Architecture at the CLRC

Mrs. Gillispie’s Introduction to Architecture class was recently selected as the gold medal winner Parent Teacher Choice Award by HowtoLearn in their online course category!  "If your child loves building and architecture, or you want to give them a generous head start into world of architecture, this is precisely the high-quality Introduction to Architecture course you want them to take," says Pat Wyman, CEO of HowtoLearn.  Mrs. G. is offering three architecture classes this fall – for children as young as 7 years old and all the way through Advanced Architecture classes for high school students. 

Introduction to Architecture
Advanced Architecture 1: City Design
Advanced Architecture 2: Home Design

Instructor: Amy Gillispie, B.S. email
Prerequisites: No previous experience is required for this course
Age Level: This course is for students 7 - 12 years of age
Tuition for Class: $49.95 per family* for all THREE E-Courses

*Please note that this is a CLRC discounted price per family.  Mrs. G. has tried to make the course as affordable as possible
and all the students in one family may share the course material for this one fee. 
However, if you use the lessons for a co-op or group setting, please respect the honesty code and purchase one course per family.  

Materials Needed:

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

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 , or visit her website at .