design in miniature! create your own composition, people, furniture and accessories.

for 1st-3rd grades

Miniature Worlds are some of our favorite places to be! In this class, young makers design their own dollhouse-style structures and create other projects to add around it. 

Campers start with prefabricated wooden boxes and assemble their own structure. (A trapeze school, toy museum, or ultra-modern home? They’ve made it!) With their architect’s hat on, they think about setting, scale, and who they are designing it for. They plan out the surface finishings and add extended spaces; they design the furniture and accessories; and they incorporate all sorts of clever engineering – like a pulley-system elevator or cantilevered swimming pool for tree frogs (yes, we’ve seen this!)

Campers are doing so much learning while they are making, and they constantly amaze us with their creativity. The classroom becomes their studio and miniature world. Got designer’s block? Just visit the swap shop or inspiration station.

This is a super popular class, so sign up early!

NEW FOR 2024! Elevated mini-making for our 2nd-3rd *and* 4th-6th grades.

FUN FACT: Our fascination (obsession?!) with all things miniature is deep-seeded in our psyche due, primarily, to the psychology that these mini scenes offer an opportunity to create and escape into different worlds.