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The Center for Architecture offers After-School Programs for students in grades 3-8, discovering architecture and design through neighborhood exploration, drawing, and hands-on building activities. Each program meets once a week at the Center for Architecture.

The next sessions of After-School will meet January – March, 2019. More information and registration for Winter 2019 After-School is available below.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. The information and application for Winter 2019 After-School Scholarships are available here.

Questions? Check out our FAQs or email k12education@centerforarchitecture.org.

Sponsors

After-School Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

After-School Programs

Digital Design: Store Design (Grades 6-8) Wednesdays, January 16 – March 13, 2019

This 8-week after-school program introduces middle school students to SketchUp, a fun and free 3D computer modeling program. How do we design a store that is appealing and meets the needs of the shoppers? Whether it’s a skateboard shop, café/restaurant, or fashion center, you’ll have fun creating your own digital design of a storefront and store interior. Students will create an animated walk-through of their final project and take their design home with them on a flash drive.

This program meets on Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

Please note: the program will not meet on February 20

Design Your Dream House (Grades 3-5) Wednesdays, January 16 – March 13, 2019

Would your dream house be a penthouse apartment, modern beach house or a castle in the hills? In this 8 week after-school program, create a model of your own personal dream house or apartment. Examples of amazing houses from around the world will provide ideas and inspiration, but the final design is up to you!

This program meets on Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

Please note: the program will not meet on February 20.

This program is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, email k12education@centerforarchitecture.org.

Introduction to Digital Design (Grades 6-8) Mondays, September 24 – November 26, 2018

This 8-week after-school program introduces middle school students to SketchUp, a fun and free 3D computer modeling program. In this studio, students will design a tiny house from the ground up, creating the location, form, materials and furnishings. They will create an animated walk-through of their final project and take their design home with them on a flash drive.

This program meets on Mondays from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

Please note: the program will not meet on October 8 or November 12

Registration for this program is closed.

NYC Now (Grades 3-5) Wednesdays, September 26 - November 28, 2018

During this 8-week after-school program, students will learn all about what makes NYC architecture so exciting. Each week we will explore architecture by looking at our local neighborhood, sketching various buildings, and designing and creating our own architectural masterpieces. We will also investigate new green building designs that are highlights of NYC Now!

This program meets on Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

Please note: the program will not meet on October 31 or November 21.

Registration for this program is closed.

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