Design Museum Academy Young People Workshop

Design Camp: Architectural Drawing for 11 to 14 year olds

Discover new ways to draw and learn more about buildings and cities through this workshop on architectural drawing.

What to expect

Participants will experiment with drawing in 3D and different media to create a set of large and small-scale drawings on paper exploring perspective, scale, colour, light and texture.

Drawings will be made of real and imagined buildings. Throughout the workshop, they will discover architecture and the work of architects from across the world and a range of cultures to inspire and help them design a building of their own.

Learning outcomes:

• Design and model-making skills

• How to make models of different sizes using different materials such as card and paper

• How to communicate through models and drawings

• How to develop ideas on paper into 3D

• Learn about architecture and cities from across the world

Photography by Matthew Kaltenborn


Wilson Yau

Yau is an artist and educator who specialises in teaching architectural drawing and history and has an MA in Design and Art in Education. For over 15 years, he has led creative workshops at other leading museums and at schools and community groups, including RIBA and the Zaha Hadid Foundation. Yau uses drawing to explore the urban environment and believes drawing is a powerful tool in visual literacy and wellbeing. More about Yau

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Booking information

Young person: £74

Young person (Early bird): £67

Members*: £59

*Please note that this benefit only applies to the cardholding Member’s children and not those of additional guests. 

Early bird until Saturday 4 May 2024.

• Capacity is limited, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

• All equipment, materials and light refreshments will be provided, but participants will need to bring a packed lunch.

• Please let us know of any access needs, including neurodiversity, when booking a place for your child. If your child receives additional support in their formal education setting, you are welcome to bring a carer/additional adult at no cost, but we are unable to provide 1:1 support.

Information on the Design Museum Academy Cancellation Policy.

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Backgroung image by Matthew Kaltenborn.