Learning the ABCs of Design

Learning the ABCs of Design

The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate NYCxDesign with several educational initiatives, including a programmatic takeover of Public School 3 in lower Manhattan, Design Tales for toddlers and a design expo for teachers.

From May 10 to May 16, the entire student body of P.S. 3 will participate in Design in the Classroom, Cooper-Hewitt's ongoing program that sends design educators into classrooms for free hands-on workshops. The museum will also offer programs to engage the littlest designers in visualization and creative play at Design Tales, held May 14, May 16 and May 21 at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center. On May 15, Cooper-Hewitt will host the Innovative Educational Design Expo, in collaboration with the GreenLab committee of the NEST+m public school, highlighting schools in New York that are creating stimulating environments for K-12 students.

"Our education programs introduce design thinking from an early age and teach children to approach challenges in a visual and constructive way," commented Caroline Baumann, acting director of the museum.

"Thanks to generous support from Target, we are very pleased to be able to take this opportunity of our renovation at the 91st Street campus and bring our free programs into the NYC classroom, impacting thousands of young minds across all five boroughs."

Photos: Jessica Nunez

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum