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Design & Play // A Tabletop Game Jam for Young Artists (ages 8-10)

Aug 12, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
934 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR
General accessibility

Welcome to our weeklong Design & Play camp, a game jam-inspired program crafted especially for 8-10 year olds eager to unleash their creativity through tabletop game design! During this collaborative camp experience, campers will delve into the fundamentals of game design. Under the expert guidance of teaching artist, illustrator, and game designer Cat Drayer, campers will work together in a supportive environment, honing their skills in developing, prototyping, and refining their game concepts. Together, we’ll foster a vibrant community of learners, encouraging problem-solving skills and teamwork as we craft the rules that shape gameplay, test ideas, and provide kind and constructive feedback.

Whether they’re crafting fantastical worlds, designing intricate game mechanics, or illustrating captivating characters, campers will be empowered to bring their imaginative visions to playful reality. By the end of the week, not only will campers have a tangible tabletop game to proudly share with family and friends, but they’ll also have gained invaluable skills in communication, critical thinking, and artistic expression. Join us for Design & Play, where your child’s imagination knows no bounds, and every idea is part of a game masterpiece waiting to be crafted!