littleBits Circuitry Workshops for Kids LEGO Robotics Camps Drink in Design: Play design dash! Design Nerd Trivia Night Design is a Human Right Coding with Scratch Drink In Design: LEGO and Local Brew Design for Healthy Living 3D Printing from Minecraft

littleBits Circuitry Workshops for Kids

littleBits are color-coded “Bits modules” that snap together magnetically to make it easy for children to learn about electronics while building simple circuits and inventive projects in seconds.

In our littleBits Circuitry classes, children ages 8-12 will build electric circuits and use them to bring animate animals they've created or superhero gadgets they've designed.

For more information or registration, click here.

LEGO Robotics Camps

Offered at Georgia Tech and at The Lovett School, our LEGO Robotics camps are great for kids ages 6-12 who want to learn basic robotic engineering, programming principles, and science, technology, engineering and math concepts.

Kids will learn:
  • Basic robotic engineering
  • Programming principles
  • Science, technology, engineering, math and design concepts

    For more information, click here.
  • Drink in Design: Play design dash!

    Come play design dash!, a large scale card game based on the highly interactive installation Metro-Poly: Urban Game Space by artist and designer Tristan Al-Haddad of Formations Studio, currently on view at MODA's Design for Healthy Living exhibition.

    Metro-Poly is an installation that invites visitors and users to think about healthy living by arranging acrylic Text Towers describing urban experiences.

    The fast paced guessing game will persuade you to think about these action verbs in a playful and provocative way. It's a chance to have fun, interact with other members of the MODA community, and win prizes!

    design dash! is an original game designed by Deborah Thomas of SillyMonkey LLC., an Atlanta based boutique for learning games, simulations, board games, and more. 

    Complimentary drinks are available for guests 21 and over. Cost is $10 for MODA members and $15 for non-members. Advance registration is required: click here. 

    Design Nerd Trivia Night

    Thursday, July 9, 6pm to 8pm

    MODA invites you and three of your closest design friends to form a team and compete in our very first Design Nerd Trivia Night on Thursday, July 9. Rick Anwyl will act as host, tossing out really hard questions about graphic design and probably a bit of spicy commentary as well.

    It's going to be a highly competitive, down and dirty competition as design firms face off against design firms, and faculty and students from design schools show their colors.

    For more information or to enter your team, click here.

    Design is a Human Right

    MODA invites you to join the conversation as we talk about the power of equity and affordability in design.

    MODA’s current exhibition, Design for Healthy Living, explores the impact of the built environment on our mental, physical, and psychological health. The exhibition also examines design strategies used that enable healthy living.

    Design for Healthy Living is provoking conversation and so we’ve invited designers, innovators, and leaders of local organizations to share their work in series of short talks that will be followed by a Q & A session.

    Our speakers will be:
    Walt Ray of Park PrideWesley Brown of Central Atlanta ProgressBrent Brewer of People for a Livable Lee Street  

    Cost is included with regular admission to MODA. FREE for Members, $10 for non-Members, $8 for Military, Seniors and Educators, $5 for Students with ID.

    Please register in advance by clicking here.

    Further events in this series - with different speakers talking about different topics - will be held on July 22 and August 8. Stay tuned for more information.

    Coding with Scratch

    Do your kids like to solve challenging problems?

    Do they want to learn some computer science?

    Would they enjoy making amazing games, drawings, and songs online?

    Imaginations can run wild in tour multimedia Coding with Scratch workshops!

    Upcoming Coding with Scratch Workshops

    Kids will create their your own interactive stories, animated adventures, creative comics, and games while learning drag-and-drop programming with Scratch (a project of the MIT Media Lab). Computer characters are at their command!

    At MODA, our instructors teach kids 8-15 how to use Scratch and encourage them to innovate, collaborate and reason in a logical and efficient ways.

    Visit this webpage to see times and dates of classes offered in the coming months.

    Drink In Design: LEGO and Local Brew

    Thursday, August 6, 2015

    Come to MODA for an evening of LEGO building and local beer!

    On Thursday August 6, from 6pm to 8pm, we'll be bringing out the LEGOS and setting some building challenges that you can take on as teams or on your own.

    Sip a local beer while you build and after it's all over, we'll clean up!

    Space is limited.

    Cost is $10 for MODA members, $15 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased in advance here or at the door.

    Design for Healthy Living

    April 19 - August 9, 2015

    Design for Healthy Living explores the impact of the built environment on human health and presents specific design strategies that are used to promote routine physical activity and healthy living.

    The exhibition provides real-world examples from Atlanta and beyond that demonstrate these design strategies in use and highlight the impact that design is making on the health and well-being of communities.

    Among the Atlanta projects featured in the exhibition are the Atlanta BeltLine, Serenbe, Lee Street Re-Design, Wheat Street Garden, and others.

    This highly interactive exhibition — which features an installation by artist and designer Tristan Al-Haddad of Formations Studio — will encourage participation and dialogue as visitors consider the spaces they use each day and how these spaces can be used to improve their health and well-being.

    3D Printing from Minecraft

    In our 3D printing from Minecraft classes, kids ages 8-15 take their gaming skills to the next level as they design structures in Minecraft that can be printed on our Makerbot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers (due to print times, items will be ready for pick-up within a few days).

    In these workshops, students will:

  • become familiar with a basic 3d design software
  • learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and texts
  • learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes

  • Choose from classes that will show kids how to design and build one of the following:

  • A Mars Colony
  • A Dinosaur

  • Click here to browse classes and for registration.
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    littleBits Circuitry Workshops for Kids

    littleBits are color-coded “Bits modules” that snap together magnetically to make it easy for children to learn about electronics while building simple circuits and inventive projects in seconds.

    In our littleBits Circuitry classes, children ages 8-12 will build electric circuits and use them to bring animate animals they’ve created or superhero gadgets they’ve designed.

    For more information or registration, click here.

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    LEGO Robotics Camps

    Offered at Georgia Tech and at The Lovett School, our LEGO Robotics camps are great for kids ages 6-12 who want to learn basic robotic engineering, programming principles, and science, technology, engineering and math concepts.

    Kids will learn:

  • Basic robotic engineering
  • Programming principles
  • Science, technology, engineering, math and design concepts

    For more information, click here.

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    Text-Towers

    Drink in Design: Play design dash!

    Come play design dash!, a large scale card game based on the highly interactive installation Metro-Poly: Urban Game Space by artist and designer Tristan Al-Haddad of Formations Studio, currently on view at MODA’s Design for Healthy Living exhibition.

    Metro-Poly is an installation that invites visitors and users to think about healthy living by arranging acrylic Text Towers describing urban experiences.

    The fast paced guessing game will persuade you to think about these action verbs in a playful and provocative way. It’s a chance to have fun, interact with other members of the MODA community, and win prizes!

    design dash! is an original game designed by Deborah Thomas of SillyMonkey LLC., an Atlanta based boutique for learning games, simulations, board games, and more. 

    Complimentary drinks are available for guests 21 and over. Cost is $10 for MODA members and $15 for non-members. Advance registration is required: click here. 

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    Design Nerd Trivia Night

    MODA invites you and three of your closest design friends to form a team and compete in our very first Design Nerd Trivia Night on Thursday, July 9. Rick Anwyl will act as host, tossing out really hard questions about graphic design and probably a bit of spicy commentary as well.

    It’s going to be a highly competitive, down and dirty competition as design firms face off against design firms, and faculty and students from design schools show their colors.

    For more information or to enter your team, click here.

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