Design Museum Academy Children's Workshop

Design Camp: Architectural Drawing for 8 to 11 year olds

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

What to expect

This workshop will explore drawing and experimenting with different media to create a set of large and small-scale drawings on paper to take home. Participants will try out perspective, scale, colour, light and texture in their drawings.

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. These will inspire their drawings and help them design a building of their own.

Children will discover:

• How to draw buildings at different scales, 3D and from different angles

• Experiment in a variety of media on paper

• How to design and communicate ideas through your drawings

• Learn more about architecture and cities from across the world

• Understand how architects design

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

Child: £74

Child (Early bird): £67

Member*: £59

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

Early bird until Monday 5 August 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.

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Background image by Matthew Kaltenborn.