East Bend: Know Architecture - Fort Building Workshop

Thursday, August 10, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Worldbuilding isn't just for fantasy novels and video games...

This is an in-person program. Registration is required. This workshop is intended for children ages 3-10, and all children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

With a few simple materials you can create a structure your little one can safely get lost in! This fort building workshop led by Kaija Marshall goes into the mechanics of PVC pipes (inputs, outputs, and angles) and the basic structures needed to support fabrics and create a cozy hideaway. We'll also dive into the architecture behind pretend play and how to encourage your child to find joy in creating their own space. Successful pretend play requires imagination, understanding, and feeling safe and secure in the real world.

Kaija is a yoga instructor, birth & postpartum doula, and holistic workshop facilitator. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work from San Diego State University in 2015, her 200 RYS Yoga Instructor certificate in 2016, and her Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula training in 2019. She currently serves growing families as a doula all over Bend. Before moving into the perinatal sphere, she worked at Girl Scouts San Diego as an Evaluation Specialist, Camp Counselor, and Outreach Program Leader, all while moonlighting as a nanny for families in San Diego county. She firmly believes in the purpose of play, and seeks to encourage mind, body and soul connections through movement, productive dialogue, and authentic connection. She believes that data synthesis and gut feelings both have a place in decision making-- this is also reflected in her background: a unique mix of higher education and holistic training-- and this foundation allows her to help folks bridge the gap between institutional and instinctual knowledge to a place of understanding.

A child sits inside a homemade fort.
Event Type(s):
Children's Program
Children's Program
Age Group(s):
Preschool, Elementary School Age, Family
Kaija Marshall
Elsa Hager | | 541-312-1062