AIA Chapters around the state participated in Kids Draw Architecture 2019! This program, inspired AIA Santa Barbara’s Kids Draw Architecture, invites children of all ages to a significant architectural spot in their area to meet with architects and learn about the history of the structure and gather some sketching tips from the pros.
The value of sketching is necessary in the field of architecture. Architects know this. Drawing affects how the brain compartmentalizes and disseminates information. Sketching allows for one to focus and see things previously unnoticed, or to connect how the building sits within its environment. It creates a shift in thought and opens the mind to new ideas.
So, armed with curiosity, creativity and interest, hundreds participated in several regions around the state. From the Billy Jean King Library in Long Beach to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, a great time was had by all. But don’t take our word for it—look at this photo album for further proof and insights.