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In Spring 2024, The Washington Architectural Foundation continues its partnership with ArtReach GW to offer two youth courses, Digital Design for Teens II and Archi-Builder. These free classes will be held at ArtReach GW’s studio at THEARC.

Digital Design for Teens: Residential Architectural - Virtual

February 14th, 2024 - April 10th, 2024 | Wednesdays | 6 - 7:30 PM

Digital Design for Teens teaches valuable computer-aided design (CAD) skills to high school students. Part II is designed for students who have previously taken Part I or have other experience with CAD. Though many high-schools teach similar courses, the Washington Architectural Foundation and ArtReach GW team up to provide introductory education on digital drawing and 3D modeling for architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering purposes. Students will learn simple techniques they can practice outside of the classroom and apply for internships and educational opportunities. Digital Design for Teens is an excellent asset for any college applicant or job-seeker to have on their resume, and provides insight into the work involved in a modern design career. Please note desktop computers and laptops are preferred. Tablets are acceptable but not preferred.

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Archi-builder: Lego Build - In person (Wait list)

February 14th, 2024 - April 10th, 2024 | Wednesdays | 6 - 7:30 PM

For 3rd grade - 8th grade

Use your creativity to explore architecture and engineering concepts through Legos.  This program teaches students the design processes used by architects. Students will work in teams to learn techniques that transform early ideas into a final design. Presentation skills will be fostered to prepare participants to share their new skills and experiences with others. The end project is to build a scale model of their own architectural design. This class is In partnership with the Washington Architectural Foundation.

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Want to make an impact?-Volunteer!

We are looking for volunteers to support the course instruction. Complete our Volunteer Application

*New volunteers will be required to participate in an orientation session at the District Architecture Center.