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TryArch

TryArch workshop is held once a year in the fall; just in time for those preparing their application to graduate schools.

TryArch is an intensive one-day workshop where you can experience an architecture studio, learn about drawing and fabrication, and build content for your portfolio. No experience is required. Participants will work through a series of drawing and composition exercises that will be physically tested as an inflatable object. We will explore formal, spatial and material organizations in the hopes of discovering new avenues of architectural inquiry. This experimental workshop challenges preconceived notions of architectural form and offers a fresh perspective on “how to architecture” with faculty members Antonio Torres and Ania Jaworska.

TryArch requires no previous architectural experience. It is intended for those currently pursuing an undergraduate degree or working in another field who are thinking about graduate studies in architecture. It is also ideal for those who simply have an interest in learning more about architectural design.*

The cost of the workshop is $200 and includes all materials and lunch.

*Current high school students interested in attending a workshop should look into HiArch, the School's week-long summer program for high school students. The School also offers YArch, a month-long intensive design summer workshop.

Schedule**

Saturday, November 5
9–10:00am: Introduction
10:00am–12noon: Drawing
12noon–1:00pm: Lunch
1:00–2:00pm: Seaming
2:00–3:00pm: Inflation
3:00–4:00pm: Hybrid
4:00–6:00pm: Wrap-up and project documentation

**Subject to change

Cost

The cost of TryArch is $200 and provides all materials and instruction needed to complete program projects. The program also includes lunch on Saturday.

The program fee is nonrefundable in the case of student withdrawal. Places in the program are limited and available on a first-paid, first-served basis. Payment is required to reserve a space.

Note: Courses with low enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to the start date, so early registration is encouraged. If a cancellation or change is necessary, students will be notified prior to the first class and refunded the cost of the workshop.

Questions?

Contact arch@uic.edu