What's behind the door? Architecture at The Arts Centre


15 & 16 May 2021

Time: Various

  • Sat 15 May 2021

    10.00AM – 11.00AM

    12.00PM – 1.00PM

  • Sun 16 May 2021

    10.00AM – 11.00AM

    12.00PM – 1.00PM

Pricing

  • Student Admission $5.00
    Parent/s or caregivers are welcome to stay however this is not a requirement
  • Venue: Maker Workshop

    This educational programme which is part of OPEN Christchurch 2021 is ideally suited for young people aged 8-12 years old who are interested in architecture. 

    The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora formerly known as Canterbury College, has always been a place of history, architecture, creativity, and learning. Our new architecture programme explores the Neo-Gothic style at The Arts Centre and compares it with other architectural design.

    In this programme, students will be able to go behind the fences and see what the stonemasons create in their workspace - where most of the intricately carved stonework that graces The Arts Centre’s walls is created.  Students will be able to talk to expert stonemasons about stonemasonry, one of the oldest professions and art forms in human history.

    Students will learn what makes a building Neo-Gothic and embark upon a scavenger hunt to locate these unique design features. They will come away with a better understanding of architectural features and their own take home hands-on activity. They will also learn about key individuals that are historically linked with The Arts Centre and its buildings.

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    Location map

    School of Art,
    Hereford Street

    Market Square South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering Common Room Library Biology, Observatory and Physics Chemistry School of Art West Lecture Classics Rutherford's Den Clock Tower Boy's High Workshop Great Hall
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