YOUNG INNOVATORS: PET CAFE, is a design boot camp for kids ages 8-13 years old that explore the use of innovative and creative thinking in solving everyday, real world problems. This course shall introduce young creatives to the SoFA Method, a unique approach to design thinking that encourages an exploration of self by using the students’ personal stories to produce a design concept, and in turn, developing it into a design innovation.
The students will be presented with a design challenge each session and encouraged to come up with their own prototypes using available or recycled materials found around the home. A culminating activity shall take place at the last session for students to present their works to their parents/guardians/friends and some guest teachers.
July 19 - 30, 2021 | Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Course Structure: The workshop will be done via distance learning through applications like Zoom and Google Classroom. It is advised that parental/adult supervision is provided to support the learning needs of students.
SESSION 1 (July 19)
Show and Tell: My Little Fur Baby / My Dream Pet
SESSION 2 (July 21)
Design Challenge 1: Study Lamp
SESSION 3 (July 23)
Design Challenge 2: Pet Pod
SESSION 4 (July 26)
Design Challenge 3A: Pet Cafe (Schematics)
SESSION 5 (July 28)
Design Challenge 3B: Pet Cafe (Sculpting Space)
SESSION 6 (July 30)
Culminating Presentation: A Show and Tell of Design Creations
Faculty: IDr. Charlene Joyce Faustino
A Certificate of Attendance will be given to each student who has successfully completed the program.
Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable. Please be informed that once the Workshop has started payment for the program will be non-refundable and non-transferable.
Name Registration. In order to properly enroll to the Workshop the name to be registered should be the name of the student.
This course is ideal for kids ages 8 to 13.
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT
- Laptop or tablet with internet access
- A design thinking journal; writing/drawing materials
- 3-5 rolls of masking tape, double adhesive
- Stapler, scissors, glue
- Recycled materials (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, card boards, egg cartons, reusable jars or plastic containers, fabric)
- Molding clay
- Popsicle sticks, straws
- Rubber bands, yarn or any type of string
- Loose parts (a variety of small items: beads, buttons, feathers, screws, pebbles, lids)
NOTE: Adult supervision is necessary to set-up materials and other class needs. Please provide an area free of distractions with access to internet. The space should have an area for working.