Drop-In Programs

C4C: The Workshop

Making Connections
Mondays, 1-2 p.m.

Come down to the Center for Creativity Workshop and explore, create, and connect with others, including a University Counseling Center counselor and maker.

Grab your latest project (or start one for the first time!) and join us to cultivate your creative outlet.  We’ll work on and share our projects, while discussing broader themes of self-expression, self-care, and wellness.

abstract painting in smears of blue and yellow Creative Healing: A Social Justice Art Collaboration
Day & time TBD for 2023

A collaboration between the Center for Creativity and University Counseling Center, Creative Healing invites Pitt makers to explore, create, and connect around topics of social justice and healing through creative expression and dialogue.

Sessions meet Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in C4C: The Workshop in the University Store on Fifth. (No meeting on Nov. 2.) Drop in for one or more as your schedule allows. Works created have the opportunity to be featured throughout campus.

clay butterfly and butterfly moldButterflies of Hope

Help spread joy and hope to the transgender community by creating a Butterfly of Hope. 

Make and decorate a clay butterfly using a mold and paint, and write a message of hope and encouragement to accompany it. Your butterfly and message will then be released to the Union Project to be distributed to others. 

This is a drop-in event: you can come by anytime during the times listed to make a butterfly! 

Butterflies of Hope is a collaboration between the Union Project, UPMC Western Behavioral Health, TransPride Pittsburgh Conference, and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Creativity.

Text & conText Lab: Meet the Press(es)

Print-curious? Drop by the Text & conText Lab to meet our presses and learn the basics of printing on these easy-to-use machines. We'll introduce you to the process from start to finish so you can make your own projects at your convenience. Reserve a day and time now to get us on your calendar, or just drop in on the day.  

Meet the (Vandercook) Press

The Vandercook SP15 proof press is great for printing posters, cards, text pages for books or chapbooks, broadsides combining words and images, and more. 
12:15-12:45 p.m.
Friday, September 23  
Thursday, October 6  

4-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 19 

Meet the (Columbian) Press

This Columbian dates from the late 1800's and is especially great for making multi-colored prints.
12:15-12:45 p.m.
Friday, October 28  

4-4:30 p.m.
Monday, September 12  
Thursday, October 13