Year of Creativity

Upcoming Events

23 Oct
Living with the Dead: A Party Celebrating the George A. Romero Archival Collection

Our evening celebration is packed with entertainment and fun for all! First chance to see collection materials on exhibit!Behind-the-scene, interview, and...

October 23, 2019 7:00 p.m.
24 Oct
Metal from Clay: Pittsburgh's Aluminum Stories

Join us for an opening reception on October 24 from 5-7pm! Reflect on the histories of aluminum through a selection of objects and other original materials...

24 Oct
Bound & UnBound: Little Black(out) Book

Have you seen blackout poetry on Instagram or Tumblr? Learn how to create your own, and turn it into a mini-book to keep or share! The first part of this...

25 Oct
Mixed Media (Card) Making

Do you love to experiment with mixed media? Need a personalized gift for a friend or family member? Create mini custom designs with paper, beads, fabric, and...

25 Oct
Screenprinting on the Lawn

All are welcome to screenprint totes and t-shirts designed by Studio Arts Majors. This event is free and open to all. In case of incliment weather, this...

October 25, 2019 3:00 p.m.
26 Oct
Saturday Shareshop: Cosplay and Costume Construction

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...

27 Oct
Letterpress Demo Day

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...

27 Oct
Sunday Stanza: Picture to Page

Ekphrastic writing is work inspired or stimulated by a work of art. Photographs, because of their senses of immediacy and intimacy, can be especially useful...

28 Oct
Pitt+Me Day: A SALK-a-bration of Research!

What do the polio vaccine, CPR, and double-organ transplantation have in common? They were all discovered thanks to researchers at the University of...

October 28, 2019 10:00 a.m.
30 Oct
Arm-Knitting with Pitt Knits

Knitting without needles? Yes! Arm-knitting is a super-sized version of needle knitting: bigger, chunkier, and super easy to learn. Drop in anytime between...

03 Nov
Slovak Heritage Festival

The University of Pittsburgh Slovak Studies Program and the Pitt Student Slovak Club will sponsor the 29th Annual Slovak Heritage Festival in the Commons...

November 03, 2019 1:00 p.m.
04 Nov
Six Word Stories: An Interactive Exhibit

Six Word Stories: An Interactive Exhibit Stories connect us. This interactive exhibit displays Six Word Stories about identity from our community. And with...

06 Nov
Open Mic Night at Nordy's Place

Bring your talent. Bring a friend. Bring it on. The C4C Open Mic Night at Nordy's is a chance for performers of all kinds – writers, musicians, comics,...

November 06, 2019 8:30 p.m.
07 Nov
Doodle, Design, Pen, & Pins

In this workshop, learn some basic drawing techniques and tools and get an introduction to our new GlowForge laser cutter and engraver. Design a doodle you...

08 Nov

Join us for our weekend-long Games4SocialImpact game jam where you will have the opportunity to work with students from across the University to design games...

November 08, 2019 6:00 p.m.
10 Nov
Sunday Stanza: Nonsense!

Nonsense verse in English has a long history, stretching back to Anglo Saxon riddles, folk poetry, and nursery rhymes, but it's often considered a lesser...

13 Nov
Bound & UnBound: Zine Hang at Frick Fine Arts Library

Zines are self-published works of original or found images and texts that reflect their creators’ passions and personalities. Experiment with techniques to...

November 13, 2019 7:00 p.m.
15 Nov
Practically Pastel

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...

02 Dec
Splatter, Blot, & Blow: Painting without Brushes

Fidget spinners, thread, toothbrushes, straws: there are all kinds of ways to paint without using traditional paintbrushes! Take a break from the books and...

05 Dec
Process Pouring

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...

11 Dec
Bound & UnBound: A Celebration

Join us for a celebration of the work created in our Bound & UnBound workshops this fall! Participants created and bound their own unique blank journals,...