Creative play is a vital part of childhood and child development. Through creative and imaginative play, children can grow emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Creative experiences help a child develop these skills, enable them to share their thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Ideally, practical life skills are best taught through creative thinking by encouraging imaginative and open-ended play.
This workshop will explore a new dimension of play where kids will be challenged through innovative activities developing critical thinking and creativity.
This one day workshop would start with a modular design asking kids to ‘design their imaginative city’ using different mediums and it would go further to exercises such as 'designing your own house' with several physical model-making activities. Depending on the kids’ imagination, different design proposals would be investigated. In addition, basic concepts of modularity, aggregation, structure, planning, house design, and urban design would be explored.
About the instructor:
Atousa Aslaminezhad is an architect, urban planner and a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai campus. Graduated from the American University of Sharjah in 2017, her teaching experience had started since 2013 in Ajman University and AUS. It’s her second year of teaching at Heriot-Watt University, focusing on Architectural Design Studios as well as Digital courses for architecture students.
She is the founder of A3 Architecture x Design x Education; a platform with a dedication to achieving excellence in research, academic teaching, and innovation of youth within the fields of architecture and design.
All materials will be provided
48 hours prior to course start with full refund
6 - 12 years old
Street 23B, Villa #45
Off Al Wasl Road