TALIESIN WEST IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19

Like most cultural attractions, Taliesin West has closed for the health and safety of our staff and visitors, due to COVID-19. We will be monitoring and reviewing the situation in accordance with state and federal guidelines. Click here to learn more.

In the meantime, we need your support today. Below are three ways you can support the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation during this extremely challenging time. 

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Virtual Classroom

Welcome to the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom

The Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom is a resource center developed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s education department as a free online learning tool for K-12 students and virtual engagement for families.

The Virtual Classroom combines fun, real-world lessons with Wright’s famed principles of organic architecture and solutions-based design, each STEAM-focused lesson will offer students its own variation of hands-on activities that encourage them to think critically and creatively.

Though we launched with an initial six-week component, the Virtual Classroom continues with new projects and mini lessons for summer. We’ll be back weekly with more fun and engaging education activities for kids of all ages! Look for new Activity announcements on our social media each Wednesday.

We enjoy seeing your work. Share your Activity drawings and projects with us on the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Facebook page.

Additionally, all of the Activities will stay here in the Virtual Classroom to work on in the future. If you wish to try any of the Activities again or work on them at your own pace, simply click on the Activity links and enjoy!

 


 

Virtual Classroom Activities for Summer


 

Virtual Classroom Activities 1 – 6:
6-part project inspired by Wright art glass

For the initial first 6 Virtual Classroom lessons, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation collaborated with the Paradise Valley School District to create K-12 curriculum that has been test-piloted across hundreds of students within the district. These 6 activities represent an abbreviated version of that original program, drawn from those learnings and programming.

Remember, the Virtual Classroom continues beyond this first capsule of 6 activities. We’ll be back weekly with more! Look for new Activity announcements here and on our social media on Wednesdays.

 


 

This project was funded in part by generous grants from:

 


Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Education Activity Kit

 

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Education Activity Kit provides a fun way to have Wright-inspired tools and supplies at home for the K-12 Virtual activities offered here in the Virtual Classroom! It’s a fun care package for all of us who love Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture, and design. The kit includes: two books, Who Built That? Modern Houses and Taliesin West Desert Laboratory Guidebook; a 24-pack of colored pencils with sharpener; a handy Alumidrafter measuring tool featuring an inspiring Wright quote; decorative origami paper; and two stickers representing iconic landmarks found at Taliesin West: the red “Whirling Arrow” logo, and the dragon, fashioned after the beloved fire-breathing sculpture on the property.

Warning: grown-ups will be tempted to borrow these prized kit supplies too!

 


 

More Hands-on Activities To Try at Home

We use Frank Lloyd Wright’s revolutionary design concepts and buildings at Taliesin West to educate and inspire people of all ages.

Click on the link below 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.

More family fun activities


 

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is dedicated to providing quality STEAM education experiences to challenge young people around the world to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. During this uncertain time, with families around the world keeping their kids engaged in learning activities, the Foundation is proud to offer these lessons and other activities free of charge. Your support helps the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation keep their staff employed and creating education programs at this critical time, and long into the future.

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