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Hands-On for Kids - Architectural Drawing for 9-13 Year Olds

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)

Sketching is an important way to manifest ideas and accelerate ideation in the design process. Computer aided design tools make it easy to create great designs, but there is no substitute for the training that sketching provides.

Join MODA on the plaza for a morning of sketching architectural forms. Participants will participate in challenges teaching introductory drawing techniques used by architects and designers. They will learn and build on sketching skills with a focus on geometry, scale, and spatial representation. Participants will be encouraged to draw what they see, strengthening hand-eye coordination and resilience. At the end of class, participants take home a sketchbook of their work. Sketchbook included in cost.

Skills learned:

  • Knowledge of the Architectural Design Process

  • Sketching Techniques

  • Improved hand-eye coordination and fine-motor skills

  • Practice problem solving and resilience

  • Basic design principles

  • Geometry and Scale

Cost: $35 for MODA Members/ $40 for Non-Members

Please note member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above. For more information about memberships or to join, visit or contact

Your Class Instructor:
Brigid Drozda, Educator & Strategic Initiatives Coordinator


A native Atlantan, Brigid holds a BA in History from the University of Georgia with a focus on Economic Culture, Aesthetics, and the Luxury Debate. Brigid completed her Orton-Gillingham Practitioner Certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and brings design experience from a prior career in horticulture.

Brigid creates curricula and teaches classes infused with the design process blending design thinking, project based learning, and other forms of learner-driven, open-ended, experiential learning to build cultures of innovation and collaboration. Her students combine sketching and drafting with STEAM tools to execute designs that demonstrate critical thinking and functionality.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per class. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event. MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Exemption Notice: This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to or call 404.657.5562.