This summer the Youth Architecture & Design Camp has relocated to the Antique Boat Museum! The class will explore the architecture and design of houseboats. As many of you know the Antique Boat Museum is the home of La Duchesse, the 106’ long houseboat built for and owned by George Boldt. There is also a long history and diversity in houseboat design that can be seen along the shores of the Thousand Islands.
Students will explore and learn about buoyancy, fluid dynamics, the organizing principles of design, and use their imaginations as they experiment through drawing and model making to create their very own houseboat models. This year we will have the added excitement of performing an actual water test. Yes – we will actually float our models and see how well they hold up!
Parents, family, and friends will be invited to a final presentation and Water Test as the students present their portfolios and work.
Instructors: Steve Smithers, Thousand Islands High School Technology and Engineering Program; Steve Taylor, designer/builder; Jonathan Taylor, architect; and Anne Taylor, professor emerita.
July 23 – 27, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
To register, download the ABM Course Registration Form (PDF Format) and mail it back to us with your payment. Questions? Contact Deb Rantanen: firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-686-4104 x235.