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Adventures Online: Drawing the Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright

Program No. 24683RJ
Pencils ready! Improve your drawing skills as you join professor Mark Keane for an immersive, online look into the life and work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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5 days
Early Years, Influences, Perspective, Unity Temple
From the comfort of your own home.
Usonian, Jacobs I
From the comfort of your own home.
Taliesin West, Fallingwater
From the comfort of your own home.
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At a Glance

At the turn of the 20th century, architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright was creating some of the most ingenious architecture America had ever seen. Immerse yourself in his life and works as you join architecture professor Mark Keane for a five day online adventure that examines Wright’s creations while providing drawing instruction to help improve your artistic abilities and strengthen your memory. With homes like Taliesin, Fallingwater and the Jacobs I House as your muse, gain insight into the styles that influenced Wright while also taking pencil to paper and drawing renditions of these homes yourself. Your home is your classroom during this online adventure, but you’ll enjoy time to meet your fellow Road Scholars and share your love for art and architecture together!
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Get expert insight into the life and works of Frank Lloyd Wright during daily lectures and presentations by Professor Mark Keane.
  • Design your own Prairie or Usonian home and receive constructive feedback on your drawings from Professor Keane.
  • Learn how drawing can improve your memory and gain tips for using your new skills as a way of “exercising” your brain.

General Notes

For the drawing portion of this program, you’ll need blank white paper (either 11x17 or 8.5x11), six black colored pencils and a pencil sharpener. Please print out all base sheets for each draw along session from the files that will be included in the Handouts in your Road Scholar account for this program. You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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