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Become an architect of fun! Climb on the museum’s play sculpture, the Lozziwurm, for research, and get inspiration from sculptures and architectural models in the museum’s galleries. Learn the design process to create the imaginative playground of your dreams from ideas to sketches to physical model.

Last day to register is June 3, 2019.

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If space aliens built a city, what would it look like? Use your imagination and your most far-out ideas to create a city from another planet. What do your outer-space friends need in their city? How is it different from or similar to the world you live in on earth? Study the exhibition of award-winning architects in the galleries to look for interesting shapes, colors, and materials to incorporate into your design.

Last day to register is June 3, 2019.

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Big, bigger, biggest! Exercise your problem-solving skills to figure out how to build a huge skyscraper, a giant house, or an extra-tall castle—stretch your imagination to make it happen. Experiment with peers to find the best ways to build big with different materials. Bring your imagination and your biggest ideas!

Last day to register is June 10, 2019.

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Design the house of your dreams! Learn how architects combine the functional needs of a building with designs that excite our imaginations. Does your house have a slide at the back door? Is there a room just for your toys? Explore creative ways to design and build your house using a variety of architectural drawing and model-making methods.

Last day to register is June 10, 2019.

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Go on the hunt to see how many creatures you can find in the paintings and sculptures of the CMOA galleries! Study these strange animals and think about where they might live and what they might eat. Visit animal dioramas in CMNH for more ideas. Use these expeditions as inspiration to create your own original creature in its own habitat!

Last day to register is June 17, 2019.

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Become an architect for animals, a designer for dolls, or a carpenter for cuddly things! From the grandeur of the Hall of Architecture to the museum’s exquisite miniatures, finding ideas to shape the ideal environment for your toys is easy. Make drawings and architectural models to design living spaces that are just the right size for your favorite toy.

Last day to register is June 17, 2019.

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Learn from the past and jump into the future to discover ways cities are designed with the environment in mind. Take a tour of places around Oakland and learn how art and technology are used to create sustainable buildings. Study our exhibition of award-winning architects for design inspiration. Complete challenges and work as a team to design and build a model eco-city from the ground up.

Last day to register is July 1, 2019.

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Where will Art Cat lead you on this one-of-a-kind museum quest? Design your quest gear as you travel through space and time in the galleries and explore outside the museum. Overcome obstacles, find clues, and solve puzzles to unlock secrets on this art-filled adventure. Draw a map of your explorations and keep detailed sketches in your quest book. Adventure awaits!

Last day to register is July 1, 2019.

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Do you pull the couch apart to use as building material? Join your fellow fort builders for an unforgettable week of imagination and play. Study the work of award-winning architects in our galleries for inspiration in designing and constructing your secret space, and get to know the hidden places in the museum. Experiment with unusual materials and collaborate with your friends to design and build larger hideouts.

Last day to register is July 8, 2019.

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Become an architect for animals, a designer for dolls, or a carpenter for cuddly things! From the grandeur of the Hall of Architecture to the museum’s exquisite miniatures, finding ideas to shape the ideal environment for your toys is easy. Make drawings and architectural models to design living spaces that are just the right size for your favorite toy.

Last day to register is July 8, 2019.

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Big, bigger, biggest! Exercise your problem-solving skills to figure out how to build a huge skyscraper, a giant house, or an extra-tall castle—stretch your imagination to make it happen. Experiment with peers to find the best ways to build big with different materials. Bring your imagination and your biggest ideas!

Last day to register is July 15, 2019.

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Design a dream house for the future. Discover how technology has transformed our ability to design everyday objects and spaces. Use unique tools like VR/AR and 3-D scanning apps in CMU’s computer labs to design complex 3-D forms that inspire future buildings. Use these projects to build your portfolio and demonstrate new skills.

Last day to register is July 15, 2019.

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Learn from the past and jump into the future to discover ways cities are designed with the environment in mind. Take a tour of places around Oakland and learn how art and technology are used to create sustainable buildings. Study our exhibition of award-winning architects for design inspiration. Complete challenges and work as a team to design and build a model eco-city from the ground up.

Last day to register is July 1, 2019.

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If space aliens built a city, what would it look like? Use your imagination and your most far-out ideas to create a city from another planet. What do your outer-space friends need in their city? How is it different from or similar to the world you live in on earth? Study the exhibition of award-winning architects in the galleries to look for interesting shapes, colors, and materials to incorporate into your design.

Last day to register is July 22, 2019.

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Travel to the future and make art and architecture inspired by an imagined future world. Think creatively about the world you know to create landscapes, architecture, clothing, and games that people of the future might inhabit, wear, and use. Study the work of award-winning architects in our galleries and catch a glimpse of future landscapes and architecture, then return to the present on the last day of camp to report back to your family and friends.

Last day to register is July 29, 2019.

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Go on the hunt to see how many creatures you can find in the paintings and sculptures of the CMOA galleries! Study these strange animals and think about where they might live and what they might eat. Visit animal dioramas in CMNH for more ideas. Use these expeditions as inspiration to create your own original creature in its own habitat!

Last day to register is July 29, 2019.

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Discover how technology has transformed our ability to design everyday objects and spaces. Use high tech tools to design complex 3-D forms that inspire future buildings, and design your own dream house for the future. View the work of award-winning architects at CMOA as inspiration. Use these projects to build your portfolio and demonstrate new skills. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Student will make regular walking trips to the museum.

Last day to register is July 29, 2019.

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Take a look inside buildings and sculptures as you discover what makes them stand. Learn about different construction techniques and armatures, and how material properties affect the form of designed objects and spaces. Explore the biology of buildings and 3-D artworks and create the structure, skin, and nervous system of your own designs.

Last day to register is July 29, 2019.

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