Unlock Your Child's Creative Side By Taking Part In Barbie's Design & Dress Studio Workshop

Big in the fashion world, Barbie®, standing just under the 12 inches mark, continues to inspire young fashionistas all over the world with her latest dress designs and accessories and of course, her latest fashion trends. Serving as an inspiration to some of the world’s most renowned fashion designers, Barbie® has elevated to fashion icon status for girls and women across the globe.

With an eye for fantastic fashion and the latest fashion trends, Barbie® stays ahead of the fashion world; always delivering a never-ending series of outfits for young fashionistas all over Malaysia to explore.

In her commitment to continue inspiring young fashionistas, Barbie® is teaming up with Da Vinci Creative Kids, a children’s arts and crafts school founded by The One Academy. The One Academy is one of Asia’s most respected tertiary level institutions in creative education. Together, Barbie and Da Vinci Creative Kids will organize a ‘Barbie® Dress & Design Studio’ Workshop which will be held at 20 different locations from May 5 till end of September this year.

The Barbie® Design & Dress Studio workshops will see over 300 children from Klang Valley and Penang take part in the fun and creative workshop, nurturing their unique artistic ability in creating fabulous and fashionable Barbie® dresses.

Open to children aged between 6 and 12 years old, the workshop aims to fuel the child’s imagination and creativity in designing. To participate in the workshop, aspiring ‘young designers’ are to call and register themselves at participating Da Vinci centres at least 5 days before the scheduled workshop date and the children are to ensure that they bring along their own Barbie® Design & Dress Studio doll set.

The Barbie® Design & Dress Studio doll set, retailing at RM99.90 and can be found at major toy and department stores nationwide; comes with 5 real fabric dresses, 3 design markers in pink, black and purple; 2 design stencils as well as beautiful stickers; all of which can be used by the young participants to create their very own fashion dresses. Once they have completed the dress designs, they can tear along the perforated lines and ‘wrap’ their designs around their Barbie® doll, (which of course, comes with the Studio set) clinging on to the doll like a real dress.

“When children play with fashion, they accessorize their imagination. No one has more accessories and fashion items than Barbie® and her endless closet allows children to play with fashion and dress up their dreams. With the Barbie® Design & Dress Studio workshop, we are hoping to fuel their imagination to becoming a world famous fashion designer. Playing dress up is more than just putting on a new outfit in Barbie®’s world. It is an opportunity to explore a new story, a new fantasy and perhaps a new “career”. Through workshops such as this, we aim to cultivate kids’ imagination and creativity in the world of fashion,” shared Ms Kelly Yip, Brand Manager for GIRLS, Mattel Southeast Asia Pte Ltd.

Commenting on the partnership between the Barbie® and Da Vinci Creative Kids, Ms Jane Wong, Business Development Manager, said “We are delighted to have been able to partner up with Barbie® to carry out these workshops. We believe in stimulating the mind at a young age with programmes that not only aim at growing their self-esteems, but also provide effective learning approaches, problem solving skills and creative agility. At Da Vinci Creative Arts Centres, we aim to nurture and produce innovative leaders of tomorrow.”

For those interested to participate in the two-hour fun, creative workshop entitled the ‘Barbie® Design & Dress Studio’ workshop, they are to call and register themselves at selected Da Vinci centres all over the nation, which are listed on the official Da Vinci Creative Kids website, http://www.dvckid.com/html/updates.html#barbie2012.  Each workshop will be held on a particular date therefore it is advisable for interested participants to ensure that they register no later than 5 days before the scheduled workshop date. Da Vinci Creative Kids students are entitled to a special 30% discount off the retail price of the Barbie® Design & Dress Studio doll set, which they can redeem upon presentation of their Da Vinci Barbie® workshop voucher. The best three designs completed during the workshops will also win exciting prizes from Barbie®.

For more information on registration and workshop details, kindly visit Da Vinci’s official website – www.dvckid.com or call +6 03 5637 5510 or email your enquiry to janewong@davinci.com.my.


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