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.

Ages 7-13

1 PM - 4 PM


Upcoming Kids' Days


NOV 26

Designing Stories and Songs

Join in on this fun-filled afternoon where we will explore storytelling and songwriting through hands- on design projects and play.

DEC 28

Gingerbread Structure & Architecture

This fun-filled, festive afternoon will have creative kids diving into design basics with a FREE action-packed afternoon where we'll explore the gingerbread architecture movement by making our own gingerbread structure in a festive and inclusive atmosphere!



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 2017/2018 P.A. Days

NOV 17

Time-Travel Design

Young designers dive into a world where the future meets the past in this
alternate-reality design session, inspired by the romance of the steam punk movement. Imagine a world where advanced technology is powered by steam, designers will design accessories and fashions to equip them on their own fantasy adventure.

Projects include: Gadget props, textile and accessory design

General Registration l Member Registration


Frosty Designs

As the weather turns chilly, it means the winter break is right around the corner!
Get into the spirit through hands on projects inspired by the winter months!

Projects include: Shadow boxes, polymer clay pendants, wet felting textiles

General Registration l Member Registration

JAN 19

Life in Miniature

Jump on in for the exploration of impossible design! Young designers will explore
the world of industrial design through the world of miniatures. Through the design
process you will create models of all the necessary household objects from
furniture, lighting and accessories, perfect for mini-life!

Projects Include: mini mixed media models, accessories

General Registration l Member Registration

FEB 16

Revamp + Revive

What’s old is new again! Young designers will explore up-cycling and sustainability in design. From trash to toys to re-purposing an old t-shirt, they’ll have the chance to breathe new life to some old thrift store finds.

Projects Include: re-purposed toy design, t-shirt design

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Natural Bliss

Young designers harness the elements of nature and explore natural resources
within design. These budding designers will learn to utilize the most out of their materials; from designing magical habitats to silk-screening with food and creating dyes from their scraps!

Projects Include: Habitat design, printmaking + natural dyes

General Registration l Member Registration


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


Past P.A. Days


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


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


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



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