Tinker . Build . Invent . Share

Swing by Sparklelab’s makerspace, a haven for artists, game developers,
hacktivists, citizen scientists and engineers.

Join us for daily workshops and build skills in the areas of game design and development; engineering; storytelling; interactive media arts; soft circuits and wearable technology. Meet like-minded geeks and makers through a variety of clubs. Flaunt your skills by joining special events like game jams and design challenge competitions.

If you can dream it, we’ll help you build it.


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SCHEDULE for SEPTEMBER 1-30

*See below for detailed workshop descriptions
Sep 1 Fri
023 image
Art of Persuation: Graphic design challenge
Sep 2 Saturday
022 teddy bear
Plush Toy Laboratory
Sep 5 Tue
LARPING
Sep 6 Wed
020 video player
Interactive Storytelling using Twine
Sep 7 Thu
019 boomerang
Minecraft Club + Diy boomerang & projectile weapon
Sep 8 Fri
018 route
Pedometer Hack
Sep 9 Sat
CPR:
Computer parts rescuscitation
Sep 12 Tue
Da Vinci's Machines
Sep 13 Wed
Cardboarding Challenge
Sept 14 Thu
Minecraft Club + Pattern making & E-textiles
Sep 15 Fri
CLOSAT and concept art creation
Sep 16 Sat
DIY trading card game
Sep 19 Tue
FABLAB: 3D Printing Challenge
Sep 20 Wed
EL Wire Clothing
Sep 21 Thu
Cereal Speakers
Sep 22 Fri
Whisper Charm
Sep 23 Sat
Terrarium
Sep 26 Tue
Comic Strip
Sep 27 Wed
Cosplay head gear
Sep 28 Thu
Minecraft Club + Art & Science of Harry Potter
Sep 29 Fri
Hack a Game
Sep 30 Sat
Night Light

SEPTEMBER 1-7

THE ART OF PERSUASION:
A GRAPHIC DESIGN CHALLENGE
Each day, people living in major cities see thousands of ads. They permeate roads, schools, public transport systems, pediatricians’ offices – even our very own living rooms. Through this MakerLab session, we ask young people to think about ads critically and uncover the messages they wish to convey. We also challenge young people to develop ad campaigns on issues relevant to them and their communities – which may range from ads on diversity and democratic citizenship; girls’ education; adolescent mental health issues; poverty; climate change; and gender inequality.
PLUSH TOY LABORATORY
Plush toys help kids imagine, role-play, develop language and social skills, manage emotions and build confidence. During this 3-hour workshop, kids learn the principles of design as they create their own furry friends to cherish and share.
LARPING
Live-action Roleplaying allows young people to assume various roles and identities in a world of their own creation. Are you a warrior or thief? An assassin or mage? Create costumes and head gear, forge your own weapons and engage in adventures of epic proportions.
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING: FAIRY TALES RETOLD
What would we think of Snow White if the tale we’ve come to know and love was told from the point of view of her (Evil?) Stepmother? What would have happened to Hansel and Gretel if they encountered a fairy in the forest who had given them access to Waze? What would society look like if every princess or damsel in distress was replaced by a headstrong and valiant heroine? What happens beyond ever after? Reimagine timeless tales and call them your own as you develop your own interactive stories. Empower your readers with choice as their actions help determine the story’s outcomes. No coding background required.
DIY BOOMERANGS AND OTHER PROJECTILE WEAPONS
Slings. Bows and arrows. Boomerangs. Catapults. Trebuchets. Discover physics principles as you design and build your very own projectile weapons. Note: Only marshmallows, rainbows, magical and non-lethal objects will be fired. No kids will be harmed in the making of these weapons.

