May 24, 2014 Saturday
(Almost full)
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

In this class you will learn a practical skill, how to build a quick architectural model in cardboard. This method is adaptable to many other materials (foamcore, basswood, chipboard), and models may be of any scale – or 1:1. The main difference of the method to be taught is that it reduces or eliminates glue-drying wait time, so that your building speed can keep up with your flow of ideas. Please bring sharp blades and any other materials you might like. /// SUPPLIES STUDENTS SHOULD BRING: 3’ x 3’ minimum piece of cardboard, Xacto or mat knife, hot glue gun (if you have one), 1 can compressed air (like for cleaning your keyboard)

Bring one of the following:
Car wash
Help in the garden (pulling weeds, raking)
kids clothes (age 5)
tomato plants
Vegan baked goods

About the teacher, Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen grew up in San Francisco and studied at Princeton University. She worked for five years with Gehry Partners, ultimately serving as an Assistant Project Designer. She was the 2002-2003 recipient of the Mercedes T. Bass Rome Prize in architecture, a yearlong fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. She served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design from 1996-2001, and the Board of the Outpost for Contemporary Art from 2008-2011. She has also taught architecture for Cal Poly Pomona, the Mountain School of Art, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), UCLA, UC Riverside, USC, and Woodbury University.