Tools of the Trade - Session 1: Photography

Learn to think like an architect by learning about the tools of their trade. These classes are designed to be introductory courses, and will take place on Saturdays at the District Architecture Center. Tools of the Trade is taught by talented design professionals working in Washington DC metropolitan area architecture firms.

Tools of the Trade is designed for ages 10-12.

Session 1: Photography

Saturday, October 26, 2019
The workshop will focus on how photography can be used as a tool for architects and other designers to document their work. Students will learn about composition, light, and tools used to create a good photograph. Depending on the weather, students will have an opportunity to go out and photograph the neighborhood. (Parents will need to stay for the field trip.)

Taught by: Ron Ngaim, AIA - CORE architecture + design

Session 2: Drawing

Saturday, November 2, 2019
The workshop will focus on drawing skills needed to explore ideas designers have: scale, angle, how to maintain a sketchbook of ideas.

Taught by: Ian Walker - //3387

Session 3: Model Building

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Students will learn how to put their drawings into 3D models, with a focus on scale, materials, and problem solving.