MakersLoft Creativity Toolkit
Lego based Workshops to develop Creativity & Design skills in individuals of any age
Creativity is something that we can carry with ourselves throughout our lives. It is not just for artists, designers and writers. It is needed in Arts as well as Science and Commerce based fields. Creativity is the most sought-after quality in CEOs and leaders. It can help us succeed not only professionally, but also in personal relationships, handling uncertain life situations and solving all kinds of problems.
The basic premise at which we work at MakersLoft is that all children are born creative. In dealing with hundreds of children of ages 2-15 years, we have come to believe that kids are the most creative people on Earth. Unfortunately, there is a systematic decline in creativity as children grow older. This is due to - our rote learning system, the "one right answer" mind-set promoted under traditional education, over-emphasis on marks, packed schedules of kids, with hardly any time for free play or just free time.
How to keep the innate creativity alive in kids, how to enhance it? This is what we aspire to do at MakersLoft. We have found that kids heads are filled with great ideas, but their hands-on skills to give shape to those ideas don't match up. Therefore they struggle to express themselves properly. The MakersLoft Creativity Toolkit, series of Lego-based workshops, is designed to provide children the framework to think creatively and the tools & techniques to give shape to their ideas.
Participants will practice fundamental concepts of design used in every field where aesthetics matter - Colour, Shape, Texture, Space, Form, Unity, Harmony
Note, creativity can be developed not just in children, but in adults as well. It requires proper training and practice. Design skills are also applicable for adults working in any field. Our workshops are therefore open for people of all ages to benefit.
Children or adults of any age who have been building with Lego for sometime and are well versed with basic lego techniques. If you are completely new to Lego you should do a Lego Building Fundamentals course before you can join these workshops. Contact us on WhatsApp for more details.
UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES
- September 20: Cars 101
- September 27: Animals & Birds 101
Lego Workshop & Contest Pricing
- Lego Workshop for 1 Sunday: Rs 400 per person
- Lego Workshop for 2 Sundays: Rs 800 per person
- Lego Contest for 1 Sunday: Rs 200 per person
- Lego Contest for 2 Sundays: Rs 400 per person
- Lego Workshop + Contest for 1 Sunday: Rs 450 per person
- Lego Workshop + Contest for 2 Sundays: Rs 900 per person
WORKSHOP FEE: Rs 400 per person per class. Any one sibling or parent can watch along for free. This DOES NOT include cousins, neighbours, friends, relatives. Registered person will be considered as 'primary learner'. During the workshop, all interaction by our instructors will be with the primary learner.
LEGO WORKSHOPS IN SEPTEMBER 2020
Take your Lego design skills to the next level!
Landscapes 101 (September 6 from 10.30-11.30am)
In this workshop we will cover the fundamentals for designing natural looking landscapes -sea and mountain terrains. Design aspects covered: composition, colours, balance, how to bring life and movement in your build with static pieces.
PARTS REQUIRED This workshop is aimed to be done with parts that one generally has - bricks and plates of various colours, shapes and sizes, plants, trees, etc. The idea is to build landscapes using what you have. A sample pictures of parts will be sent to registered participants.
Buildings 101 (September 13 from 10.30-11.30am)
This workshop aims to make you think like an architect when designing buildings. What are the different types of buildings? How to make smart use of limited pieces and colours to make amazing buildings. Design aspects covered: symmetry, proportion, colours, balance.
PARTS REQUIRED This workshop is aimed to be done with parts that one generally has - bricks, plates, tiles of various colours, shapes and sizes, doors, windows, transparent tiles. A sample pictures of parts will be sent to registered participants.
Cars 101 (September 20 from 10.30-11.30 am) COMING UP
How to think like a car designer and engineer when building cars? Where should you start when building a car. How to make a stylish vehicle with simple tricks? Design aspects covered: symmetry, proportion, colour, balance.
PARTS REQUIRED If you have a vehicle set, you should already have the parts that are required to build cars - bricks, plates, tiles flat and curved, wheels, hinges, steering wheel etc. A sample pictures of parts will be sent to registered participants.
Animals & Birds 101 (September 27, 10.30-11.30am) COMING UP
This workshop will cover some of the most important features of building birds and animals, whether it is a large one or a micro-scale build. We shall discuss smart use of pieces to make animal features, how to bring life and movement in your build with static pieces.
PARTS REQUIRED If you already have an animal, dragon, dinosaur or birds set, you should have the bricks, plates, tiles of various colours, shapes and sizes, hinges, studs, etc. SNOT bricks will be required to build birds. A sample pictures of parts will be sent to registered participants.
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