Held for the first time as part of Singapore Design Week 2018, in the creative bohemian enclave of the Holland Village district, District Design Dialogue Holland Village (DDDHV) is an annual experiential platform dedicated to creating design dialogues by inviting people to realise and engage in design within and beyond their everyday environment.

Each house offers activities and experiences corresponding to the space they inhabit.

The Playground

The Playground 

A space dedicated to nurturing young and curious minds through experiential play and experience design, The Playground, curated by The Party Elves, will be populated with interactive installations and workshops designed to engage children through playful and imaginative learning.

Visitors entering The Playground will go through a String Maze to reach the front door.

Once inside, they can let their imagination run wild in ‘Fishes in the Reef’, an interactive craft installation, and make a new friend at the Robot Petting Zoo.

A series of pre-registered workshops are available, from coding camps to Gelato-making workshops, to carpentry session, slime making workshops and colouring and embroidery workshops for parent and child.

Pay a visit to the Rainbow Room where young visitors can paint to their hearts out in a freestyle room art bomb. Paint with a sponge, balloon paint bombs or a broom!

Tickets to The Playground will be sold at the door and online.

Date: 10, 11, 17, 18 March (Playground activities), 10 – 18 March (Coding Workshops)

The Playground will be a drop off space to give parents a chance to unwind and participate at other activities at District Design Dialogue.

  • Gelato Junior Chef Workshop by MOMOLATO

This cool workshop invites children to work in teams and learn 3 ice cream recipes. Once they get the knack of ice cream making, the groups will then be challenged to create their own flavours. Unlimited sprinkles buffet included and they can take their creations home with them.

$55/pax. 1 hour workshop. Suitable for children ages 6 and up.

  • Fish Coaster with Up-cycled T-shirts by The Bunglin Tinker

This upcycling craft project creates woven fish-shaped coasters made with old t-shirts. Children will learn how t-shirt yarn may be processed from these old/unwanted t-shirts for the craft project, and then be immersed in the age-old tradition of basic weaving techniques to complete a fish coaster. The workshop kit includes a cardboard loom in the shape of a fish per child, and processed t-shirt yarn of various colours for the children’s choosing and customisation. Each child will be able to bring back one fish-shaped coaster woven by themselves.

$32.50/pax. 1 hour workshop. Suitable for children ages 5 and up.

  • Layered Glass Mosaic by Anjali Designs

Anjali Venkat will guide participants in creating their very own 4 inches of glassy glittery art. Cut and tumbled glass pieces, tile, mirror and fused glass embellishments will be at their fingertips while they are taught how to design and fabricate a layered mosaic art piece. The base used will be wooden cut-outs of fish or circles.

$45/pax. 1 hour workshop. Suitable for children 6 and up.

  • Painted Bottles by Anjali Designs

Cobalt blue glass bottles will be provided and participants are guided into designing and painting their glass bottles, using paints that are suitable for glass surfaces, which then become permanent when dry. Participants take home their finished product to be used as a vase or decoration.

$40/pax. 1 hour workshop. Suitable for children ages 6 and up.

  • Inklings 

Messy Artistic Fun with David “Pandazen” Liew & The Band of Doodlers Splotches of ink dropped onto a surface… A little manipulation with brushes, fingers or a simple breath and the ink blots start to take on a life of their own. Soon images start to appear and stories start to grow. Participants get to create fun and unique postcards that start with random splashes of ink or watercolour.

$32.50/pax. 1 hour workshop. Suitable for children ages 5 and up.

  • Doodle Fun with Elizabeth Lim of The Band of Doodlers

Learn how to create creative and interesting characters using only basic shapes. Our doodling workshop equips participants with the tools for personal growth through experiential learning and co-creation. Our workshops are geared towards people of any age with the only requirement being the ability to hold a pen.

$25/pax. 1 hour workshop. Suitable for children ages 5 and up.

  • Pom Pom Sea Creatures by Audrey Le of The Band of Doodlers

Brighten up your afternoon by learning to how to create your own customised Pom Pom collage using child- friendly materials such as whimsical feathers, yarn and colorful strings. You will get to bring home your colorful masterpiece at the end of this workshop.

Price: To be confirmed. Suitable for children ages 8 and up.

Date: 10, 11, 17, 18 March

Pre-registration required.

Coding and Invention Workshops by Saturday Kids

  • Little Bits and Design Thinking

Learn to build, invent and prototype your own inventions with electronics. Kids are invited to invent and build their prototypes such as electronic piggy banks, torch lights, and dinosaurs with flashing lights. They will use LittleBits – fun electronic modules that are small, simple, intuitive blocks that snap together with tiny magnets, just like lego.

For ages 7 to 13 years old.

  • Start with Scratch – Adventures in time

Learn to code a game or animation in Scratch and master the skills to make it super cool. What did the Incas, Vikings, San and Sumerians have in common? They lived in the past for one, but they also had none of our modern-day technology to help them.

