Spring 2019 PreVu & PreVu 2
Open to : Ages 5-10
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 eighth season of PreVu, our kids program for young innovators. This season, we're doing something new. We're launching PreVu 2, a studio-based program for ages 8-10! This new program will take place alongside our regular PreVu program for ages 5-7. We're excited to offer this new program and hope to continue to build new experiences for our students.
In each of the Sunday Sessions of PreVu (ages 5-7) and PreVu 2 (ages 8-10), kids 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.
Theme & Topics
To celebrate our first season of PreVu + PreVu 2 for older kids, we're exploring everything Big and Little. We'll explore how some things that we use everyday have gotten smaller (phones, computers, etc.) while other everyday things have gotten bigger (houses, cars, etc.). We'll explore ideas of scale, basic shapes and structures that allow us to construct big and small things, micro and macro robotics, how to design expandable structures, and life-sized games.
This Spring, our PreVu theme is "Big and Little"! Kids will explore this theme through a number of topics each week. From mapping unexplored places to creating life-sized machines to coding their way to a secret treasure, kids will be making and designing each week! In each Session, 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.
Spring 2019 PreVu and PreVu 2 begin on Sunday, February 24, 2019 and continues until Sunday, May 12, 2019. PreVu and PreVu 2 each include 12 Sessions. Each Session takes place on Sundays from 1pm to 3pm. All Studios are open to kids ages 5 to 10. PreVu is open to kids ages 5-7, and PreVu 2 is open to kids ages 8-10. This is a drop-off program. Parents are required to remain off-site for the duration of the two hours.
Spring 2019 PreVu + PreVu 2 DATES:
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Tuition & Registration
During Spring 2019 PreVu, we will be offering 12 Sessions. Tuition for the full program is $870. 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 Twelve (12) Sunday Sessions: $870
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 7 students will be accepted for each program (7 for PreVu and 7 for PreVu 2). 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 31, 2019, 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 February 15, 2019 otherwise the student’s spot will be forfeited to another student on the waitlist. After February 15, families can still register for Spring 2019 PreVu or PreVu 2, 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 2019 PreVu 2). Mail the check to:
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2019 PreVu will be located at NuVu's main location in Cambridge, MA.
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Kate James, SMACT, ACT, MIT
Saba Ghole, SMarchS, Architecture, MIT
Piper Ainsley, Masters of Design, RISD
Alana Press, NuVu Alumnus