Introduction to Architecture

“Introduction to Architecture” provides students with a strong architectural design foundation through architectural projects, architectural sketching and research.  This course is fairly intense with six to ten hours of work suggested for each of the nine lessons. Students may take this course over nine or eighteen weeks individually or according to the schedules for Zoom classes.  By the end of the course, students will have an idea of the architectural periods throughout history, a strong foundation in drawing and modeling techniques and will have completed a final architectural design project in the form of plans, elevations and models.


 

Special Fall 2020 Late-Start Section

Please Note: Preliminary assignments will be sent to students between October 13, 2020 and October 27, 2020.

Prerequisites: None
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;

Class Meets: Tuesdays, 12:00 – 12:55 PM Pacific
Class Dates:
 Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16, Mar. 2, and Mar. 16


 
 

Section B

Offered Fall ’19 Only

Instructor: Amy Gillispie, B.S. email
Prerequisites: None
Age Level:  11 years and older. 
Minimum Enrollment:  3
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Tuition per Semester: $300; Early Registration (before June 1): $275

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Section 1
Offered Fall ’20 Only

Please Note: A preliminary assignment will be sent to students on August 25, 2020 – Due August 31st – the day before the first class.

Prerequisites: None
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): $275

Class meets September 1, 2020;
then every other Tuesday from 12:00 – 12:55 PM Pacific beginning September 22, and ending January 12, 2021


 
 

Section B

Offered Fall ’19 Only

Instructor: Amy Gillispie, B.S. email
Prerequisites: None
Age Level:  11 years and older. 
Minimum Enrollment:  3
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Tuition per Semester: $300; Early Registration (before June 1): $275

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Section 2
Offered Fall ’20 Only

Please Note: A preliminary assignment will be sent to students on August 26, 2020 – Due September 1st – the day before the first class.

Prerequisites: None
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): $275

Class meets September 2, 2020;
then every other Wednesday from 7:00 – 7:55 AM Pacific beginning September 23, and ending January 13, 2021


 
 

Section B

Offered Fall ’19 Only

Instructor: Amy Gillispie, B.S. email
Prerequisites: None
Age Level:  11 years and older. 
Minimum Enrollment:  3
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Tuition per Semester: $300; Early Registration (before June 1): $275

Click Here for Class Time and Start Date

 
 

Section B

Offered Fall ’19 Only

Instructor: Amy Gillispie, B.S. email
Prerequisites: None
Age Level:  11 years and older. 
Minimum Enrollment:  3
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Tuition per Semester: $300; Early Registration (before June 1): $275

Click Here for Class Time and Start Date

 
 

Section 3
Offered Spring ’21 Only

Please Note: A preliminary assignment will be sent to students on January 13, 2021 – Due January 19, 2021 – the day before the first class.

Prerequisites: None
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): $275

Class meets January 20, 2021;
then every other Wednesday from 7:00 – 7:55 AM Pacific ending May 11, 2021


 
 

Section B

Offered Fall ’19 Only

Instructor: Amy Gillispie, B.S. email
Prerequisites: None
Age Level:  11 years and older. 
Minimum Enrollment:  3
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Tuition per Semester: $300; Early Registration (before June 1): $275

Click Here for Class Time and Start Date

 

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Course Materials Required (cost not included in tuition):

  • Drawing sketch book
  • Chip board
  • 11″ x 14″ white poster board
  • 11″ x 14″ drawing paper
  • Templates (triangles, circles, squares)
  • Metal ruler
  • Architectural ruler
  • Pencils, black Sharpie-style marker
  • Other art materials–student choices
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 .