9/8 | Adventures in Architecture
9/14 | Leap Sandcastle Building 101
9/15 |iSpy Architecture
Adventures in Architecture at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
September 8, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street, San Francisco
Free with museum admission | www.thecjm.org
Families and youth of all ages will discover new ways to experience architecture through a range of activities at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Whether you join us for an interactive art exploration of the Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art exhibition; roll up your sleeves and get creative in the Young Architects Workshop; or join us for a game of “building charades”—you and your family will leave inspired by the art of architecture!
Preschool Gallery Hour, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Families are invited for Preschool Gallery Hour, starting an hour before the Museum’s regular hours, to participate in these drop-in activities: Create a Miniature City (using 2D and 3D materials), Gallery Exploration (an artist-led tour of the exhibition), and Move to the Songs of Jonathan Bayer.
Adventures in Architecture Family Tour, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Families with children are invited on an interactive architecture exploration of the Museum’s redesigned historical building. On this multi-sensory tour, families will discover the Museum’s unique architectural history through visual art, creative movement, material investigations, storytelling, and building charade activities.
Young Architects Workshop, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Look at the designs for prominent San Francisco buildings and get inspired to design your own building using a combination of recycled and fine art materials. Children will be encouraged to re-design a familiar building or imagine something new!
Teen-led Architecture Tour, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Discover how renowned architect Daniel Libeskind brought the landmark PG&E Power Substation back “to life” as a museum. This interactive, inquiry-based tour is led by members of Teen Art Connect, the Museum’s paid teen internship program.
Leap Sandcastle Building 101 Class
September 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ocean Beach at Balboa Avenue, San Francisco
RSVP online by September 7 | www.leaparts.org
Presented by AIASF and Leap, Sandcastle 101 will help sandcastle enthusiasts of all ages apply their design and engineering skills to the medium of sand. At this hands on castle-building workshop, you’ll learn tricks on how to make something out of nothing using sand and ordinary household tools. Leap will guide you in the construction of your own sandcastles. Families, friends, kids, and dogs are welcome, so feel free to make a morning of it!
Leap’s 30th Anniversary Sandcastle Contest, “Masterpieces in Sand,” is on Saturday, October 12. Visit www.leaparts.org for more information.
iSpyArchitecture: A Photo Scavenger Hunt
September 15, 10:00 am
$10 registration per family
Meeting location: The Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 4th Street, San Francisco
Recommended for children ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Families must supply their own camera to participate.
This interactive event allows families to participate in a visual scavenger hunt together. Each family will be provided with a list of architectural spaces or landscape elements to photograph. The photos can later be posted on a shared photo site, or feel free to post on Twitter or Instagram tagging @aiasf, @archandcity or #archandcity.
This family program, organized by Rosa Sheng, AIA, came from a desire to see families reconnect with each other and to encourage an “eye-opening” awareness of our physical environment, the city, by exploring the urban “park.” Have fun spying on the city!