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Workshops

Design Time: Colourama

Join us for this online workshop for 11 to 15 year olds where we will explore the impact of colour in architecture. Through a series of games, discussions, and practical challenges we will investigate whether the colour of a building or city inspire different emotions in the people who live there, and whether the colour of architecture help create positive social change.

From the blue town of Chefchaouen to the pink city of Jaipur, people just can't stop building in colour. But what colour should architecture be? Do different colours have different meanings? Can the colour of our surroundings invite us to behave in different ways? Is it possible to colour in our towns and cities?

Join us for this online workshop for 11 to 15 year olds where we will explore the impact of colour in architecture. Through a series of games, discussions, and practical challenges we will investigate whether the colour of a building or city inspires different emotions in the people who live there. Can the colour of architecture help create positive social change?

Materials

  • colour pens or pencils
  • white card or­­­­­­­­ paper
  • rubber
  • ruler
  • glue
  • scissors
  • sellotape
  • string
  • cardboard (boxes or sheets)

Optional extras

  • coloured cellophane or sweet wrappers
  • torch (or phone torch)

This online creative architecture workshop is led by artist-educator Zoe Allen for children aged 11 to 15 years.

About the workshop series

Our Design Time (previously Design Day) workshops, for ages 11 to 15, take architectural design a step further by providing context and knowledge of the built environment to spark creativity. Past workshops have focused on different architectural styles, small and large scale construction methods, traditional and digital drawing techniques, architectural games, and using software to design collaboratively in a shared space.

The workshop will take place online via Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent to participants with confirmed bookings. These workshops are led by professional educators and are supervised by RIBA staff. Please see the materials list for items that will be required during the workshop.

If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian. Online booking in advance is essential and if we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event, we cannot allow the participant to attend.

Workshop costs

  • £20 excluding booking fee
  • £15 for participants who qualify for free school lunch (proof required)

To see other learning workshops taking place in this series, see our families and children page.