description: If you are a DIY home improvement enthusiast who would rather lose a limb than surrender control of your dream project but would enjoy learning from a trained expert, this workshop is ideal — it offers a hands-on introduction to a process an architect embarks on when facing a blank sheet of paper, just like you.
Through particular brainstorming exercises, such as mind mapping, collaging and 3-D diagraming, become familiar with the range of tools to help you move from concept to solution. Learn how to develop a parti, a singular bold idea that allows you to define something without knowing what it is yet. Discover how a parti can serve as a frame of reference, informing and guiding every aspect of the planning process.
faculty: this workshop is taught by architect and creativity coach Alla Kazovsky (aka “allaDIYally” www.allaDIYally.com). Having been able to experience the thrill, the satisfaction of forging her own way, Alla strongly believes in encouraging self-reliance; she mentors DIY home improvement enthusiasts by offering advice without strings.
The workshop is based on Alla’s how-toBOOK DIY Like an Architect: 11-step method.
prerequisites: desire for self-discovery
meeting times: 2 Sunday sessions / see schedule on Art Center’s website
to register online: www.artcenter.edu/acn
to inquire: 626.396.2319