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Call for Submissions: Camp Taliesin West

Call for Submissions: Camp Taliesin West

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today its Camp Taliesin West program will return this summer with an expanded lineup of architecture, science, engineering, art and photography camps, available for K-12 students both in-person at Taliesin West, the World Heritage Site in Scottsdale, as well as virtually through Zoom.

Combining academic relevance with Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed principles of organic architecture and solutions-based design, each summer camp features its own unique variation of hands-on projects and activities designed to encourage participants to think critically, creatively and sustainably, just as Wright himself once did. Strongly geared toward students with an interest in architecture and STEAM disciplines, camp curriculums include a range of collaborative design experiments and model-building activities, tours of the site customized to each camp’s focus, exclusive access to subject-matter experts and more, with this year’s revamped program now encompassing urban planning and interior design lessons as well.

Nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains, the iconic location of Taliesin West, that once served as Wright’s winter home and desert laboratory, doubles as both an intimate, camp-like setting and a real-world demonstration of the prolific architect’s principles. For architecture aficionados who reside beyond the southwest, however, the Foundation has re-tooled its popular camp program to fit a virtual albeit equally immersive format.

Beginning in early June with sessions extending through July, Camp Taliesin West will feature the following full- and half-day camps:

Shaping a City | Ages 11 – 15 | June 20 – 24
Using Wright’s Broadacre City plan, which was created in hopes of establishing what parameters were necessary to guarantee healthy, safe and beautiful communities, campers will learn more about the history of urban planning and design. As they look at the numerous concerns facing cities today, campers will design 3D models of their very own cities to further explore the many ways that architecture can be used to improve a community.

Dream in Color: Interior Design | Ages 11 – 15 | July 11 – 15
Through Dream in Color, campers will learn the basic principles of interior design such as color, texture, pattern, balance, proportion and symmetry, and will deepen their engagement with color theory including how various pigments complement each other.

Two-Week Virtual Architecture and Design Camp | Ages 7 – 12 | July 11 – 22
Featuring a myriad of specially designed architecture, engineering and history-focused activities that utilize only basic household items, students now have the option to attend camp from home. Through virtual experiments, guided 3D tours of Taliesin West, community lessons via Google Classroom and daily, live Zoom calls with an onsite educator, campers will dive deep into the realm of architecture as they work to create digital models of their own dream spaces.

Design Your Dream Space: Advanced | Ages 12 – 15 | June 13 – 17, July 25 – 29
This camp offers students a chance to design their dream space and become junior architects through the discovery and mastery of incorporating the many needs and desires of clients, environmental concerns and sustainable practices into their designs. This session will also feature an expert architect guest speaker.

Photographing Wright | Ages 12-16 | June 6 – 10, June 27 – July 1
The landmark architecture of Taliesin West is the backdrop for this week-long photographic journey. Local Arizona photographer Andrew Pielage will guide students in capturing the surrounding Sonoran Desert and other aspects of the site as they learn about the tools needed to best utilize a DSLR camera, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, creative composition, image framing and the challenges of working with light and shadow.

“We really focus on making learning fun and engaging through hands-on activities that reflect the architecture and nature here at Taliesin West,” said Abbie Wilson, Education Manager for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. “We also appeal to so many different kids with varied interests, from photography to architecture to interior design to urban planning. And our virtual camp brings those activities into the home for kids who can’t make it to Taliesin West.”

Summer camps are now open for registrations, with enrollment fees ranging from $50 to $350 per session and spots expected to fill quickly. Scholarships are available for qualifying individuals through the Foundation’s Community Access Program; to apply or learn more about financial assistance, campers and parents can contact Education@FrankLloydWright.org. Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation members also receive a 10% discount on all camp enrollment fees.

For more information on Camp Taliesin West, visit FrankLloydWright.org/Camp. For information on daily Taliesin West tours, visit FrankLloydWright.org.

About the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, established by Wright in 1940, is dedicated to preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West, both World Heritage sites, for future generations, and inspiring people to discover and embrace an architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts, and each other. The Foundation continues the Frank Lloyd Wright legacy by broadening access to his ideas, works, and designs — considered more relevant today than in his own time — and provides new pathways for audiences to create beauty and connectedness in their own lives. Taliesin West was recently named among the top 10% percent of attractions worldwide by TripAdvisor. Visit FrankLloydWright.org for more information on tour schedules, cultural and educational experiences and events. To learn more about Chihuly in the Desert, visit ChihulyInTheDesert.org. To shop the latest Wright-inspired home, design and lifestyle products, visit FrankLloydWrightStore.com.

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Cite: "Call for Submissions: Camp Taliesin West " 04 May 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/981277/call-for-submissions-camp-taliesin-west> ISSN 0719-8884

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