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Design Quest: Build-a-Puppet

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As part of the RIBA’s series of Design Quest workshops, this fun Build-a-Puppet exercise takes inspiration from the buildings all around us. Explore the design process to make your own puppet, before performing with and taking them home. This is a great introduction to the world of architecture, encouraging tactile creative outlets.

When: 2 August

Where: RIBA, Portland Place

Age: 7-10

Ticket price: From £36

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Design Quest: Build-a-puppet (in-person workshop)

If buildings could come to life do you think they would be our friends or enemies? Would they be loud or quiet? Would they be like wild animals, well-behaved humans, or mystical magical creatures?

Join in to explore some fun ideas and bring buildings to life in a creative puppet making workshop. Create puppets inspired by all things architectural; both real and imaginary, as well as the built environment around you and taking inspiration from the new RIBA Radical Rooms exhibition.

Participants will design, build and perform with their very own puppets, before taking them away at the end of the workshop.

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist educator Katie Kennedy for children aged 7 to 10 years.

For ages 7 to 10, Design Quest workshops inspire younger children to use their imagination and hands-on creativity for a fun introduction to architecture. Previous workshops have seen participants create optical illusions, design sustainable dens, build stage sets, develop an animated story around a public space, or assemble a house for a mouse.

Based in London, mainly in the RIBA HQ at 66 Portland Place, all participants must arrive by 11am. These workshops are led by professional educators and all materials are included in the ticket price, but lunch is not provided.

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