Kids Design Workshop

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June 24, 2017
6/24/17 10:30 am - 6/24/17 12:30 pm

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2017-06-2410:30:00 2017-06-2412:30:00 Kids Design Workshop Let your child’s creativity shine with this hands-on exploratory workshop, where kids can imagine and build their own Extraordinary Playscapes! Only ... Joe DiMaggio Playground Clubhouse 651 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94113 Design Museum San Francisco info@designmuseumsanfrancisco.org


Let your child’s creativity shine with this hands-on exploratory workshop, where kids can imagine and build their own Extraordinary Playscapes!

Only one in four adolescents get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity or active play per day – and the numbers for younger kids are only a slim improvement. Kids are frequently spending six to eight hours a day in front of screens, which often means that playing outside falls off to the wayside. We need innovative solutions that promote more creative and physical play – that’s where the Kids Design Workshop comes in!

Join us for a workshop showcasing our Extraordinary Playscapes exhibition. The day will include plenty of outdoor play, and a group building exercise in the Joe DiMaggio Playground Clubhouse. In this two-hour hands-on workshop, families will be introduced to architecture and design through building exercises where children will be allowed to let their imaginations run wild, and create their own custom playscapes!

This event is proudly presented in partnership with San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, SF Parks Alliance, San Francisco Public Library, Playworld, NEA Artworks, Sappi, and Whole Foods.

Workshop is for children ages 5-12. The event will begin at 10:30am. Tickets are $10 per child, adults with children are free. Snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Want to learn more? Join us for an all-star panel on Thursday, June 22nd to discuss the essential question: Why Play?

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Design & Play bookWe’re making a book!

Interested in reading more about the importance of play? Check us out on Kickstarter and help us bring this book to life!

 

 

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About Extraordinary Playscapes

This national exhibition and education program explores the latest thinking in playground design while presenting how vital free play is to childhood development, thriving communities, and social equity.

What we learn through play impacts our physical, mental, social, and creative health — and designers, architects, and play advocates are taking notice. Extraordinary Playscapes examines the art, history, science, and importance of play, while telling the story behind some of the most incredible play spaces in the world.  Featuring over 40 international playgrounds, drawings, sketches, videos, scale models, and playable installations, the interactive exhibition examines the importance of play and the latest thinking in playground design. From towering treetop paths to hand-knit crochet playgrounds, visitors will discover how architects and designers worldwide are engaging diverse communities to translate play objectives into state-of-the-art and meaningful environments.

This expansive exhibition arrived in San Francisco on April 6th after successful residencies in both Portland, OR and Boston, MA.