The core program of the Workshop is an open "maker space" for University students, faculty, and staff. With a Pitt ID, members of the University community are welcome to come to this space to exercise their creative spirit and muscles. The Workshop provides large walls for writing, diagramming, or chalking; clay for shaping; tables and chairs for challenging conversations or quiet wordsmithing; paint; musical instruments; fabric and yarn; and more.
As you make things here, expect people to come up to you and ask you how you do what you do. And as you see others make things, please feel free to ask them to show you how they do what they do. This is a community space and a place to make unexpected connections that can lead you to new discoveries or ways of seeing.
Saturday Shareshop: Cosplay & Costume Construction
Saturday, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, and Oct. 26 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Come watch our makers work on projects they’re interested in and ask questions about their processes, the hows and whys of making, and more! October's focus is on cosplay and costume construction.
Letterpress Demo Days
Sundays in October | 1-3 p.m.
Letterpress was the main form of printing text for 500 years, starting from its invention in the 15th century.
If you're interested in learning to tell your chase from your forme, how to hand-set type (including a cool font from 1898), and how to combine words and images into one unique print, drop by any Sunday in October between 1-3 p.m.
Erik Schuckers, the manager of The C4C Workshop, will be working on small letterpress projects, and you're welcome to observe, ask questions, and maybe even try your hand at part of the process. Please note: this is not a guided workshop that takes you from beginning to end on a single project. Instead, it's a chance to see and explore different parts of the printing process.