The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Spring 2015 Class schedule offers exciting opportunities for students to explore their creativity and imagination. All classes are held at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s legendary home and architectural laboratory in Scottsdale, AZ. All classes include an in-depth tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous winter home and studio at Taliesin West.
Book space in any of our classes online through Zerve.com. Advance booking for classes is required and can be done easily online through Zerve.com.
You may also book your class or camp reservation over the phone at (888) 516-0811.
Ceramics and Pottery - $325 for Four Week Session - For students 18-years-of-age and older
April 6-29, Meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays (6pm-9pm)
April 7-30, Meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays (6pm-9pm)
Desert Shelter Design - $300 - For students in Grades 5-12
Students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin West have built a number of unique, small shelters to live close to nature. They would select a site, design a floor plan, and decide what materials to use to construct the building.
In this class, students will compare different animal habitats and tour many of the Desert Shelters. Each student will pick a desert location and shape, draw a floor plan to scale and construct a model of the shelter. Recycled materials and foam core are used for walls and interiors. Each model will have windows, a door and surrounding environment. Artwork, landscaping, and simple 3-D furnishings will demonstrate individual details. Students will learn architectural vocabulary and how to draw a floor plan, using professional symbols.
Participants will also take a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous winter home and studio, Taliesin West, learn about scale in order to draw a floor plan for a desert shelter, and construct a 3-D model of the design including doors, windows and unique furnishings.
Class session for students in Grades 5-12:
March 9-13 (9am-Noon)
Digital Architectural Modeling - $325 - For students in Grades 5-12
This intermediate architecture camp, designed for middle and high school students, will introduce the participants to the principles of organic architecture, the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright and digital computer drafting skills with Sketchup.
During this four day camp, students will be introduced to Sketchup and learn the basics of computerized drafting. Students in this intermediate camp will research, design and construct their own computer drafted model for a specific environmental site of their choice. This program will advance student's architectural drafting and spatial thinking skills and foster their creativity as they design their own structure. *Some experience with computers and interest in architecture required.
Participants will take a tour on Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous winter home and studio, Taliesin West, learn the principles of organic architecture, and create a 3-D digital model in Sketchup for a specific site. Fee covers the entire week of day camp, Monday through Thursday.
Class session for students in Grades 5-12 is:
March 23-26 (9am-3pm)
Introduction to Hand-Crafting and Design - $120 - For students in Grades 9-12
Participants will take a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous winter home and studio at Taliesin West, create a study model and develop a design to be drawn, and develop a final floor plan drawing of a design for a mock review Fee covers an entire weekend of class, lunch and materials.
Class sessions for students in Grades 9-12 are:
Feb. 7-8 (Saturday & Sunday, 9am-3pm)
Mar. 7-8 (Saturday & Sunday, 9am-3pm)
Apr. 4-5 (Saturday & Sunday, 9am-3pm)
Introduction to Photography - $250 - For students in Grades 7-12 and 18-years-of-age and older
The landmark architecture of Taliesin West is the backdrop for a weeklong photographic journey. Learn the tools needed to take control of a camera including aperture, shutter speed and ISO, while applying creative approaches to composition, image framing and light and shadow challenges. Students must provide their own fully manual camera and corresponding USB cable.
Participants will take a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous winter home and studio at Taliesin West, spend time each day taking photographs of the estate and surrounding Sonoran desert, and edit and experiment with special effects using a computer. Fee covers an entire weekend of class, lunch and materials.
Class sessions for students in grades 7-12 are:
Feb. 21-22 (Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-3pm)
Apr. 25-26 (Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-3pm)
Class sessions for students ages 18+ are:
Jan. 24-25 (Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-3pm)
Mar. 28-29 (Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-3pm)
Nature Patterns - $100 - For students in Grades 9-12
Participants will take a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous winter home and studio at Taliesin West, use a reference of nature to create a geometric pattern, and develop a drawing that is an abstract art piece of an object of nature. Fee covers the class, lunch and materials.
Class sessions for 9-12th grade students and adults 18+ are:
February 28 (9am-3pm)
Bring your class and visit us at Taliesin West. We are happy to welcome school groups to tour Wright's home and studio and learn about architecture. For field trip participants the fee is $3 per student, $10 per chaperon, and complimentary for teachers. To schedule your visit please contact the Foundation's K-12 Program Coordinator Lilli Urenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480.627.5361.