About Our Program
Our Fun-losophy :
Combining expressive arts and imagination Lola’s Lab events are an educational fantasyland where kids create together, express themselves and inspire each other!
Lola's Lab is an interactive and multidisciplinary program that has reached a wide range of student populations for nearly ten years. In the Lab, students of diverse backgrounds engage in dramatic role-play scenarios that develop their ability to think and learn for the sake of realizing a common goal. The Lab prides itself on being a learner-centered, differentiated model that focuses on the whole child. Its participants include a large component of the area’s highest achieving students who enroll privately as well as at- risk groups sent by our public school literacy programs.
Each Lola’s Lab session is an adventure that allows for the students to acquire information in a real-time contextual dramatic situation. As they progress through each new adventure or mystery, the students gather and analyze information that they use to create crafty solutions to problems or elaborate game plans for achieving set goals. Lola’s lab is an authentic, interactive experience that builds literacy skills and a love of learning. Students hone essential life skills in effective collaboration and explore creative expression through visual and performance art. They create real artifacts while developing public speaking, problem-solving and persuasive communication skills. The Lab has a new program each session, each of which employs every modality of learning and multiple intelligences to teach students how to think and work both independently and cooperatively.
In Lola's Laboratory, the characters invite the kids down the rabbit hole, kind of like Dr. Seuss and Martha Stewart, Pee-Wee's playhouse and the Beatle’s “Sargent Pepper’s” all wrapped up in one with a little Mr. Rodgers sprinkled on top. The unique program featuring her art and her original stories are taught by artists, actors, dancers and more, connecting ideas and information for children through the expressive arts. The way the stories unfold requires the children to problem solve and participate as if they are in the story themselves. Through collaboration the children become the real heros of the story.
Our immersive adventures are filled with exciting theatrical scenarios, quirky and interesting art projects, group and individual challenges, information and ideas, inventive artistic techniques and lots of humor and fun.
Together in Lola’s Lab, we present educational content in unique ways that excite imaginations and build innovative thinkers. We teach kids how to develop and contribute their unique ideas with confidence and how to support the work of a team. And through our training, kids develop ways to access their creative powers more and more easily. And it’s always OK for kids to try new things and make mistakes too, because great creativity happens when looking for solutions.