Creative Collective

Whether you're a student, staff, or faculty, Creative Collective provides opportunities to connect, relax, and unwind through crafts, motion, music, and more. 

What is Creative Collective?

Everyone is creative - some of us enjoy puzzles and crosswords, and some of us are painters or enjoy writing or singing our own songs.

With the Dietrich Model of Creativity as a guide, we explore different kinds of activities to maintain our well-being through creative learning and expression - however that looks to you.

No experience is ever necessary and all events are always free and open to SFU students, faculty and staff. 

Our Creative Community

Each month we ask the SFU community to submit to our gallery inspired by a question. View and add to our February Gallery now.

Creative Collective at Home

Doing something creative can relieve stress and anxiety.

Here are some guided activities for you to try:

Other arts & crafts ideas:

  • Doodle a flower without lifting your drawing utensil off the paper
  • Take a piece of paper and randomly fold it (you can colour it in later)
  • Create a custom bookmark with some paper and coloured pencils/pens
  • Create snowflakes by folding a piece of paper and cutting out patterns

January was Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Creative Collective supported SAAM by curating a consent playlist and creating an art mosaic, made by students, staff, and faculty. 

Sexual Assault Awareness month (SAAM)’s theme was centering the voices and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Colour to eliminate sexual violence and to create safer, more equitable communities.

Creative Collective on YouTube

On our YouTube channel, you can find ASMR videos and other relaxing content to turn on while you study and finish assignments.

Schedule

Creative Collective: Origami Compost Bin

At this session, you will use any typed of recycled paper to create your own compost bin or disposible bin. You will be guided through the process of paper folding which will be demotrasted through a video camera and there will be an instructional pdf to follow along with.

Check out this website for how the recycled paper bin can be used for your household: Zero Waste Japan

For this session, you will need:

  • sheets of recycled paper (newspaper, magazine paper, or used paper) used for folding
  • scissors (optional)
  • ruler (optional)

Accessibility notice: Please note that during the event, our hosts will sometimes be talking, such as when they are explaining the activity.

DATE

Thursday, February 18

TIME

2:30 to 3:30pm

LOCATION

Online via Zoom

Register Here

Creative Collective: Bullet Journal with Us!

We will be making our spreads for the month of March. Our hosts will also be sharing their previous layout designs and tips and tricks for bullet journaling. If you don't have a bullet journal, no worries! You can use a regular notebook or sheets of paper instead.

If you want to start a bullet journal prior to the event, feel free to use our PDF guide.

For this session, you will need: 

  • a bullet journal/notebook/sheets of paper to write on
  • writing utensils (pencil, eraser, pen, etc.)
  • any other things you'd like to decorate with (stickers, crayons, etc.)

Accessibility notice: Please note that during the event, our hosts will sometimes be talking, such as when they are explaining the activity.

DATE

Friday, March 5

TIME

2:30 to 3:30pm

LOCATION

Online via Zoom

REGISTER HERE

Creative Collective: Bring Your Own Craft - An Event for Staff

Working remotely can be tough and you may feel lonely. That's why we have created a space where you can drop-in and relax with a craft of your choice. Feel free to join us for the whole event or only for a certain duration. If you don't know what craft to bring, we have some easy craft ideas we can share with you.

Accessibility notice: Please note that during the event, our hosts will sometimes be talking, such as when they are explaining the activity.

DATE

Wednesday, March 31

TIME

12:00 to 1:00pm

LOCATION

Online via Zoom

REGISTER HERE

If you're attending from another time zone, please note that Eventbrite automatically modifies the event times for you according to your local time.

Looking for more opportunities to connect and create with others this term? Check out Meet, Greet, and Eat! Open to all students.