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AIA San Francisco presents Kids Draw Architecture
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When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Where: San Francisco Botanical Gardens
1199 9th Avenue
In Golden Gate Park, entrances at the corner of 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK
San Francisco, California  94122
United States
Contact: Annabelle Udo-O'Malley

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Join AIASF in community partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter (ASLA-NCC) and the San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum for this free event open to kids of all ages.

This educational program was originally created in 1988 by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara ‐ AIASB’s “sister organization” to both connect architects as well as landscape architects with children and their parents and to acquire appreciation for landscape, architecture and the built environment. Now after almost 30 years and much success, Kids Draw Architecture is now being offered in multiple locations at a state‐wide level. Attendees will learn about the structure and the history, be provided all supplies, and meet industry professionals who will provide participants with information that will inspire creativity.

As architects, sketching is a necessary component of the thought process. But sketching, and art in general, is important for many reasons, and affects how the brain thinks—compartmentalizes, and sees the world. Sketching allows one to focus and see things previously unnoticed in the built environment. The result is a better understanding of the various aspects of architecture and landscape architecture – functionality, artistry and importance and demonstrates to our youth that sketching is an imperative honed skill, and that architecture is a functional art. 

Note: Admission is free for San Francisco Botanical Garden members and San Francisco residents with proof of residency.  Please visit SFBG website for price of admission information.

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