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! 

Practically Pastel

Friday, Nov. 15  |  3-4:30 p.m.

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Get ready to blend your heart out in this introduction to oil and chalk pastels, and make an original pastel piece. No art experience required: amateurs and beginners welcome!

Splatter, Blot, & Blow: Painting without Brushes

Monday, Dec. 2  |  3:30-5 p.m.

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Fidget spinners, thread, toothbrushes, straws: there are all kinds of ways to paint without using traditional paintbrushes! Take a break from the books and recharge by getting physical with splatter and blow paintings and inkblots.

No painting skills are necessary, just the desire to let go, let loose, and make a mess. We'll provide everything you need to make your own unique and unexpected art! 

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!

Process Pouring

Thursday, Dec. 5  |  3-4:30 p.m.

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It’s an acrylic pour workshop! Or is it? 

We'll start off with the acrylic pour process, but then we'll add... a little bit of this and a little bit of that. This workshop is all about the process of making, not the end product. Just when you think you’re done: surprise! As the pigment settles, it's time for a new process. 

WARNING: this workshop will get you out of your comfort zone with art and making, and may not be for the faint of heart!