Design & Build Camp - Creative Minds

The Design & Build Camp for Creative Minds brings young innovators on a voyage of discovery into the world of making. Through a week long program of real-world projects using different materials, tools and equipment – including soldering, woodwork, moldmaking, textiles and metalwork –  participants will engage with aspects of designing and building that introduce them to whole new ways to spark their creativity. These encounters will develop hand building skills and give them a springboard to explore making in an encouraging, fun and kinaesthetic learning environment, while building their curiosity, knowledge and confidence.


Contact the Front Desk on 02 558 8624 for more information or to make a reservation. Places are limited, and early booking is advised.


Projects, Equipment & Tools

Students complete five project based workshops during the week, working with a wide variety of equipment* and materials. Each workshop focuses on a theme-based experience around a particular aspect of MAKING. In just a few hours, students learn a whole new set of skills and hacks – and apply these learnings by making something uniquely theirs that they then take home to keep. Please note this camp is a hands-on learning experience and does not consist of software or computer classes.

  • Wood Work: The Cash-o-meter Workshop! 
    Students get to grips with different kinds of wood, learn how to use manual and power machines, and build and finish their very own money box made out of wood and acrylic. Ka-ching!
  • Metal Work & Powder Coating: Make Your Own Shelf Workshop!
    Students learn how to trace sheet metal, use different machines to cut and bend sheet metal, and give your work the perfect finish by powder coating the final piece.
  • Textiles: Craft Your Own Bugsha Workshop!
    Students learn the process of creating a garment – one stitch at a time! Skills gained include drafting, cutting and sewing, all while making a drawstring bag from scratch.
  • Soldering: Building Bridges Workshop!
    In this project students learn soldering techniques, including using a jig to solder copper rods together into a 3D bridge and test the strength of the structure.
  • Mold Making: Surprise, surprise!
    Students learn how to create a silicon mold out of 3D forms. Using ready-made objects or shapes that they make themselves, they then cast the mold using different materials such as gypsum. The final piece can be a planter, a hanger, a light stand...the only limit is imagination!
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*Please note that Design & Build camp provides an introduction to young learners to an array of makerspace equipment in a supervised environment. It does not provide certification to use the equipment on their own after the camp, and therefore does not replace our standard Safety and Basic Use (SBU) classes requirements for all makerspace users. Further information on all SBU classes are available online or from the Front Desk.


Spring Camp Schedule

  • Spring Camp Dates: From Sunday April 7th to Thursday April 11th 2019
  • Camp Time: Every morning between 9:00am and 2:00pm


Age & Supervision Requirements

  • Minimum age: 15
  • Maximum age: 18
  • No parental supervision is necessary! Kids will be supervised by TechShop staff!


Prerequisits & Other Requirements 

  • The camp will be conducted in English.



  • Member Price: AED 1,100 per student
  • Non-Member Price: AED 1,320 per student


Class SIze

  • Minimum class number: 4
  • Maximum class number: 10
    • Please note that this camp requires a minimum number of FOUR registrations to proceed.
    • If registrations do not reach this number, TechShop retains the right to cancel the camp.
    • Registrations over this limit will be placed on a waiting list.
    • Parents will be notified 72 hours prior to the camps' start in case of any changes.
    • Camp fees are not refunded, but credited for future classes in case of cancellation (except in the instance where the camp does not go ahead, in which case registration cost is reimbursed in full), please refer to our Payments, Refunds & Cancellations for more information. 



  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory for all participants. Open-toed footwear of any kind is not permitted and unfortunately if this requirement is not met, we will not be able to allow access to the facility.


Member Price: AED 1,100.00
Non-Member Price: AED 1,320.00