Work with designer Marisol Rodriguez as she shares often hidden creative strategies and tricks of the trade to help us develop exciting design solutions in this fast paced workshop. Using the same creative tools used by professionals we will create objects and systems for positive change, inspired by Cooper Hewitt’s By the People exhibition.

This FREE 1-session workshop take place on Tuesday, February 28 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Programs are open to all New York City high school students.



DesignPrep is a series of FREE teen workshops, studio tours and college visits, which focus on all forms of design from fashion and architecture to product and graphic design. Learn more HERE.

DesignPrep is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of

Additional support is provided by the Altman Foundation, the Pinkerton Foundation, internal Smithsonian Institution funds from the Youth Access Grants program, Deutsche Bank, The New York Community Trust and its Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, the School of Visual Arts, and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.