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 more 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!

Create Your Own Superhero

Friday, Feb. 21  |  3-4:30 p.m.

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Do you love superheroes? Have you ever wanted to create your own character? If so, This is the workshop for you.

Brainstorm superhero names and powers, design an original costume, and create a backstory! No experience necessary: just bring your imagination!

Facilitated by Caroline Kulczycky, Center for Creativity: The Workshop. Caroline is a math major/studio arts minor with a passion for graphic design, soccer, and math proofs. She is the creator of the Feminist Math Zine, and enjoys exploring art museums in her free time.

Beyond Instapoems

Tuesday, Mar. 3  |  5-6:30 p.m.

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Instagram offers a way to combine words and images into a new kind of creative experience: think beyond Instapoems!

We'll look at different ways writers use this unique platform, and combine writing prompts and exercises with your own photographs to explore creative connections between visual and written art.

Please note: this program takes place in Hillman Library's Digital Scholarship Commons. No prior writing or photography experience is required: amateurs and beginners welcome!  

Facilitated by Erik Schuckers, Center for Creativity: The Workshop. Erik is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee whose writing has appeared in PANK, The James Franco Review, Assaracus, Impossible Archetype, Chelsea Station, and elsewhere.

Branded! Make Your Own Logo

Thursday, Mar. 19  |  4-5:30 p.m.

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The Center for Creativity and the Adobe Creative Club Network collaborate to bring you a complete logo design and Adobe illustrator workshop!

Come learn the theory behind what makes a good logo, and then learn to design your own with an introduction to Adobe Illustrator. Our Adobe graphic designers will walk you through creating your own brand icon, giving you as much design advice as you need to walk out of the session with a complete and effective logo for whatever brand or project you're working on!

Upcycle: Papermaking!

Wednesday, Mar. 25  |  3-4:30 p.m.

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Paper started out as a cutting edge invention. During the Han Dynasty, Cai Lun came up with the idea of beating materials into a pulp that would hold together well in sheets. 

Something once hard to come by is now available all around us: maybe too much! So let’s give some of it a second life.

Learn how to reuse old paper scraps to make your own paper. The unique paper you’ll create is perfect for cards, labels, letters to people you care about: really any time you need or want unique, "fancy" paper. 

No experience necessary, and all materials provided (though if you have paper scraps you want to reuse, this is the perfect time)!

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, and Muji pens.

Geoflorals

Thursday, Mar. 26  |  1-2:30 p.m.

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Spring is here! 

Do you love flowers? Are you interested in watercolors, pastels, and collage-making?  

Learn how to make beautiful geometric floral designs with mixed media in this beginner's workshop. Amateur artists are welcome! 

Facilitated by Caroline Kulczycky, Center for Creativity: The Workshop. Caroline is a math major/studio arts minor with a passion for graphic design, soccer, and math proofs. She is the creator of the Feminist Math Zine, and enjoys exploring art museums in her free time.