SEPTEMBER 8-14

PEDOMETER HACK
A pedometer is a device that counts the number of steps you take while wearing it. But what else can it do? We invite you to swing by the lab as we tear apart pedometers and put them back together in unique ways. What will you invent today?
CPR: COMPUTER PARTS RESCUSITATION
What to do with a dead computer? Bring it to life, of course! Tear apart old computers and put them back together in interesting and compelling ways. Inventors wanted
DA VINCI’S MACHINES
Leonardo Da Vinci has been synonymous with the Renaissance period. Discover how his genius inventions paved the way to modern technology. Bring out your inner Da Vinci by making models of his devices and giving them a unique twist of your own!
CARDBOARDING CHALLENGE
Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. In line with this event, kids of all ages are invited to swing by Sparklelab and build anything they can dream up with cardboard, duct tape and lots of imagination!
PATTERN MAKING
Unicorns and rainbows. Mischievous little monsters. Op art. Alphabet soup. Swing by Sparklelab and create textiles with your very own designs and learn the art of pattern making, silk screening and block printing.

SEPTEMBER 15-21

CREATING CHARACTERS AND CONCEPT ART
What is your character’s name? How old is she? Where is she from and what does she look like? What kind of mannerisms does she have? Is your character cheerful and sweet? Smart and sarcastic? Or all gloom and doom? What does your character love? What does she fear? Who are her friends and enemies? We invite you to dive into the craft of storytelling by developing compelling characters and wielding your digital art and photo manipulation skills to bring your character to life.
DIY TRADING CARD GAME
Magic The Gathering. Pokemon. Yu-Gi-Oh. Card games have an amazing ability to endow players with special abilities and immerse them in magical worlds – worlds with their own unique systems, rules and purpose. Dream up your own world. Create compelling characters. Endow them with strengths and vulnerabilities. Develop a card battle system of your own. Then play, share and have an awesome time. May the best player win!
FABLAB: 3D PRINTING CHALLENGE
During this 3-hour design jam, participants are challenged to re-think the design of everyday things. Their mission is to design, model and print an object/life hack that make the everyday just a little bit easier. What will you create?
EL WIRE CLOTHING
Delight in the creation of clothes that sparkle and glow. Stitch. Sew. Then join in an epic disco! Geeky fashionistas wanted!
CEREAL SPEAKERS
Join us for breakfast in the afternoon as we munch on cereal and watch Saturday morning cartoons! Then pick your favorite cereal box, grab a soldering iron and create your very own speakers. Plug in your phone or any mp3 player and share your playlist with everyone. Awesome!

SEPTEMBER 22-27

WHISPER CHARM (S&C)
Share secret messages with your friends by crafting sweet little charms and entrusting them with secrets. Solder, stitch, sew and tinker with sound. Watch your friends’ amazement as your charms whisper and reveal your secret!
DIY TERRARIUM (TM)
Learn more about Pokemon by observing them in their natural habitats. Then gather soil, rocks, plants, moss and sand to recreate the biomes where your favorite Pokemon live.
COMIC CON
Join us for a day of comic strip creation in a workshop that will guide you from storytelling and ideation to art and graphic design, production and distribution.
COSPLAY HEAD GEAR AND WEAPONS
Who is your favorite super hero or super villain? Pay homage to the hero (or anti-hero) of your choice by crafting headgear, weapons and assuming a secret identity!

SEPTEMBER 28-30

HACK A GAME CHALLENGE
Tic-Tac-Toe. Snakes and Ladders. Checkers. Redefine mechanics and rules of play to add your own twist to classic games.
STARRY NIGHT
Explore the art of Vincent Van Gogh and immerse yourself in the beauty of Starry Night in virtual reality. How would you light up the night sky? Create your own whimsical night-lights that bring brightness to even the darkest of places.
LEGO MINDSTORMS ROBO BATTLE!
Who wouldn’t dream of seeing a robot battle with their own eyes? Swing by Sparklelab to build robots, teach them how to move and fight. May the best robot win!

*MINECRAFT CLUB meets every Saturday morning


 
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Membership Packages

 
 
Silver
4 Workshops + Club Access
Php 2,900
Gold
10 workshops + Club Access + Special Events
Php 5,900
Rainbow
Unlimited Workshops + Club Access + Special Events
Php 9,900