Kid’s Draw Architecture: California State Capitol

AIA Central Valley

Back Event Oct 6, 2020 @ 5 pm

As a part of AIACV’s Experience Architecture 2020, join us for this fun sketching activity for children of all ages in partnership with AIA California

Overview : Sketching is a fun way for children to focus and see things previously unnoticed in the built environment, and to better understand the various aspects of architecture, such as functionality and artistry.

Kid’s Draw was originally created in 1988 by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara to connect architects with children and their parents. Now in its 32nd year, AIA Chapters across the state will be hosting this family-friendly sketching event virtually for the first time.

California’s acting State Architect, Ida Clair, AIA will introduce the program and share information on the Capitol building. AIA Central Valley Chapter President, artist, and father Chris Holt, AIA will demonstrate sketching techniques and how to approach sketching the state Capitol Building specifically. A Vimeo video link and instruction sheet will be provided to registered participants.

Snap a picture of your completed sketch and post on Instagram using the hashtag #AIACAKIDS2020

Cost : FREE / donate to the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services:

Register :

Event leaders : Ida Clair, AIA, Christopher Holt, AIA

Sponsors : Comstock’s Magazine, Fulcrum Properties, Lionakis, Milgard Windows & Doors, SMUD, US CAD, Rainforth Grau and the Holt Family.

Experience Architecture is a public-outreach event designed by AIA Central Valley to facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts their daily lives; to create an ongoing dialogue to inform a distinct, regional, architectural identity; and to highlight existing relationships between the region and its architecture.

This year’s event runs October 6-11, 2020. Find out more and see other events at