How do we collaborate, how do we create a classroom “community”, and why do we want to do so? Collaborative studio collectives are safe places to share materials, ideas, and techniques. By observing one another work in close spaces we can learn new ways of constructing and making that are foreign to us. We can also share artists, ways of utilizing materials, and find inspiration for personal work. Collaborative spaces help to build networks of vastly different student perceptions that provide new insights to our work, the way it is viewed and how others approach our conceptual thinking.