DX P.A. Day Camp Programs are full day sessions in which budding designers create projects based on the day's theme.

All themes are studio based and explore various design fields from graphic to architecture to industrial and mixed media. Each session is lead by our team of experienced educators from the design and creative field.

No previous design experience is required.

The end of each session will include a 30 minute showcase from 3:30pm-4pm in which family and friends are invited to check out what budding designers have worked on during the day.

For questions, contact our education team:
education [at] dx.org    |    416.216.2111

PA Days based on the Public school and most Catholic school calendars.

Program Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Complimentary before care is available starting at 8:30am.
Aftercare is available for $10 from 4:15pm-5:30pm

General $55  |  Member $49.50 (taxes included)
Ages 7-13


Upcoming P.A. Days


Creature Comforts

Creating their own creatures from stitching to stuffing is just the beginning for these toy designers! Campers will also build their new creations their own environment,  and design their packaging.

Projects: Stuffed creature, package design

Creature Comforts PA Day Camp is at Capacity

Register for our June 9, Design by Nature, PA Day


Design by Nature (Architecture/Interior)

Young designers will harness the elements of nature in a series of hands on mixed media projects. They will dive into the world of animal and plant life habitats and construct their own dwelling inspired by materials found in nature, along with small projects using sunlight as a the main tool.

Projects: Animal habitats, sun exposed prints + stained glass inspired designs




If you have any questions please contact our education team at
education [at] dx.org or 416.216.2111.


Past P.A. Days


Setting the Stage (Theatre Design)

Everything from sets, props and costumes, young designer explored what it takes to create the visual design and identity for a performance. Through hands on mixed media, campers built their own set models and puppets for their own fictional performance.

Projects: maquettes, puppets



Drop in to DX for fun-filled days of FREE hands-on activities with inspiring lessons and DIY workshops led by creative and qualified DX Instructors.

Perfect for imaginative, curious and creative kids, all materials will be provided - markers, pipe cleaners, glitter, glue - even an app or two.

No previous design experience is required.

For questions, contact our education team:
education [at] dx.org    |    416.216.2111

Kids' Days are free to attend and are located at DX (234 Bay St.) unless otherwise noted.

Program Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Ages 7-13

Upcoming Kids' Days

FEB 26

Designing the Soundscape
Ft. Guest Artist, Rehaset, from b current

This February DX is partnering with bcurrent to celebrate Black History Month! Creative kids will learn about the history of dub poetry while writing their own. DX instructors will be onsite leading hands-on, music inspired workshops.

Activities Include:
Music History + Percussion Instruments:
Instructors will provide the education and direction to teach children about the history behind different styles of music while crafting their own drums and/or shakers.

Crafting + Beading:
Kids will learn to bead their own necklace or bracelet and learn about the important history behind the craft.

About the artist:  
Rehaset is a Saudi-born, Ethiopian, independent musical artist. She is fascinated with the art of storytelling, has self-produced three EPs, and her latest journey involves developing her first Ethiopian Musical, Buna!, through b current’s bcHub. Her work has included performance, sound design, and musical direction. She frequently facilitates workshops in singing, song creation, and soundscape with youth and emerging artists.

MAR 26

APR 30

MAY 28

JUN 25

Past Kids' Days


Winter Chill

Come in from the cold and warm up at DX with an action packed winter party! Explore the gingerbread architecture movement by trying your hand at your own gingerbread structure jump in and construct your own festive ornaments and décor to ring in the new year!

Activities Include: Gingerbread architecture, Photo booth, Mixed media ornamnets


DX Kids' Day at Lower Junction
213 Sterling Road | Lansdowne Ave & Bloor St W

Inspired by the exciting, new community development, Lower Junction, Design Exchange hosts a FREE Kids' Day at the Lower Junction headquarters where we'll look at urban architecture and the community building with hands-on activities. Kids will create their own city-themed colleges and mixed-media artwork while learning about the basics of architecture, green building initiatives, and how sustainability plays a key role in building urban communities.


Monster Mash

Kids got into the Halloween spirit at DX and created their own wild and wacky costume accessories! Learn how to make not-too-spooky decorations, trick-or-treat bags, and sweet sushi treats.


Sound Design

Kids were invited to take part in a drop-in sound design workshop with DX Instructor, DJ David Ariza. Exploring sound design through digital technology, kids will learn how to use different audio apps to create their own, unique soundscapes and funky beats!



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