Spring 2018 PreVu
Open to : Ages 5-7

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

NuVu is a place where young students grow their spirit of innovation. Immersed in our design process, students use their curiosity and creativity to explore new ideas and make their concepts come to life. Our model is based on the architecture studio model. For each program, we use imaginative themes to frame activities in which students dive into hands-on design, engineering, science, technology, art and more!

This Spring, we are beginning the fifth season of PreVu, our kids program for young innovators. In each Session, 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 Session, 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.


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Program Details


Theme & Topics

Storytelling is the heart of our civilization. Through words, sounds and images we’ve shared stories for thousands of years. Spreading to generations beyond the storytellers’ imagination, these stories give us the means to express ideas, entertain, preserve traditions, even educate.

This Spring, our PreVu theme is ‘Storytelling!’ Kids will explore this theme through a number of topics each week. From mapping objects to creating motion picture machines to coding their food, 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

Spring 2018 PreVu begins on Saturday, February 3, 2018 and continues until Saturday, April 7, 2018. PreVu includes 10 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.

SPRING 2018 PREVU DATES:

Session 1
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Session 2
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Session 3
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Session 4
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Session 5
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Session 6
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Session 7
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Session 8
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Session 9
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Session 10
Saturday, April 7, 2018


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Session 1: Feb 3-Apr 7, 2018




Tuition & Registration


Pricing

During Spring 2018 PreVu, we will be offering 10 Sessions. Tuition for the full program is $700. 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.

Fee for 10 Saturday Sessions: $700


Registration


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 12 students will be accepted for this program. 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 January 15, 2018, 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 January 25, 2018 otherwise the student’s spot will be forfeited to another student on the waitlist. After January 25, families can still register for Spring 2018 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 program they are participating in on the check (e.g. Jane Smith, Spring 2018 PreVu). Mail the check to:

NuVu Studio
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

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

Location

Spring 2018 PreVu will be located at NuVu's main location in Cambridge, MA.

NuVu Studio
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Staff

Kate James, SMACT, ACT, MIT
Saba Ghole, SMarchS, Architecture, MIT
Piper Ainsley, Masters of Design, RISD
Lerato Motshwarakgole,  Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
David Wang, PhD, Artificial Intelligence, MIT