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MCD Community MakeArt: Kids’ Crafts @ Salesforce Park
October 12, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PMFree
Join AIASF in community partnership with the Museum of Craft and Design and Salesforce Park for this free event open to kids of all ages. Participants will use both traditional and unexpected materials within the park’s rooftop environment to create drawings from a very unique perspective!
This educational program was originally created in 1988 by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara ‐ AIASB’s “sister organization” to both connect architects as well as landscape architects with children and their parents and to acquire appreciation for landscape, architecture and the built environment. Now after almost 30 years and much success, Kids Draw Architecture is now being offered in multiple locations at a state‐wide level. Attendees will learn about the structure and the history, be provided all supplies, and meet industry professionals who will provide participants with information that will inspire creativity.
As architects, sketching is a necessary component of the thought process. But sketching, and art in general, is important for many reasons, and affects how the brain thinks—compartmentalizes, and sees the world. Sketching allows one to focus and see things previously unnoticed in the built environment. The result is a better understanding of the various aspects of architecture and landscape architecture – functionality, artistry and importance and demonstrates to our youth that sketching is an imperative honed skill, and that architecture is a functional art.
FREE event and drop-in activity • all-ages welcome