Center for Creativity

Workshops & Sessions

Sessions  

Sessions are informal, explorative, hands-on experiences led by Pitt people with a passion for creating. You do not need to be a professional to lead a Session, and participants need no prior experience in the topic. Amateurs and beginners are welcome: all you need is an open mind and a willingness to play! All materials and supplies are provided. 

Space is limited and pre-registration is required: follow the registration link for the program(s) you'd like to sign up for! 

Watch this space for Fall 2019 sessions!

 

Workshops   

The Center for Creativity: The Workshop also hosts more formal programs led by people with a particular skill or experience in a "maker" area. Just like our Sessions, though, you don't need experience in the workshop subject to attend. Amateurs and beginners are encouraged and welcome! Except as noted, all materials and supplies are provided.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required: follow the registration link for the program(s) you'd like to sign up for!
 

Watch this space for Fall 2019 workshops!

 

Summer Lunchtime Create Breaks  

When the semester ends, it's time to take a deep breath and relax a little. At the Center for Creativity, we'd like to thank our Pitt faculty and staff for a great year of "making stuff" with creative lunchtime sessions in May and June!  

These lunchtime sessions are informal, explorative, hands-on experiences facilitated by Workshop staff. After you register, you can join in the fun on your own schedule anytime between noon and 1:30 p.m. We provide demos at 12:15 and 12:45 p.m., and guidance as you work. No experience is necessary: amateurs and beginners are welcome!  

Refreshments, materials, and supplies are all provided! Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, May 14: Paper Marbling  |  Register  

Paper marbling is a centuries-old art. Try a super simple version of marbling that's as much fun as it is easy to learn. Using only shaving cream and paint, make paper that can serve as the basis for your own mixed-media experiments, postcards, or bookmarks. 

Thursday, May 23: Felting  |  Register

Learn how a pile of fluffy unformed wool and a needle become a trivet, a coaster or a beautiful 3D sculpture. (It's simpler than you may think!) We will focus on coasters, but we'll also show you examples of other creations and talk about how they were made.

Tuesday, May 28: Upcycled Yard Sculpture  |  Register

Make a one-of-a-kind 3D sculpture for your green space! We'll harvest cork, metal, wood, and other bits and pieces from our Recreate wall, along with other supplies, to form the raw materials for your unique creation.

Thursday, June 6: Pop-Up Cards  |  Register

Try your hand at making pop-up cards (and your own envelopes!) in this playful session. Equipped with just scissors, glue, cardstock, and your imagination, learn the very simple basics of creating 3D pop-ups.

Tuesday, June 11: Upcycled Yard Sculpture  |  Register

Make a one-of-a-kind 3D sculpture for your green space! We'll harvest cork, metal, wood, and other bits and pieces from our Recreate wall, along with other supplies, to form the raw materials for your unique creation.

Thursday, June 20: Felting Creatures  |  Register    

Create your own 3D creature! Learn the basics of needle felting and creating structure. Come with an idea of something you'd like to make, and feel free to bring along some photo references. (Objects should have fairly simple shapes.)