Looking to relieve stress in a new way, maybe with a close friend, a new acquaintance or with yourself? Check out these hands-on experiences that let you channel your feelings into the transformation of something tangible:

  • Juggernaut Glass | A glass blowing studio sure to provide a unique experience in a timeless art. Classes are pricey, so this could be something worthwhile to work towards. The payoff will be that much sweeter.

  • TXRX Labs | Another unique experience, this non-profit makerspace boasts courses on welding, wood working, 3D printing, laser cutting, and more. Talk about the ultimate de-stressor while cultivating skills you can take with you anywhere.

  • Love and Make | These affordable classes located walking distance from campus in Rice Village include candle making, fragrance blending, soap making and bath bombs. They even have DIY kits if you’re feeling like taking your hands-on skills to the next level at home. Not only will the act of creation transfer any negative energy into an object, your labor of love pays off to use again and again.

  • Honey Art Cafe | With public classes, socializing to re-center has never tasted so good. Grab a signature tea, coffee, or pastry and hone your art drawing skills with these in-person classes. They also have take-home kits ranging from DIY Valentine Hedgehog painting, wood coasters to decorate, floral bath jars and more. You can even shop from creations of local artists, bringing home a treasure to remember your sweet escape.