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Camp Taliesin West: On-Site and Virtual Experiences

This summer, explore architecture, science, engineering, art, and photography at Camp Taliesin West!

Campers will learn from the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright and then apply them to their own projects and adventures.

Located at Taliesin West (both onsite & virtually!), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Arizona home, Camp Taliesin West encourages participants to explore, create, and design as they engage in fun and educational activities.

Both in-person and virtual camps begin in early June with a variety of session choices in July & August. Serving youth from 7–16 years old. See below for details.

Illustration of Frank Lloyd Wright saying "Welcome to Camp! Taliesin (tally-ESS-in) is Welsh for Shining Brow."

Ages 7-14

Combining creativity with academic relevance, the Foundation’s innovative camps give students the opportunity to think and work outside the box. Virtual Camp will continue to encourage students to explore, create, and design with specially designed activities to work on from home. Each camp session will last for two weeks, and will include a 1 hour live zoom call with a Taliesin West educator from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (MST), Monday-Friday.

 Illustration of a rattlesnake wearing a virtual reality headset

Price for Virtual Camp:
$100 general public, $90 members

Four (4) different Virtual Camp sessions to choose from:

Session A:
June 7 – June 18

virtual camp session A

Session B:
June 21 – July 2

virtual camp session b

Session C:
July 12 – July 23

virtual camp session C

Session D:
July 26 – August 6

virtual camp session D


Ages 10–12

Taliesin West Campers spend a week of dreaming up architecture through this project-based camp! They’ll search for the best building practices through experimental designs and on-site examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture. Using cutting-edge apps on provided iPads, they will create computer generated floor plans and 3D renderings of their very own dream space. By the end of the week, campers will have gained the architectural knowledge needed to design a space conducive to the climate and environment of their choosing. Finally, campers will make their dream space a reality by building scale 3D models of their designs.

 Illustration of a roadrunner with thought clouds

Time: 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dates:
June 7 – 11

June tickets

July 19 – 23

July tickets

Price:
$350 general public, $315 for members

Design Your Dream Space: Advanced

Ages 12-14

Campers accelerate from designing their dream space to becoming junior architects. Dealing with the needs and desires of clients, environmental concerns, and sustainable practices are part of the considerations of an architect. Campers will discover how to incorporate each of these elements into their final designs. Mimicking the design process an architect follows—the sequence of concept to execution—campers will create full detailed 3D scale models of innovative community spaces they dream up. This camp also features an architect guest speaker and behind-the-scenes knowledge of the architecture at Taliesin West.

 Illustration of a bobcat surrounded by a cloud

Time: 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dates:
June 14 – 18

June tickets

July 26 – 30

July tickets

Price:
$350 general public, $315 for members


Ages: 7-9

Begin an adventure into Frank Lloyd Wright’s world of design and engineering! In Architectural Discovery, campers interested in designing will discover new architectural theories each day. By exploring Wright’s design concepts, campers will complete hands-on activities including abstract “stained glass” and textile block projects. Campers will test basic architectural concepts through interactive games and activities. The week will end with displaying the collection of the camper’s architecture and design projects.

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Time: 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dates:
June 28 – July 2

june tickets

August 2 – 6

august tickets

Price:
$350 general public, $315 for members


Ages: 11-15

Engage in the challenge of today to plan for the world of tomorrow! Frank Lloyd Wright saw cities as problematic. In the 1930s, he planned and modeled an innovative city of his own called Broadacre City. Looking at the sustainable issues facing cities in our world today campers will collaborate  design 3D models of sustainable cities. In A Greener Tomorrow, campers will investigate cutting edge sustainable technology through hands-on activities. Building on their new knowledge of architecture, campers will then explore urban planning by creating innovative green-city block plans.

 Illustration of a javelina with a leaf in its mouth

Time: 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dates:
June 21 – 25

a greener tomorrow tickets

Price:
$350 general public, $315 for members


Ages: 10-14

For science and engineering enthusiasts, this camp will be a blast! Expanding campers’ love and enthusiasm for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) subjects, they will spend the week learning about Mars through experiments here on Earth. Campers will collaborate to solve real world issues—or rather real space issues—that NASA and others are trying to solve, like investigating ways humans could live on Mars. Grasping Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative ideas, campers become innovators themselves. This in-depth camp provides campers an opportunity to explore the engineering process, talk to NASA employees, and create a model of a Martian colony!

  Illustration of a coyote wearing a spacesuit helmet

Time: 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dates:
July 12 – 16

operation mars tickets

Price:
$350 general public, $315 for members


Ages: 10-14

Campers will learn the basics of drawing from life and watercolor techniques, while working within the harmonious architecture and natural Sonoran Desert landscape of Taliesin West. The camp will focus on the creative process; campers will use their sketchbooks to develop ideas and then paint finished watercolor pieces based on their sketches. Each camper will be provided a sketchbook and materials to create a masterpiece. At the end of the week, they will have created numerous sketches, a finished watercolor painting, and have participated in a class critique. All while experiencing Taliesin West’s one-of-a-kind setting!

  Illustration of a quail holding a paintbrush in its beak

Time: 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dates:
June 7 – 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

art & observation tickets

Price:
$250 general public, $225 members


Ages 12-16

The landmark architecture of Taliesin West is the backdrop for a weeklong photographic journey. Local Arizona photographer Andrew Pielage will guide students in capturing the Sonoran Desert and recently inscribed UNESCO World Heritage site around them. Students learn the tools needed to best utilize a DSLR camera including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, while applying creative approaches to composition, image framing, and the challenges of light and shadow. Students must provide their own fully manual camera and corresponding USB cable. It is highly encouraged that students provide their own laptop for editing photographs.

 

Time: 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dates:
June 14 – 18, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

june tickets

July 26 – 30, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

july tickets

Price:
$250 general public, $225 members


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