Life must have been tough but perhaps it would have been easier if they had our knowledge of code to help them! Using Scratch, kids learn to code solutions to problems faced by these ancient civilizations and explore ways of using programming to help people.

Scratch is a visual programming language created specifically for kids. It’s a block-based programming language so kids learn through a simple drag-and-drop visual interface, making it effortless to follow for those who aren’t as proficient with a keyboard yet.

  • For kids ages 7 to 9 or 10 to 13
  • In depth intro to programming
  • No experience necessary
  • Mod and Hack 3D games with Mindcraft and Kodu

Explore the world of 3D Games. Create a 3D game in Kodu, program a micro:bit game controller and game on! Learn how to make the coolest mods in Minecraft, creating a whole new game that you can call your very own! Kids are empowered to create their own amazing mods, from texture packs, schematics and more. They get imaginative and creative with their programming skills to create Minecraft Mods that they can actually enjoy playing with their friends!

  • For kids ages 7 to 9 or 10 to 13
  • Ideally have prior experience with Minecraft
  • Reinforce programming concepts
  • Create a Minecraft mod
  • Code your own game in a 3D world
  • Prerequisites: Start with Scratch
  • Build Your Own Robo-Pet

Build your own robot pet with our new Hummingbird Robotics kits! A great 2 hour introductory robotics activity through which kids learn coding, electronics and about physical prototyping. Get your kid to engage with some basic engineering and the design-thinking process in a hands on way and encourages them to learn by doing by using a combination of the Hummingbird Robotics Kit and some craft materials to build a working electronic model of an animal that they’re inspired by.

  • For kids ages 7 to 13
  • One-time 2 hour workshop
  • No prerequisites
  • Hummingbird Kit and craft materials provided for in-class use.

Date: 10, 11, 17, 18 March

Pre-registration required here.

Paint in 3D with Tilt Brush using Virtual Reality

Paint in 3D with Tilt Brush by Google, with the Oculus Rift, our newest tech gadget in the house! Kids 7-16 are invited to create their own virtual world with the Oculus Rift, and be a part of an amazing 2-hour experience in the virtual world. They’ll learn to draw and create using Tilt Brush by Google and paint their dreams, build cities, draw superhero outfits in 3D.

  • For kids ages 7 to 16
  • One-time 2 hour workshop
  • Create in Virtual Reality
  • No programming experience required

Curious Cubs: Explore the wonders of Tech

Introducing Curious Cubs, one Saturday Kid’s newest camps designed especially for preschoolers. Kids get to explore a series of 4 immersive experiences geared at inspiring and engaging kids, developing their curiosity about tech, and building an understanding of basic computer science and electronics concepts through creative and fun projects! Kids will learn how about Pixel Art, make squishy dough electric circuits, code a fitness routine with Scratch Jr, and learn basic computer programming through a Japanese wooden robot.

  • For kids ages 5 to 6
  • 8 hrs (4 days x 2hrs/day)
  • 4 days, 4 fun activities!
  • No prerequisites

Date: 10 – 18 March

Pre-registration required, please visit here.

Workshops by Art @Home

Workshops by Art @Home

  • Shrink Plastic Keychains

Design and make your own personalised keychains with shrink plastic and a couple of simple materials!

  • Gooey Slime

Learn to make slime with simple materials that can be found around the house, get creative with the colours!

  • Pompom Monster

Personalise your own fluffy pompom monster friend and give it its own character by dressing it up!

  • DIY Puffy Paint Ice Cream

Come make a mess with us and make your own puffy paint ice cream with all the toppings you can think of!

Date: 10, 11, 17, 18 March.

Pre-registration required.

  • Embroidery and Colouring workshop by Inez Designs

Embroidery and Colouring workshop by Inez Designs

This activity creates a fun parent-and-child bonding session. Bring your doodle, or choose a picture of a mermaid/princess/dinosaur or rocket. Children can colour their drawing and parents will learn to embroider the same image. Bring home your embroidered art home and hang it anywhere in your house! Drawing and embroider kits will be provided.

Date: 10 March 2018

Pre-registration required.

  • Guerilla Carpentry for Kids by The Common Bench

Guerilla Carpentry for Kids by The Common Bench

The Common Bench’s Guerilla Carpentry For Kids Workshop is curated and designed specially for families to experience woodworking together in a fun, casual, laid-back style. In our 2 hour workshop, you will learn basic woodworking techniques as a family. With these techniques and guerilla principles in mind, build and construct amazing wooden products together.

Sign up as a family of 3 (2 parents & 1 kid or 1 parent & 2 kids). Recommended for kids aged 5-12 years old, parental guidance is compulsory. See you families!

Pre-registration required.

To register for the above workshops or more info, visit here.

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