Design Museum Academy Childrens Workshop

Design Camp: Architectural model-making for 8 to 11 year olds

Explore architecture and the world around us through model making – at big and small scale – and turn your building designs into 3D models.

What to expect

In this fun workshop, you will be introduced to a range of architectural influences from around the world and locally to inspire your model-making.

Participants will work in groups and individually on designing and creating models at different scales to discover how buildings stay up, and how models can be different shapes and be made using different materials.

At the end, they will work together to create a giant model of their idea for a new and improved London.

You will learn:

• design and model-making skills

• how to make models of different sizes using different materials such as card and paper

• understand how to communicate through models and drawings

• how to develop ideas on paper into 3D

• about architecture and cities from across the world

Please note that all equipment, materials and light refreshments will be provided, but you must bring a packed lunch.

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Booking information

Child: £70

Child (Early bird): £64

Members*: £56

*Please note that this benefit only applies to the cardholding Member’s children and not those of additional guests. 

Early bird until 02 October.

Capacity is limited, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

This workshop is for children aged 8 to 11.

Information on the Design Museum Academy Cancellation Policy.


Wilson Yau

Yau is an artist and educator who specialises in teaching architectural drawing and history and has an MA in Design and Art in Education. For over 15 years, he has led creative workshops at other leading museums and at schools and community groups, including RIBA and the Zaha Hadid Foundation. Yau uses drawing to explore the urban environment and believes drawing is a powerful tool in visual literacy and wellbeing. More about Yau

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Images: Wilson Yau and Design Museum archives.