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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2014 Youth Programs in the Arts:
Young Architects

image from the Purchase College plaza rehab architectural plan

Grades 5–8

Typical Day

Develop ideas, plans, drawings, and models of your fantasy buildings using the Purchase College campus, with its varied contemporary examples of architecture and landscape, as inspiration. Learn how to manipulate space, materials, and style through exercises that focus on drawing and thinking and through demonstrations of the properties of assorted materials. Construct a model of your own dream structure and invite family and friends to see it on display at the final exhibition.

To broaden skills and exposure to the arts, Young Architects can be combined with Young Artists, Young Nature Explorers (new!), Video Game Creators and Animators, Minecraft™ Designers and 3-D Video Game Creators (new!), Creating Comic Books, Youth Musical Theatre, Young Actors, Young Photographers, the Songwriting Workshop, and/or Creative Vocal Lab to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Session III: July 28–August 8
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,165 for the first registration
$1,048.50 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 2, 2014)

About the Instructors

Amy Miller (lead instructor) is an artist and teacher/researcher. She holds an MA in art education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BS in visual art with a minor in art history. Amy divides her time between carving stone and working as a studio teacher in New York City. She has co-taught a course, Architecture and the City, for middle school students and has taught art courses in varied media in a diverse range of educational settings.

Jaclyn Tyler (instructor) holds a Master of Architecture from Boston Architecture College and a BS–Arch. from the University of Arkansas, and recently passed the architectural registration exam. She is the owner of JT Drafting & Design and was formerly employed with Sullivan Architecture, P.C. in White Plains, N.Y.

Posted Dec. 9, 2013