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Explore Architecture: Mythology & Magic (Flex)

Design a temple for gods and goddesses as we explore mythology, secrets, spell gardens, potion rooms, and portals.
Fifi Henderson
305 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 17 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
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No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
8-13
year olds
3-18
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Wicked Workshop is a maker-based program that introduces youth to architecture through reality-based projects that tackle "wicked" problems like inadequate housing and environmental health. We teach decision-making strategies, complex problem solving, and critical thinking methods recognized as vital 21st century skills necessary to succeed in work, life and citizenship through a straightforward hands-on curriculum based on authentic projects that foster independent thinking, self-directed learning, exploration, iteration and creativity.  
Wicked workshop is taught by Phyllis (Fifi) Henderson.  A mom to two active girls, an architect and an educator, Fifi creates learning experiences opportunities that build self-esteem, independence and critical thinking skills.  As an educator with a PhD in architectural history and theory, she recognized that Design Thinking was being used outside of professional design practice to help resolve issues in multiple industries including business and societal sectors.  Design Thinking is a non-linear, strategy-based process for problem solving that tackles issues through empathy and iterative hands-on making. It was developed by Stanford University’s “d” school for people in business, higher education, the public sector and K-12 education as a process to create real change. As an architect, Fifi practiced this methodology and recognized it as a direct extension of her traditional university architecture school curriculum. After completing her PhD, she decided to scale that learning experience for a younger audience. Working with kids on big problems has been one of the most rewarding aspects of her career and she is continually energized by the ideas, dynamism and joy that kids bring to wicked problems.
There is no homework, although all of our projects carry the likely potential to add more details over time.
 1 file available upon enrollment
All projects can be beautifully completed with paper, cardboard from a cereal box, recycled plastic, parts and pieces, string, glue and tape. Below is a suggested list of materials for each project; however, feel free to explore other materials, colors and sizes. When colored paper is called for, your learner can easily use plain white paper and color it with markers, colored pencils or crayons (or just leave it white). Pro Tip: Remember that each project features a Materials Demonstration Video and a printable Scavenger Hunt. Because these projects are designed to be flexible and unique to each student, I suggest watching the materials demonstration video before collecting your materials. Be sure to have fun! Feel free to explore other materials, colors and sizes. Don't worry about materials you don't have - find fun substitutions and keep going. Project 1: Build a Temple for Apollo, Athena or Poseidon Something for a base: 1” sheet of “Smoothfoam” about 16”x20” works really well and can be found at craft stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby or ordered online. If that doesn’t work for you, try a couple of cereal boxes taped together or work with some cardboard and hot glue. Think about adding some air dry clay to create a really interesting base similar to the mountainous acropolis. Projects 2, 3 and 4: Anything goes! Here are some suggestions: Modelling clay or Sculpey, clothespins, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, fishing lures, pompoms, feathers, sponges, bubble wrap, tissue paper, rubber bands, recycled bottle, pillow stuffing, cotton balls, artificial plants & greenery, plastic mesh, acorns and pinecones from the yard, cereal boxes, straws
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
We encourage your learner to upload their work for instructor feedback.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Fifi Henderson
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
PhD, LEED AP
305 total reviews
248 completed classes

About Me

I’m a mom to two active girls, an architect and an educator.  As a mom, I spend a lot of time looking for opportunities for my girls to build self-esteem, independence and critical thinking skills.  As an educator with a PhD in architectural... 
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