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Fall 2017 PreVu

PreVu is a studio-based experience to unleash young kids’ creativity and imagination.

This Fall, we are beginning the fourth season of PreVu, our kids program for young innovators. In each Studio, kids (ages 5-7) will be introduced to a real-world problem and use their creative problem solving, critical thinking, and innovation skills to make and build solutions. During the Studio, our young innovators will learn about the design process, new technologies, and various analog and digital tools (such as 3D printing and laser cutting) to create amazing work.


Our theme for this Fall is "Animalia Wearables."

Are you fascinated by a hawk’s wings, or intrigued by a turtle’s shell? Wonder how the scales of a snake move together? In this studio, our young designers will choose an animal to research, study their form and how they move, and then design and fabricate wearable art pieces in response to their findings!

Students will have the opportunity to develop ideas using hands-on modeling and making. They will also learn to use software and fabrication tools that allow for prototyping and iterating to hone their unique designs. They will learn to constructively support each other’s projects and work together to make a zoo-ey, zany final collection of animal-inspired wearables!

UPDATE (9/15/17): Fall 2017 PreVu is full. If you are interested in enrolling your child in the program, please email kids@nuvustudio.org. Your name will be added to our waitlist, and we will contact you if a spot opens.


Fall 2017 PreVu begins on Saturday, September 30 and continues until Saturday, November 18. PreVu includes 8 Sessions. Each Session takes place on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm. All Studios are open to kids ages 5 to 7. This is a drop-off program. Parents are required to remain off-site for the duration of the two hours.


Session 1
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Session 2
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Session 3
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Session 4
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Session 5
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Session 6
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Session 7
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Session 8
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Session : Sep 30-Nov 18, 2017


During Fall 2017 PreVu, we will be offering 8 Sessions. Tuition for the full program is $540. The tuition fee includes the cost of all the equipment and supplies that will be needed for kids’ projects. Transportation is not provided. Limited financial aid is available.

8 Saturday Sessions: $540


UPDATE (9/15/17): Fall 2017 PreVu is full. If you are interested in enrolling your child in the program, please email kids@nuvustudio.org. Your name will be added to our waitlist, and we will contact you if a spot opens.

Student registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis and guaranteed once families enroll and send their final payment. Families can register online through our online portal. A maximum of 15 students will be accepted for each studio. Because enrollment is limited, we recommend that you register and send your final payment as soon as possible.

A deposit of $200 per Session must accompany each registration, and can be paid online through NuVu’s website. Deposits are refundable only until September 15, 2017, after which they become non-refundable. Credit cards are accepted for online deposits only.  

Final payments must be made by check and received in full by September 20, 2017 otherwise the student’s spot will be forfeited to another student on the waitlist. After September 20, families can still register for Fall 2017 PreVu, but final payments must be made immediately after the online registration is completed.

Please make checks payable to NuVu. Include the name of the student and studio they are participating in on the check (e.g. Jane Smith, Sci-Fi Machines). Mail the check to:

NuVu Studio
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

If you have questions, please email us at kids@nuvustudio.org.


Fall 2017 PreVu will be located at NuVu's main location in Cambridge, MA.

NuVu Studio
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139


Kate James, SMACT, ACT, MIT
Saba Ghole, SMarchS, Architecture, MIT
Piper Ainsley, Masters of Design, RISD
John Christopher Fechtel, MArch, MIT
Sotirios Kotsopoulos, PhD, Architecture, MIT
David Wang, PhD, Artificial Intelligence, MIT