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Do-it-Yourself Workshops

Get your creative juices flowing! Or just take some time out to relax and enjoy doing something fun and productive. Simple Do-It-Yourself Workshops are held throughout the academic year for students, faculty, and staff. 

All supplies provided! Register at the Membership Services desk, online or through The Ray app. (For details on how to get a user name / password and/or download the app, go to the Registration page.) FREE and open to DePaul students, faculty, and staff. Pre-registration suggested but supplies are limited. Walk-ins are welcome if space and supplies are available.

Fall 2018

Thursday, October 4; 4 pm; DePaul students only!
Every room needs a house plant (or a pet plant)! Join us for a FREE plant potting and pot decorating workshop; plants, pots, and decorating materials will be supplied.

Past Workshops
Plant-a-Lettuce Bowl
Thursday, April 19; 4 pm; FREE; DePaul students only!
A fun and edible DIY project to celebrate Earth Week; learn how  to plant your very own lettuce bowl. Three types of lettuce seeds, biodegradable pot, and soil provided. Open to DePaul students only. Pre-registration is required. Ready to sign-up? Click here.
Decorate a Canvas Bag
Friday, April 20; noon - 2 pm; Student Center Atrium; no sign-up needed
Stop by the Student Center and decorate your own reusable canvas bag. Did you know one canvas bag on a regular basis saves 170 plastic bags? And you'll save $.07 every time you use on in Chicago! This is part of the Earth Week Festival sponsored by Housing Services Green Team.

Nature Walk and Yoga
Friday, April 27; walk leaves The Ray at noon, yoga at 2 pm
Tired of being cooped up inside? Time to opt outside and enjoy the restorative benefits of a nature walk followed by a special yoga class. Meet at The Ray for a leisurely walk to the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool (Lincoln Park's Hidden Garden); return to The Ray for yoga!  You are welcome to participate in both activities or just choose one. Ready to sign-up? Click here.

Hand Lettering Fun

Thursday, May 17; 4 - 5 pm; Room 135 at The Ray; FREE to DePaul students only!
Hand lettering is lots of fun! If you've never done it, we will provide an introduction to the basics and a chance to practice some lettering. If you're already into it, we will provide the space and materials for you to create something new. Whatever your skill level, you will be able to walk away with a handmade wall or desk decoration of your own creation! 
Pre-registration is suggested as supplies are limited. Ready to sign-up? Click here.

Stress Relief Through Mindfulness & DIY Aromatherapy Spray Scents
Wednesday, May 30; 5:30 - 6:30 pm; The Ray; FREE to DePaul students only!
Relax AND rejuvenate through a guided mindfulness activity, then make your own aromatherapy spray bottle to enhance your mood later! Learn how to apply mindfulness practice to improving your focus and enjoyment of everyday life. This workshop is free to all DePaul students; all materials are provided so please pre-register as supplies are limited! Ready to sign-up? Click here.