Frank Lloyd Wright changed the way we build and the way we live. We use Wright’s revolutionary design concepts and buildings at Taliesin West to educate and inspire people of all ages, challenging them to understand and embrace innovation in their own lives.
Frank Lloyd Wright
During the Covid-19 shutdown, the Foundation’s education team and Paradise Valley Unified School District developed a fun, easy set of activities to do at home based on Wright’s famed principles of organic architecture and solutions-based design.
The six-week virtual series will introduce a new activity and corresponding video weekly, where one activity builds upon the next to culminate into a final project inspired by Wright’s renowned art glass!
Parents can simply turn on each video and have their child watch, learn, and complete the activity on his or her own while the parent works or tends to household duties. Parents can also get in on the fun and make the activity a family project!
To continue with the Summer Camp tradition while keeping campers and staff safe, this popular program has been re-tooled as a virtual camp this year. Combining creativity with academic relevance, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s innovative Summer Art and Architecture Camps give students the opportunity to think and work outside the box. Virtual Camp will continue to encourage students to explore, create, and design.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Education Department designs field trips at Taliesin West to be in-line with Arizona state standards as well as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) principles and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Our programming promotes engaging with architecture, organic design, ecology, and art at Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic winter home and desert camp.
Community Outreach & Engagement
Community outreach and engagement is at the core of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s mission. The Foundation offers year-round programming for all ages including our Photography Workshops, Free Arts Day, a Boys and Girls Club partnership, and other special events that engage the community.
Through hands-on activities, we encourage people of all ages to explore and discover science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts through fun, interactive activities inspired by Wright. These activities present an opportunity to share ideas and personal opinions, surprise each other, and discover the world through a new lens.