Exam Stress Buster Series: Unwind at CreateSpace 

As the intensity of exam season looms over students, it’s crucial to remember the importance of self-care and relaxation amidst the chaos of studying. To address this need, CreateSpace is thrilled to announce a series of Exam Stress Buster events and workshops designed to provide students with an opportunity to unwind, recharge, and tap into their creative side between exams and study sessions. 

From the 22nd of April to the 17th of May, CreateSpace will be hosting a range of engaging activities aimed at relieving stress and fostering a sense of community among students. Here’s a glimpse of what we have in store: 

Film Making and Editing

Join us on April 26th, 14:30-16:30, for an immersive Filmmaking and Editing workshop led by Aimee Stewart from IT. No need to bring anything except your smartphone! Craft your own narrative, choose your locations, and unleash your creativity behind the lens. Use professional-grade equipment and Adobe Premiere Pro for editing, available on CreateSpace computers or bring your own laptops if you prefer. There are only 4 spot available – Register today!

Fibre Art Session (Knitting, Crochet, Tatreez)

Join Dr. Shona Mason from the Dental School on the 25th of April, 2nd, and 9th of May, from 17:30 to 18:30, for a series of sessions dedicated to Fibre Art. Explorers, amateurs, and experts alike are all welcome to join. Whether you’re starting a new project, bringing your current one, or simply trying something new, drop in and let your creativity flow. In addition to crafting, feel free to drop in just to have a chat and connect with fellow participants. No registration required – simply come as you are and immerse yourself in the calming world of fibre art.
Sewing Workshop (Scrunchie)

Join us on the 30th of April, from 14:30 to 15:30, for an afternoon of creativity at our sewing workshop, where we’ll be crafting trendy scrunchies. Guided by Joyce Reid from The Wardrobe (Transition Dundee), you’ll have the chance to add a personal touch to your accessories. Bring your own fabric if you’d like to personalize your creation even further. Spaces are limited (4 spots) due to the availability of sewing machines, so be sure to secure your spot by registering here. If you have your own sewing machine, you don’t need to register, just email us at llc-createspace@dundee.ac.uk by the 17th of April so we can ensure we have enough supplies for all attendees. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unleash your creativity!

Pin Badge Making

Join Ranya Al Ghazi on May 7th, from 15:00 to 16:00, to design and create your own unique pin badges! Bring your hand-made or printed artwork or digital files, and our staff will assist with printing. No registration needed – just come and get creative! Explore badge measurements for artwork here.

Zine Making

On the 8th of May between 14:00 to 16:00, explore the world of zine making. Led by Bridget McCall, our esteemed Resources Librarian, in collaboration with Coin-Operated Press this workshop invites you to delve into self-expression through collage, writing, and illustration. Unleash your creativity and explore the theme of mental wellbeing as you craft your very own handmade zine.

Granny Square (Crochet)

Join Ranya Al Ghazi on the 14th of May, from 14:30 to 16:30, for a relaxing session of crocheting granny squares. Learn this timeless craft and create beautiful pieces to cherish. Click here to register.

All events will provide all necessary supplies; however, feel free to bring along any personal supplies you prefer, but remember, all you really need to bring is yourself and an eagerness to enjoy and unwind. Whether you’re seeking to acquire new skills, alleviate stress through creative expression, or simply connect with fellow students in a supportive atmosphere, CreateSpace is the place to be. 

Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable series of Exam Stress Buster events at CreateSpace. Together, let’s unwind, recharge, and unleash our creativity during this demanding time. 

Please keep an eye on our website or Instagram (@createspace_uod) for any updates. 

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