Scratch SuperCoders Bootcamp for kids aged 7 – 10 years, Nariman Point, Jan 30-31 and Feb 6-7

The purpose of the bootcamp is to encourage computational thinking among children using a programming language called Scratch. Scratch is designed especially to encourage logical thinking and reasoning among children, and has been created by the MIT Media Lab. See more at

Scratch is a programming language to create interactive stories, games, and animations. Designing and programming Scratch projects helps children learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.


Scratch programs are built by snapping together graphical blocks, each representing a programming event or command. By connecting the blocks together like a jigsaw puzzle, children can create programs to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Scratch has been developed especially for children by the MIT Media Lab.


The Scratch bootcamp is a great way to try Scratch and see if you like it, all in a single weekend. The bootcamp runs on Friday evening and Saturday morning (2 hours each) and teaches children the basics of programming Scratch through two starter projects.

Bootcamp registration:

Dates: 30 Jan 2015, 5 PM to 7 PM and 31 Jan 2015, 11 AM to 1 PM

Repeats: 6 Feb 2015, 5 PM to 7 PM and 7 Feb 2015, 11 AM to 1 PM
Venue: 213 Raheja Chambers, 2nd Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021
Cost: Rs. 2000/- per child

NOTE: The minimum class size is 6 children and the maximum is 10. Should the minimum class size not be met, the bootcamps might be combined or rescheduled. Please indicate your preferred date in the form.

Questions? Contact the bootcamp coordinator Vikram at 9619815328.


Make stylish DIY gifts this Daughter’s Day at The Hab (Till Sept 22, 2014), Khar (West)

The Hab helps you celebrate this special day in many colorful and innovative ways. Here you can learn to create unique products – from tops and hair bands to duffel bags, leather gloves, shoe bags and more…

So join us at The Hab by Usha, a signature sewing experiential store and haberdashery. It is a one stop shop for all sewing needs, offering hobby sewing activity, workshops and training and understanding of the Usha Janome range of automatic computerized, electronic and zig zag sewing machines. In addition, the Hab has a unique display and sale of sewing accessories like sequins, beads, threads, buttons, laces, borders and more, sewing tools, books, patterns and DIY kits.

Walk in between 11 am – 8 pm and our sewing experts will teach you how to make this Daughter’s Day special.

Date: Till to 22nd September (Thursday off)

Time required/activity:  150-270 minutes

Cost:      Rs. 1200- Rs. 3500          (all materials and accessories will be provided by the Hab)

Mumbai address

The Hab by USHA, G-1, 444 Corporate Lounge, Opp. Sahib Khatwara Darbar, Rd. no 7, Khar- Bandra Linking Road (Near Citibank), Khar (W), Mumbai- 400052. T: 022-61274444 W:

19th June, 11:00 am, ‘Time Travel’ for the young Travel-Loggers, Nehru Centre, Worli

Let’s discover how India got to where it is today! Right from shaking hands with the earliest man, to the Mughal courts to seeing the bloodshed during the independence struggle, come and see history coming alive as we take you through the key aspects of India’s journey through the ages. Starting from 10,000 years ago, witness how India and Indians have evolved over the centuries: myriad cultures, philosophies, people and architectures! So parents and children – discover India in a new light, with Travel-Logs!


Rs. 750/child. Rs. 850/adult. Light refreshments included. Duration: 2 hours, Meeting point – Nehru Centre, Worli

To register for any of these walks, call @ +91 8425830004/+91 8425830006 or email  at

Kids Around Town! A walk specially crafted for the young Travel-Loggers! Steps of The Asiatic Society, 10 June, 10:30 am

Kids Around Town’! A walk specially crafted for the young Travel-Loggers! Starting at the historical (and Bollywood’s favourite) steps of The Asiatic Society to exploring the wealth inside the library to the 1st garden circle of the city to the earliest churches of the city to one of the earliest agiaries of the city  and ending at the point where the original Churchgate was! This walk is all about the history, governance and the present Mumbai, conducted in a fun and interactive manner! Step out to discover Mumbai in a new light with Travel-Logs!

Rs. 750/child & Rs. 850/adult (inclusive of light refreshments).

10th June, 10:30 am


Duration: 1.5 hours. Meeting Point – Steps of The Asiatic Society, Fort

To register for any of these walks, call us @ +91 8425830004/+91 8425830006 or email in or

Fun n Learn with Eleventeen – Craft workshop for kids in Grades 1&2, Santacruz (West), 31 May

Who better to teach children, than children. So here’s a session where the little ones will learn crafty skills from none other than an eleventeen year old girl

An hour of craft activities for children in which they will learn to make Rainbow bands and very pretty greeting cards.

