Advanced Architecture 1: City Design

In this course, students study the styles of different Architects in relation to City Design.  Students design the "form" of a different type of building each lesson based on the style of the "Architect of the Lesson." The buildings that they design will eventually come together as a mini-city. This course requires a lot of model building. (Students will chose their modeling materials and may use a CAD program - if they are already familiar with it.)   The internet or the library will be used for research purposes similar to the "Introduction to Architecture" Course.

Students must fully complete each lesson before moving on the to the next lesson.  

Emailed reviews and grades provide students the opportunity to grow and excel according to their abilities.  Students should expect to work on the course for 8 - 12 hours per lesson. Usually 1/2 high school credit is suggested (based on 90 hours of course work).  The work in this course will provide significant work for college applications and AP Art portfolio.

 
Offered Fall '21 Only

Prerequisites: Introduction to Architecture
Instructor:
Amy Gillispie, B.S.
musicarch.clrc@icloud.com
Age Level:  11 years and older
Minimum Enrollment:  3
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Tuition per Semester: $300
Early Registration Discount (before June 1): 10% off!

Class begins September 14, 2021, and will meet every other Tuesday at 12:00 - 1:00 PM Pacific

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Fall '21 - Spring '22 Registration is Open!

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Textbooks and Materials: Materials should be chosen by students as needed for modeling their designs
Course Materials Required (cost not included in tuition):

For Weeks 1 and 2

Drawing Paper - 120 sheets - 11" x 14"
Sketchbook/Blank Book or Spiral Sketch Pad - 100 sheets - 9" x 12"
Sharpie Markers - Fine or Ultra Fine, or both
rulers, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, and scissors

For Later Weeks: 

Drafting Templates - Circles/Squares/Triangle - General purpose usually works fine
Tracing Paper - 50 sheets - 9" x 12"
Architectural Triangle - 45/45/90 or 30/60/90 Degrees
12 Inch Triangular Architectural Scaled Ruler
Steel Ruler (for cutting)
poster board or card stockfoam core (11 x 14" or larger)

plus miscellaneous supplies dependent upon the student's ideas!

Class Schedule - Introduction to Architecture
Begins Monday, 21 January 2019 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific time
Class meets every other Monday.
Materials Needed:

Materials needed for Weeks 1 and 2 (+ ruler, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, and scissors)
Drawing Paper - 120 sheets - 11" x 14"

Sketchbook/Blank Book or Spiral Sketch Pad - 100 sheets - 9" x 12"

Sharpie Markers - Fine or Ultra Fine or both

Materials needed for future weeks:
Drafting Templates - Circles/Squares/Triangle - General purpose usually works fine

Tracing Paper - 50 sheets - 9" x 12"
Architectural Triangle - 45/45/90 or 30/60/90 Degrees

12 Inch Triangular Architectural Scaled Ruler

Steel Ruler (for cutting)

Poster Board or Card Stock

Foam Core (11 x 14" or larger)
Miscellaneous Supplies dependent upon your student's ideas!

Amy Gillispie, B.S.

Amy Gillispie and her husband, Father Robert, began homeschooling their nine children in 1999.   Amy was graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S.  in Architecture, did her Master’s work in Liturgical Architecture, played the organ for her church at twelve years old, danced in a ballet/jazz company, worked as a photographer/developer, directs musicals, is a COPE certified health coach, a registered IEW teacher and a licensed Simply Music Piano Instructor.  She wrote her own architecture curriculum and began teaching architecture courses to students from around the world when she created her business, Building Brilliant Minds, in 2009.  “Architecture” and “Music/Piano” continue to hold her heart because the possibilities are intertwined and infinite.    Mrs. G’s Architecture and Piano courses may be taken online during the arranged Zoom classes or privately.   For more information,  email Mrs. G.  at  musicarch.clrc@icloud.com , or visit her website at www.buildingbrilliantmindsonline.com .