Center for Creativity

Workshops & Sessions

Sessions @ C4C: The Workshop  

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! 

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Postcard Prints

Thursday, Mar. 28   |   3-4:30 pm

SOLD OUT: add your name to the waitlist  

Turn your ideas, designs, or drawings into postcards you can send across the country or across campus!

In this session, transfer your idea from head to hand through linocut, carving and printing original postcard-sized monoprints that you can save or share. 

Facilitated by Nancy Kirkwood, Center for Creativity: The Workshop. Nancy’s main creative focus is in writing nonfiction and poetry. She also has a strong interest in eco-art and established The Workshop’s Recreate Wall to encourage creative reuse within the Pitt community. Nancy supports artists and eco-art in the Western Pennsylvania area as a volunteer for the Tess Senay Raynovich Eco Art Fund and teaches a nonfiction workshop for a women’s writing program.


Workshops @ C4C: The Workshop  

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!

Blackouts & Cutups workshop promo picBlackouts & Cutups 

Sunday, Mar. 24   |   4-5:30 pm


Sources for poetry are all around us: newspaper articles, scientific and law journals, junk mail, comments sections.... Explore two forms of found poetry in this workshop: erasure (or blackout) poems, and centos, or collage poems. Our emphasis will be on play and discovery in this informal workshop: no previous writing experience is necessary!

Facilitated by Erik Schuckers, Center for Creativity: The Workshop. Erik's poetry and nonfiction have appeared in several journals, including Clockhouse, PANK, and Chelsea Station, and he has a special interest in combining words and images through collage, Instagram, and zines.

Acrylic Pour workshop promo picAcrylic Pour

Tuesday, Mar. 26  |  2:30-4 p.m.

SOLD OUT: add your name to the waitlist

Come learn the basics of the popular (and fun!) technique of acrylic pouring. We'll take you through the process of choosing and mixing your colors and different pouring techniques you can use. We'll provide scrap board to practice on and one 4"x4" canvas board for your finished piece, but you may also bring your own canvas if you like!

Facilitated by Kami Beckford, Center for Creativity: The Workshop. Kami studies architecture and theatre arts and is pursuing a career in scenic design. She enjoys all types of theatre and dance performance, making collages, art museums (her favorite being the Whitney in NYC), and Muji pens.