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Tiny Town

Tiny Town is an extracurricular browser-based roleplaying journey, screenshared on Zoom. Children play characters they have designed in a world that they have collectively built with their drawings, sculptures and found things.





1 hr per session
1 session every week
5-8 / 9-12 year olds
4 children per session
$350 per season (9 sessions)

Want your child to try a session with us before committing?




Description

Tiny Town is an extracurricular program that meets once a week on a weekday afternoon. Together we’ll explore and build an expansive world on a browser page as our own characters. We’ll discover new zones full of hidden surprises, meet new characters with oddly specific requests and honor each other’s creations.

We want to create a new kind of digital space for children to be with each other, where they can explore and build a world together, where their hearts and imaginations can feel excited, curious, powerful, and vulnerable.


Schedule

DatesActivity
Sep 28, 29 Pilot: Design your own Avatar/Inventory/Home
Oct 5, 6Episode 1
Oct 12, 13Episode 2
Oct 19, 20 Episode 3
Oct 26, 27 Episode 4
Nov 2, 3 Episode 5
Nov 9, 10 Episode 6
Nov 16, 17 Episode 7
Nov 23, 241-on-1 Debrief Sessions

During the season, we will schedule an additional private co-design session with your child to develop and expand on one of their ideas.

Facilitators

Kay Liang leads this virtual roleplaying journey with her passion for storytelling and experimental art. She loves to make tiny things in reinvented spaces where magical experiences can unfold. Kay studied Printmaking and Computation, Technology and Culture at Rhode Island School of Design.

 Maria Gerdyman is an unruly friend and occasional sculptor who loves cutting out what the kids draw and hearing what they have to say. Tim is their favorite character to act because he never seems to know what he's doing, and the kids always have a funny way of helping him figure it out. Maria studied Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design.


Current Participants




Dates/Times

Cohort 1:
Sep 28th to Nov 23rd 2021,
Tuesdays, 6-7pm ET

Cohort 2:
Sep 29th to Nov 24th 2021,
Wednesdays, 430-530pm ET


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If you find the cost to be too costly, we have limited discounted at half price spots available. If you wish to apply for financial support, email us here and describe your specific circumstances.



FAQ

What will my child need for Tiny Town?
  • Tiny Town is run on Zoom.us. You will need to install the Zoom Desktop App.
  • Required Materials: Pencil, Paper, Phone/Camera
  • Optional/Recommended Materials: clay, pipe cleaners, scrap fabric, popcicle sticks, colorful tape, cardboard, stuffed animals, food etc.

What skills can my child develop in Tiny Town?
Roleplaying, Collective Worldbuilding, Game Asset Making, Improvising, Turn-taking, Self-Expression.

What are some of the activities in Tiny Town?
  • Designing our own characters, homes, markets, objects, outfits etc. through drawings, sculptures and found objects.
  • Exploring and creating new zones like the library, the farm, the music festival and Megamall.
  • Inventing new ways to play, travel and communicate inside Tiny Town.
  • Connecting with fellow players and going on quests together.



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