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Advanced Architecture-Real World Remodel (Live Class)

In this 9-week course, students will redesign an existing home as a remodel project.
Monica Vandeventer
172 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 11 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 9 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Aug 17

Aug 17 - Oct 12 (9 weeks)
5pm - 5:55pm
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will gain a preliminary knowledge of how to use different drawing types to express how a building is designed and constructed. Students will explore how to use existing building elements, client needs and some budgetary issues to create a unique new design for an existing house. The class will be fun and exploratory in nature. Students will leave this class with a basic set of architectural plans that they drew themselves. This is a fantastic next step for any student who has taken the Getting Started in Architecture class. 

Specific learning outcomes include:
-Knowing how to use an architectural scale, draw and measure scaled drawings.
-How to read the symbols commonly used on architectural plans.
-Knowing the basic types of architectural drawings and how they are used to create an actual building.
-Understanding New, Existing and Demolition plans
-Learning how to present your ideas to others and receive constructive feedback.
I have a degree in architecture and have worked in many architectural firms. I have helped design homes for celebrities as well as regular people, like my parents.  I run my own architectural drafting and design company. 
I'm a homeschool mom of three kids and have also run a homeschool enrichment program of 30 kids where we did group projects. I love engaging students and having a chance to develop in kids lifelong skills that will serve them in many areas of their life.
Each week the students will be required to produce a drawing of the particular type we are learning. 

We will be using the Outschool classroom for videos and Flipgrid for interactions and feedback during the week before the final presentation. We will also create a Pinterest board to share ideas and spark creativity. 

During each week there will be instructional videos that present the necessary concepts and requirements for each drawing type. 
After each video, there will be several small assignments that guide the students through the necessary steps to produce a high-quality architectural drawing of their home. 

After the students finish each drawing, they will present their drawings during class. Classmates will provide feedback and ideas. I will provide a more complete review of the drawing and presentation.

This class will have a lot of homework, but if your student likes architecture already, it shouldn't be too hard for them to complete. 

If you're a learner is on the younger side, I would recommend the parents help them with the project each week. Younger learners may need additional help at the beginning understanding how to use the architectural scale and how to design their house.
I know that getting supplies during this time can be tough. Ideally, each student should have the supplies listed below, but at a minimum, they will need: Pencil and eraser 1/4" graph paper. It isn't ideal, but you can even print it off here: If you can get these supplies, it will make it easier for your student: ____________________________________________ -An architectural scale -11 by 17 graph paper -Mechanical pencils- These are much better for drawing consistent lines on plans. Pencils that need to be sharpened will start out thin and get thick. This makes it harder to do crisp, easy to read drawings. -Eraser- I highly recommend using the white high-polimer erasers. They won't tear the paper as easily and also erase better. -Floor plan template at 1/4"=1'-0". For drawing furniture, plumbing fixtures and door swings. ***Optional but really fun- Eraser shield. _____________________________________________ All of these items are found on Amazon and or at a local art or drafting supply store. Included below are links to supplies on Amazon if you wish to purchase there. Cost varies based on where you buy them, but you should be able to get all the supplies for less than $25, and you will have a lot left over after the class. Graph Paper: Architectural Scale: Erasers: Floor Plan Template: Eraser Shield:
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Each learner will get feedback from me on their drawing. I will review for:
-Basic design and layout
-Architectural drafting techniques
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
There will be links to outside videos on youtube and outside webpages.


Monica VandeventerArchitect, Homeschool Mom and Life Long Learner
172 total reviews
121 completed classes

About Me

Architect, homeschool mom and inventor at heart here. I have a degree in architecture and have worked in many architectural firms. I have helped design homes for celebrities as well as regular people, like my parents.  I run my own architectural... 
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