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Rock Paper Scissors and Design for Kids Upcoming Workshops

Posted in a.n.t. with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2011 by Ilan Dei Studio

Rock Paper Scissors Workshop

April 7th and 14th 6-9PM

Taught by Aaron Neubert

$40 for the class

The ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS workshop series will explore 5 traditional materials- paper, wood, cement, metal and glass – with the intention of uncovering latent possibilities due to developments in manufacturing and fabrication technologies. The history of material science and current technical research and development into emerging materials and products are discussed within a seminar class structure. All research shall be placed within a context of building/interiors, landscape, and product environments, with an understanding of environmental impact and ethics.
Each workshop will consist of an introduction to the historical methodologies involved with these materials, followed by an analysis of the paradigm shifts that have led to a reevaluation of materiality as an active and performative player in product development. Following the introduction, in a hands-on laboratory each participant will explore diverse and novel techniques to transform the given material toward the creation of an independent product prototype.

Mr. Neubert’s work has been recognized with Merit Awards from the American Institute of Architect’s Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley chapters, as well as The Van Alen Prize in Public Architecture. He has served as a design instructor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, The Southern California Institute of Architecture, Otis School of Design, Woodbury University, and Cal Poly Pomona and has lectured on his work in Denmark, New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Neubert currently holds the title of Lecturer at the University of Southern California. He is a California licensed architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Design for Kids

Saturdays April 2nd-30th 2-4PM

Taught by Alla Kazovsky

Ages 6-12. $140 ($35 per class) includes all materials

Design For Kids

This is a two hour studio dedicated to allowing children to explore their imagination while gaining an exciting new perspective on the world around them. The students will learn through discussion and idea planning as well as sketching, model building and a final presentation of their creation. This is intended to teach children how to articulate their imagination and create tangible representations of how they view the world around them.

The theme for this workshop series will be Design in Nature. Children will explore architectural design through hands-on projects while looking at buildings as organisms, pondering adaptation to external conditions and natural cycles, as well as learning about the value of using natural materials.
Discussion: accompanied by looking at books, etc. facilitates and sparks ideas.

Block building: related to the theme at hand, works very well as the initial stage of the design process.

Sketching: recording of ideas with quick 5-minute sketch follows.

Model Building: allows further development and fine-tuning of design concepts. We supply a great variety of recycled materials.

Presentation: develops and polishes communication skills. Children walk away with a sense of completion and accomplishment every week. We have had a few cases of very shy and reserved kids opening up to share their ideas without hesitation.

Alla has designed and manufactured a line of children’s furniture with pieces sold at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store. Has taught at SCI-Arc, MOCA, the Skirball Cultural Center, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. Recipient of Good Design Award, Best Toy of the Year Award, Graphis Product Design 2 & 3 Awards.

To get Information on all of the classes at Ilan Dei Studio visit our facebook page or contact us directly at and 310 302 9222

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