• AIA San Francisco presents "Kids Draw Architecture: Sketch + Tour"

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    Name: AIA San Francisco presents "Kids Draw Architecture: Sketch + Tour"
    Date: July 23, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:
    Make it a fun-filled, educational family day!

    The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) in collaboration with the Center for Architecture + Design is hosting this free event at the San Francisco Waldorf High School | David Bushnell Center for Athletics & Community. We invite kids of all ages to attend and learn about architecture and landscape architecture while honing their creative skills.

    Draw: Advanced registration is requested so that we may have ample art supplies on hand. Kids will be able to meet architects and other artists who will guide them with inspirations. There will be on-site check-in available ? all are welcome to participate and make it a family day! Participants will be divided into small groups led by an architect who will guide an exercise on the significance of sketching.

    Tour: Parents (and kids) who would like to participate will be treated to a private architectural tour of the David Bushnell Center for Athletics & Community led by Richard Parker, AIA, LEED, Principal of 450 Architects.

    9:30 AM
    Check-in / Registration opens

    10:00 AM
    Welcome Remarks / Introductions

    10:30 AM
    Sketching sessions begins

    12:00 PM

    12:30 PM
    Architectural tour of David Bushnell Center for Athletics and Community led by Richard Parker, AIA, LEED 450 Architects

    1:00 PM
    Sketch + Share exhibitions

    2:00 PM
    Closing Remarks

    "Kids Draw Architecture" is a program originally created in 1988 by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara - AIASB?s ?sister organization? to both connect architects as well as landscape architects with children and their parents and to acquire appreciation for landscape, architecture and the built environment. Now after almost 30 years and much success, "Kids Draw Architecture" is now being offered at a state-wide level.

    As architects, sketching is a necessary component of the thought process. But sketching, and art in general, is important for many reasons, and affects how the brain thinks?compartmentalizes, and sees the world. Sketching allows one to focus and see things previously unnoticed in the built environment. The result is a better understanding of the various aspects of architecture and landscape architecture ? functionality, artistry and importance and demonstrates to our youth that sketching is an imperative honed skill, and that architecture is a functional art.

    We invite all to bring your creativity and your curiosity and come sketch with the architects!
    Event Media:
    San Francisco Waldorf High School/David Bushnell Center for Athletics and Community
    470 West Portal Avenue
    San Francisco
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, July 23, 2022
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Contact Information:
    Free + open to the public;
    $10 Suggested Donation
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