Design Studio


At The Studio School of Durham, imagination meets innovation. With our hands-on focus, students are empowered to observe, tinker, create, engineer, and learn. Students work through their own questions and real world problems utilizing a range of materials, tools, and technology.

Our Design Studio is a dedicated and intentional space built specifically for the purpose of allowing children to be creators, designers, builders, engineers, and tech enthusiasts at the beginning of their elementary education. We believe that children deserve the opportunity and time to discover, be curious, and tinker. STEM is promoted as a tool to cultivate a learning mindset, helping children develop a comfort and love of science and math.  Our Design Studio is a true maker space, nurturing curiosity and discovery. Students work with maker supplies and activities including loose parts, cameras, 3D printers, coding, and robotics.