PreVu is a studio-based experience to unleash young kids’ creativity and imagination. This Winter, we are beginning the third season of our kids program for young innovators, ages 5-7. Each week, kids will be introduced to a real-world problem and use their creative problem solving and critical thinking skills to make and build solutions. In the process, our young innovators will learn about new technologies, robotics, and a number of digital tools, such as 3D printing, laser cutting and programming, to create amazing work.

What’s our theme for this Winter? Connections! Kids will explore the theme of Connections through a number of topics each week. From mapping objects to creating geared motion picture machines to coding an interactive game, kids will be making and designing each week! In each Studio, NuVu Coaches will frame the challenge within a larger topic and encourage kids to develop their ideas through an iterative process over the course of the activity. Throughout the program, kids will enhance their problem solving, collaboration, and making skills, and with persistence, they will learn to think big and deeply about the world and people around them.

 

Sessions & Studio Offerings

The PreVu Winter 2017 Program begins on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and continues until Saturday, April 29, 2017 with a holiday on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The PreVu Winter 2017 Program includes 12 Sessions. Each Session takes place on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm. Kids must be able to attend a minimum of 9 out of the 12 Sessions in order to enroll in the Program. 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.

A sample of the Session topics are introduced below. These are subject to change.

Session 1: Connections 101
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Focus Skills: Storyboarding, Modeling, Digital Literacy


Session 2: Codey-Code a Story
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Focus Skills: Coding, Robotics, Laser Cutting, Puppet-making

Session 3: Stories in Motion
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Focus Skills: Animation, Laser Cutting, Connections/Joints

Session 4: Mapping Stories
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Focus Skills: Mapping, Diagramming, Laser Cutting, Connections/Joints, 2D to 3D Translation

Session 5: All in a Day
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Focus Skills: Storytelling, Filmmaking, Video Editing, Digital Animation, Presenting

Session 6: Fly, Float, Sink
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Focus Skills: Modeling, Engineering, Collage

Holiday
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Session 7: Game Day
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Focus Skills: 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, Scratch Coding

Session 8: Trace: Mapping Terrains
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Focus Skills: Modeling, Laser cutting, Topographical Interpretations, LEDs & Circuits

Session 9: A Windy Day
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Focus Skills: Modeling, Engineering

Session 10: Streets & Spaces
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Focus Skills: Coding, Robotics, Laser Cutting

Session 11: Time Machines
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Focus Skills: Laser cutting, LEDs, Electronics

Session 12: Sound, Rhythm and Movement
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Focus Skills: Animation, Laser Cutting, Connections/Joints

  

Pricing

During our PreVu Winter 2017 Program, we will be offering 12 unique Sessions. Tuition for the full program is $780 (or $65 per Session). Families must register their child for a minimum of 9 Sessions in the Winter Program. The tuition fee includes the cost of all the equipment and supplies that will be needed for kids’ projects. Transportation is not provided.

9 Sessions: $585
10 Sessions: $650
11 Sessions: $715
12 Sessions: $780 

Registration

Student registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis and guaranteed once families enroll and send their final payment. ‚ÄčA maximum of 20 students will be accepted for the program. Because enrollment is limited, we recommend that you register and send your final payment as soon as possible.

To enroll in the PreVu Winter 2017 Program, please email kids@nuvustudio.org and indicate the number of kids you wish to enroll in the program and the number of sessions. We will send along enrollment details and payment information.

Final payments must be made by check and received in full by January 23, 2017 otherwise the student’s spot will be forfeited to another student on the waitlist. Please make your check payable to NuVu, and mail your payment to:

NuVu Studio
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Staff

Kate James, SMACT, ACT, MIT
Saba Ghole, SMarchS, Architecture, MIT
Anne Marie Graziano, MArch, Architecture, MIT
Sotirios Kotsopoulos, PhD, Architecture, MIT
David Wang, PhD, Artificial Intelligence, MIT

Advisor

Edith Ackermann, Visiting Scientist, MIT