with LEGO©

Visit Wright’s Robie house for a discovery-filled hands-on design workshop, where you’ll use LEGO to solve a design problem and create your own building. Participants will have the option to purchase their LEGO creation to take home.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 Sun Prints: Designing with Nature and Light

Create your own work of art using the power of the sun and your imagination! Participants will use light-sensitive paper, found objects, and natural materials to make their own cyanotype image to take home.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 Junior Architects: Designing and Building My New Home

What would your ideal home look like? Would it have a pool, a green roof, lots of windows, or how about an indoor slide instead of stairs? Let your imagination run wild and try your hand at constructing your perfect home from cardboard and found objects. Supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own objects to add to their constructions.

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Family Tours
Saturday, July 4, 2015 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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Friday, July 17, 2015 Free Summer Open House July 17 is the anniversary of the first public tour given in 1974 at the landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Join us for a free Open House from 5 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy free tours and refreshments, work on an art project in the courtyard, and pose for pictures with Frank. Learn More >