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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.

Winter 2020 After-School will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30pm – 5:00pm at the Center for Architecture. Each 10-session program will run January 8 – March 18. Registration for Winter 2020 After-School will open on Tuesday, November 26.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Winter 2020 Scholarship Information and Financial Need From are available here. The scholarship application deadline is December 10th.

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

Green Architecture Fun! (Grades 3-5) Wednesdays, January 8 – March 18, 2020

In this 10-session after-school program, students will learn all about the power of green design and why it matters. We’ll investigate renewable energy sources, think up ways to be kind to the planet through our daily choices and actions, and explore how best to use green design strategies in our very own building designs! Then, we’ll draw-up our ideas and make them come to life. By the end of the program, each student will have built, by hand, a model of their very own green building.

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

Please note: the program will not meet on February 19

Registration will open Tuesday, November 26

Digital Design: Green Building (Grades 6-8) Wednesdays, January 8 – March 18, 2020

This 10-week after-school program introduces students to SketchUp, a fun and free 3D computer modeling program. It’s becoming more and more important to create sustainable projects for our future. Students will explore green design strategies such as using renewable energy sources, green and blue roofs, natural lighting, and passive heating or cooling. Students will then create their own digital designs for an environmentally-friendly building.

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

Please note: the program will not meet on February 19

Registration will open Tuesday, November 26

Store Design (Grades 3-5) Wednesdays, September 25 – December 11, 2019

What kind of store would you most like to create? Whether it’s a skateboard shop, café/restaurant, or clothing boutique, you’ll have fun learning how designers create retail spaces that are both exciting and functional. During this 10-week after-school program, students will design their own storefront and store interior by making scale drawings and a detailed model.  

This program meets on Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 5:00pm at the Center for Architecture—but will not meet on Oct 9 or Nov 27.

Price: $400

Need-based scholarships are available, please see application materials at the top of this page.

This Program is Sold Out - to be added to the waitlist, email k12education@centerforarchitecture.org.

Digital Design: Apartment Design (Grades 6-8) Wednesdays, September 25 – December 11, 2019

This 10-week after-school program introduces middle school students to SketchUp, a fun and free 3D computer modeling program. Students will be both the client and the architect as they design the apartment of their dreams, complete with rooms and features of their choosing! Students will create an animated walk-through of their final project and take their design home with them on a flash drive. They will also create hand drawings and models to help make connections between digital and physical designs.

This program meets on Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 5:00pm at the Center for Architecture—but will not meet on Oct 9 or Nov 27.

Price: $400

Need-based scholarships are available, please see application materials at the top of this page.

This Program is Sold Out - to be added to the waitlist, email k12education@centerforarchitecture.org.

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