Center for Creativity

Special Events

Won't You Be Our Neighbor?

back and white photo of Mister Rogers and children

image from the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Collection, 1955-2003, SC.1989.07, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21  |  4-6 p.m.  

Center for Creativity: The Workshop

(downstairs inside the University Store on Fifth)

 

Hi, neighbor! Did you know Pitt was part of Mister Rogers’ neighborhood? 

Please join us in celebrating Fred Rogers’ creativity and his connections to—and impact on—the University. (For example, did you know that he was an adjunct professor in Pitt's Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences?) 

Make a button! We’ll have button makers and Fred Rogers images from the University of Pittsburgh Library System's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Collection.

Letterpress a postcard! We’ll have the press ready; you can press and go.

Design your own thank-you card! Thank one of the people in your neighborhood for the things they do that make them special to you.

Free cookies and hot beverages: bring your own cardigan and blue Keds!

 

Presented by the Center for Creativity and the University of Pittsburgh Library System, and part of Pitt’s Year of Creativity. Images from the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Collection, 1955-2003, SC.1989.07, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System.

 

 

Yoga Paint Party

Friday, Dec. 6  |  7-9 p.m.

William Pitt Union Assembly Room

 

Join the Stress Free Zone and the the Center for Creativity for a Yoga Paint Party hosted by YOGAMOTIF.

Use your body as a paintbrush to create a mess-free painting on your yoga mat. (Don't worry, you won't get dirty!) Think advanced finger-painting, without the mess and the stress. This event includes gentle yoga, materials (including a yoga mat to use for the event only), and your original painting to take home.

Things to remember:

  • Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely
  • Bring a water bottle
  • Relax. And remember, you won't leave covered in paint :)

Registration is required for this event as space is limited. All students must register with $5 CASH ONLY DEPOSIT at the Center for Creativity, located downstairs in the University Store on Fifth. Your $5 deposit will be returned to you at the end of the event.


Presented by the Center for Creativity and the Stress Free Zone, and part of Pitt’s Year of Creativity. 

 

 

 

Bound & Unbound: A Celebration

Wednesday, Dec. 11  |  6-8 p.m.

Center for Creativity: The Workshop 

(downstairs inside the University Store on Fifth)

 

RSVPs encouraged: RSVP here

Join us for a celebration of the work created in our Bound & UnBound workshops this fall! 

Participants created and bound their own unique blank journals, wrote and made mini-books of original blackout poetry, and explored the DIY aesthetic of zines.

We’ll have examples of their work on hand for inspiration, and you can make your own simple stitched booklet, check out a working letterpress, and have fun with other text and image based activities!

 

 

Presented by the Center for Creativity and the University of Pittsburgh Library System, and part of Pitt’s Year of Creativity.