You would agree that most if not all children are curious, open, aware and very imaginative! Which is why we designed a framework for them to apply their knowledge and creativity.
To become creative, critical and reflective thinkers and versatile practitioners. With better interpersonal skills and decision making capabilities.
Our children are digital natives who have access to infinite knowledge. We must channel their energies and show them a path from distraction to direction, from entitlement to independence.
Introductory Camps with unique themes for children between the ages of 10 and 17.
Ongoing weekly classes with a unique learning journey that takes each children from something that is only in the imagination to prototypes that can be studied and shared. Followed up with Intensive programs in tech, media and design skills.
Our program/s allow the children to explore complex and critical themes. All the while engaging and integrating with the world, while simultaneously looking deep within, tapping into their talent and dreams. The children move up from explorations and discoveries to complete projects, thus learning how to shape arguments and ideas and become creators and makers.
Isn’t that what they deserve in their future world – more responsible creators and makers rather than movers and shakers 🙂
Note: Our programs combine elements from the Dream:in methodology developed by Sonia Manchanda and Carlos Teixeira that was recognized as a global game changer and tools and techniques that we have honed over twenty years of successful design practice. Further, academicians and professional designers have collaborated to design and deliver the Dream School Programs.
Learning how to find their own answers and developing an investigative behaviour.
Providing a ‘mindset’ for students to organize their thought process and ideas.
Developing communication and social skills through presenting and building their ideas with their peers in a coherent manner.
Developing social awareness in the students through a series of complex challenges.
Learning the power of group work and how to manage working with other peers.
Who can attend?
Design Barn / Founder and Director
Sonia Manchanda is a Design Strategist and Graphic Designer, with 20+ years experience, building creative organisations; training and leading interdisciplinary teams on massive transformational projects nationally and globally. She has juggled roles as an entrepreneur, a design thinker and a hands-on designer, creating scalable design and learning systems,
sustainable brands and experiences. Her Open Innovation and Design
Strategy Project, Dream:IN has been awarded as a Global Gamechanger by
Metropolis Magazine, USA. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She is an appointed member of the India Design Council, is on the CII Design Council and is a Governing Council Member of Forge, an incubator in Coimbatore.
Rajeshwari (Raji) Math
Principal Designer & Partner
Raji is a design thinker and leader who has led experience, business and brand design projects for 18 + years. She started as a communication and graphic designer with a BFA degree from College of Arts, Chandigarh. Time and experience have given her the opportunity to be engaged in or lead design on most projects, besides bringing a strategic design approach to transform ideas into new ventures. She has worked with interdisciplinary teams, ensuring that design thinking and design get integrated into every touchpoint to create an impact.
She now works with Spread Learning, to co-create solutions with organizations, harnessing the power of design thinking to navigate complex challenges