2022 workshop descriptions will be posted in the spring.
Explore 2021 workshop descriptions below.
Digital Fashion Illustration - 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Learn to create vector illustrations and croquis using free vector drawing tools. Designers use these illustrations to communicate designs to product teams, buyers and patternmakers.
Upcycling Workshop - 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Learn how to upcycle a knit T-shirt in three ways during this interactive workshop. Learn about sustainable apparel, revamping your wardrobe, and using what you have in your closet to make something new.
Zero Waste Design - 10 a.m. - noon
An estimated 15% of fabric used for clothing ends up on the cutting room floor. Design and make an item using an entire piece of fabric without having any fabric left over.
Pattern Manipulation - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Pattern makers are masters at taking a basic pattern and transforming it into something new and customized for their clients. Learn how to take a basic sewing pattern and transform it into a style of your choice using two pattern manipulation techniques.
Modern Architecture as a Collage - 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will demonstrate how collage in Modern Art still influences today’s building planning. In this workshop, you will create a collage of building plans and art that will hold together as a composition.
Design as Composition - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Understanding modern compositional design principles can help you create more emotionally charged designs. This workshop will help you conceptualize and create your own dynamic abstracted graphic plan from a collage of modern art and architecture.
Architectural Form - 10 a.m. - noon
Take a two-dimensional image or plan that you designed – or that was designed by others – and form a sculptural building that represents an emotionally charged concept.
Finishing Workshop - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
This workshop will give you the chance to wrap up loose ends on your design projects from the previous sessions.
Technology and Tools - 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Create small compositions in a digital imaging application. The images you create will help you explore the designs and sculptures created in the other workshops.
Miniature Sculptures - 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Small sculptures assist artists and designers in the development of their work, acting as scale models, prototypes and/or final works. In this workshop, you will create small sculptures to be used to explore the built environment in the Photographing Your Sculpture workshop.
Photographing Your Sculpture - 10 a.m. - noon
Using your sculpture(s) from the Miniature Sculptures workshop, photograph your work in the built environment to explore scale and narrative.
Manipulating and Sharing Your Images - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Taking the images of your sculptural object and some of the images you may have created in the Technology and Tools workshop, design posters that celebrate your creations. Learn to export and share your work on social media.
Mapping Interior Place: Evidence, Story, Concept - 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
The Interior Architecture and Design process begins like a detective story. It involves exploring spaces using all of our senses, asking questions, mapping evidence and traces in a physical space, looking for what is present and what is missing, and generating possible design solutions. After getting inspired, develop a mood board for a “Third Place.”
Meaningful Moments in Place and Time - 1:30 - 5 p.m.
What is at the center of any design? What drives design? What inspires timelessness? Human beings are inside interior spaces 87-90% of their lives. As interior architects and designers, our mission is to design spaces that encourage daily meaningful moments and respond to user needs and aspirations. Bring your imagination and passion to this hands-on workshop that gives you a glimpse of interior architects and designers work.
Communicating Design - 10 a.m. - noon
Communication is storytelling in multiple “languages;” i.e. sketching, photography, model making, rendering, verbal, etc. Communication to designers is a fluid language of seeing, relating, exploring, creating and sharing. Interior architects and designers use various modes of hands-on communication to capture essence of spaces and places that inspire their designs, explore creative problem solving, communicate solutions to clients and design teams and promote their brand and identity. In this workshop, discover your set of tools that guide your third place design storytelling and your unique brand.
Finish and Brand - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Assemble the various components you have already generated, refine them and integrate them in a project board/project brief or portfolio pages with your own brand.
Note: There are no Thursday workshops in Landscape Architecture.
Designing the Built and Natural Environment - 10 a.m. - noon
In this workshop you will design a city park! Will it include a skate park, an amphitheater, or a plaza for events? Maybe it will include bike trails, a playground, or a lighted fountain. From New York City’s Central Park and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to the Gardens of Versailles, landscape architects design projects that define a community, including great parks! This workshop will show you how professional landscape architects create designs that bring people and the natural environment together.
Graphic Representation of Design - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
In this workshop, you will learn the principles of how to show your design for high impact using plan view graphics and section elevations to create an effective presentation board.
Digital Design - 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Explore digital painting, designing a video game and animation of a 3-D character. You will be introduced to the following creative software: Substance Painter, Autodesk Maya or Blender and Unreal.
Virtual Reality - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Animate a 3-D character and import it inside a virtual world. Explore a virtual reality experience inside Zoom video conferencing.
Storytelling and Games - 10 a.m. - noon
Walk around in virtual reality. Tell a very short story by creating a video game inside a virtual world.
Show and tell - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Present your creations inside a virtual world and share your stories, drawings and animations.