All you need is to be a child in Grade I or II. No fee, simply register below for a free seat!

Register on the link below

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014
  •  5:00pm – 6:00pm

Venue : 401, Picasso, 94/C, Off Indranarayan Road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai 400 054

Landmarks : Opp. Lokhandwala Construction’s Office, Near Arya Sama

Fun summer activity at the Hab by Usha, Linking Road, Khar (West)

Need inspiration for some summer fun for your kids? Check out the activities on offer at The Hab by Usha where you can learn to create unique products – from applique bags to crayon holders, hair bands, multipurpose folders, phone pouches and more…


So join us at the Hab by Usha, a unique first-of-its-kind sewing experiential store in India.  Here you can learn how to create innovative designs, using different decorative stitches and embroidery patterns of the Usha Janome automatic sewing machines and the creative use of a range of Hab accessories.


Walk in between 11 am – 8 pm and our sewing experts will teach you how to make this summer fun filled!


Date :


– 30th June  2014 (Thursday off)


Time required/activity:  60 – 120 minutes


Cost: Rs 500– Rs 1000 (all materials and accessories will be provided by the Hab)


Address: G 1, 444 Corporate Lounge, Opp Sahib Khatwara Darbar, Road No. 7, Linking Road, Khar (W), Mumbai 400 052


Telephone No:   022-61274444


Facebook Page:!/pages/The-HAB/163791907072982

Month long summer workshops for children (8-13 years), focusing on art, craft and design – Kala Ghoda, 26 April – 23 May

  • Create Connect Communicate, workshops for children aged 8-13 at ARTISANS’ from 26 April-23 May 2014.
  • List of workshop facilitators include: Jatan Atara, Amy Billimoria, Debjani Datta, Kabir Datta, Datta Padekar, Errol Pires, Gayatri Rao, Chetan Sharma, Sonie Thakkar, and Kavita Thakur.
  • All workshops require prior registration and payment. Each workshop costs           Rs. 2800/- and is conducted over 2 days. Registration numbers: 022 22 673040 /+91 98201 45397.
  • Morning sessions start at 11am-1pm and afternoon sessions start at 2pm-4pm.
  • Children are required to bring materials for certain workshops, contact ARTISANS’ for details or click Dropbox link for full schedule.

For further information, please contact:

ARTISANS’ 52-56 Dr V.B. Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai

Tel 022-22673040 / 9820145397


Schedule of workshops

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27: Snap out of the Ordinary: A Neighbourhood Photo Walk
Look beyond the ordinary! Snap extraordinary images of places, people or everyday things in this engaging photo walk around a neighbourhood. Then turn it into a poster and share.

Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30:  Braids, Baubles and Beads: Create Your Own Bracelet
Have fun with fibre and learn ‘Ply-Split Braiding’ and other techniques to create unique bracelets adding.
beads and decorative accents.
Thursday 1 and Friday 2: Create a Digital Collage and Print your Masterpiece
Layer motifs, textures, patterns, and original art to create digital designs all your own. Explore making greeting cards, gift-wraps, t-shirts, and mugs for unique gifts.

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 Crack the Code: Create a Secret Message
For the budding detective or spy! Learn about codes and ciphers, from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, to the present day. Create your own code for a secret message.

Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 Bring to Life your ‘Toon Town’: Create Cartoon Characters and Tell Your Own Story
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Pooh are loved the world over. Ever wanted to create a cartoon character of your own, and write an action-packed adventure story? If yes, this workshop is for you!

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 Characterful Calligraphy: Create your own Alphabet
Learn the ancient art of calligraphy, and hand-lettering to create an expressive alphabet. See fonts as a form of communication, and design a poster.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11: Style Trek Accessorize! Fashion your own Look and Model it on a Ramp
Be a showstopper! This unique workshop introduces elements of fashion, ending with an actual ramp walk.

Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 Feet of Clay: Create a Cast of Colourful Characters in Clay
Learn to create clay characters and explore storytelling through the eyes of your characters. You are only a step away from Claymation!
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 Make Masks: Express yourself through Colourful Masks
Using photography as a basis to create masks, exploring emotions through colour, form, and collage.
Thursday 22 and Friday 23 Braids, Baubles and Beads: Create Your own Bracelet
Have fun with fibre and learn ‘Ply-Split Braiding’ and other techniques to create unique bracelets adding.
beads and decorative accents.