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Design Make Play

Fab academy

North Vancouver

Canada's premier STEM/STEAM Academy and After School Program for children in Grades 4-7 and youth in Grades 8-12

Limited spots available

Our "stealth learning" approach is fun, robust and engaging!

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why our stem academy?

Powered by Zen Maker Lab - operating since 2013 in North Vancouver offering more than 120 after school programs across the north shore, now brings you the DesignMakePlay Fabrication Academy, the leader in STEM/STEAM Academy programs in Canada.

 

Offering flexible schedules, affordable prices and quality experts in the field this academy offers all the resources that a child or youth needs to succeed in the areas of STEM/STEAM. Great fit for after school programs and activities. 

In addition, the monthly, creative mini-fabrication service offers the capacity and assistance to children and youth where they can use different maker lab services as they need  (3D print, laser cutting, and UV printing/large format printing). 

 

(Only available for the Full Program)

CONTENT BASED ON CANADIAN CURRICULA

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  • Applied Design Skills and Technologies/ ADST

  • Career Education

  • Arts Education

  • English Language Arts

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Physical and Health Education

  • Social Studies

  • Languages

  • ...and more!

COMPLETE LEARNING PATHWAYS

Our teaching philosophy follows the three areas of designing, making, and playing. 

Creativity, critical thinking, & collaboration

Entrepreneurship & innovation

Community contribution & global awareness

LEADING TO POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS AND CAREERS TO BECOME:

The DesignMakePlay Fabrication Academy allows students to discover paths that would guide them to different post-secondary careers. 

Careers in demand from companies such as Amazon, Apple, Disney, Electronic Arts, Google, Dettweiller, Microsoft, Netflix, Pixar, Sony, Tesla.

  • Electrical Engineer

  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Software Engineer

  • Industrial Engineer

  • Manufacturing Engineer

  • Software Developer

  • Entrepreneur

  • Modeler

  • Architect

  • Graphic Designer

  • ...and more

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pricing & program features

 

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

+ There is no other structured program like Fab Academy that takes an elementary or secondary school student through up to 600 hours of hands-on STEAM projects over a four-year time period and that is led by industry engineers, designers and entrepreneurs

+ 2 hours/week (8 hours per month) of one-on-one and small group instruction, flexible bookings to match your busy schedule

+ Access to our digital media, illustration, and 3D printing labs (based on availability of space)

+ Electronics project kit at least every 3 months

+ Monthly, creative mini-manufacturing service to get capacity and assistance in our maker lab (3D print, laser cutting and UV printing/large format printing

+ Live instructor support & online support forum

+ Access to any required software

Regular price: $3,600/year

Sign-up for the Fab. Academy Annual Membership and save $1,100, including a FREE Summer Camp of your choice 

JUNE SPECIAL

Limited spots available

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