WAM’s Frank Gehry-designed building is the perfect backdrop for architecture and design programs. Expanding on existing architecture and design programs, like WAM’s Teen Architecture Summer workshop, the Weisman has partnered with designer Brian Kelley, founder of the Young Builders and Designers program, for youth design workshops over the past year and will continue to offer workshops this winter and spring. Recently, Jamee Yung, WAM’s director of education, sat down with Brian to discuss his career development, life influences, and what…
Young Builders and Designers Build-Off Challenge!
Join the Weisman Art Museum and Young Builders and Designers for a pair of two-hour workshops and spend a couple of afternoons outside, learning about designing and building with LEGO®! Create and design your own models based on a surprise theme. Then, show off your creative building skills! Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place! Youth aged 9 – 13 are invited to participate! They may attend just one or both workshop sessions. Youth who attend both workshops may be included in an upcoming design competition at Mall of America.
WHO: Anyone ages 9 – 13
COST: Free | Registration required >>
WHEN: There are two Saturday workshops, October 16, 2 – 4 p.m. and November 6, 2 – 4 p.m.| Participants may attend one or both sessions; those who come to both will be eligible for inclusion in an upcoming design competition at Mall of America
WHERE: Van Cleve Park, 901 15th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
For more than 16 years, Brian Kelley has been teaching design education to Twin City youth through his Young Builders and Designers program. His wide range of clients and partnerships include University of Minnesota’s Design School, the LEGO® Store in the Mall of America, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, and many others. Many of his youth-designed projects have been exhibited throughout the Twin Cities in places like the History Center and the LEGO® Store in Mall of America. He currently lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, where he enjoys spending time with his new granddaughter and finding new ways to create and design.