BUILD IT! ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP
Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EST)
DREAM YARD PROJECT CENTER
1085 Washington Ave @ East 166th Street
Build fantastic cardboard towers, forts and sculptures, helping re-imagine the design of DreamYard’s courtyard. Working with Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop and teaching architect Ann deVere, participants will design beautiful structures. This will include an overview of the design of DreamYard’s facilities by the building’s architects, H3 Architecture. All ages welcome. Reservations are required to participate in this event.
Ann deVere is a seasoned teaching artist and educator of the built environment. She conducts workshops and AIE classes in public schools under the auspices of various New York City cultural and arts organizations. She first stepped into a classroom at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in their Community Outreach Program in 1998. She has worked with OHNY, Wave Hill, Friends of the Highline, and Henry Street Settlement. A native New Yorker, deVere is also a visual artist with a concentration in printmaking and has received numerous awards including several MacDowell Colony Fellowships, a Ralph Fabri Printmaking scholarship and an Abrons Art Center AIR Workspace studio. She received her degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. Her portfolio of architectural accomplishments includes design commissions as well as developing and managing projects from concept to construction. As a teaching artist-architect, she employs both her applied and fine arts background to engage students in analytical applications, concept development and creative problem solving — all the while drawing upon their imaginations. As a measured result, students develop a sense of their own capabilities, discover their ideas have value and learn how they can enrich the environments around them.