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WRKSHP is a practical work base, maker space and demonstration studio. Co-designed and produced by Creative Dundee, WRKSHP features a programme of drop-in and ticketed workshops and demos by designers and makers as well as providing workbenches and desktops for shared working. There’s also shelves packed with resources, materials, tools and machines for you to delve into and start making.


Creative Dundee supports creative talent to base, grow and sustain their practice in and around Dundee, by connecting, collaborating, cultivating and amplifying the city’s creativity.

During last year’s festival, Creative Dundee together with Creative Edinburgh produced Mass Assembly, a day-long forum exploring the future of collective working. The event further confirmed that creatives embrace new ways of working and enjoy doing so in partnership with others.

Building on this year’s festival theme of Factory Floor, Creative Dundee will be running WRKSHP, a practical work base for designers and creatives to work from and share their practice with other practitioners and festival visitors.

A range of traditional and digital fabrication equipment provided by MAKLab is available on site to learn about and experiment with. Enjoy taster sessions in 3D-printing, laser-cutting, milling and casting. With some of Scotland’s most experienced studio technicians from MAKLab on hand, you can get right up close to the design and fabrication process and make almost anything.

So whether your tool is a laptop or a lathe, a sketchbook or soldering iron, or if you just need space to try new things out, then just bring what you need and join us.

Kindly sponsored by NCR.