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Summer 2013 Junior Architect Tour

June 1, 2013 @ 10:30 am - August 31, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Frank Lloyd Wright began building this desert masterpiece in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Located on the beautiful Sonoran desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, the site offers a broad range of guided public tours where visitors can experience Wright’s brilliance.

On our special summer-time Junior Architect Tour, school-age children and their parents investigate how architecture impacts their lives. While participating in this 90-minute educational and entertaining experience, families will have the chance to consider:

-The importance of architecture
-The role of an architect
-How the shapes, colors and patterns of nature along with math and science were used by Wright in his architectural designs

The last part of the tour includes an opportunity for the children to draw what they’ve learned. They’ll sit down and create on paper the forms and patterns that they found in nature and throughout Taliesin West.

This tour takes families into all the spaces seen on the Insights Tour as they discover how Wright, his family and his apprentices lived in this bold experiment in desert living. Some of the areas we’ll visit include the:

-Cabaret Theater
-Music Pavilion
-Seminar Theater
-Wright’s private office
-The Living Quarters

All of these spaces are linked by dramatic terraces, gardens and walkways overlooking the desert. See how the site itself amplifies the desert’s beauty.

NOTE: This tour is for families, meaning children must be accompanied by an adult and adults must be accompanied by children.




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June 1, 2013 @ 10:30 am
August 31, 2013 @ 10:30 am
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