Arkki organizes architecture workshops on various themes for comprehensive-school classes and nurseries. We can offer ‘off-the-shelf’ workshops lasting three hours on a dozen different themes. Workshops can also be tailored around specific themes in line with the client’s wishes.
The workshops deal with architectural and environmental issues, introduce different aspects of the built environment and the natural environment, and discuss the interaction between them. Learning takes place through play and experience, but especially through three-dimensional building. The approach is ‘learning by doing’, through the child’s own experience, by considering and experimenting with various alternatives.
Workshops can be ordered individually or as packages of more than one. The workshops form a step-by-step learning pyramid, although each workshop is complete in itself and can be realised separately, or in groups of more than one workshop. The architecture workshops introduce children to the wonderful world of architecture and give them the tools to examine their own environment and its constituent parts. The overall aim is to give children the first nudge towards forming a lively and interactive relationship with their environment.
Arkki’s architecture workshops are intended for groups of around 10-22 children. Workshops can be arranged on weekdays from 9 PM to 3 PM. By special arrangement the workshops can also be organized in the evening or at weekends.
Workshops for Schools
The workshops last for 90 or 120 minutes and are organized at Arkki’s premises in the Cable Factory at Ruoholahti. The workshop is also possible to organize on the school premises. Workshops are suited for 1-9 graders.
On Arkki’s premises the price is 165 €/90 min and 180 €/120 min and on school premises 190 €/90 min and 230 €/120 min. The material costs variate between 2-5 € per participant, depending on the workshop.
Booking of a workshop: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LEGO® City Workshop
This functional workshop is both educational and fun. The workshop starts by an inspirational lecture about the philosophy of urban planning and about building the future. In the functional part the students build a fantasy city of their choosing on top of an actual city plan. At the end the city is examined on different perspectives and everyone can photograph the outcome. NB! LEGO® workshop can currently be organized at Arkki’s premises only.
Space and Design Workshop
This “Form follows function” themed workshop awakens it’s participants to ponder upon the modern indoors and design fitments. In the inspirational lecture of the workshop modern Finnish indoors and furniture are portrayed. In the workshop each student builds their own indoor space with a matching piece of furniture.
The Tower Workshop
In this workshop some of the most architecturally significant and magnificent buildings are examined through a quick PowerPoint slideshow. The presentation focuses on high buildings, especially towers and skyscrapers. On this workshop, scale and structure as architectural elements are examined. As a product of this workshop each student builds their own framework for a tower using sticks and hot-setting adhesive. After the workshop, the students may bring their products back to their school and organize for example a Tower City exhibition.
In this workshop a happy village of ”Melukylä” is created by building detached houses. In this workshop the participants get familiar with the architecture of small residential buildings and the process of city planning. In this workshop each student builds their own house to this joint village. While planning one’s own house, one gets acquainted with different materials, facades and ceilings. In the second part of this workshop the participants learn about different elements of a village, for example how to place the buildings in it. By building a village together, one can wonder what elements make a place a good neighborhood. The participants get to take their creations with them and they can continue the building of the village at their school.
This workshop is based on the ‘Space, Houses and Cities’ Teaching Package which backs up the curriculum of primary schools. The assignment of the workshop can be chosen from the different themes of the package, specially designed for your school class. The theme and the assignment are agreed with the teacher beforehand.
Workshops for Nurseries
The workshops last for 90 or 120 minutes and are organized at Arkki’s premises in the Cable Factory at Ruoholahti. The workshop is also possible to organize on the nursery.
On Arkki’s premises the price is 165 €/90 min and 180 €/120 min and on nursery’s premises 190 €/90 min and 230 €/120 min. The material costs variate between 2-5 € per participant, depending on the workshop.
Booking of a workshop: Please contact email@example.com
Sweet Architecture Workshop
In the Sweet Architecture Workshop the children build two- and three-dimensional geometric forms using cocktail sticks and candy. The children build for example spinning tops and different kind of towers.
LEGO® City Planning Workshop
In this workshop each child gets to create their own building using white Lego bricks and place it on the group’s joint city which is placed on an actual, real life city plan. In this workshop the students get acquainted with city plans, scale and different elements that form a city. The built city is examined through different perspectives and the students reflect together what elements make an enjoyable and beautiful city environment. NB! LEGO® workshop can currently be organized at Arkki’s premises only.
In this workshop each child gets to design their very own house to the happy village of Melukylä. In the process of building, the children get familiar with different construction materials. Over the completed village, the children get to think together what makes a good and enjoyable neighborhood for villagers of all age.
In this architecture workshop different parts and elements of facades are examined. Different shapes of roofs, construction materials, windows, doors, balconies and ornaments are themes of this workshop. Each child gets to design and build their own expressive facade using a collage technique. In the process of building, one gets to think about the look they wish for their future house.
The Greek Temple
In this workshop the children familiarize with Ancient Greek architecture. The children create columns and gables of a Greek temple using Ionian, Dorian and Corinthian decorations. By joining together the creations of the students, a huge Greek temple can be built. Together the children can wonder if they can find references to modern architecture from the ancient style.