A nationwide collaboration funded by an AAE Grant closing the opportunity/resource gap with arts-integrated STEAM Programming

Our mission is to empower young innovators to think differently about themselves and their world


Sign your student up today!


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What is Design Lab?

Design Lab at the Idea Studio is part of a nationwide collaboration intended to deliver high quality, equitable, and engaging arts integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM) Programming to traditionally repressed / ignored populations of 3rd-5th graders in the Fond du Lac School District. Read more here.

To learn more about the history of the Design Lab, click here.


Design Lab in Action!


Summer 2024

The Summer Design Lab is a FREE one week arts integrated STEAM summer camp. We will serve 18-20 students per session who were entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade and were enrolled in the Fond du Lac School District for the 2023-2025 school year.

The goals of The Design Lab are to develop our community's capacity to create and sustain high-quality, engaging, and equitable STEAM programs for underrepresented students with the long term goal being to close the opportunity gap in our community and build arts integrated educational pathways for a more creative and diverse workforce. We'll work with educators and students on self and social awareness and through design thinking.
*STEAM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

Design Lab Summer 2024 will occur on the following weeks.

June 24 - June 28
July 8 - July 12
July 22 - July 26
August 5 - August 9
August 19 - August 23

Each student may participate in only one of the summer camp weeks.

Locations are still being decided. Please check back later for more information.

A typical day at Design Lab might look like:

8:45am - 8:55 am Check in

9:00am - Workshops begin

10:30am - Break

12:00pm - Lunch

12:30pm - Workshops begin

1:45pm - Break

3:00pm - Students can be picked up


Join here: https://bit.ly/designlabapplication

Or print an application here: https://bit.ly/DesignLabPrintableApplication

To see more about previous sessions





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