Center for Creativity

Workshops & Sessions

Zoom Workshops

While we're unable to see you in person, we're hosting live Zoom workshops on a number of creative making processes. These workshops will focus on making things with materials and equipment you're more likely to have at home. Experience is not required! Just pre-register and then join us via Zoom. (Zoom links will be available following signup.)

Sketch, Scan & Draw

Thursday, Apr. 9  |  4-5 p.m.
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This workshop will go through some of the basics of using the free digital design software Krita to turn your sketches into digital pieces.

If you have ideas for zines, digital comics, or just want to have the vibrancy that going digital provides but don't know how to begin, this is a good way to start! We'll walk through uploading a piece and working with layers, colors, and shading.

Download Krita and come prepared with sketches you have done ahead of time if you would like to follow along.

Amateurs and beginners welcome!

Required materials: Krita design software (free download here), sketching materials, smartphone or scanner.

 

Blackout!

Tuesday, Apr. 14  |  12:30-1:15 p.m.
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Sources for poetry are all around us: newspaper articles, scientific and law journals, junk mail.... Explore found poetry through the blackout process in this workshop. 

Our emphasis will be on play and discovery in this informal workshop: no previous writing experience is necessary!

Required materials: junk mail, newspaper articles, or other printed texts to black out; pencil; Sharpie or other marker(s).

 

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 upcoming programs!

 

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 upcoming programs!