Jennifer Noel Wong is a Los Angeles-based architectural designer and has a background in architecture, urban design, and interior design. She feels kids are going through a time of transition and question the environment around them and that curiosity should be fostered. She has a passion to better the minds of children by maintaining their curiosity and wonder. She finds influence from her surrounding environments, and learns from architects who approach design by challenging themselves to push boundaries, conduct social ecological research, and address sociological issues of today. Her workshops focus on creative problem solving, designing within constraints, working with the strengths and weaknesses of materials, and translates technical solutions to qualitative means of interactions that happen within spatial boundaries.
In Jen's workshop, young designers ages 7-12 will be exposed to creative problem solving. This workshop will focus on shapes, patterns, and elements of color in architecture and design. Each child will learn to use basic shapes to create their own mockup of a shelter/livable space made out of wooden blocks. The children will then collectively analyze each mockup and find solutions to make the structure stronger, more livable, and accessible. We will conclude with a discussion on color theory as they paint their creations! All materials are included.
Young Architects Workshop is on Sunday 12/11 from 10a-1p. Sign up here!